ThyssenKrupp

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The pay is competitive, nice place to work at

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at ThyssenKrupp as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

The site is beautiful and clean, Higher management seems friendly, and willing to talk to you if you have a problem

Cons

the cafeteria is not all that good, a site as big as TK could use a little more diversity in their cuisine

Advice to ManagementAdvice

the directors are very nice and hardworking i believe they know what they are doing. AIDT "teacher" can defiantly use some training, like about different ethnicities and their culture

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    They think they know better how to do a job than the person that does the job

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    Former Employee - Production Worker
    Former Employee - Production Worker

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    The majority of supervisors were decent hard working people that treated you with respect.

    Cons

    I though it was a nice place to work until I was given very difficult work with no support from above. They pretty much had me in charge of making a product . I often had to stop what I was doing to help the employees they sent to work to help make the same product because they put different people there almost every day. I often had to go look for someone to send workers over as I had strict instructions to just keep working the final process of putting the final product together and there would be no one making the components I needed. The shift supervisor(the only bad one I ever had to deal with) was not taking proper inventory of those components which may be a reason they did not assign people to work there. I talked to the plant manager about the issue of no one making components we were running out of one day and he was dismissive and claimed I had enough parts. I later ran out of the components the same day that I needed because he was wrong. . I went to someone else in management another day. He raised his voice with me as soon as he saw me, as if agitated . I tried to get them to take proper inventory,keep the same people working together,make suggestions to increase productivity, and to at least assign someone to work the first part of our shift until we had enough parts stocked up so I could keep working. .I had enough when it was first demanded of me to once again work the weekend. This also makes no sense because the company had just gave 2 guys days off that knew how to do the work as well as me. They started us working there together then had us split up most the time which slowed production. Then later the shift supervisor was waving around a large metal part and screaming at me because they did not have parts . The weekend came along and besides being exhausted i was not feeling well,but I had no intention of coming in any way unless changes were made.. I tried to talk to the person in charge of HR ,but she was away on vacation,so I left a message with someone else I was out sick. When she did finally come back the only thing she cared about was that I was out 3 days and the fact I did not leave a message on her answering machine. There was no rule that I had to notify to the head of HR. They made up a rule that did not exist to fire me from a job I left . I could make the argument she did not make herself available to talk to. I was a slave to them 7 days a week,she could leave a way to reach her. I wanted my regular shift back . There were others notified I was not coming back in also. If they wanted to do business as usual I also wanted a different work assignment. I ran out of people to bring up any of the above issues with and tried to talk to her as a last resort before going to Corporate HQ. I wrote to both her and corporate to fully explain the situation so they knew the big picture and because the claim that they fired me from a job I did not plan to come back to seemed rather ridiculous. It also made no sense they wanted a production number I could not possibly get with the equipment not functioning well. Some problems I could handle.Others were beyond my abilities. I was a production worker ,not an engineer .As a production worker there I could exceed their goal by 20 % on a normal day and they would be quality parts . I should have had more support from maintenance or someone. There were always problems every day the last 5 weeks and most days they did nothing to try to get the machines working well. This is a reason I had to spend so much time with the other employees they sent over. I put it all down as people just being stressed at the time and just not having the time to talk with me at the moment so I was not holding a grudge or anything,. I thought maybe when I wrote them and spelled it all out they would be more understanding and be willing to work this out,but it was not to be. This is not a case of me just going on a rant. I just want the credit and respect I deserve and make it clear exactly why I am no longer working for them.. I never raised my voice with them. I think I deserve a lot of credit for keeping my cool the way I did. If I did not think there was chance this could all be resolved I never would have said anything to begin with because this info can only be helpful. Maybe they will realize they need to set aside time to talk with their employees. If you are busy at the moment get back to an employee later and give them some time to talk without jumping in or cutting them off. They took the number on parts ran using a counter the last person who worked there did not reset. Make sure someone was working there making parts before you write down the numbers-Remind employees to set the counter back to zero. Don't take it personally when someone has suggestions that are different than the way you want to do things. I knew how to do my job,not the plant manager or any of the others. Their only solutions were to keep me doing paperwork every time a machine kept working which was frequent. I then had to tried to figure out why the machine stopped and write that down. Not being an engineer they expected too much. The suggestion was also made that I clean the whole machine which made no sense. Occasionally one of the parts of the machine would get clogged up. The whole machine did not need cleaning. They were giving me the solution to a problem that I knew how to solve. I don't understand why no one asked me or listened to me.. When you go to work for them they paint an entirely different picture of what the company is like-teamwwork-support-listening to employees. They never responded to any of this. I wrote them all this with my phone #. I no longer give them so much benefit of doubt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They treat their employees like they are idiots. Poor communication skills.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Toxic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    Get to work in an interesting industry.

    Cons

    Poor training and communication. Very low morale. A lot of disrespectful things being said by 'worker bees' towards management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people proud of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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