GST AutoLeather Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Plant Engineer

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    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at GST AutoLeather full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented, great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Close down after 100 years in service.

    Advice to Management

    Know and understand your people, they are your #1 asset


  2. For short term only

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at GST AutoLeather

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees tend to be a close knit group. It can be an OK place to work if you don't take things personally, just need a paycheck and can leave your brain at home. It's not for the long term. Turnover is very high.

    Cons

    There is no career ladder, no promotions, no regular reviews, no raises other than what can be negotiated privately. Creativity and innovation are strongly discouraged. The work can best be described as busy work. The focus is on getting through the day and the projects are designed that way. Everyone's daily duties are very micro-managed. Harassment by management is prevalent. Employees are frequently fired on a whim without cause. The company is very management heavy and rife with graft and corruption. There is no safety program. The facility is under constant threat of shutdown.

    Advice to Management

    The facility should probably be closed since it serves no purpose.


  3. Looking for better times...

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Saxton, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Saxton, PA

    I have been working at GST AutoLeather

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seton is a worldwide company with a strong leadership in its market. Upper management is very open with employees and everyone can suggest better ways to do their work.

    Cons

    As everybody knows, automotive industry is one of the most affected industries as a result of current economic situation and that as result the carrer growth has been very limited. For example training is almost non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep their current effort to avoid more job cuts. We are very proud of our company and we'd like to see a reinforcement of its operations as soon as automotive industry pick up. We all trust in our management and their knowledge to survive in this situation.


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  5. GST AutoLeather

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Southfield, MI

    I worked at GST AutoLeather

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company does have its good points, the benefits were good, most of the people were nice to work with. During the move from Maryland, everyone was over worked and under appreciated for their efforts. There was no where near enough knowledge transfer at that time. Hopefully things have improved.
    Dennis Hiller is a great guy to work for and with. He is very fair and very smart with his business decisions.

    Cons

    There is a lot of OT worked. Nights and weekends are expected regularly. This was true when I was there. Things may have improved in the last few years, this info may be out of date at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - they have valuable information to give you.


  6. Leather industry

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    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Nigel (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Nigel (South Africa)

    I have been working at GST AutoLeather full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Production Companies is never the same and there is always a challenge

    Cons

    The way people are approached is not acceptable

    Advice to Management

    Be more compasionate



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