Phillips and Temro Industries

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Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, a great group of engineers. The work is challenging and continuing to grow. The automotive industry offers a fast pace that can be difficult at times, but pushes for highly engineered products.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, but cyclical, especially during the winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to keep the culture moving in the right direction.

  2. Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Historic and well known Zero Start brand name for engine heating

    Cons

    Horrific working environment. Regular public flogging of employees in group settings, even worse 1 on 1. Unbelievable employee turnover. Amazing that senior leadership survives through all the private equity ownership changes. Could create a TV show based on what occurs inside. Don't believe the Nov 8, 2014 review posted in here, It has to have been placed by someone trying to create a positive online image to combat the truth

    Advice to Management

    The new equity owners should start by cleaning house at the top and try to rebuild the organization

  3. Helpful (1)

    Shady and abrasive CEO....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries

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

    Pros

    Cool products, nice people, good intentions

    Cons

    50% turnover, overworked people, poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    People are the most important asset, don't treat them like dirt...starts at the top!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Abusive, paranoiac culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time

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

    Pros

    great people in the front office.

    Cons

    Unbelievably horrible environment. This place had almost a 50% turnover in staff during the time I was there, mostly from those with enough skill and experience to find another job. There is a constant hiring and firing of Management, resulting in a constant state of paranoia. And to witness the public humiliation by the president of whoever disagreed with him was mortifying. This is a place with so much potential, but has turned into a caustic cesspool.

    Advice to Management

    Note to VC: look at the turnover rate and make the decision to rid the company of those at the very top that are the cause of this atrocious behavior.

  6. Great Place to Work for the Right People!

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really like it here. Good employees are rewarded, bad employees leave or are encouraged to leave. Good opportunities. Pay is above average for salary positions and benefits are competitive. There are a lot of opportunities for motivated people to make improvements. Top management is good. Many mid-level managers are new within the last year which has improved the environment a great deal. Growing and profitable company. Automotive manufacturing environment.

    Cons

    This is not the right place for you if you need to have your hand held or require recognition for every little thing you do. You need to be a self starter to really succeed. Hours can be long if you don't work efficiently or set boundaries for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing but find ways to show you appreciate your employees.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Bad Management all around

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Well if you like to work long hours and have management reading all your emails and calendar appointments then this is a great place to work. If not STAY AWAY!!

    Cons

    Owner that likes full access to all email and calender's of employees, None professional managers who like to belittle their clients and drop the F Bomb in department meetings. Not a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Bring in an outside firm to take over IT and get a handle on it. Offer a better work environment, let people have a say and make them feel more welcome.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Turnover

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Automotive industry: cool products and cool customers.

    Cons

    In the last 6 months, the company has turned over the VP of Operations, VP of Human Resources, Director of Engineering, Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager, several Project Engineers, several Quality Engineers, a Production Manager, and countless floor workers. The company has a miserable culture of fear. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Get out or watch the company die.

  9. Helpful (2)

    All Starts at the Top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Hourly and most salaried people are great; they care, work hard, and are fun to work with.
    - After the Ford Plant closed down, PTI is the only automotive manufacturer in the area
    - Interesting products, good margins

    Cons

    - People on the factory floor are not treated very well. Low pay, inadequate wage increases, lots of mandatory overtime
    - Closed down another plant and moved those lines to Eden Prairie. The move was not well planned out.
    - They expect you to make that place your life. If you don't, you could get blacklisted
    - VERY high turnover at all levels
    - "Performance Management" is often punitive and used to settle scores.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more open about the company's vision and future plans. Involve more people.
    - Add resources so people don't get burned out.
    - Be more generous with merit increases for hourly workers.
    - Spend more time and resource on improvement.
    - Less rigid management style from the CEO.

  10. A nightmare of an employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting products that develop great margins in an industry in which it is typically difficult to turn profits.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed, very high turnover, very little willingness to invest in improvements, zero transparency in company vision, no flexibility in schedule, poor ethical standards cascading from the very top of the company.

  11. Working at PTI

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Phillips and Temro Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people to work with, interesting products, initially there were some great opportunities for advancement, able to use a wide variety of my skills.

    Cons

    All the good started going away when the ownership decided that it was a good idea to farm out the whole operation to China.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the China thing! Just ask Honda how that's going. Bring manufacturing back to Eden Prairie and I'll come back too.

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