Sanden International (USA)

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Sanden International (USA) Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Opportunities, life balance not easy to come by at Sanden

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my time at Sanden, I worked with some exceptional people. Really top notch types. That was by far the biggest benefit working at Sanden. They offered quite a bit of good training in house, also.

    Cons

    By the time I left Sanden, most of the good people had left or were forced out. Management only thought in the short term. There was precious little investment going back into the plant. Went several years without any pay raise. Management bonuses were far and few between. Working 55-60 hours a week was the norm. Benefits were marginal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your most precious asset, your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Procurement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA)

    Pros

    The people within the company are extremely good, knowledgeable, but too many years has left them with complacency

    Cons

    Low salary, Heavily controlled by management in Japan, no decision making, no promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sanden Wylie, TX

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, growth opportunity, people. Plenty of room for personal growth and advancement for people who believe in making their own luck.

    Cons

    Cleanliness, long after hours meetings. Some employees have difficult time adjusting to culture differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making internal environment improvements - (Machine shop areas). Didn't like bringing the smell home with me. More employee recognition. Project management could use support. Supplier Quality improvement initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK company but need to be fair to the employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Location of company is OK

    Cons

    Old technology, No room for advancement, Low salary, Impossible to have a work life balance, Expected to work unreasonable hours, constant risk of a RIF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    PM machines, help with improvement of efficiency, help production line be successful.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours as long as you do you job

    Cons

    Time consuming, high stress, lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Over all OK

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    close to city, good foe new hire

    Cons

    Poor management , long working hrs, poor salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your self to improve others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sexist hiring practices

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wylie, TX

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the higher paying employers in the immediate area.

    Cons

    Attractive darker skinned ladies have the best chance of hire, Asian, Spanish, light skinned Black . Low morals is an added plus.

    Good old boy and legacy hires rule the day as well. If you don't meet the pretty women requirement, your next best chance is to have a family member already employed here. As a last resort, you have a slim chance if you were in the Navy.

    Pay raises are completely arbitrary. Some employees have worked here for more that 10 years and are getting paid only $10.50 per hour while new hires are being paid only a dollar less. Many employees have not received a raise in over 5 years.

    The company is more interested in numbers that quality.

    They are more interested in cosmetics for visitors than improving conditions for employees.

    Constantly running out of parts to build with.

    High employee turnover rate for the reasons given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone from management positions and hire people that know how to run a business, not line their pockets with bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sanden should rename itself to San-done.

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    Former Employee - Compressor Engineer in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Compressor Engineer in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can get paid to produce no tangible work.

    Cons

    Imagine a plant operated by automotive rejects from Detroit that still think they are filming Gung Ho. Antiquated systems, machines, product line and people.
    Add a large mix of Japanese who can't manage, engineer or add any value and you have a company on it's last legs. Company bleeds cash, has horrific quality and shrinking market share to Chinese made copies. OEM Buyers would be smart to steer clear of this disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice except to investors, dump your holdings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sanden is a male oriented business, and women are treated inferior.

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Wylie, TX

    I worked at Sanden International (USA)

    Pros

    The company benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is a nasty stinky place.Management has little respect for employees.
    The raises are not that good.
    Many of the employees and management have attitudes.
    They have many lay-offs.
    Turn-over rate is high.
    The training is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity Training is needed. The Supervisors need to be held accountable for their maltreatment of employees and their laziness. Their need to be some checks and balances to insure that everyone is treated with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Dysfunctional at best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA)

    Pros

    Diverse. Plant is on the edge of the metroplex and infrastructure is growing fast around it. Better than employers that allow drugs in workplace.

    Cons

    Pitiful morale. Japanese good ole boys network keeps riff-raff from being fired or sent back to the island. Management keeps laying off the wrong people. Automotive market is barely profitable in good years and atrocious in bad economies. Product was cutting edge in the 80s and company is glacial in changing. Raises are random. Adoption of processes and systems not conducive to profit is rampant. Employees are constantly distracted from core focus tasks.

    There is no effort to mentor or groom people for future management vacancies. Company looks outside for 90% of management jobs. Joke is that you have to leave Sanden to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus and automate. Forget the pet project processes that your customers think you must have and let the employees focus on their jobs.

    No opinion of CEO

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