Simpson Strong-Tie Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Above average pay and benefits, co-workers look out for one another for the most part. If you get yourself fired from Simpson you must have really screwed up!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to Barclay Simpsons 9 Principals of Business and you will be fine.


  2. Watch your back

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dealer Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Dealer Sales Representative in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits No micro management

    Cons

    Homophobic company. NEVER let them know you are gay.

    Advice to Management

    You do have closeted gay people working for you. Get over it.


  3. Helpful (3)

    software development?

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Quarterly benefits. Health benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Skimpy on the vacation time. I worked at a branch that does software development. Something new for Simpson for the past few years. It was the most dysfunctional software development group I've ever been a part of. The main cause for the difficulties came from the leadership. They simply are not qualified to manage the production of software.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to branch management because they simply don't have the skills to manage a software group. For management at the home office. Simple, replace the leadership. There was a software development group that had competent and respected leadership. You chose to get rid of them, and go with the dysfunctional group. Perhaps it's simple ignorance of what is happening at the branch. However, I think it's more about personal relationships and egos. If that's the case, you don't have much hope in ever creating quality software.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Company culture changing. Went from being family oriented too very Corporate.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, long term employees.

    Cons

    HR says they have an open door yet their door is always closed and you have schedule an appointment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your current HR staff. Instead of working with leaders they hold them back.


  6. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Family oriented great hrs and pay

    Cons

    Can't think of any to list


  7. Working for this company is like having a family reunion. The work relationship is easy, but, determined.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trimmer/Finisher in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Trimmer/Finisher in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working here provides above adequate experience in many diverse areas of manufacturing/production, and, higher ups are not just bosses, they're friends, giving above 100% for benefit of employees and themselves. Plant atmosphere is one of quality people sharing the wealth through work, knowledge, and experience, getting down in the trenches with lower workers, willingly providing proficient methods needed to insure employee stability.

    Cons

    Longevity in same position, limited opportunity for advancement, but, occasional bonuses, festive activities to demonstrate employer appreciation. Stagnancy of position as plant size is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Increase potential for growth through plant expansion, creating opportunity for growth from within through placement of experienced personnel in leadership roles to provide potentially beneficial skills to newly hired, adding to workforce in hands-on performance of job responsibilities.


  8. Helpful (1)

    It's a great culture at the branch level.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of smart people at the branch level, and employees are given the freedom to do their job, and improve the company.

    Cons

    Very little gets accomplished due to a disconnected and out of touch corporate office. The lack of accountability leads to competing agendas at the corporate office. Compensation is well below average.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the corporate office, and hire people that will learn how the business really works, and what are customers need.


  9. A great company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, constantly acquiring companies, family atmosphere, room to grow

    Cons

    Need to acquire more companies

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the future


  10. Maintenance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place, friendly people and safe invironment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Keeping on


  11. Excellent company with direct access to management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Simpson Strong-Tie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to find a position that fits your best abilities

    Cons

    Sometimes feels disorganized and very reluctant to change.



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