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Tarkett Reviews

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
11 Reviews

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11 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    old boy network alive and well

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    Former Employee - MIS  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - MIS in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    consistent benefits plan, increasing market share, lots of work, weak competition.

    Cons

    cronnie based political organization where people don't matter much. Nepotism reigns. Weak, uncaring management. Weak financial controls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    how can the customer be first when the employee is ignored?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good intentions, Poor Execution

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    Former Employee - Job  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Job in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    The people really care about the company.
    Globalization of the company and processes is taking root.
    Commercial division maintains margins.

    Cons

    Management really beats down the employees with little respect for an individuals time. Need to employ more people to cover.
    Corporate is in France and they have very little experience in doing business in the North America.
    Management does not take responsibility for decisions made. they always try to change their minds and blame someone below them.
    Management does not seem to have the employees best interest in mind. There is almost NO skill development through training or upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one major project at a time. There is too much going on all at once and it takes away from the quality.
    Provide opportunities for employees to grow professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Another one bites the dust

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Chagrin Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chagrin Falls, OH

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. However that too will move to France

    Cons

    Lose good people all if the time. Lose manufacturing advantage since bought by Tarkett. IT department in miserably managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let Tandus take over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    They will use you up and try to move you out.

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    Former Employee - Production/Quality  in  Middlefield, OH
    Former Employee - Production/Quality in Middlefield, OH

    Pros

    Tarkett/Johnsonite has introduced some new products and maintains their margins. Many distributors like them. The company should benefit from the rebound in commercial building.

    Cons

    The management is very insular. The President ventures into the plant once per year. Outside ideas are not welcome. Nepotism abounds. Manufacturing is a step child to “customers.” Good people are marginalized. Systems, procedures and controls are weak. Problems are covered over with band aids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the corner office and walk through one of the plants once a day. Try saying "thank you."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    "life is too short"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing  in  Chagrin Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Chagrin Falls, OH

    Pros

    good market share
    high profit margin

    Cons

    people are not valued
    pay is marginal
    very long hours
    good work not valued
    old boy network alive and well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop finding ways to screw everything up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad workplace

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Chagrin Falls, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Chagrin Falls, OH

    Pros

    Location, steady paycheck, no local tax deducted, medical insurance is not very good.

    Cons

    Bad leadership, very unprofessional at ALL levels. They will lie to you. Very hostile (us against them) environment with the workforce, and it is perpetuated by management. Stay away! Previous Johnsonite was bought by Tarkett for the brand only, possible closure in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    great benefits and vacation, and location

    Cons

    little salary, for 5 to 10 years experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .............................

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not so good

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Allentown, PA

    Pros

    owned by kkr, French culture,

    Cons

    hard to be promoted, big company but now everything is controlled in Cleveland

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Too much work, not enough people

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Lovely and centrally located office.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, wanted me to bounce between 2 desks all day long. It was a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough people...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tarkett - a great company with some time-to-markett issues.

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great team, great products. Commercial division recommendable, residential division less so.

    Cons

    lack of focus in some business segments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on some selected market segments only. New products must be brought to market quicker.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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