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Techtronic Industries North America Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
72 Reviews

3.0
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Techtronic Industries North America CEO Joseph Galli Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay/benefits, get a truck with gas card (in 9 reviews)

  • Company truck that you can use for personal use (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • You essentially become a glorified stock person for the Home Depot (in 23 reviews)

  • 100% of your time is spent working in Home Depot (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good foot in the door job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    Pros

    Some freedom, you have a territory, your boss isn't constantly breathing down your neck
    Company car that you can use for personal use
    Strong company growth forecast

    Cons

    corporate micromanagement
    Seems like growth is outpacing the ability of corporate employees to effectively do their jobs, the efficiency with which this company operates is atrocious.
    A lot of running around and busywork, POP ships directly to house and often times reps aren't granted much say into promotion You just get a call and up and go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult a firm to help with company efficiency to eliminate mistakes in shipping and POP production. Prioritize for reps, do you want a store that sells product and a rep that builds relationships with THD management, or a rep that sweats their tail off making sure each BSR is noted and each price label is straight. Stop wasting time on little things that customers wouldn't ever even notice anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good starting Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Single Store Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Single Store Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    Gas, Truck, Benefits, Sales and Product experience, autonomy

    Cons

    Glorified Home Depot employee every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micromanagement, enough programmed one size fits all management styles

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good design sells itself.. excessive marketing is over-rated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The designers are very supportive of new ideas. Great place to learn from some of the best designers in the industry. The skills that you learn here sets the standards pretty high and prepares you for high level positions at future occupational interests.

    Cons

    The outrageous demands of the marketing team of the company needs to be controlled better. Ridiculous demands of design projects forces good designers to be in positions where there is not much time for sensible thought process to be applied to the design. This give the feeling that the company is more interested in flooding the market with products rather than good quality products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    You get a company vehicle that you are able to use 365 days a year. The gas card really comes in handy. You are also working with no supervision and little micro management depending on what manager you get. The job itself is quite easy. TTi offers great benefits.

    Cons

    The job becomes extremely mundane. You must be willing to relocate (most often far away) to move up and the increase in pay is very small. There is quite a bit of manual labor that makes you wonder why a college degree is needed for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more straight forward about the role during the interview process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, exciting job with quick movement potential

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Very fast paced. You literally never have a boring day, and you learn a lot about the industry while in this role.

    Cons

    Long days during peak seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere, great environment, high stress, but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Advertising  in  Anderson, SC
    Former Employee - Advertising in Anderson, SC

    Pros

    very understanding superiors, they understand you have a life outside of work, sense of creativity instilled.

    Cons

    high stress environment radiates stress from all centers, but nothing that isn't manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Field Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    The job isn't hard, you really don't need a degree to get this job done. Benefits are ok, company truck, free gas and free tolls.

    Cons

    Company truck has commercial plates, for those that live in NYC and don't have a driveway that means you will be given a ticket everyday for parking the truck in a residential street (which is where everyone lives). The company does not pay for these tickets which makes no sense. The company also refuses to pay for parking or change the truck for a mid-sized SUV like a lot of other companies provide their vendors. Another con is they always talk about promotions that rarely happen. Also the HOME DEPOT SUCKS! Now imagine being there 40HRS a week. Bonus structure sucks as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve problems that have easy solutions, fix the bonus structure, increase the salary in NYC, do something about these trucks with commercial license plates, be more transparent with employees. Talk less about promotions and be more understanding with employees, also hire better managers. If you do all of this, you will see the high turnover rate of employees drop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    If you don't have a degree you are wasting your time.

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    Former Employee - Single Store Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Single Store Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Company truck and all the expenses paid for with it. You work alone most of the time.

    Cons

    You are a slave and free employee to Home Depot. If you don't do it Home Depots way, they find any reason to try and get you fired. TTI bends over and does whatever Home Depot tells them to do. You get massive amounts of boxes sent to your house, and need to have extra space to keep it all. When hired you are told you are a salary employee and you are really hourly and have to use the Kronos system to clock in and out. If you don't have a degree you will never move up even if you are more deserving and have more love or passion for the company. You will see they hire 98% out of college and promote most of them in about a year. I trained multiple employees and watched them get promoted while I was never offered any type of promotion after working 4 years for the company. All of the managers are puppets and talk like robots and say everything exactly how TTI wants you to hear it, even if it's not correct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the employees who have worked hard and long for the company and reward them. Don't focus on all of the LDP reps only. You will loose all of the good talent if you keep neglecting them. Stop putting Home Depot in front of the people who actually work for you and who are in the stores driving sales and maintaining your products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Subjective expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    Pros

    Exciting company, well though out business model of making genuinely high quality products. Training is pretty extensive for those in LDP, regular reps are not in a very good position. Room to move around in the company IF you can get noticed in the field or know the management very well. Getting a car with gas is nice.

    Cons

    1. No cost of living adjustment, I was relocated to one of the most expensive parts of the country.
    2. Highly subjective expectations, I had covered the territory of a rep who was promoted in about 7 months - my stores were in better shape at the time of their promotion I had also been on about 11 months at that time. If you know the right people you mysteriously get promoted in less than a year, while others are kept in the field a punishingly long time.
    3. It is claimed to be a salaried position, it is a non-exempt position using KRONOS to clock your time. I still do not understand why they switched to KRONOS when before it was understood we will be working 50 hours a week sometimes. My manager even told me this when I started.
    4. Expectations of BSR signing is sometimes enforced, sometimes it is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If you promote someone in 4-6 months, the people covering their territory should not have better looking stores.
    -Those who have to support multiple EMS stores are hamstrung (two visits to a store per EMS event), especially if they are covering additional territory.
    -BSRs are a completely and utterly worthless waste of at least 2 hours a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Boot camp with autonomy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Field Sales Representative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Former Field Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Truck, training, gas card and cell phone. Autonomy a lot of the time. Ability to ask questions in the first 60 days. After 60 you are expected to be flawless.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations in the field. You will be expected to perform at the efficiency of a 5 year employee within 60 days. I had 5 days of training with 3 different field reps with 3 different ways of putting their day together. Ounces trained for 4 days I was then repeatedly ridiculed by regional management for not having things done their way and in the amount of time they expected. I was told multiple times I would be terminated if "caught" in the field before or after your set schedule even if I was unable to complete something that could not be left alone until done. There is plenty of autonomy during the average work day but expect to be meticulously dissected for every flaw when shadowed by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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