Telect Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Internship was interesting,,

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Intern - Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Telect as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As an intern the pay was pretty good. Due to the fact that it was a small company, you get a chance to work on a variety of things and get your hands dirty. The also pay for you to attend 2 Solidworks Courses free and still get payed for a normal work day!

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Plant manager wasn't very friendly. The projects that my assigned sometimes seemed pointless. Overall the good out weighed the bad.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Should serve as an example of what not to do.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Telect

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

    Pros

    Worked with some good, knowledgeable, hardworking people.

    Cons

    It is almost pointless to try to list the Pros and Cons of working at a facility that no longer exists, due to a decision made by the CEO. Indeed, it may be pointless to say anything of a company that, on its current path, might not exist for much longer. But allow me to rant anyway.

    Little thought seems to be put into any decisions, be it moving the main production facility to a building half the size, not venting heat from the powder coat oven in the new building with summer looming or, five years later, abruptly deciding to close that facility with large contracts on the horizon.

    There were frivolous expenditures on such things as painting quotes on the walls, replacing the time clocks with half as many fancy new ones that never seemed to work as well as the old ones, the shiny new robot that, to my knowledge, is still not in use and, the mother of them all, the"30 Year Ride" in 2012, where the executives went for a month long motorcycle road trip on the company's dime under the guise of drumming up business. While those "in the trenches" MIGHT receive a pittance of a raise every 2-3 years and had to perform miracles with equipment on the verge of failure.

    Advice to Management

    Lose Wayne in favor of someone who has some idea of what they're doing and Telect MIGHT survive.


  3. Plant closing, layoffs, and bad business decisions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Telect full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The team in Plano were great to work with and a great asset to the company. Benefits were middle of the road but decent considering the size of the company.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not properly determine the total costs of decisions before they make them. Some examples of this include: moving fiber line production from WA to TX, then back again less than one year later, and the closure of Plano facility resulting in offloading of all metals production to suppliers with a history of not being able to meet customer quality standards. The decisions being made, combined with the layoffs happening at corporate signal to me that Telect will not be around much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Determine the cost of your decisions before you make them.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Mood of the coorporation changes quarterly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Telect full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best assets are the people, the rank and file, they supported each other.
    Average benefits, not the best, not the worst.

    Cons

    Laid off twice in 1 year, constant change of plans by management, slow to make decisions at times, then drastic decisions are made on a whim; seemingly without any vision.
    Case in point, the Plano facility is expected to close operations in the first quarter of 2015. Production is in process of being subcontracted to a shop in Spokane, WA. The decision was made, commitments with the new supplier signed,etc, but no economic impact was done before making the decision.
    The cost of shutting down operations will be much higher than expected, quality will suffer, contracts will be cancelled, revenue will slow down, if not die.
    Telect, once a great company, destined to the dust bin.

    Advice to Management

    What are you thinking??? There is no solid business plan, only short term plans are put in place. Well, they pretend to put long term plans in place, only to change direction every 3-6 months without really waiting to see the results.
    Moving manufacturing to WA will be a disaster. Telect will be gone very soon!


  6. Terrible Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Plano, TX

    I worked at Telect full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Company attempts to be family friendly and keep the stress levels low on the general staff.

    Cons

    Lots of buzz words and investment in "fluff". Very limited follow through and communication of actual process improvements. There is a general attitude of not wanting to hear bad news.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, it is a two way street. Listen to the people for real, don't do bobbing head doll impressions and agree with no follow through.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Part Time in Plano, TX
    Former Contractor - Part Time in Plano, TX

    I worked at Telect as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The management was great. The HR department was very nice. It was a friendly atmosphere. I only worked part time though.

    Cons

    So far no complaints. If you work in the machine area then it might get a bit too warm in summer. But thats not a major issue.


  8. Hot in the summer, but great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Telect

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. A LOT of hours. Awesome management, the factory manager is always on the floor (and not out playing golf) to help. Fun group of employees.

    Cons

    I think the only two downsides are
    a) It gets extremely hot during the summer. (95+ inside)
    b)During my 3 month contract, there were almost too many hours (working from 3pm - 3am 6 days a week)



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