Thomas & Betts Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    company for retire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time

    Pros

    good job security, nice people

    Cons

    boring, no innovation, only operation

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do Not apply

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Verona, WI

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company does offer decent opportunity for growth, but that does not mean you will see a large jump in pay.

    Cons

    Management! They have no clue what goes on. I have never been so micro managed in my life. These people sit in there offices but have no idea what really happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step into the shoes of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hostile work environment at the Lancaster SC facility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lancaster, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, SC

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees are good people, the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Managment turns a blind eye to the harassment from office personnel to the hourly employees. The corporate office does the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new buyers of the company should clean out the offices and replace them all so it will be a good place to work again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The work was easy...just to much favoritism.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    The money is good
    The jobs are simple
    Good location..
    The benefits are good also the insurance was good for a self insured company

    Cons

    To much overtime
    to many bosses with the supervisors..sr. cell leads..then cell leads. They dont adhere to their dress code.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you follow your rules..follow them all..and do it for everyone..not just a few.

  6.  

    I love my job over there Thomas&Betts

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    Former Employee - CNC PRESSBRAKE OPERATOR  in  Lancaster, SC
    Former Employee - CNC PRESSBRAKE OPERATOR in Lancaster, SC

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people were great,health benefit were great too.

    Cons

    COMFORTABLE place to work at .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SOME OF MANAGEMENT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Thomas & Betts

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    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Corporate setting working environment for employee's

    Cons

    I have no comment to give on Cons

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very customer focused and sales driven organization

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Products, well financed and excellent leadership team with vision and direction.

    Cons

    They require a non-compete to be signed before employment. The car plan requires you to purchase your own vehicle and maintain it for reimbursement later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unless You Need a Stepping Stone, Run Away Fast

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    Current Employee - Drafter  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Drafter in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The starting pay is decent, but that is useless after a year or two because raises are next to nothing
    - Probably looks good on a resume

    Cons

    - Raises are 1 to 3%, even when you achieve all of your "goals", it gets you nothing
    - Management is horrible
    - Scheduling is horrible
    - Procedures are horrible
    - HR is a joke
    - Their "Continuous Improvement" efforts are a joke
    - They want you to "improve" things, but don't give you time to do it. You have to take on extra tasks on top of your regular workload that is already overbooked
    - If your improvement ideas cost more than a nickle, they won't do them
    - If they do like your improvement idea, they tell you no then run with it as their own
    - Promotions are a joke. The most incompetent and unqualified people get promoted, some even after only a few months. Some get promoted just because they won't get a job anywhere else and have been there so long
    - No corrective actions are taken upon people who NEED it. They just talk bad about them behind their backs and continue to let them work there
    - Most of the systems are 20+ years old

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Actually listen to your employees
    - Take some initiative and do some work, get your hands dirty
    - Actually learn how to properly do Kaizen and Continuous Improvement instead of hiring some chump off the street
    - Again, listen to your employees
    - Get rid of your 30 year old systems
    - Get NEW systems and don't break them
    - Try some NEW things
    - Actually DO some improvement instead of just talking about it (and for the love of all that is holy, don't tack this on to somebody's already full work load, make this a full time JOB)
    - Again, listen to your employees

    (Note: this review was written on a GOOD day)

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

    Very Corporate and Micro Managing (even for outside sales working from home!)

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    Former Employee - Field Sales  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stability. Most sales people either retire or move on by choice to a better gig. But then even the lazy idiots get to stick around.

    Cons

    Bad training, micromanagement (even from peers down to what to type in an email), reviews are based as a whole territory and not on individual merit, shady sales reps, many tools to help with frequency of menial tasks but you are expected to do every little thing anyway, untruthful about overnight travel, 12 hour days and constant late dinners which are all UNNECESSARY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting time and money on bs things that don't bring you business and fire they lazy people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very stable company with great benefits, people, and atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Design Manufacturing Engineer  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Design Manufacturing Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros of this company are that they are a Fortune 500 Company, employee over 10,000 employees, and have a very strong stock. They have been a company since 1898, and have the infrastructure, engineering, human resources, and all other important departments very well organized.

    Cons

    Although it was founded 116 years ago, it is still not a very well known company. Hopefully, its employee base can grow now that they are a subsidiary of the ABB Group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There need to be more connections through social media, as it is the future of all companies. Without social media, the company will cease to compete in the age of information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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