Thomas & Betts

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Thomas & Betts Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
43 Reviews
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    Design Manufacturing Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    The amount of real-world problem solving experiences are countless. All of the people who work here are a great resource for one another, and there is an increasingly large amount of people with "open-door" policies. Safety is of the utmost importance, and there is a culture at T&B Albuquerque that should be adopted by all manufacturing plants across the U.S.A. Production and ownership of the market are also very alluring facets of this particular company and manufacturing plant.

    Cons

    There are a lot fewer cons than there are pros for Thomas & Betts. One of its cons would most likely have to involve an established mentorship program for incoming employees and RCGs. Another facet that could use work would be the resources that are given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The slight change in meeting with manufacturing plants has become a very good culture for Thomas & Betts. Many times, senior management tends to come out of touch with the production at the ground-level. And, in order to help create long-lasting, meaningful solutions for the company, whether you're a hands-on or theoretical learner, you need to see and experience production for yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice People But

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    Nice Co-Works, relatively laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management Team resistant to change, many sources with perception of favoritism

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

    Second String Team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    Owned by ABB so they fund everything needed and hide the pitfalls of the company.

    Cons

    The products they produce are not number one in the market.

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  5.  

    assembler

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good on over time also great people

    Cons

    there is never any work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A poor working environment for those who have ambition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    You can work all the overtime you want.

    Cons

    Poor wages. Confusing culture. Crab barrel....no one wants you to get ahead. Many employees are part of the point out everyone's flaws so no one sees that they don't perform. Unfortunately, these individuals are rewarded because they are allowed to take up leader's time and tell on others to keep the heat off of themselves. Supervisors are ok and are nice people overall, but obviously not trained or empowered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should visit the night shifts and help spread the company culture. HR is woefully inadequate and cannot handle routine employee issues and have little understanding of how to align with management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Job and Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ormond Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ormond Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay and hours are good

    Cons

    turnover in plant is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hired the right people to address employee relations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    From promise to bust

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Verona, WI
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Verona, WI

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

    Pros

    Company car, Company Card, company cellphone.

    Cons

    Deteriorating management, understaffed, inter office managerial power plays, poor scheduling, little regard to personal life, Training budget is constantly cut, the field is understaffed but management says there is no justification to add more personnel, cross country travel can be scheduled at the drop of a hat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either spend the money or reduce the commitments. Dispite haven been purchased by ABB, Thomas & Betts constantly bickers and finger points. Not to mention constantly undermines the other parts of the organization by constantly shifting expenses and losses around on the books to try and look as if they are doing better than they actually are. There are successful parts of the organization. However the Thomas & Betts core has become so used to the idea that they are successful that the concept of actually maintaining a well run business if foreign to them. Which results in them hacking away at anything golden they touch until it looks like the mangled and miss managed core that is Thomas & Betts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Thomas & Betts, not what it use to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas & Betts

    Pros

    close to home and there was not managerial influence

    Cons

    everything else, bad management, pay increases were rare

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

    Challenging Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Verona, WI
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Verona, WI

    I worked at Thomas & Betts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Full company match on first 3% of 401k .

    Cons

    Their is very poor sense of employee engagement in the office, distrust of management, and few local development opportunities. Due to many buyouts and mergers, their is a high turnover rate and most office employees have a tenure of 5 years or less.
    Harassment tolerating atmosphere.

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

    company for retire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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