ThyssenKrupp Materials

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ThyssenKrupp Materials Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
12 Reviews
2.8
12 Reviews
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Joachim Limberg
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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kent, WA

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Great pay, Benefits, bonuses, Vacation, 401k, Company events, Holiday Party, great Team of people, lots of overtime.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, some clicks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Team of managers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People Were Great, Work Very Hands On

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lean Engineer in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Lean Engineer in Kent, WA

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allows Employee Involvement in many aspects
    Treats Employee's fairly

    Cons

    Turnover is high, however as long as you perform there isn't anything to worry about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are people. They have families and as such should not be a puppet that can come in whenever they are needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stable place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Brand name and reputation of company.
    High emphasis on integrity and ethics.
    Financial strength.
    Part of a diversified group.

    Cons

    Low career growth prospects (higher positions don't open up).
    Inconsistent titles and designations.
    Service departments (IT, HR/Benefits, etc.) not as efficient / competent as I have seen elsewhere.
    Internally available positions not advertised but filled privately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand activities so that people can keep themselves stimulated. Evaluate the strengths of the service functions through surveys of internal customers.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Other than communication issue, this company is stable and reliable to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Stable and great learning experience. Employee friendly work place and atomosphere. Career Opportunities are good. Cross training. Management recognizes employees' skills and competence and be able to locate the employees to best fit job. Intense entry level training. Recently intalled new system (SAP) which gives a great opportunity to increase skills and knowledge. Less politics. Company has large customer base. Balanced organization, does not have too many managements. Great infrastructure. Fast service. Does not overwhelm employees with work, evenly spread. Good flow in warehouse control system and delivery system.

    Cons

    Lacks in communication. Low in compensation. Low level of service in customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend to conduct a meeting periodically to increase communication to discuss individual performance, company performance, target, issues, so on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    sales

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

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time

    Pros

    very experienced employees, great work ethic

    Cons

    out of date mentality, resistant to change, pessimistic attitude

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Material
    Current Employee - Lead Material

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Good camaraderie and best team effort to get optimum result.
    The growth is good and new challenges make one better and best.

    Cons

    Nothing in special. I do not have anything in cons. There should be employee transfer across the globe for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The growth is good and new challenges make one better and best. Nothing in special. You are doing good job, keep it up.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    AIN Plastics, coming along, but not finished.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Thyssenkrupp is a good company to work for, but AIN is going throw some growing pains at this time.
    AIN is a good place to get involved in the Thyssenkrupp family, but given the current situation one should consider trying to move to another division under the ThyssenKrupp umbrella. ThyssenKrupp is very good about hiring from within, so using AIN as a stepping stone can be considered a real possibility. If you do decide to use AIN as a stepping stone to another division of Thyssenkrupp, you should negoiate high, like 15% higher than market value of the position, and you are likely to get it. Other divsions of Thyssenkrupp pay their entry level employees poorly, if they can, but AIN generally starts higher and offers less opportunity for the future.

    Cons

    Little room to go anywhere. Working for AIN can also be quite frustrating; you may often feel you are the only person doing your job. You have to fix many of your own problems, and this becomes difficult when you are losing customer due to having the very same problems. Good news is that it is extremely hard to get fired from AIN; there are people here that have done little to nothing for quite some time, and they still make decent salaries. If you take a position with AIN ask for more than you would at other works places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who your best people are and listen to them.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poorly managed company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Multiple in Southfield, MI

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ThyssenKrupp Materials NA has the scale to dominate its industry but cannot execute. It is a great employer if you are looking for somewhere to coast.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed company that understand industry dynamics but can't execute. TKMNA continues to tread water while big competitors like Reliance are eating their lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joachim you pushed out the previous COO who was a CBS guy who almost bankrupted the company during the financial crisis. You need to also push out the remaining CBS guys who are inhibiting growth and only care about protecting the status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very poorly managed company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials

    Pros

    Competitive Salary...was once told I get paid to put up with old systems and outages! No one will be getting paid if this company does not start investing in streamlined systems run by men!

    Cons

    Very poorly managed company. Women are very much the minority and treated as second class. The only opinions that seem to matter are that of men!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to evolve and understand that times have changed and it can no longer operate as it did even 3 to 5 years ago. Their systems and beliefs are archaic!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    O.k.a.y. at absolute best, poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for college grads getting into Sales.
    You learn a good deal about the industry.
    Big name, looks good on a resume.
    Honestly, this company is okay. 401k plan is decent, paid twice a month, etc.

    Cons

    Its just a very disappointing experience working for such a large company. After a couple years, not really a way to make much more. Chances for promotion are extremely slim. The company does not invest in things it really needs such as manpower, inventory, resources, etc. Instead, they constantly squeeze the orange to see if there is another drop left. Commission plans are changed every year, making it impossible for those with experience to make at least a little bit more. You just get the feeling that they answer more to shareholders than employees. Tuition reimbursement exists but its a joke, you need to get a B (okay) but after your done with your classes you need to stay a couple years with the company or repay 50% of whatever they've reimbursed. Leadership in this company is the biggest problem. In the US, they are just puppets, cannot provide sub-evels with what they need so that they can work more efficiently with less frustrations. They absolutely love to pay big $$ for key people at other competitors as if this will solve problems, then they ignore everyone else's pleas for help, including management at branch levels. Vacation is below average, and you have to purchase if you want extra. Benefits below average. Just a below average experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure. Management at branch level seems to be consistent throughout company. Higher level leadership cant really do anything because it is a German owned company and they answer to shareholders only. Alot of guys behind a desk that have never sold a stick of gum making all the decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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