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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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2.8 12 reviews

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Joachim Limberg

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company to work for

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Kent, WA

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

    ConsA lot of overtime, some clicks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Team of managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    People Were Great, Work Very Hands On

    Lean Engineer (Current Employee) Kent, WA

    ProsAllows Employee Involvement in many aspects
    Treats Employee's fairly

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable place to work in

    Manager (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

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

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

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

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    ProsStable 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery experienced employees, great work ethic

    Consout of date mentality, resistant to change, pessimistic attitude

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent working culture

    Lead Material (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNothing in special. I do not have anything in cons. There should be employee transfer across the globe for the better.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AIN Plastics, coming along, but not finished.

    Inside Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsThyssenkrupp 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.

    ConsLittle 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 Senior ManagementFigure out who your best people are and listen to them.

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    Very poorly managed company.

    Multiple (Former Employee) Southfield, MI

    ProsThyssenKrupp 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.

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementJoachim 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very poorly managed company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive 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!

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementThis 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!

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

    Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent 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.

    ConsIts 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 Senior ManagementNot 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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