Tower International Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. People that care about you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tower International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global environment, you get in touch with several plants around the world.
    Management hear and help you when it's nedeed

    Cons

    Short staff for the number of Projects

    Recommends
  2. My experience was okay I have learned many things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tower International

    Pros

    The best was learning new skills.

    Cons

    The challenges were the time and speed to get the job done.

  3. Better managed companies out there by far

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at Tower International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promotions are available if you walk the walk and talk the talk. Very clickish

    Cons

    Bad management, company unstable, internal promotions are done by the buddy system.

    Recommends
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  5. Micromanagement at it's best!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tower International full-time

    Pros

    Company preaches that they promote from within, if in fact they want said person (s) to be promoted. There are no promotions to have, and if they do come around they are given to some moron, from a totally different department with no background in said area they are being promoted to, that was seen walking and chewing gum at one time. Promotions are not based on ability or skill set, they are based on likability and how much work will persons manager not have to do because your going to do it for me?

    Cons

    Butt kissers everywhere ---
    A small majority of people are great to work with, you learn pretty quick who the butt kissers are, then you learn who the sneaky butt kissers are...then you learn that when you think you can trust someone, there only in it for themselves and that there super sneaky butt kissers...you'll get thrown under the bus for doing the right thing or the wrong thing, as long as someone can put the blame on someone else, all is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You went bankrupt, it's understandable why. Your CEO is excellent and has a vision that has the ability to push the company forward but your so concerned with the IT side of the business that the customers, who pay your bills, are neglected from every aspect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Tower Intl.

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    Current Employee - Mainence in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mainence in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tower International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, lots of benefits. union based

    Cons

    hours, not team oriented, very loud but that comes with the territory , lots of weld dust to breathe in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Aerospace

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    Former Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - FITTER/WELDER in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Tower International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging as well as rewarding work. Modern equipment with skilled workers. The right tool for the job. The type of job that made me look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    This division of Tower is no longer in business. They liquidated all the equipment and sold the building. They had a good thing going but a few wrong turns put them out of the running.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. How would you like to live at work?

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    Current Employee - Production in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Production in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Tower International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent due to mandatory overtime.

    Cons

    10 hours a day, 7 days a week for stretches that last nearly a month. After this you may get a weekend off - only to go right back to 10hrs/7days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to run your production line properly and more efficiently. Jobs within the plant that used to be run by two people prior to downsizing are now run by just one person. Makes sense right?

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

    working harder than ever before.

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tower International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    you can double your income if you are at work every day.

    Cons

    no time off to enjoy your money, work on Sunday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Glad I'm not working for this company

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Tower International

    Pros

    With the corporate culture there are no reasons to work for this company

    Cons

    Automotive industry not the right place to work with downsizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hight turnover with senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Tower Structural Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tower International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Working Environment, Flexible Hours, Salary Competitive, Benefits are excellent, Ability to gain more knowledge than what you were originally hired for is exceptional. Promotes from within

    Cons

    Somewhat of a Flatline Organization. Depending on which area your in - perceived as a how you know. Multiple Projects consistently runs concurrently with your hired duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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