Transtar Industries

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Transtar Industries Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
9 Reviews
2.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Warehouse Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Transtar Industries

    Pros

    • Oversee all Warehouse Employees including drivers which include training,
    hiring, preparing annual reviews, as well disciplinary actions if needed.

    Cons

    60 Hour a week, very small crew , no bonus pay , very long days . very little family time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We can get the work done in a timely fashion

  2.  

    Transtar for sale as of 8/28/14 by FFL (private equity company that owns Transtar) - pressure cooker and layoffs galore

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

    I have been working at Transtar Industries

    Pros

    paychecks paid promptly every 2 weeks via direct deposit

    Cons

    pressure cooker work environment, alot of layoffs (downsizing), private equity ownership (FFL) has short term cost reduction focus because of public announcement on 8/28/14 that they were selling Transtar Industries, no long term strategy for growing the business, very disrespectul treatment of employees by senior management in meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get more flies with honey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    We re manufactured torque convertors and transmission and my position was the hub welder.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transtar Industries

    Pros

    I honestly can't give a good reason, because they sold the company and it was moved to North Carolina.

    Cons

    The communication from top to bottom was never clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key.

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  5.  

    No Stability

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

    I worked at Transtar Industries (less than a year)

    Pros

    hmmmm, not sure of any positive aspects

    Cons

    horrible culture - too many knives left in former employees' backs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "RESPECT"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    progressive engineering opportunity with great factory improvement potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/Lean/Project Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/Lean/Project Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Transtar Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    as an engineer, wearing all of the engineering hats, opportunities exist to improve in all areas of the factory manufacturing process. I was able to achieve great success with improved efficiency in mechanical and manufacturing processes, due to the implementation of new CNC equipment and improved lean manufacturing improvements.

    Cons

    A restricted budget allowed for only slow growth when much larger profits could have been attained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were several layers of corporate management, and making a simple capital expense decision was difficult for them to resolve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's just okay.

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

    I have been working at Transtar Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can be flexible with schedule when needed.
    Certain parts of the company are progressing.
    Growing quickly with the acquisition of smaller companies.

    Cons

    There is little to no training.
    There is no standard operating procedures, everything is different depending upon which region you're located.
    There is high turnover.
    Took the job with promises of raises and bonuses. After more than three years, I've received neither.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on growing the amount of people, try fixing the problems and issues with the current employees. Create some SOP's and follow best practices. Invest in training company wide. Invest in tools needed to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Changing environment

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

    I worked at Transtar Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people to work with in the organization. Pay is ok. Multiple locations and business units allowing for some potential of change.

    Cons

    A high amount of change from within the organization as well as the automotive market for refurbished torque converters and rebuilt transmissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve demand planning in order to achieve a more stable work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Going no where fast, ripping off customers!!!

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

    I worked at Transtar Industries full-time

    Pros

    There have been a lot of canges in managment and I am sure over the next 10 years this place will turn artound, but not anywhere in the near future.

    Cons

    Poor work environment, all the employees have poor attitudes and the company is just getting thier porfolio together so they can sell it once again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, but most importantly the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Transtar Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has an entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Pays ranges not defined and lower than that of many other industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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