Tri Star Engineering
2.9 of 5 8 reviews
www.star3.com Bedford, IN 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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67% Approve of the CEO

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Priya Wharton

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Rapidly Changing

Vice President Operations (Current Employee)
Bedford, IN

I have been working at Tri Star Engineering full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are outstanding to work with

ConsHigh turnover rate results in culture of uncertainty

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It was a job. Nothing more nothing less.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time for more than a year

ProsProvided opportunity for growth if you had the desire to achieve it.

ConsBenefits were not that good. Very expensive compared to competitors. Management at headquarters needed to do more listening and less speaking. Very Bureaucratic.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a new person to negotiate benefits packages.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed the challenge of working with customers and managing a good team.

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Bedford, IN

I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time for less than a year

ProsEvery day brought a new set of challenges to work through. I had a great team of engineers, logisticans and technicians. Enjoyed working with peers and had a great mentor.

ConsGovernment Contracting is a tough business. Many customer funding issues due to past Governement contracting problems. Company lacked business processes to help streamline operations. Serious need to update financial system that could provide data to run the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees.

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

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Potential for growth, competition with the "Big Boys" of the defense world, but small-minded management.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bedford, IN

I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time for less than a year

ProsGood people to work with; good opportunities for advancement; employees' growth and development was appreciated and (usually) rewarded, but not supported. If you wanted to advance, it was up to you to figure out how and to acquire (and pay for) the necessary training, skills, certifications, etc.

ConsLong hours, poor pay; unevenness of treatment of employees hurt morale; inability/refusal to invest in training/tools/salaries, etc., was preventing company from the company from moving forward.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow appreciation to your employees, especially if you are unable to improve compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My time with Tri Star was outstanding the only issue I had was they don't like to promote within.

Program Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benfits, access to the President, rounded company. Ms. Wharton, President, cares about her employee's and is wlling to listen, one of those people that thinks before she act's.

ConsFailure to promote from wthin to the higher positions. They will cut your salary if needed or let you go.

Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve in your employees they are the ones building the company, promote from within for the higher positiions. Don't think they are out to take from the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Company Without a Clue

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time for less than a year

ProsYou get paid on-time. Management actually showed up one time; very briefly

ConsTri Star Engineering actually discriminates with their employees: my experience saw some 'special' employees, all who were working on the same contract, be allowed to telework / telecommute, while the rest of us had to go to the client site, day-in and day-out.
The company HR didn't even apologize for this! They actually see no problem with allowing this blatant discrimination to occur.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes, and try to get a clue. You wonder why morale is so low? Because certain employees are treated differently!

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

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Small woman-owned company, mainly stationing at client's site and rarely had any contact with headquarters and mgt.

Project Analyst (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

I have been working at Tri Star Engineering

ProsSmall company with little onsite management, and no adminstrative tasks and/or training. Pays ok.

ConsNo room for career advancement, work available based on contract awarded. No mentorship for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore management oversight for employees.

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Good heart, but struggling with growth issues.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Tri Star Engineering full-time

ProsCorporate philosophy is "No shortcuts!"

ConsSmall business mindset carried on for too long.

Advice to Senior ManagementMoney spent on training is never wasted!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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