TriMas Reviews

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TriMas President, CEO, and Director Dave Wathen
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    An employment opportunity along my career path in an unfavorable job market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at TriMas

    Pros

    Job security is ok in a poor economy.

    Cons

    Upper management is greedy. Raises are extremely small regardless of the profitability of the company. Feel unimportant, insignificant, and unintelligent. The company is out for the senior management people and could care less about anyone not part of the "club".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understood that the company must make a profit and give positive results to the investors. However, don't forget about your most important assets (The people who are making it happen). Watch what happens when the economy begins to improve...turnover WILL be high. Associates need to feel appreciated and part of the operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ran our company into the ground!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fairborn, OH
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Fairborn, OH

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

    Pros

    The only positive thing is that I am no longer associated with the company.

    Cons

    A lack of management and leadership, Opportunistic, Favoritism, No room for advancement
    We were acquired by TriMas in 2007, and promised a brighter future, pay increases, advancement opportunities, and a family-like work environment. TriMas closed our company in March 2010. We were asked to take pay cuts, went through several reductions in force, and told we were being switched to benefits much lower than we had when we were acquired. They did the opposite of what they promised. They are untrustworthy and cowards. My own boss wouldn't even give me my termination date. I found out through the grapevine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat companies you acquire with respect. You are toying with people's lives. Acquisitions should be mutually beneficial, not toys. Stop acting like spoiled children always wanting a new toy, or company, to suck dry and toss it aside when you're bored playing with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management is treated like kings and staff are treated like dirt.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield Hills, MI

    I have been working at TriMas

    Pros

    Outside of senior management everyone else is great to work with.

    Cons

    Senior Management is unappreciative.
    Vacation is near impossible to take.
    Communication between senior management and the rest of the staff is non-existent.
    When times are good money is spent on senior management, when times are tough it's the staff that get the boot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the rest of us, we work really hard too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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