Tripp Lite

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Tripp Lite Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
14 Reviews
3.0
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sees Potential in it's People and Values Employees!

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

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    Tripp Lite has been the best career move I've ever made. Tripp Lite sees it's employees as people, not just as cogs in the machine. I have never felt more valued in the work place. Office culture is laid back, but the people are sharp and professional. The company is stable and growing.

    Cons

    Tripp Lite may be lack luster, in appearance, but they put emphasis where it counts- not in aesthetics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility with vacation/personal time is my only suggestion!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Company With a Lot of Nonsense and Nepotism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. There is widespread nepotism in leadership positions across multiple positions, crippling areas like marketing, human resources, and production. I can understand hiring relatives from time to time, but it is widespread at Tripp Lite.

    While pay is good, benefits are poor. There is no 401K match and the time off policy is poor with sick days being left to the discretion of your manager. I say that again.... Whether or not a sick day is granted is left up to your manager... Seriously?

    While the hours you are required to work is reasonable (in fact, you won't even have to work 40 hours per week as an exempt employee in certain departments), there is a general lack of trust and respect for your time. You are required to have your butt in your seat and there will be no option to work from home even for jobs that would be well suited.

    Senior management is hit or miss. The president is a smart leader, but he is hamstrung by a team full nepotism and long-timers that may not be fit for their role.

    The company has no stated mission, and the company is super secretive about all aspects of the business. There is also a culture of fiefdoms and silos and a general sense of ill will between departments often times made worse by a lack of overarching vision. Unprofessional behavior, inappropriate relationships, and general nonsense are all tolerated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Tripp Lite Response

    Aug 13, 2014EVP

    In reading your review I find it hard to believe we work for the same company as your observations differ from mine substantially. I'm particularly disappointed in your perception of our policy on ... More

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good to their Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They really care about their employees and often sponsor events. The people are fun and laid back. Christmas Party and Summer picnic.

    Cons

    There is lack of organization and communication across departments. It can take a VERY long time to get help from anyone not in your bay. Also, it's a complete cubicle farm--only half cubicles, and there are no windows except by the front desk and kitchen. All of the walls are white with florescent lighting--it feels very commercial and uninviting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging. Allow us to communicate with other departments to get things done faster.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere (going away), relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Cliquish, strong nepotism, have to fight for ever commission $ if they'll pay it, 401K with no match an animosity among the upper management that divides the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold a management meeting monthly so all department are on the same page and make sales #'s more readily available to managers to evaluate their growth and staff's performance. Open up the check book to pay commission so sales people are motivated not demoralized and feel they've been cheated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Tripp Lite Response

    Jul 2, 2014EVP

    I too regret that as we grow our small company atmosphere becomes more and more difficult to maintain. Cliques are difficult to manage out of existence, but we try. As one of the few companies to ... More

  6.  

    Here today, here tomorrow

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

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a financially stable company. They make big decisions carefully and get them right. No layoffs in my time here. The casual atmosphere can obscure the high energy work ethic I see around me. They give ALL employees serious cash bonuses for milestone sales achievements like biggest month, biggest quarter, biggest year. Most quality employees who come here stay along time.

    Cons

    With stability can come staleness or lack of innovation, but they have enough good young heads in key positions to keep things moving forward. Career paths could be better defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate more job trainings and formal career advancement programs and having done so educate the employees on their best path to advancement. Think long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that takes care of its employees!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, outstanding benefits, periodic bonuses, casual but professional work environment, openness to flexible schedules

    Cons

    Not many. Workstations can be a bit cramped, but that can be said of any work environment. The office is not super close to a train station, but a bus does stop right in front of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to expand the offices and workstations onto a second floor to allow employees to have more space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work for and with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Old school, strong work ethic corporate wide with very smart and creative employees. Flexible and accommodating to employee's family needs. Good salaries and benefits. Lots of room to learn and grow. Strong revenue growth. Lot's of tenured people who seem to find a good home/work value.

    Cons

    Don't be shy, management will listen if you are professional and vocal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees. Add more feedback tools for all employees to continue to build a great environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    The Base Salary at Tripp Lite was great, they give an annual cash bonus which is nice. Engineering team/Presales engineers are great.

    Cons

    The commission structure is a joke, I would hit well over 100% of my goal and only receive 20% of the payout. They have unrealistic expectations on growth goals. Benefits are horrible, 401k Match is terrible. Management is out of the loop and are unqualified to do their jobs. All management is very unprofessional and constantly makes inappropriate comments. HR doesnt do anything about management which gives you a great idea of how it is to work for Tripp Lite is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create Realistic commission goals. VP of the company and CEO need to evaluate the leadership at Tripp Lite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Tripp Lite Response

    Jul 2, 2014EVP

    I don't want to dismiss your claims as you clearly feel very strongly about them. That said, this is a bit of a rant, no? Management at Tripp Lite (and every company) is not an entity. Rather, it's ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company treated me well for the most part during my tenor there.

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

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small company feel with plenty of employee activities.
    Decent base pay structure.
    Good medical benefits, flexible work hours & personal time.

    Cons

    Company lacked a good management structure & professionalism.
    Very conservative in paying commission and there's no match on 401K.
    Company has a feel of having a High School "in crowd" at the upper management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has grown in size to the point of adding professional outside upper management vs. the home grown staff now in place to reach the next level of expansion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great, laid-back company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tripp Lite full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, co-workers are very friendly and helpful, growth and other job opportunities are not abundant but available. They also give quarterly bonuses (depending on the job) and they give monthly bonuses if sales goals are met. Overall, nice place to work.

    Cons

    There aren't many bad things I can think of. Sometimes upper management delays things like bonuses and employee reviews, but just stay on top of it and it will get done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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