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  1. Great people that take pride in their work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Owatonna, MN

    I have been working at Truth Hardware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting wages and plenty of opportunities for advancement. Flexible with family and life. Small town location with big city easy access.

    Cons

    Raises are small because of economy and the business is owned by an investment group that tends to make unpopular changes at times. The raise and review system needs work. Some that were in positions at an entry level haven't gotten the financial gain they should be getting for doing the job they do when having to obsorb the work of lost resources.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the entry level starters when they need the financial gain for the work load and the job they are doing. The accross the board raises everyone gets doesn't work.


  2. The other end of the "merger"

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

    I worked at Truth Hardware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NOTE: Worked for the joint Amesbury+Truth following acquisition by Tyman LLC. Started working for Amesbury - On the surface, the business models of the two companies seemed to match appropriately. - On the surface, seem to have a progressive approach to technology. - The processes within manufacturing are well organized.

    Cons

    - Within the IT department, the back-end technology is severely outdated. Money is spent frivolously on outdated hardware, and its clear that the technical expertise within the IT department has not significantly grown over the past 10+ years. - It is clear that the "Truth Hardware way" is the only way from the perspective of the employees and senior management. While there is some value in the Truth Hardware way, it is clear that any true analysis of other ways has not been performed with any real sense of openness. - Tyman, who is the holding company for both Truth Hardware and Amesbury, has left the merger to basically be performed by the respective companies. This is causing a lot of infighting.

    Advice to Management

    It is clear that, as with most mergers, everyone is "looking out for number one". The merger between Amesbury and Truth Hardware is no exception. A harder look at how this merger is being done needs to take place, or I fear for the stability and continued presence of both companies.


  3. Both my husband and I would not recommend this company.

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

    I worked at Truth Hardware full-time

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

    Pros

    New employees seem really excited to gain full-time employment with Truth. Starting pay rates inspire the excitement but it is short lived.

    Cons

    The company is shaky, they constantly go into pay freezes (or at-least this is the case for the production workers), profit sharing is non-existent, and they seem to struggle with running a smooth lean manufacturing concept.

    Advice to Management

    The bottom level employees (production workers) are not always the problem, there is a lot of passing the blame off onto these employees. Try walking through the plants during all shifts (not just first shift) and talk to the employees, there is a lot of insight and ideas to be gained in doing this.


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  5. The company was good, but the work itself was monotonous and unrewarding.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Owatonna, MN

    I worked at Truth Hardware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They train quickly. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    The work was monotonous and draining.


  6. heath care compensation at Truth

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

    I have been working at Truth Hardware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good ,experienced work force.The company is located in Owatonna ,MN which has good schools and small town values . Great community to bring up your children.

    Cons

    Truth heath care plan. you will have to travel north to use tier 1 heath plan for 80/20 3000 deductible. The local heath care in Owatonna is tier 2 a 60/40 plan with 6000 deductible. The employee review system is non existent.



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