Turbocam International Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great work. Learning practical experiences from the great company.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Barrington, NH
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Barrington, NH

    I worked at Turbocam International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, and nice environment for new grad.

    Cons

    Growing company, hope it can become a larger company!

    Turbocam International Response

    Jan 29, 2015Marketing Communications Developer

    Thank you for your positive response. We are happy that you enjoyed your internship. Growing our engineering department is very important to us. Last year, we hired about 14 new mechanical engineers ... More

  2. Caution to new comers!

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Barrington, NH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Barrington, NH

    I worked at Turbocam International full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very very friendly coworkers at the office. They are the true asset of this company
    Most of them are working very hard and are really available to show genuine compassion.

    Cons

    For new comers, here are some caution. I am not interested in dragging this "amazing" company down. Just be aware that: the way you see as a visitor is totally different from the way it is when you work there. Do not take on the image as a vistor and then jump soly into it.
    They created the image to advertize: divine statement, well taking care of employees, no layoffs, no rigid rules, good mission in Nepal, bla bla. Here are what I actually experienced:

    1. No rigid rules-> Gossip is the key. The upper management is totally gossip driven. They do not follow what's written as records. They follow gossip from coworkers. The president himself sounds very certain to believe in gossip. Witch-hunt is the game rule. To create a negative review, the upper management just need to be only interested in hearing what you have done wrong from your peers.

    2. The company benefit for family is extremely stingy. Perks are VERY cheap. So far, no health insurance coverage for spouse and children.

    3. The president and some upper management are strongly in lack of communication. As new comer, you might end up feeling very confused, receiving different messages, or have no idea what you need to do, and eventually got blamed for it.

    4. good mission in Nepal. For thos who have hearts to do oversea missions, be aware that you cannot go to Nepal/India to do the mission (odds are very slim). That is senior management people and presidents family's job. As a new employee, your way to support is through donation.

    5. Poor management leads to poor manufacturing efficiency. No room for innovative ideas. A lot of talks and meetings need to take place when a new thought is brought into the picture. It is definitely not a lean manufacturing environment.

    6. Poor HR management. They are mean! "Zero layoff" means that if they have no work for you, they simply fire you. They can say the nicest thing to you at the exit interview and say totally the opporsite to your next employer.... really be careful there.

    7. Bullying from older machinists on shop floor. If you are hired as an engineer, be careful of those old machinists in the floor. Swearing, gossiping, judgements, stereotyping can be intimidating. They can be fearless because their skills are needed.

    Advice to Management

    To president: if you are busy and know that you cannot know all the details in the company, please don't make detailed decisions. Integrety and value from you bring the core influence to the company.
    To senior management level: Do you really know what you are doing? or are you just making "peace" of everything?
    To HR, can you be more confrontational and consistant? Or simply stick to the paperwork?

    In general, it is a joke for all seniors sit together and talk about innovation. Not only just hire some "youngins", please care them, respect them, and mentor them. The company needs new and fresh blood. The whole older machinists bullying young engineers needs to stop (no matter it is obvious, or just daily sarcasm). It is not lawful.

  3. Think Future Advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH

    I have been working at Turbocam International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Long-term career chances, great mission, perks like free lunch, insurance, outings, bonuses.

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower than average, but perks make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit women.

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  5. One of the best places to work for in the Northeast!

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Barrington, NH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Barrington, NH

    I have been working at Turbocam International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management has a true understanding that employees drive the company. All employees are treated equally well. Nonsmokers premiums are taken care of for individuals and all dental coverage is paid for, for all employees. At our "employee appreciation" dinner, a door prizes were given away that included all expenses paid vacation to Cancun, Mexico! I was amazed.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not the greatest, but is certainly made up for through all other company contributions.

  6. Amazing place to work if money is not a major concern.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Barrington, NH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Barrington, NH

    I worked at Turbocam International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Turbocam is an absolutely amazing place to work and no other can match the community, the atmosphere, and the generosity of the company.

    Cons

    Turbocam is a company that you retire from, not where you build up a bank account. The salaries the company offers are all on the low side of it's industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Bump up salaries to be a more competitive company for job seekers.

  7. This is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH

    I have been working at Turbocam International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at Turbocam is their flexibility with your hours. The benefits are also GREAT!

    Cons

    We are growing so quickly, some of the communication is getting lost between management and staff, but they are working on that. One of the ways they are fixing that is by creating an employee newsletter that keeps people informed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women in leadership positions.

  8. Great use of technology to deliver fantastic quality to customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NH

    I have been working at Turbocam International

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent mission statement and they live by it
    - Even though it is a Christian company, people of other believes are well received, and the environment is pleasant to work in
    - They place their customers first (both internal --their employees-- and external customers)
    - Good history of quality and techniques for machining, in mills as well as lathes
    - Great prototyping for customers
    - Well equipped for production jobs
    - They provide the training you need to make sure that you do your job well or are transitioning to another role

    Cons

    - They are currently open to change, but it is still slow
    - Most of the software they use is frustrating to work with, so tread with patience
    - Innovation in general is valued, but to actually apply it you need some sort of seniority

    - A lot of the knowledge has to be self discovered (this could be a Pro or a Con depending on your personality)

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should keep focused on having a clear vision -- they do a great job of following their mission statement. Also, being able to proactively mine the innovation that your workforce has will enrich your company, technology, and ultimately enrich the quality and delivery of your products.

  9. A great company to start a career!

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Târgu-Mureş (Romania)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Târgu-Mureş (Romania)

    I have been working at Turbocam International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Young, enthusiast employees and a relaxed working environment.
    Moral values are more important than previous experience (no experienced people were hired and good results were obtained)

    Cons

    Advancing to higher management levels is difficult, older employees are more often promoted
    Most of the times, projects are taking a more time to be finalized than previously estimated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  10. A place to excel and advance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turbocam International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, dedicated, and mission-focused. A joy to go to work and accomplish what needed to be done. Encouraged creative thinking to solve problems.

    Cons

    Uptight, unyielding, inconsistent leadership. Felt like couldn't catch a break, and was judged as wrong in serving a customer.

    Advice to Management

    Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before you judge them.

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