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CST Industries Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "They have good management and the workers are good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Winchester, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Winchester, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CST Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are willing to teach you as long as you are willing and are wanting to learn what they are needing you to learn

    Cons

    It is hard work, there are alot of things that you are having do and remember at one time, there is also alot of paperwork that has to be done

    Advice to Management

    There really isn't to much that needs to be said


  2. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and mid management at local facility.

    Cons

    Too many different entities at the upper levels of management not on the same page. No clear vision to the local facilities on how to proceed with projects.

    Advice to Management

    Get together at the upper levels, so the local facilities can produce at a higher level.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "administrative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsons, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsons, KS

    I worked at CST Industries full-time

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, vacation, and personal time.

    Cons

    This company has gone downhill it used to be a family oriented business where the employer cared about the workers and wanted to see them move up in the company or succeed in their current position and move up the ladder. The executives in corporate do not know what goes in the plant but likes to think they do know. People will step on other people to get ahead or get what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key. Keep employees informed on the business and policy changes. Know what is going on in your plant and other sister plants. Treat employees with respect and help them to succeed. Remember the people who put in the real sweat to make a product so the company can keep making a profit. Investigate all allegations and communicate with the employee the result. Happy workers help a company succeed.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fear, intimidation reek havoc"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CST Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company back before the current owners. Their poor management and constant changes of leadership have destroyed this company

    Cons

    No focus to customers, process not people first leads to poor quality products sold by uneducated sales people, loss of market share and dwindling profits.

    Advice to Management

    Pls leave before it's too late


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Production Vs. Accountants"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plasma Table Operator/CNC in Rincon, GA
    Former Employee - Plasma Table Operator/CNC in Rincon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CST Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many veteran employees who are skillful and can be helpful. A great fabrication shop to make the transition from "french fries to calipers"; gain basic trade craft. Excellent shop to get your mom to ask the facilities Manager for your job back if they go to the same church. If you have always wanted to be in management but lack training, integrity, experience, if you are ethically challenged, lack competence, are seething with personal greed and respect nothing, the time is right to apply. you will fit right in.

    Cons

    The environment is Not climate controlled. Wages are depend on get as much overtime as you can. the managers determine work quotes on their bonuses and assign time to produce on that factor regardless of other "hard to think about all that" variables. it has become more common for workers to be injured on the job for trying to reach those goals. Also "know your place, boy!" management feels confident in misquoting famous people as the rank they have makes them right Also except the facilities manager the entire office based management team has no education or academic accomplishment. One was been to prison for drugs! Remember the kids who first chased Forest Gump on bikes then in a truck? How about News Team Five with Ron Burgundy? Got IT?

    Advice to Management

    Please resign. Save what ever is left of your soul.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I would keep looking..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sycamore, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sycamore, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CST Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The dealer network has wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't have a clue. They like to just sit at their comfy off-site desk and pull strings. It's always a numbers game - Head count vs. revenue. Not very stable.

    Advice to Management

    Try putting people first, then the profits will come.


  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CST Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and a great work environment. I really enjoyed the summer I worked there. The people are hardworking and it feels like a family. They really take an interest in you.

    Cons

    I worked in a small town where there wasn't a lot to do. I don't really know for sure how the other locations stack up to where I was at. I know I wouldn't want to live long term in the town I worked in though.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CST Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, nice offices.

    Cons

    No bonus or merit recognition, Sales vs. project mangerment issues,

    Advice to Management

    Reign in your sales people or quit blaming others for reduced profit margins


  10. Helpful (1)

    "We're getting there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CST Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of changes recently with positive outlooks ahead

    Cons

    Still have a ways to go

    Advice to Management

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  11. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in DeKalb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CST Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CST talks about continuous improvement and all of the other buzz words. It makes you feel like good things will happen.

    Cons

    CST does not act on continuous improvement initiatives. They take the easy way out by (as you can hear on the shop floor) putting lipstick on a pig.

    Any customer who visits will hear hyperbole about the process. It can become sickening if you are an honest employee.

    Money first. People second.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.



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