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CTS Corporation Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Low cost of living, without bonuses or pay raises beyond 1-2% max not much is expected so it's good to coast to retirement.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and good ol boys club. Engineering managers without college degrees let alone engineering degrees or knowledge. If you are not from the Elkhart area you will have much less opportunity than someone who is. None or poor raises even during good times. Unlike Detroit area no bonuses or promotions regardless or performance. Worked with a child molestor in engineering that is only is gone because he went to prison.

    Advice to Management

    The management in Elkhart needs to change or move elsewhere. Add bonuses, get rid of dead weight no matter how long they have been with the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees on the floor. Benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of true management and the way some middle management were allowed to treat others was deplorable.

    Advice to Management

    Replace a great majority of them and get people who are concerned about the company instead of themselves.

  3. "Changing for the Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Management is working hard to upgrade the business.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to undermarket. Turnover high.


  4. Helpful (3)

    ""white collar technical""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people, far less customer and supplier travel across all positions than typical in automotive supply field., so if this is desired (not for me) for family reasons, the job is less intrusive than most. Housing is much cheaper than Detroit burbs.

    Cons

    Since advanced skillsets are not really needed, the norm of promoting/hiring people to high level positions does not occur based on advanced degrees, certs, training, etc. They make simpler tier 2 products, some tier 1, so it's based on word of mouth and other factors. There was a bit of high management turnover for a while, people hired who were friendly, outgoing, but poorly skilled and marginal leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people thru buddy system. Use advanced degrees, certs, training, as a metric of achievement.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Former Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    The culture was oppressive. I have heard from several current employees that the new management is not getting it done.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office environment was very nice and so were the people. The benefits provided were also decent, so that also helped.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities were limited for most unless you rubbed elbows with the right people in charge, which was a challenge as the corporate office was located in Elkhart, IN at the time.


  7. "working for more than a yr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    no negative as of now

    Advice to Management

    good management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic, mismanaged and unorganized, otherwise a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CTS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned to manage a group of individuals as well as multiple products. I accelerated in my time management ability. I learned about unfamiliar products and prototypes.

    Cons

    The only recognition received was that of negative enforcement. There was no team effort above my pay grade, only individuals faulting others instead of pulling together.

    Advice to Management

    Please get all of the facts and pertinent information before acting. Do not reinforce individuals because they tend to be loud or try to intimidate, positive attitudes should be rewarded. Hard work, personal effort and team players will make a corporation successful, and gain respect where it is due...management.


  9. "Good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people were the best part of this company, learned many essential skills which I will use through out my career.

    Cons

    Lot of turn over in past two years, hard to make it through. Employees losing momentum.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CTS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    great pay, amazing work environment

    Cons

    poor management. they play favorites with employees

    Advice to Management

    improve ur interview process


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