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Cataler Corporation Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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  1. "5 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly technical equipment in chemical production and processing.

    Cons

    Slightly hot for engineering staff working on the floor and maintenance personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Safety first, Quality next, and by observation and feed back from production staff reduce shortcuts in production that can cause safety and quality issues resulting in loss.

    Cataler Corporation2018-12-06
  2. "Not a long term job..."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay Easy work Breaks A lot of mandatory overtime

    Cons

    A lot of mandatory overtime Not climate controlled Bad management Inexperienced management High turnover rate HOT HOT HOT Outdated A/C system on floor You do jobs you aren't paid to do

    Advice to Management

    Hire within not off the street. Its difficult to describe whats wrong with the product to people who have never actually done the job themselves.

    Cataler Corporation2019-05-23
  3. "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they have decent benefits for employees

    Cons

    terrible work environment all around

    Cataler Corporation2017-10-15
  4. "This place is terrible."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation

    Pros

    I didn't see any pros.

    Cons

    Training is weak. Employees don't care if you need help or not.

    Advice to Management

    Make your training program stronger.

    Cataler Corporation2017-08-17
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    "The Cold Hard Truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent Pay, steady work, good working culture with the Japanese advisors.

    Cons

    American HR Managers deal only in complete negativity for the employees instead of the positive. They fail to provide support and guidance, they plot to find any inconsequential factor to punish good employees needlessly.... HR used the cultures language differences to institute there own brand of policy to derive pleasure from others misfortunes......... consistently. HR has moles( within the plant)a handful... of favorites) that take small non-issues and ramps them up to HR, so they can then have reason to create a hostile work environment for certain out of favor employees. We have lost many good employees and managers because of this unequal level of power.

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    Advice to Management

    Replace existing HR with Qualified Human Resources Professionals. This would most definitely stop the overwhelming turnover.......THE NEW HR NEEDS TO SPEND TIME ON THE FLOOR GETTING TO KNOW THE PEOPLE......IN A REAL HUMAN WAY!

    Cataler Corporation2017-05-09
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    "Skip this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are fair, pay is reasonable only for certain positions.

    Cons

    Japanese management is detached from all but engineering and quality work, does not understand the nuances of running a company in America and is led around by the nose by under-whelming American management. HR is disingenuous and untrustworthy, demonstrating over the years very little concern or capability for people development beyond the initial OJT for production positions. Most management has been promoted... into position through attrition rather than merit, and as a result is not strong in their subject matter, taking the simpler, most hard-line approach toward resolving problems. There is not a real focus on people at the core, only on the surface. This company is second-rate in almost every way.

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    Advice to Management

    Revise promotional practices to focus on performance and merit. Focus on people development from top to bottom. Offer early retirement to upper management and start over.

    Cataler Corporation2017-04-24
  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Toyota-owned company with rapid growth and plenty of opportunities for advancement. Pay is decent and benefits are above average for the area. Profitability is high, though high customer demand is taxing on employees/staff.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high and training system is very weak. Factory is hot in the summertime, though spot cooling is provided.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from the outside as the internal well is dry. Pay whatever is necessary to get good talent. Consider a change in HR management.

    Cataler Corporation2016-12-04
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    "Unsafe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros for this place.

    Cons

    The place is filled with people who use drugs, sexually harass others and get away with not doing their job. The HR Department is the most corrupt. They do not keep anything confidential.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    Cataler Corporation2016-11-21
  9. "Decent company, horrible management"

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    Lead Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cataler Corporation for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great starting pay, great people

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in company, management and communication are horrible

    Advice to Management

    Do better...value you employees

    Cataler Corporation2016-05-18
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    "A politically difficult work environment"

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    Management in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cataler Corporation

    Pros

    - Very environmentally friendly company - Heavily envolved in community activities - Technologically advanced manufacturing equipment - Mostly clean work environment - Multicultural work environment

    Cons

    - Very political work environment - Management staff lacking solid leadership - Management promotes a lot of workplace negativity - Nepotism commonplace - A lot of cross departmental fighting and departmental infighting - Cross departmental fighting is encouraged by the actions of departmental leadership - Incremental pay increases, sometimes none at all

    Advice to Management

    - Value your employees - Work with your employees not against them - Stop encouraging workplace negativity - Treat employees fairly - Stop the politics

    Cataler Corporation2015-03-20
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