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Kautex Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2019

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Found 81 reviews

3.2
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64%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Joerg Rautenstrauch
13 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "No one is looking out for your work life balance for you in many positions(in 4 reviews)

  • "Chaotic work environment without much leadership in place at the plant(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kautex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule. Travel to multiple destinations. Education reimbursement. Self-driven career paths. Autonomous decision making opportunities. Cross functional training.

    Cons

    Ambiguity can be difficult for those who like a detailed road map.

    Kautex2016-02-01
  2. "What chaos in Lavonia"

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    Former Employee - Materials in Lavonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kautex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people in the hourly ranks. They care about what they do.

    Cons

    Lots of management turnover. Clueless regional leadership screwing the plant up. They still have not fixed KDT but think they can “fix” KLA.

    Advice to Management

    Scott needs to clean house in Troy management.

    Kautex2019-05-18
  3. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kautex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    large and international company and very flexible

    Cons

    they work your .... off, which is a good thing if you are looking for a place to start your career.

    Kautex2019-03-15
  4. "Too many politics to do actual improvement work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Lavonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High levels of automation inhouse

    Cons

    too much of non productive work

    Kautex2019-03-06
  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kautex full-time

    Pros

    The work flexibility is really good

    Cons

    The work environment is very stressful

    Kautex2018-11-30
  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Anderson, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kautex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to learn and obtain training. Good local leadership.

    Cons

    Dictating regional and global leadership with very little experience. Experienced technical individuals and subject matter experts are leaving at the highest rate since Kautex is part of Textron. New hire are on coming from within Textron or have to be Graduates with drives overall knowledge of the business with the business down.

    Advice to Management

    Retain subject matter experts and stop the buddy hiring concept.

    Kautex2018-07-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement specialst"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team! Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Commodity team is not local

    Kautex2018-04-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to learn from"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kautex full-time

    Pros

    Willing to grow employees for advancement

    Cons

    High expectations to perform well

    Advice to Management

    None

    Kautex2018-03-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Hi Lo Driver in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kautex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance in the company.

    Cons

    Rude upper management, never says hello, but quick too ask of something.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to speak to the employees, get your heads out your butts!! A simple hello would be nice!

    Kautex2018-01-31
  10. "design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good to learn the process

    Cons

    Compensation is average and constant change in management

    Advice to Management

    Please cut short the travel

    Kautex2018-01-16
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