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Updated Nov 20, 2021

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Found 109 of over 186 reviews

3.5
58%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Kautex President & CEO Joerg Rautenstrauch (no image)
Joerg Rautenstrauch
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work- life balance and good hikes(in 7 reviews)

  • "some nice people immediately around you(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes difficult to manage work-life balance(in 7 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good teamwork

      Jul 27, 2021 - ISC Intern in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are many different projects at KDT, experience in different areas of Supply chain management.

      Cons

      Fast past environment, new projects all the time, wear different hats to get the job done.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Company Culture Needs Work

      Nov 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great benefits, many training opportunities

      Cons

      Compensation is lacking, culture is toxic and outdated, employees do not feel valued

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great environment

      Aug 9, 2021 - Accounting Analyst in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A very stress free job with lots of flexibility. Great team and lots of diversity.

      Cons

      Not at lot of room for growth without relocation. Sometimes workload distribution is not equal.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Prepare for a wild ride

      Aug 17, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You get Great experience and you definitely get It quickly

      Cons

      With the great experience comes very little training so be prepared

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fuel cell production company

      Jun 21, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Avilla, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Engineering, manufacturing, 24/7 production and fast paced company.

      Cons

      Culture, plant performance, people's attitude, upper management.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      It’s a terrible environment but the moneys good

      Jun 29, 2021 - Machine Operator/Back Up Team Leader in Avilla, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay Plenty of overtime Diversity Desperate for people Cheap benefits

      Cons

      No warning on overtime Experience is irrelevant when applying for promotions Age discrimination.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company, plenty of resources available to lead to success

      Feb 25, 2021 - Associate Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits, and work life balance

      Cons

      Upper level management may see unapproachable at times

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Poor management

      Mar 3, 2021 - Assembly in Fort Wayne, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent pay if your willing to sign your life’s freedom away and be willing to be kicked around like a nobody for decent pay all you’re going to get here is decent money as a payoff to be treated very poorly mentally and physically.

      Cons

      Poor or lack of decision making skills on behalf of the entire management staff make this place a living hell on earth for any decent human being. Bad management turns into poor planning which turns into more stress and constant overtime on the week days and weekends on a regular rotating schedule .Management will not take any accountability for any mistakes they’ve made and instead do whatever they can to put you in a situation that seems really good for yourself but beware if you’re ever told your doing a good job and they want to promote you or give you some sort of advanced training it’s usually a sign their building you up to take a big fall for one of their own mistakes or to put you into an uncomfortable situation until you quit or make a mistake so that they can fire you. they use positive reenforcement here as a tool to punish people that they don’t like or agree with it’s one big mind game here so if your ready to sign on you better be ready to sign your life away and you better hire a physiologist before you start because your going to need one shortly into your career here. I’ve never worked anywhere in my life where the people are so desperate to keep a job they will secretly backstab you to death with a smile on their face until you quit or get fired. There’s a few large groups of friends and family that pretty much run the show there and if your not in their click it doesn’t matter how good of a job you do your not going to last long. H.R. department complaints on favoritism and poor treatment fall of Deaf ears, don’t worry though they have a compliance hotline you can call to start an investigation into your claim of mistreatment though and that falls on deaf ears as well. Good luck !

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Oct 15, 2020 - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great enviorment and company culture

      Cons

      Old building and poor office supplies

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      BAD Management

      Dec 28, 2020 - Production in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Normal schedule mostly. Not much else

      Cons

      Bad management, outsource higher paying jobs,

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