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  1. "Time at RECARO"

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    Electrical Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Recaro

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Fast Paced, Plenty of Training.

    Cons

    Short Lead Times on projects, Too many project to handle at one time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better Workload for Engineers. Be more understanding of Life situations.

    Recaro2015-07-09
  2. "Certification engineer II"

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    Certification Engineer II in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Recaro for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and paid holidays

    Cons

    More work less people and lots of stress

    Recaro2016-02-25
  3. "The work environment is fairly relaxed."

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    Current Employee - Lead Certification Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very good work environment 2. The company offers competitive pay 3. Great health insurance, especially for people with a family

    Cons

    1. It's a small company, so the upward mobility is rather limited 2. Can be penny - wise, pound - foolish at times

    Recaro2015-11-23
  4. "weak leadership"

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    Current Employee - Design Validation & Stress Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Recaro full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefits. Vacation time. Holiday pay. Clean work environment.

    Cons

    sr. management operates in a bubble and has no clue how to fix the issues. they rely on opinions and hearsay to run day to day business. More high level positions are continuing to be added to address issues that are not resolved due to incompetencies of sr management.

    Advice to Management

    stop being so gullible and stop micromanaging. If problems are not resolved and conditions aren't improved, chances are the person directly in that position is not capable of handling the duties, therefore do not add personnel hoping to solve the issue. Throwing more resources at the problem is never considered a resolution to any problem and is only a false pretense of poor leadership trying to convey the message... that they are doing something about the problem.

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    Recaro2015-06-30
  5. "A good company with great potential in the industry but management has no back bone."

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    Current Employee - Certification Engineer II in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits with excellent paid time off. Great company for family oriented professionals. Very clean work environment since all manufacturing/fabrication are outsourced. Fully climate controlled work environment. Paid holidays are abundant and 401K match is fair. Beneficial company to start your career with but after a year or two, you need to move on to ensure continued career growth,... competitive pay, etc.

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    Cons

    A growing company with many personnel changes at the middle to top level management in the last 10 years creating an unstable environment for the rest of the company. Company has many goals and targets but all are challenging to achieve continuously due to inability to retain experienced and reliable employees for the long term. Employees come and go at all levels and all departments. Guesstimate average length of... service of all supervisors and to top management is less than 3 years at their current role. RECARO USA is established as a separate entity from its German counterpart but be aware that management personnel, career paths, and procedures/processes are decided by Germany where the "Functional Leadership" remains. A strong desire to mirror all operations, processes and procedures to be like that of the German facility, however management positions, number of staff members, financial support and employee compensation are at least a level or two below Germany in comparison in all areas. Management positions and other attractive positions are often filled by promoting and transferring in German counterparts. US Management team does not strive for individuality, too compliant in many areas where it does not make sense. Very weak career development, HR is more about hiring and firing employees rather than creating development programs for existing employees.

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    Advice to Management

    If you are to succeed and excel in this competitive market, you must become more visionary and take charge of your own operations. What works well for Germany may not work well for you since you do not have the same infrastructure, personnel base, and financial support that they have. Why follow when you can lead? Break yourselves free of the "absentee" micro-management because when things go wrong, its still your... fault; not theirs. Employee retention is key to any growing organization. Stop losing employees with experience and think you can just backfill with another one. Most professional positions here are high-skilled positions that require decisive actions. Seriously analyze this concern and put some well deserved thoughts and efforts into addressing this issue or you will always struggle to support your growth with new and inexperienced staff members while backfilling vacated positions simultaneously. Your current struggle is not only that you do not have defined processes and procedures in place, it is because everyone is so new (due to the constant turn-overs, changes of roles and responsibilities, understaffed departments, etc.) that no one knows what the heck is going on including management. Encourage teamwork and professionalism within your management team and this will trickle on down to everyone else eliminating a dog eat dog, finger-pointing work environment. Problems and inadequacies may come to surface easier and sooner when everyone has an opportunity to speak and share their ideas.

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    Recaro2015-02-25
  6. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Certification Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Recaro for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning new things. Meeting new people, leadership,

    Cons

    lack of direction, training, no job description

    Advice to Management

    implement a training program for interns that spreads their work out over several department even if it is not in their field

    Recaro2014-08-28
  7. ""Good Company but need to work more on employee motivation""

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    Current Employee - Certification Engineer I in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Recaro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Have good values, work culture, respect for the employee

    Cons

    Uneven distribution of work to employees, lack of motivation, relatively low salary, lack of professional growth, work overload

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work more on motivating the employees, managing the work flow (distribution of work), estimating the resources need.

    Recaro2014-04-16
  8. "Not too many things to learn here."

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    Current Employee - Certification Engineer II in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Company is located in nice area.

    Cons

    Low salary pay grade compared to industry. Not a very good place to rise up in career. Your knowledge will be negligible. Company has no interest providing employee additional work related training. Friendship with higher management is more important than your work performance. They have no set Criteria for their posts.

    Advice to Management

    Company has lit of people to whom company pays for no productivity. Too cheap for providing employees facilities for work. Poor work process system. Lack of communication.

    Recaro2014-03-31
  9. "Mid level aircraft seating company"

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    Current Employee - Stress Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Recaro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and good work culture. Opportunity to learn a lot at this place.

    Cons

    Research and development not present at fort worth.

    Recaro2013-01-29
  10. "Good Company, could be better"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Respect, some recognition for work. One of the best benefits packages

    Cons

    Dependent on Germany HQ too much. Germany is extremely slow.

    Advice to Management

    we should work as a separate company and gain respect.

    Recaro2012-10-01
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