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Sanden International (USA) Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "test operation"

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    Current Employee - QC Technician in Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Wylie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None why,where,when, what take care of your employees

    Cons

    None why where when why

    Advice to Management

    What,where when why take care of your employees


  2. "Some companies give nice bonuses, but Sanden shows their appreciation with a "Made in China" coffee cup."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wylie, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depends on what level you're at - if you're an hourly employee, I guess you should be happy you have health insurance.

    Cons

    Management, or lack of - absolutely no leadership! Usually, the revolving door applies to lower level workers, but it seems supervisors and managers are the guys who can't last. People who have been there the longest are the worst at their jobs, and the least knowledgeable. "It's not my job" and "no one told me" are common excuses. As for the people who actually try and put forth effort, they're often seen as a problem, and every effort will be made to get rid of them.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They won't listen!

  3. "they do not care"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Wylie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, unlimited hours, good CO-WORKERS, until you get to the supervisor positions. In the whole plant there are 3 maybe 4 good supervisors that are honest and helpful. The rest do their best at doing as little as possible and steal from the company by clicking in and hanging out socializing with each other all day. Upper management never checks so in the end less money for the ones actually doing the job and no job security for the temps.

    Cons

    They do not care about the temps. No matter how hard you work how much you do for them they don't care about you. The full time employees will put the blame on you and the other employees will back them even though real logic proves them wrong and since your a temp management take their word over yours. Management tells you one thing then does the opposite and without any notice you will be unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your temps they are people. They could be the future of your company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities, life balance not easy to come by at Sanden"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my time at Sanden, I worked with some exceptional people. Really top notch types. That was by far the biggest benefit working at Sanden. They offered quite a bit of good training in house, also.

    Cons

    By the time I left Sanden, most of the good people had left or were forced out. Management only thought in the short term. There was precious little investment going back into the plant. Went several years without any pay raise. Management bonuses were far and few between. Working 55-60 hours a week was the norm. Benefits were marginal.

    Advice to Management

    Value your most precious asset, your employees.


  5. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people within the company are extremely good, knowledgeable, but too many years has left them with complacency

    Cons

    Low salary, Heavily controlled by management in Japan, no decision making, no promotions


  6. "Sanden Wylie, TX"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Wylie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, growth opportunity, people. Plenty of room for personal growth and advancement for people who believe in making their own luck.

    Cons

    Cleanliness, long after hours meetings. Some employees have difficult time adjusting to culture differences.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making internal environment improvements - (Machine shop areas). Didn't like bringing the smell home with me. More employee recognition. Project management could use support. Supplier Quality improvement initiatives.


  7. "OK company but need to be fair to the employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Location of company is OK

    Cons

    Old technology, No room for advancement, Low salary, Impossible to have a work life balance, Expected to work unreasonable hours, constant risk of a RIF

  8. Helpful (1)

    "PM machines, help with improvement of efficiency, help production line be successful."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wylie, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Wylie, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours as long as you do you job

    Cons

    Time consuming, high stress, lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employes


  9. "Over all OK"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    close to city, good foe new hire

    Cons

    Poor management , long working hrs, poor salary

    Advice to Management

    Improve your self to improve others


  10. "Sexist hiring practices"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wylie, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wylie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanden International (USA) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the higher paying employers in the immediate area.

    Cons

    Attractive darker skinned ladies have the best chance of hire, Asian, Spanish, light skinned Black . Low morals is an added plus.

    Good old boy and legacy hires rule the day as well. If you don't meet the pretty women requirement, your next best chance is to have a family member already employed here. As a last resort, you have a slim chance if you were in the Navy.

    Pay raises are completely arbitrary. Some employees have worked here for more that 10 years and are getting paid only $10.50 per hour while new hires are being paid only a dollar less. Many employees have not received a raise in over 5 years.

    The company is more interested in numbers that quality.

    They are more interested in cosmetics for visitors than improving conditions for employees.

    Constantly running out of parts to build with.

    High employee turnover rate for the reasons given.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone from management positions and hire people that know how to run a business, not line their pockets with bonuses.


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