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TAMKO Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Mgt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Phillipsburg, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Phillipsburg, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TAMKO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team! Hard work done professionally by Good people.

    Cons

    No negatives from my perspective.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is the best thing about this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TAMKO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is really high, especially for my small town.

    Cons

    Management doesn't consider anything their subordinates want, it's their way or nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Everything doesn't need to be about what makes the bosses happy, it's ok to make your employees happy as well.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking, there are better employers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Underneath middle management are some of the hardest working individuals in the community, yet their ideas are snuffed out by the older generation who comes from a 'do as their told' mentality, rather than promoting a fresh idea or thought.

    Cons

    House of cards management style. Employees are asked to do more with less and less information. The recent 'growth' statistics are not due to increased market share, but rather in the cost savings of cleaning out jobs and claim denial.

    Promotions are slow, as growth is stifled by an older generation in senior positions that do not encourage the young up and comers to fast track to middle management positions. A typical 'wait your turn' management style, and few to no minorities in any type of leadership. A good ol' boys club of a board telling the workforce when to sit, stand, eat and breathe. Not a environment for the out of the box thinker, everything must be OK'd by a controlled process in a controlled environment.

    If you are a free thinker, then I suggest you find a different company that is more open minded to growth in the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    Grow with the industry, rather than circling the drain with the same old, same old.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great pay, sometimes shady leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TAMKO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is excellent. Can't find better.

    Cons

    Benefits are below industry standard. Work/life balance isnt great with shift work.

    Advice to Management

    Make people #1, not #0.


  5. "Great place to work!!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TAMKO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay, company has solid leadership and knows what they are doing. TAMKO is very strong financially so I do not have to worry about going into bankruptcy like my last company did. Very professional and they expect everyone to work hard, be honest, and treat everyone with respect. If you have a bad attitude don't apply here, you will not last long. No one here wants to work next to some jerk with an attitude of entitlement or who is lazy....I am so thankful TAMKO gives these types of people the boot. TAMKO rewards hard work and they do care about their employees. I have seen them spend millions of dollars over the years to make the production lines safe for employees. Production hourly jobs are tough in that they are rotating shift work but they do pay on average about $20 - $25 per hour for workers with no college background but who can work hard and do their jobs. Other manufacturing companies are moving these types of high paying jobs to Mexico, but not TAMKO. They invest in more efficient processes and use Six Sigma to drive out waste. I would not work anywhere else but TAMKO in this current economy where jobs and companies change by the minute. Someone wrote in one review that I read that TAMKO is old fashioned....well, if "old fashioned" means great pay for hard work, honesty, integrity and a company that keeps good workers for life, then sign me up for an "old fashioned" employer any time. America needs more companies like TAMKO. The CEO is a good man - we are blessed to have him!!!

    Cons

    Some locations may not be the best and the manufacturing plants can get hot in summer and cold in winter. Benefits could use some updating, but overall are still solid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the track that you are heading...it works and we like it.


  6. "Best Company in the Industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TAMKO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible company to work for. Absolutely care about their people. Provide excellent training and equipping. Good benefits plan.

    Cons

    Can be lonely working as a one-person team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tamko"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TAMKO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company treats its employees well. Benefits and pay are both competitive, and the work environment is pleasing. A good company to work for.

    Cons

    Working in any manufacturing environment can be hazardous. Dust, granules, etc.. All affect the way you breathe, but for the most part, the plants are fairly clean considering all aspects of the process.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting the safety culture you have established. The company is growing every second of everyday. You're doing a great job, thanks for the opportunity.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TAMKO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good for area, but this is the only positive. Do not let the money blind you to the AWFUL quality of life you will experience while working at the Dallas plant

    Cons

    Benefits package other than pay is outdated and does not offer a whole lot, very dirty manufacturing environment that gets really hot and managements don't care about nothing especial went operators have problems an managements don't care .constantly changing management methodologies and strategies. can't get one method working well before they change to another. keep you on your toes.

    Advice to Management

    slow down and make better decisions. stick to what is working and leave it at that. get rid of the enhance the agile collaborative teams especial line management that get good employee fire


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Production line worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TAMKO (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good for area, but this is the only positive. Do not let the money blind you to the AWFUL quality of life you will experience while working at the High Street plant!

    Cons

    Swing shifts are no way to live. The management currently at High Street is very immature and are nothing but "Yes" men.

    Advice to Management

    Management at the corporate level needs to clean house at High Street.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Continuous Change!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TAMKO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money to burn for projects and cost savings initiatives. Good pay. Standard benefits. Low turnover in management. High turnover in hourly.

    Cons

    constantly changing management methodologies and strategies. can't get one method working well before they change to another. keep you on your toes.

    Advice to Management

    slow down and make better decisions. stick to what is working and leave it at that. get rid of the six sigma program and enhance the agile collaborative teams.


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