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TRU Simulation + Training Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "You will learn a lot quickly out of necessity and will be thrown into projects where you have a good degree of responsibility" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Working on flight simulators is very interesting work" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The disconnect between upper management and everyone else was pretty significant however and there is a lot of room for improvement" (in 6 reviews)

  • "High turnover rate; most tenured engineer in my department that wasn't a manager had only been there 5 years" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fast-paced, but great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TRU Simulation + Training full-time

    Pros

    TRU is connected to Textron which provides some great career opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of shifting priorities which can make work life interesting but hard to keep up with


  2. "Post Employment review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TRU Simulation + Training full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Prompt Responsive HR department. Good team environment.

    Cons

    A lot of uncontrollable outside influence.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate appropriately.

  3. "Good people, poor company."

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    Former Employee - Simulator Technician in Altus, OK
    Former Employee - Simulator Technician in Altus, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TRU Simulation + Training full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people were great! Everyone knew their job and tried to help others.

    Cons

    Human resource sucked at handling harassment issues, the company didn't know any of us personally. Very unorganized company, didn't want to know how to improve anything.

    Advice to Management

    If management reads this, you need to respect your people better. Then they will respect you. Stop treating people like a number!


  4. "Great place to work, constant leadership changes with a lack of understanding at the top"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Goose Creek, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TRU Simulation + Training full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, truly kind and helpful. Interesting work. Some travel (but not too much). Good technology challenges. Good pay, reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    3rd TRU CEO in 5 years -- you would think the guy at the top (TXT CEO) would see that something more fundamental was wrong. Work comes and goes in cycles but this current down cycle is as bad as it has ever been and I have been there a long time with no breaks in service. It is all about cost. When the TXT CEO figures that out he will either fix it or exit the business...either one works for me

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the root causes of our losses are.... by the way I will give you a hint its cost.


  5. "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TRU Simulation + Training full-time

    Pros

    Employees in peer group are genuinely nice to work with.

    Cons

    This company is rapidly losing business, resulting in extensive termination of employees, including those with long-term employment. Everyone feels like their job can be the next to go. Very risky to accept a position with this company.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRU Simulation + Training full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture, Good Management, Decent Level of Transparency

    Cons

    Slow Position Advancement Process, cycles of low work volume with lay-offs


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TRU Simulation + Training full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who do the day to day work. They produce a good product.

    Cons

    Corporate is more interested in their careers than yours. Not trustworthy based on my experience.

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    "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goose Creek, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TRU Simulation + Training full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Get to work in a manufacturing environment and learn key skills.
    * Great place to come and learn basic tools that you can later use.
    * Treat LDP's exceptionally well.
    * Amazing place to intern.

    Cons

    * Non competitive pay.
    * Lack on support between businesses.
    * Very tight deadlines.
    * Employees taking on sometimes two or more roles outside their primary role.
    * Lack of appreciation of hourly employees.
    * Management vision is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time working at Tru Simulation. The worst part of my employment was seeing something really special fall through the cracks. In my experience working there we had a lot of missed opportunities, for reasons that were never really explained to the workforce. There are always new faces to see and train due to non competitive pay, so the experience most time goes elsewhere. Management might want to take a look into the people with blue collar skill sets and re-evaluate their salaries.


  9. "General Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRU Simulation + Training full-time

    Pros

    Good company and good people.

    Cons

    No comment I wish to add.


  10. "Sales Role within TRU Simulation"

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

    I have been working at TRU Simulation + Training (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good experience. Solid team environment.

    Cons

    None to speak of so far.