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TS Tech North America Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Benefits- Considering the current situation with healthcare the benefits are great (in 5 reviews)

  • Good bonuses, good vacation, good benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No understanding of what is meant by Work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Very shady upper management that claim to be there to help and claim to be very approachable but turn on you the moment they get a chance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Low Wage, Good Company Culture & Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Administrator in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Purchasing Administrator in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TS Tech North America full-time

    Pros

    Good Company Culture - Good people, hard working and isn't extremely corporate America, its more corporate Japan
    Great Benefits- Considering the current situation with healthcare the benefits are great
    Good Place - if entry level, you will get good experience
    Japanese Culture- you definitely get exposure to the Japanese culture, respect for suppliers(for the most part), and loyal to its employees- they respect hard work, but within the office they still have a ways to go when it comes to promoting women, and Americans are limited on their upward mobility (especially if you do not speak Japanese)
    Laid Back Environment- Not too fast paced, and they wear uniforms

    Cons

    Low Wage- Considering the amount of manual work involved, they do not have good systems
    Japanese culture - Deeply rooted which has its good points as stated above, however no upward mobility, Americans can only get so far on the ladder and women are mostly NOT promoted. Some of the Japanese(mostly expats) can be distant and some of the higher ups will not speak to you or acknowledge you. Those who are from Japan stick to the cultural norms, respect people who are higher than you AND do what you are told AND the senior person is always right. Likely some of the Japanese in higher positions are similar to Americans, they have a "big head"

    Advice to Management

    I think most of the managers do a decent job, I would say that some may need a little training; otherwise, just do your best to engage and develop your employees. Even though they may not have the chance to be promoted, since most are young adults, you can at least ensure they are ready for the next job.


  2. "Tri-Con"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TS Tech North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very nice people. Willing to allow their employees to make changes. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Crazy long work hours. If your changes fail they hang you with the rope they gave you.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to employees. Long work hours and insane overtime costs may be lowered if the machines had preventitive maintenance done on them.

  3. "management"

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    Current Employee - Management in Boaz, AL
    Current Employee - Management in Boaz, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TS Tech North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good compared to other area companies

    Cons

    does not value the people working for them. To many Temp agencies instead of investing in the manpower needed to operate.

    Advice to Management

    stop running good leaders off and backfilling with northern rejects that got in trouble and moving them south and just giving them a fresh start to make another mess. You ran off the only person that cared about us and the best the company had was in her.


  4. "Interesting Place too work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TS Tech North America full-time

    Pros

    Diverse workforce, and lots of room to gain experience with manufacturing.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work life balance. There is no reason to be so strict on hours when everything is done using computers and can be done from anywhere in the world.


  5. "Sinking Ship (TSIN Branch)"

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    Current Employee - QC Associate in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - QC Associate in Greenfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TS Tech North America full-time

    Pros

    This company was sold to me on the basis that it has a lot of potential, which is true. The manufacturing processes themselves are fairly simply, and there are are a number of hard workers here, and the overall morale at the time of my start was strong. However...

    Cons

    Since the latest New Model launch several months ago, there have been consistent 60 hour work weeks (mostly unpaid for salaried associates), technical difficulties reaching as far as to affect product safety that have been ignored, near customer plant shutdowns, and downward spirals in employee morale and health.

     All of these things can be curtailed, if not fixed, by pursuing progressive change. However, a stagnant environment has been instilled by a management that seeks only to make itself look good, captains polishing their medals while the ship sinks with everyone aboard, save those many I have seen with the sense to escape that fate.

    Instead of seeking solutions, ever dwindling sources of manpower in the form of temporary associates are thrown at the problems - buckets to bail out water from too many holes.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes. They need not be large or sweeping reforms, but the spirit of Kaizen or the logic of Six Sigma would help patch this once promising company and set it back on course.

    Do not look to make yourselves look good, instead be good, and the rest shall follow.


  6. "Corporate Atmosphere, Entry Level Pay"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TS Tech North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Coffee and newer building

    Cons

    No matter the certifications and education level the pay is below typical entry level for engineers

    Advice to Management

    Surround yourself with smarter people, utilize their talents.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice perks, but not worth the terrible atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Administrator in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Administrator in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TS Tech North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice perks, they have some fun events for employees, benefits are pretty good, pay is decent (but only to try to motivate people to stay)

    Cons

    Corporate, bland, sterile atmosphere. Managers are very negative and only motivated to promote themselves while stepping on the heads of their employees. they do not value work/life balance, if you're not willing to 'voluntarily' work 50+ hours a week, coming in early and staying late several days/week, you will be frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen to and value your employees. Collect and listen to their feedback. There are many disgruntled employees biding their time until they find something better.

  8. "Low hanging fruit available"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TS Tech North America (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked my way up through the years to nice spot in a great department so I really like how things happened for me. The company is re-certifying to a new ISO standard and management does its best to accommodate any issues that can interrupt work as time is available. There is a week of paid time off twice a year, around Christmas and July 4th, not counting PTO.

    Cons

    The people that put the most in to the job are not the ones that tend to get the most out. Sexual discrimination seems to be the norm and many people in management tend to fraternize a bit too strongly with the floor staff to be considered professional. There is not enough consideration of people's ideas for change, and if it comes from somebody who is not a member of the right groups, it may not be recognized at all or worse yet be stolen by someone in lower management for their gains. Favoritism runs way too deep in the culture here and new people would have a tough time working in without being very exceptional at this point. Floor associates need to be present for a manufacturing job, so random time off is up to the whim of whether or not there are too many people out to have spots out available. After the 2008/2009 economic downturn, many benefits and programs that were available did not return when profits did.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good long careful look at how your staff and floor staff females are treated. If possible, check and evaluate reviews for reasonability. If you see someone working hard or for long hours on a regular basis, consider WHY they going above and beyond. Think before you issue a sub-standard raise or review to someone you wouldn't be able to easily replace if they sought more fair treatment elsewhere.


  9. "Dont"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TS Tech North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is slightly above average

    Cons

    Dont work here right now. The equipment is dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    There are safety regulations for a reason. They need to be followed.

    Fix the insurance. Mine tripled this year because i didnt fill out that stupid survey. Theres no excuse for that.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Many opportunities, lack of vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TS Tech North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to find opportunities for improvement, the only company I have worked for that offers 2 weeks of paid leave on top of vacation, they also have a nice bonus package that is available to all associates.

    Cons

    Management takes too long to make decisions, they have a disproportionate preference for seniority over talent and drive. The culture does not permit for clear, to-the-point communication.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a roadmap to develop and retain real talent.


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