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Teknor Apex Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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  1. "Fair to the employee company."

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent CEO, Sr Mgmt is going through some change at the moment

    Cons

    Appears to be going thru some growth issues.


  2. "GM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company cares deeply for it's employees and customers. Very active in the local community. Exceptionally high ethical standards.

    Cons

    There should be more companies like this.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Sr. Leadership. They are smart, balanced, talented, and engaged in the business. I continue to respect them, even as a former employee.

    Teknor offers great peers to work with, overall a really good company to work for from a work and lifestyle perspective. They make you feel like one of the family.

    Working there under leadership from the RIGHT MANAGER can result in a very fulfilling and rewarding career experience.

    Cons

    Some "middle managers" (business directors and the occasional VP) are dishonest in their portrayal of those who report to them. Like in many companies, there are middle managers who appear to lack a conscience, and will do or say anything to advance their career, even at the expense of those who report to them. Sadly, Teknor Apex has a few middle level managers like this in place, and they appear to have the ear of the Senior Management Team. Such director level managers do not engage with their subordinates. Instead they ignore them, do not return telephone calls or emails, do not train or guide them on expectations. They leave them to flounder and then end up blaming them, even making up things that are not true.

    My last manager at Teknor Apex was one of the worst of my career. Teknor's SMT is apparently very much unaware of some of the poor management practices of their director level personal, and how dishonest they can be.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to initiate an exit interview process for those who leave the company. Pay attention to what is told to those who leave. When I left, there was no process like this in place, and it would really help the SMT to have such feedback so that they could get good information from their field people about how they are managed.

    Also, it might help to give some "people management training" to some of these director level managers on "best in class" people management practices. For example, how to bring out the best in a subordinate, how to guide a high achiever, characteristics of the best managers, etc... In my case, the "peter principle" may have been the case, whereby the manager was a competent individual contributor who got promoted to a managerial level of incompetency.


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Business Development in Pawtucket, RI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment. I would highly recommend.

    Cons

    So many people the parking lot is huge...

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I'd pass"

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    Former Employee - Extrusion Operator in Jacksonville, TX
    Former Employee - Extrusion Operator in Jacksonville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Uniforms provided, work boot program

    Cons

    No employee handbook, favoritism due to family/childhood school connections, skin stains from oil dye pigmints, extremely dirty/loud/hot, constant bickering between shifts, about 10 pages of daily shift paperwork,

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between a boss and a leader. Leadership training is desperately needed here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teknor Apex full-time

    Pros

    The company compensates incredibly well. Management systems are very well maintained so there is little question on what you should be doing and what your responsibilities are.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism of all engineering. This can create a sense of entitlement in the workplace and unnecessary stress on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Communication seems lacking at times. Because of an apparent inability to fire salary employees, promotions into roles where you can "minimize damage" hinder the business significantly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    ""Different departments, different rules.""

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Pawtucket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on your view, people can get away with anything and are not held responsible, which can be a good or bad thing!

    Cons

    I would recommenced Teknor, as long as it isn't in the purchasing department. They are a mess with no direction or management.

    Advice to Management

    Manage, create a team and open your eyes.

  8. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented company that cares about it's employees. Great benefits, flexible management.

    Cons

    There can be limited room for growth, as people tend to stay there a long time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It is O.K. to work in TA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Development Chemist in Pawtucket, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Development Chemist in Pawtucket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is private company and conservative culture.

    Cons

    It is not proactive and is not really chaellging

    Advice to Management

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  10. "A Good Environment To Work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawtucket, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely Good Benefits Strong Family Environment

    Cons

    Old Values/Rituals need modernizing, few fringes for "average" employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen More.


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