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Ten Cate Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. "Good Secure Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay has improved from recent years and the company has good benefits with matching 401k. Also most managers are willing to work around family matters. Work is steady.

    Cons

    Upward communication is lacking. Supervisors don't bother negotiating benefits and pay to the manager for you. Reviews are not productive and do not produce any change.

    Advice to Management

    Do honest reviews and reward the hard working with more pay/ better training. Communicate up the ladder to help bring change to the shop floor. Actually take in consideration ideas from the people working the floor in the processes.


  2. "TCAA in Ohio"

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    Former Employee - OPERATIONS MANAGER & FSO in Hebron, OH
    Former Employee - OPERATIONS MANAGER & FSO in Hebron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers Machinery was well supported by maintenance and vendors.

    Cons

    Environment had poor temperature control, as well as dirt and dust affecting the product. Salary increases few and far between. Pare no t company has been bought out by a venture capital firm. They are looking for a buyer for the armor facility in Ohio. This company was devastated by sequestration and defense cutbacks by previous administration.

    Advice to Management

    Accept the next offer for a buyout.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management nightmare"

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    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Technician in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - IT Helpdesk Technician in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people work here.

    Cons

    Pay is low, your manager can make false claims against you and HR and upper management will do everything they can to cover the manager. The employee is treated horribly, Management can do whatever they wish with no repercussion


  4. "Project Administrator/Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Administrator/Manager in Union City, GA
    Current Employee - Project Administrator/Manager in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, compensation, hours, Location, and Employees

    Cons

    Not really any to mention


  5. "Do Better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Molena, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Molena, GA

    I worked at Ten Cate full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of free TenCate t-shirts.

    Cons

    Most of the employees are overworked and underpaid for their skill level. Upper management does nothing to try to lighten the load when things get hectic. If you happen to be good employee then prepare to be taken advantage of. Instead of giving less qualified employees proper training, they'll just give all of the work to a qualified employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking your employees or at least pay them what they are worth. Listen to your employees, they are your most valuable assets.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ten Cate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and friendly coworkers who are always willing to help you out if you ever need it.

    Cons

    - Little communication from upper management
    - Message about company value from upper management does not align with their actions & what they tell employees to do
    - Salary is low compared to other companies


  7. "Engineer at Ten Cate"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Fairfield, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and intelligent colleagues. Coworkers are knowledgeable and are helpful if you have questions about anything.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive with other engineering firms in the SF Bay Area. Management does not seem to value the operators producing the product.

    Advice to Management

    Value your operators on the floor who make your product more.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly run, no organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ten Cate (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They make great products which serve a good purpose. There are some great people who work there. That's about it.

    Cons

    The place is completely disorganized. We keep seeing organizational announcements. They are on their fourth quality manager in less than two years. They keep hiring more engineers, but nothing seems to get better. They just recently increased the pay for production workers, but it's still low. They've given one raise in the past four or five years. We have no idea what's going on with the company. They don't seem to value their employees. Blame seems to be placed on the wrong people often. The managers do not seem to know what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Put together a plan and tell us what it is. Show us you care. Take some responsibility for how things are going.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worked there for 5 years as a Plant Manager and Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hebron, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hebron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ten Cate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cohesive team of coworkers, most of whom knew their jobs well.

    Cons

    Salary increases are small and far between, below local standards. This makes it hard to retain the required talent.
    Permanent hiring of outstanding temporary workers takes too long. They are losing too much talent that way.

    Working environment adds stress and fatigue, not being air conditioned.

    Advice to Management

    Improve downward communication through the ranks. It had been non-existent.
    Once reviews of supervisors and managers are written, make sure they are delivered! I received only one performance review in 6 annual cycles!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "TenCate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly and highly motivated people. Great teamwork.

    Cons

    Disorganized company. Lack of communication within company.

    Advice to Management

    Create training and development programs.


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