ThyssenKrupp Materials Reviews | Glassdoor

ThyssenKrupp Materials Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
54 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Joachim Limberg
15 Ratings

54 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Structured so good people can move up quickly (in 5 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great team despite total confusion and lack of direction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time

    Pros

    The people are generally very positive and very helpful. Though not everyone loves one another, there is generally a team atmosphere with people willing to help out.

    Cons

    Changing priorities and direction constantly, conflict between corporate and regional direction, consistently pulled in different directions, often work that was performed over years and months is thrown out completely when management decides to move in a new direction, a lot of micro management, very little stability, often a lack in clarity in what you should be doing

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing directions, create business plans with cost and benefit analysis and share them, allow employees to own their position and responsibilities, when projects / plans change and hard work is thrown out, at least acknowledge the work and go through a presentation on all the positive outcomes of the project to make employees feel like they are not wasting their time


  2. "Long time employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly workforce, work is not overbearing, periodic company activities and luncheons that are fun

    Cons

    No training or room for advancement. Managers are not always qualified. Some nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Prevent nepotism and hire better qualified managers

  3. "Yay Horrible Employers!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Greer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing good about this company.

    Cons

    No procedures.
    Uneducated Supervisors
    Ex-con Leadership and employees
    Discriminatory upper management
    Unqualified leadership
    Denial of equal pay
    Denial of benefits
    Denial of reasonable accommodations
    Undocumented occurrences

    Advice to Management

    Build a management training program. COACH your management team. COACH employees; reprimanding is inappropriate. Develop procedures for day to day activities and make an employee handbook. Ensure that handbook is readily available to employees. Build an HR Dept and make it readily available to ALL employees. Stop hiring criminals. Develop better hiring requirements for management and leadership level positions. Educate your management on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and basic HR principals like holding private counsel with employees.


  4. "Don't Stay too Long If You Like to Excel"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I gained a new skill in that I utilize SAP in my daily functions

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is limited, or rather, tethered to who you know.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "DC Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DC Manager in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - DC Manager in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HSA medical plan is good.
    Room for advancement if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    IT issues, and lack of implementing improved applications.

    Company leadership lacks the business sense to increase service cost to maximize profitability from a Distribution standpoint.

    Lack of investments in adequate and reliable equipment (ROI). Upper management and CEO lack the ability to be "proactive instead of always being reactive."

    National accounts really hurt and are not practical in certain distribution regions. The company does not seem to do business to make money. The cost of doing business especially in the San Francisco bay area markets needs to be re-valuated to be able to afford to attract and retain the best operational talent, and provide the level of service that is expected by customers.

    The safety culture is overly saturated, redundant and impractical.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp specific customer distribution logistics contracts.

    Increase service cost to reflect the cost of doing business within specific regions.

    Invest in the resources and equipment "necessary" for operations to succeed. "Return on Investment." Keep that in mind.

    Better mentoring, and make formal company training a priority from the start for new hires, especially for managers.


  6. "DC Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, benefits and 401K are awesome

    Cons

    do not train properly, expect work to be completed with little knowledge of what needs to be done


  7. "Fast Paced"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    401k
    Fast paced
    Chances for advancement
    Professional environment
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    They run lean on staff, so workloads are usually pretty full. Much of the learning will be on the job. Change is a constant, which can be both a pro and a con.

  8. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Under staffed and under payed for amount of work


  9. "anonymous"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to Start your Career

    Cons

    Global $40B plus organization. Many opportunities, but limited crossing over Business Areas

    Advice to Management

    Continue to collaborate


  10. Helpful (2)

    "TKMNA - Southfield"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    Pros

    Great group of people that are dedicated to get the job done and get it done right.

    Cons

    Management inability to support needs of department. Low budget for bringing in talent results in significant turnover. Advancement opportunities are hindered for talented resources due to lack of initiative to foster career growth.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to focus on the goals of the company and not playing politics for their own professional gain.


Showing 54 of 55 reviews
Reset Filters