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ThyssenKrupp Materials Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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  1. "Mislead by management (ThyssenKrupp Materials, NA) Fremont, CA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OK pay (if you are in a lead position). Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack of good management. Management is hardly ever around. You rarely see the main manager, as he works primarily by remote. I heard he was recently promoted. Serious favoritism exists here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise someone a permanent position, then lie to them and tell them they have to go through a temp agency for the new hire paperwork process and that you will be hired on after "X" amount of hours through the agency. I was told this by the east coast Rapid response manager and her manager. She explained, because the main headquarters are in Germany, it takes a long time to process new hires, so they would rather you be hired on by the temp agency. It just seemed odd when they selectively hire on immediately who they choose, so this excuse I'm guessing, does not apply to all...Then once I completed the hours required, they ignored my emails asking about when my transition to permanent status would occur. To make matters worse (for me), they hire another person for the position I was hired for, and then tell me that I am now reporting to that person. Unfortunately, the temp. agency did nothing to advocate for me after I showed proof of email contacts (empty promises) between myself and TK management.


  2. "not friendly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials (More than a year)

    Pros

    had to work on own without help

    Cons

    the department was not professionals

    Advice to Management

    management lessons needed


  3. "Senior Team Lead"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are very independent.

    Cons

    Company will throw you under the bus.
    Company will not help even if you continually ask for it.


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  5. "Machine Shop"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Kennesaw, GA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent money

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing. Most experienced employees are treated like crap. The dumber you are the better you are treated. The place is corrupt from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and give your floor employees the chance to salvage the place.


  6. "Horrible management"

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

    Pros

    Salaries, benefits, IT dept very experienced and supportive

    Cons

    HR unsupportive of legitimate problems and issues

    Advice to Management

    Take concerns of employees and obvious employee retention issues seriously


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Do Not Apply"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Multiple in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you are German. Lifetime job security.

    Cons

    Poor management team is slowly killing billion $ business.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't listen.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Frustrating first job due to sorry leadership and poor pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Corporate Buyer in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really get after it and make a point to shine you can. You can get your name out there and be known by putting in the effort. This will open up doors for you however it comes down to deciding if you want to continue to stay or not.

    Cons

    Lack of training, low pay, little growth development, poor communication, old school thinking, SAP, and sometimes hostile coworkers. Also the company never makes plan and the German's rule it with an iron fist. They love to shaft their American companies.

    Advice to Management

    If top talent is desired than be willing to pay for the top talent. Start focusing more on the level of service instead of all the small details that mean nothing but yet somehow trip the company up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very Poorly Managed Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with many locations. Has scale to be successful if it could learn to execute.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed company. Losing market share to Reliance and other key players in the industry. Financial performance dramatically lags behind other competitors. Known for hiring outside salesman who bring along a book of business and then letting them go through a restructuring in a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some outside talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "If you need a big pay, this is not your company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To get an experience in aerospace industry and learn supply chain management.

    Cons

    They don't pay you well. What you do is account management, which is very demanding and challenging. However, they will keep you as "customer sales rep" so they don't have to pay you more. Additionally, you don't learn anything about supply chain management. All we see is bad management. It's surprising big business is moving forward with this management.

    Advice to Management

    They need to communicate well with other employees with regards to any new procedures. Sales reps have to face with clients every time management implements new procedure in last minutes.


  11. "Dead end"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp Materials full-time

    Pros

    OK if you just want to work 9-5, without a career progression plan in mind.

    Cons

    1) Another company who falls into a web of only talking about strategies, numbers and benchmarks. The talks about human interactions are forced and sound fabricated.

    2) Want to grow professionally? Go somewhere else!

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel they matter, since you say they are your most important asset.



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