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Toray Composites Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. "great place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at Toray Composites full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    co workers are awesome hours aren't terrible

    Cons

    management is weak. favoritism is very strong


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toray Composites (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company really cares about safety

    Cons

    Long hours for the production floor


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Former Area Supervisor in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Former Area Supervisor in Puyallup, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toray Composites (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people throughout the plant at all levels. Dedicated to quality. Good pay. Good safety program. Good Maintenance section. Excellent efforts to expand and improve plant environment. Under-rated IS and Technical sections.

    Cons

    Management, while genuinely trying to do good, does not know the full range of activities that each area on the floor has to accomplish. They are stuck in a paradigm, thinking they have a good handle on it when in fact they miss a lot. They only take into account the quantifiable actions on shift reports. They do not know, nor understand, the sheer amount of side-work actions nor what makes up those actions. To that end, they cannot make true, informed decisions as to staffing needs. Their manning model is good as far as it goes, but it does not take into account a sizeable number of time-consuming and people-consuming activities and therefore is not complete. Each production area is understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Be MUCH more pro-active in implementing Lean principles. Stop giving lip service to it. Go READ the book and DO. The answers are there. Start by defining and quantifying the side-work then figure the results into the manning model. There is more going on out on the floor than they realize. Stop playing with the alligators and drain the swamp. TRUST the counseling of their Area Leads. Those are the people that are on the ground level doing their best to deal with extremely difficult situations with no hope of change because of understaffing. Wake up!


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  5. "Toray Compsites"

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    Former Employee - Material Control Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Material Control Analyst in Tacoma, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toray Composites (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people were good group to work with

    Cons

    management can be two faced


  6. "Don"

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    Current Employee - Production Tech in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is OK. Other than that there is really not a lot that you can like about this place.

    Cons

    The PMT's are a disgrace sans one. The management there is too far removed from current processes. Their is no viable recourse for disputes if you have them (I did not). The area Supervisors are about the only management that are worth anything again, sans one. They do not care about the employees at all, they do not honor their word and are dishonest with you. They are disingenuous and will be courteous to your face but will not hesitate to screw you. No room for advancement. Poor communication among every one. They are constantly changing their ideas halfway through a project only to redo it again in a few months.

    Advice to Management

    honestly, I am not sure the PMT team as they stand right now can be save, one of them (she knows who she is) is absolutely terrible and a dread to work for. The entire staff avoid her and then smile to appease her and get out of there.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toray Composites full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice, management is approachable

    Cons

    Schedule is horrible, management doesn't deliver on requests in timely manner if at all

    Advice to Management

    Respond to the needs of the production techs on the floor in a timely manner/immediately


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toray Composites full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    room for advancement for some.

    Cons

    too much management, dont like change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a good place to work. Very management heavy and they change their mind on the direction to go at a drop of a hat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toray Composites full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The workers. It was like an extended family. That is all changing now.

    Cons

    It is not a secure place to work. You can be fired in an instance just because someone in management doesn't like you. Say you are not doing a good job, but can't tell you what they want you to change

    Advice to Management

    Way too management heavy.


  10. "Mixed emotions"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toray Composites full-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is nice, pay raises yearly, annual bonus

    Cons

    Politics are the worst, shady promotions, poor employee/leadership relationship

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a fair chance to promote, truly listen to employee concerns and apply them IMMEDIATELY, not just when someone gets hurt


  11. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toray Composites full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Some areas are great and have good managers who care and try (Sales, QA, HR, Accounting, Technical). They end up getting pushed out or made a scape goat by bullies.

    Cons

    Bad managers who aren't qualified. Promotions based on favorites. Some managers disregard rules to play favorites. Silos. Working long hours is expected, but not admitted to. Unreasonable expectations. Sabotaging others for personal gain. Top management allows this to happen. If you are smart and a good worker, it will soon be sucked out of you, especially if you work in the offices and management. Production is king so they are treated better and protected by the top. They can do no wrong. If you are not in production, you are not important. Problems are ignored or hidden. President is liked by hourly employees but not by managers. People backstab for their own gain and he ignores it. Don't complain about a bully because he will protect them. You can get promoted if you are liked by production. Don't work here. It will suck your soul.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say that you care. Show by action. Listen to employees. Promote based on ability, not on favorite. Stop allowing people to bad talk others. Don't jump all over those who try to speak up. Listen to them, you might learn something. Stop letting bullies rule or you will lose more good people.


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