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Traxxas Reviews

Updated January 13, 2017
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  1. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company due to the size. Treated like family. Owner values his employees.

    Cons

    Cannot make plans due to last minute ot scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and planning


  2. Helpful (3)

    "High turnaround, poor managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, the company Christmas party is fun, lax dress code.

    Cons

    Upper management and owner don't care about employees and it shows. Middle-management and supervisors are so afraid of losing their jobs that they don't think twice about throwing their subordinates under the bus. They went through 3 CFO's while I worked there. Nepotism is also a problem, the owner hired his new wife's family to replace tenured employees that were fired. Pay increases, if they happen at all, are insulting. Don't let the products fool you, this place a very negative atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect an they will return the favor.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor work-life balance, low pay, and weak leadership."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are good people. The products are fun. They also have decent company benefits such as the health insurance and 401k match.

    Cons

    Little room for professional growth and development, no company culture and employee value. Extremely high employee turnover rate due to a lack of structure, process and low compensation. Employer treats the employee as being easily replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Improve company culture, structure and process, that will have a large impact on the company's bottom and success for the future.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Family Business Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Traxxas full-time

    Pros

    Employees paid well / normal benefits / great Christmas party with bonus gifts / RC community and fans love Traxxas models and that's what makes this job amazing if you love the RC hobby class models

    Cons

    You will work tons of overtime without recognition / demanded to work weekends or you are fired even if you are salary paid / management treats employees horribly and love to blame employees for managers mistakes / all the managers are family related so there is no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the family members you hired as managers. They don't have the experience to command the positions and they treat the Traxxas employees horribly. Learn to respect your employees with at least a verbal recognition for their hard work or the rotating door of employees will never end


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building. Close to home. Easy going coworkers. Nice breakroom. Company had some perks, free shots, employee discounts, etc.. Overall an okay job

    Cons

    Warehouse is not climate controlled. Pay is below average. Their order pulling system is very archaic and gives way to human error, which costs them in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the order pulling system. Update the process. Too much human error is costing Traxxas in the long run. Hours suck.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoy Coming To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed and friendly work environment. Long gone are the "untouchable, iron fist" days. The GM is approachable and takes care of the employees. Hard work pays off. No room for slackers here (or complainers if you look below).

    Promotes from within which means opportunity for growth.

    Generous benefits package that's hard to beat!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a big company but run with a family feeling. If you want to be part of the team, work hard and try to improve both company and yourself everyone will support you in your goals.

    Cons

    You can’t sandbag at Traxxas. If you are "B" level employee you will not last long. Your coworkers and management will not put up with anyone not doing quality work.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Ok company...Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Warehouse in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Shipping/Warehouse in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Traxxas (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are really good, and company provided/paid for, the Christmas bonus/party is a fun time. Everyone gets a gift!

    Cons

    The management doesn't fight for the employees. Things that were supposed to happen when the new warehouse was built, never did. Things like, fans, cardboard compactor, other things.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and their needs. Stop bowing to upper management, grow a pair and tell them no every now and then.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Some Pros, Mostly Cons"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great work life balance and the pay is competitive. Benefits are great and the wealth of knowledge of the employees is outstanding. All of the employees are the best in their field.

    Cons

    Very strict management that looks down on those that are their peers. Regular employees reprimanded for speaking to or even smiling at upper management. Company is run much like a dictatorship with little room or tolerance for employee input.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great product. Passionate people. Absolutely the worst upper management I've ever experienced. Sad shame."

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traxxas produces a great product. Their customer service is second to none. The employees are passionate about the product and most are active participants in radio-control racing competitions in their spare time (what little they have). Benefits are average, but certainly better than nothing.

    Cons

    Despite all the flowery talk, the company has no respect for one's family life. You are expected to work long hours (few employees are ever home in time to have dinner with their families). Many of the people in my group were having serious problems with their marriage due to the hours. Management is paranoid, very "cloak and dagger" and hold their employees in very low regard. Micro-management runs rampant. And "analysis paralysis" has caused the company millions in lost opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You'll never change (because you know it all and everyone who works for you are idiots). So I won't even bother. My best advice you? Sell the company now while it's still worth something. Because in a couple of years you will have driven it into the ground.


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