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Tri Star Engineering Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Contracting Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crane, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crane, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tri Star Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management cares about their employees

    Cons

    Contract work seems to be fragile


  2. "Lost Contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting Work and Good teams,

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of corporate tools to gather data, ongoing challenges in doing business with the government

  3. "I Loved It"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Oak Harbor, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Oak Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was very competitive. My co-workers were guys I served with, great group. Flexible and independence in getting work done. The office branch are nice people too. The CEO communicates with her employees. I felt the company gives great support for it's people.

    Cons

    Government Contract work, it just doesn't last (at least for the technicians).

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. I appreciated getting communication from the CEO (such as the 2012 Sequestration). Even though the company is about 260+ employees and I was all the way in Oak Harbor, the communicatiom from top down to immediate managers was strong.


  4. "Systems Analyst II"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Shoals, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Shoals, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tri Star Engineering (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. The work is enjoyable.

    Cons

    As contractor, your job could go away at any time. No 401K matching!


  5. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Technician in Cale, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineering Technician in Cale, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tri Star Engineering (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wages, and family atmosphere, benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Job security, uncertainty of funding

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy


  6. "Great Company."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Crane, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Crane, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tri Star Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership takes care of me, and different departments (HR, direct supervisor, Payroll, safety shoe reimbursement, etc) work very well together and address any concerns that I have. On the broader scope, the employee handbook will be clarified by HR for various concerns (inclement weather, paid time off) and offer the answer to the whole company so everyone is informed. During Furloughs, our CEO, took time to address the employees and try her best to give a word of encouragement for difficult times.

    The co-workers are friendly, including the supervisors and boss.

    The pay for my specific job is great, with years of experience, but zero college.

    Cons

    Pay periods can deposit almost a week later than the signed timesheet. It only affects personal budget, and is my only "con."

    Also, I am a full time employee, but our company is contracted for work through the government. As one other reviewer noted, "Government contracting is tough business." Nothing personal or striking against the company itself, its just the nature of the beast.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the leadership!


  7. "loved my job, the other employee's where great to work with."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Crane, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Crane, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the other employee's where great, had a good time working together and still had our job done at the end of the day. The hours where perfect and it was a good paying job

    Cons

    I was always in meetings with other leads and managers from other departments which made it difficult at times to finish my job but always found away to get it accomplished

    Advice to Management

    none really it was a smooth operation

  8. "Rapidly Changing"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Bedford, IN
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Bedford, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tri Star Engineering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are outstanding to work with

    Cons

    High turnover rate results in culture of uncertainty


  9. "Enjoyed the challenge of working with customers and managing a good team."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bedford, IN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bedford, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every day brought a new set of challenges to work through. I had a great team of engineers, logisticans and technicians. Enjoyed working with peers and had a great mentor.

    Cons

    Government Contracting is a tough business. Many customer funding issues due to past Governement contracting problems. Company lacked business processes to help streamline operations. Serious need to update financial system that could provide data to run the business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


  10. "Potential for growth, competition with the "Big Boys" of the defense world, but small-minded management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tri Star Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with; good opportunities for advancement; employees' growth and development was appreciated and (usually) rewarded, but not supported. If you wanted to advance, it was up to you to figure out how and to acquire (and pay for) the necessary training, skills, certifications, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay; unevenness of treatment of employees hurt morale; inability/refusal to invest in training/tools/salaries, etc., was preventing company from the company from moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees, especially if you are unable to improve compensation.


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