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Tripp Lite Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work-life balance is as good as it gets" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Office culture is laid back, but the people are sharp and professional" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The 401k match was almost non existent" (in 10 reviews)

  • "There is no 401K match and the time off policy is poor with sick days being left to the discretion of your manager" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A stable place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over the years that I have worked for Tripp Lite I have been provided numerous opportunities and recognized for my hard work. The company has a tried-and-true product line and a good reputation with customers and partners. It rewards employees with bonuses (annually and for record months) as well as holiday and summer company parties. The people I work with are great and I can sincerely say I enjoy coming to work every day.

    Cons

    401k match should be improved, and there are a lot of processes that are paper-based that should be converted to be done electronically (although this is happening slowly). Remote employees can sometimes feel they are on an island.

    Advice to Management

    The company is full of good people. Continue to encourage their professional growth and it will keep morale high.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the Bridgeport Neighborhood, Department I work for is pretty close knit, most people are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Same issues you'd find anywhere else: office politics, etc

  3. "Trust your employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Lots of perks for corporate based employees
    Great Health Benefits
    Strong customer following

    Cons

    Private company that is way to conservative when it comes to investing to grow business
    Archaic processes for travel, everything is still done via printed memos that require layers of signatures
    Hire smart people and then tell them what to do instead of allowing the employees to run their business as needed
    Sales Departments are silo'd and compete against one another. Not uncommon for someone from another sales department to sell into your target accounts and get paid for it while you are left trying to justify why that's not fair and the sale should be credited to you instead.

    Advice to Management

    Same as what others have said before, needless process and paperwork will bury any chance of real exponential growth unless you really invest in the channel. Open up the lines of communication between departments, promote collaboration and stop putting up road blocks in sales who's only purpose are to ensure you do not pay out more than absolutely needed on sales revenue.


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    people are great, lots of fun parties

    Cons

    little room for growth, a lot of nepotism


  5. "Balanced and Secure Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    Balanced work life
    Good annual Bonus
    Hard working employees
    Competitive minds
    Positive growth trends

    Cons

    Mediocre Salary
    No 401K match
    Antiquated management techniques

    Advice to Management

    Improve investment in the well being and growth of employees through continuing education/training opportunities and more competitive pay.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "National account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    employees received weekly pay, which was nice.

    Cons

    management and corporate culture, not so nice


  7. "Marketing"

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    • 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 Tripp Lite full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and various company events.

    Cons

    They're always working to improve employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Ethical issues going on"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits offered:

    Year end profit sharing, company pic-nic and Christmas party , beer Friday every other Friday, free shuttle from Metra stations , and Fooda (not subsidized), FSA, decent health benefits, 401K, and department outings (once yearly.

    *These are standard perks offered at most companies in Chicago so they are not unique.

    Cons

    Management: Nepotism exists among management and it's a problem.

    Outdated management style that heavily relies on McGregor’s Theory “X” style of management - in other words, they're a carrot and stick company.

    An over-abundance of VPs and Directors has harboured a culture of ego. Bullying and harassment is a norm. Senior management has been known to yell and swear at employees, for example. So loud that it can be heard across the entire office.

    On a company wide basis, sexual harassment is also very prevalent.

    Culture and people: The seasoned employees are stuck in their old ways and refuse to challenge the status quo to make modern changes. Maybe it is complacency or a result of the nepotism that goes on so it is a futile exercise to challenge the status quo. There are plenty employees who never outgrew entry level jobs - reasons are plenty, but the fact still remains.

    Technology: There has been an attempt to do some data analytics. The company, however, does not understand that this is a complex scope of work that requires management and employees who are properly trained in this field. Lower level admins and mid level management, with zero data science experience, are often expected to develop this type of work. Data handling is complex but it is often treated as something simple like using basic level Excel formulas and pivot tables. In house “hacks” and workarounds are common rather than investing in modern technology and employees specifically trained in those technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Reflect and address sensitive subjects like:

    1. How do you begin to address the regular abuse of power as a result of nepotism? it is extremely difficult and awkward to file complaints knowing the many familial connections between management and HR.

    2. How will you deal with the harassment and bullying issues? Making a sales margin does not justify harassment and or bullying.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bad environment for remote employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, with holidays off.

    Cons

    Very ineffective leadership at the Director level and VP level in the Channel organization. Current leadership at that level is very insecure and seems to bash former employees and only brag about their own accomplishments. Not an effective way to run a sales organization.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology and embrace your own employees. Very dependent on the channel and that loses sight on your own employees vision and accomplishments.


  10. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tripp Lite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tripp Lite has a casual environment yet is full of people who are serious about their jobs. Many employees stick around their whole career- talent is generally recognized and rewarded. Work-life balance is as good as it gets. Room for advancement or movement within the company. Company has grown every year since employed.

    Cons

    Lack of 401k match. Can be behind on embracing technology at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on becoming less paper-dependent in certain areas.