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Trojan Battery Company Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Working for Trojan Batteries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Hot and very demanding work


  2. "Exciting experience start-up experience."

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Sandersville, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Sandersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. style. Like being part of a family. Successes shared and celebrated as a team. Exciting experience working with a plant start up and watching the plant expand and grow.

    Cons

    Location of Sandersville plant makes it difficult for continual learning and professional development and professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and encourage those among the hourly staff that want to excel and grow professionally yet show humility. Due to location, perhaps if someone wanted to take a class or certificate allow some flexibility with hours to deal with extra commute to Macon or August one night a week, encourage managers to work with employees on this.

  3. "A job is job"

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    Former Employee - Grid Caster in Sandersville, GA
    Former Employee - Grid Caster in Sandersville, GA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    satisfying work, good pay and benefits; high turn-over rate so there is always room to move

    Cons

    management and human resources suck; not many opportunities based on biased good ole boy work place politics

    Advice to Management

    hire qualified supervisors and lead persons that are capable of communicating effectively.


  4. "The job"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay as well as many work hours and fairly easily to learn

    Cons

    Exposed to lots of lead unless covers properly

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Contentious HR team"

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

    Pros

    None, I had no positive experiences at all and this is truly sad. I honestly cannot think of anything positive and would give zero stars if it was an option.

    Cons

    HR department is rude, unhelpful, & contentious. It is no wonder when Phil Taylor the CHRO acts the way he does. I have never been treated this way by a "professional" until him. He was rude, belittled me, sarcastic, & used profanity. What kind of future will the company have with him as the HR leader?

    Advice to Management

    Observe Phil Taylor and his behavior. You will continue to lose people as long as he represents you.


  6. "Better Speak Espanol"

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    Former Employee - Hand Stacking in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Hand Stacking in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits Program, fast-paced, safety first.

    Cons

    Serious exposure to cancerous chemical compounds, if you don't speak spanish, you don't fit in. Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what's going on in production lines. Realize how hard & long we work.


  7. "EEOC audit needed"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trojan Battery Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and insurance are good

    Cons

    Management is terrible, HR is just horrible, they have no idea what is really going on in the facility. They pretend to care.

    Advice to Management

    Replace lots of management people

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A family owned company that is partially owned by a private equity company. You will get the small company feel and have access to interact with senior leadership. Trojan also allows you to have a good work life balance. I left the company only because I was presented with a unique career opportunity that I couldn't pass up. However, I enjoyed my time working there and would highly recommend.

    Cons

    PPO insurance option is expensive but HMO is also available


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open Door CEO, Meets annually with hourly employees to discuss company goals and answer questions.

    Cons

    Low pay for hourly production employees. A lot of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to your employees. They need to know your are listening.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Can do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandersville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and 12 HR schedule

    Cons

    Care more about production than employees. Even Lying to you about blood lead level to keep from moving you to a different department. Promised 85 day raise but will not give it to until after a year

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers better


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