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Trussway Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Truss designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truss Designer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Truss Designer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trussway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The managers work with you and genuinely want you to succeed. There is a large sold backlog so there is plenty of work and job security. There is overtime available if wanted.

    Cons

    The bonus system is hard to understand and hard to hit. The raises aren't that big and they are far between.


  2. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Superintendent in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Construction Superintendent in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Trussway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Loved working for them

    Cons

    Had to travel a lot, it can be stressful at times. Sometime did get enough sleep


  3. "I worked there for over a year and they is no growth in the company. They Hire Management and supervisors from outside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    there are no pros would not work here

    Cons

    very hard labor for the little bit of money they pay you. If you are not a mexican they do not want you cause they do not have to pay them as much


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "labor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is ok but could be better for a sweat shop type job

    Cons

    Place is a sweat shop, its super hot with no fans and no air ventilation. Work non stop till u hit break time which atleast they do give you.

    Advice to Management

    Drop some fans atleast 2 per line minimum


  6. "corporate office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Trussway (More than a year)

    Pros

    leader in truss industry; products are outstanding

    Cons

    struggling to recover from recent bankruptcy; finance and IT groups are not professionally managed.


  7. "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Assistant in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Assistant in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Trussway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people for the most part, exciting work. If you make sure your qualifications match their requirements, there is growth potential.

    Cons

    Not all management manage people well. If you are not in the job you want, you may feel stagnated. If your qualifications don't match their requirement, you may find yourself on the street.

    Advice to Management

    Ask prospective employees what their learning style is up front, if the position requires training. If your teaching style does not match up, you need to keep looking.


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    "Awesome Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Operations in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Operations in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tenure, company have been on business long time

    Cons

    Labor Relations no communications benefits awful


  9. "if there is a certain that is still over the western division I would run for the hills."

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    Former Employee - Super in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Super in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    support of fellow employees was wonderful. the workmanship and loyality were very good and would work with the current employees again. the time with the other superintendents and sale people were great.

    Cons

    lots of travel which is ok but was never taken care for being away from your family

    Advice to Management

    first of all most of the senior management should not be senior management i guess why they are lost a lot of good employees. one bad apple will ruin the whole basket.


  10. "Trussway- What's Good For The Company?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation for certain positions is above market.

    Cons

    Management is overloaded with VP's, very few of whom have competent training or experience for an executive position; most have been promoted from below as a reward for loyalty, not for competence. As a result, workers on the ground (production, sales, design) have to constantly deal with contradictory directives, customer unfriendly policies, and rapidly changing goal sets. Expect unlimited work hours if salaried, with ample heaps of the blame when things go wrong financially. Truthfulness in management communications is rare or non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Install a competent executive core hired from degreed, experienced managers, not from promoted loyalists without the proper toolkit for management. Establish truth and openness as a corporate priority, for both employees and customers. Monitor and review employee and corporate compliance with legal hiring practices.


  11. "Getting better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trussway full-time

    Pros

    New CEO cares about the employees, and listens to their needs. Changes are being made in the right direction to make Trussway a great company to work for again.

    Cons

    Corporate and Houston offices are in a bad neighborhood. Feels unsafe and somewhat "Ghetto" when you visit there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maybe look into relocating the Corporate and Houston offices?


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