Systemic issues, but not the worst place to work
Sr. Training Specialist (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – June 23, 2017
TE does "innovation" very well. The real issue is, they don't do the basics well anymore. Lots of tenured employees cause a lack of basic training. They actually let go of their training staff back in 2008, and it has impacted them ever since. Instead they are more interested in the next best thing. Morale is low due to a lack of leadership that encompasses humility or an attempt to value employee development. Instead, they look only for those that can be promoted within 2 years, thus ignoring the larger population of their base staff that may want to stay in a role a little longer to perfect their expertise. 2 years doesn't create expertise, just enough to get by. If you don't want to move, you are not considered a high potential.
If you don't mind these things, then this is a good place to work. They do have people that care and try to do the right thing. I did learn several things while there, but also became frustrated by the lack of communication from both inside the business unit I worked and corporate. Many projects requested of me never amounted to anything, which left me feeling I wasted a lot of time. Simple steps to address accountability were ignored. They will have difficultly in about 5 years with finding qualified employees as those with tribal knowledge begin retiring and newer employees with less than 5 years decide to go elsewhere.
It has the bones to be a great place to work, but the systemic issues are too big for any one person to turn around.
Competent people, interesting work, innovative.
Lack of integrity by some managers, lack of communication, unrealistic expectations for high potentials, lack of humility, lack of employee development.