Loved the benefits, management caused a high turn over rate
Finisher (Former Employee) – Portland, TN – September 20, 2017
Thomas & Betts is a plastic injection molding factory, I worked in an area refereed to as L cell, where we primarily made plastic electrical boxes. I would come into work, the team lead would tell me my assigned press and you get straight to work. With how they strive for a consistent quality of plastic, they only shut the press down when they absolutely need to, and you must thoroughly check the quality of every part. That didn't necessarily make the job difficult, just made it have a higher learning curve than most, being that we would rotate to a different press everyday, and they all have unique operations. Some presses were parts going straight out of the press, adding a upc, and boxing. Most involved the parts going into a screw setter, where different components are added to the parts. The screw setter added a lot of more complications to how quality can be sub par. I started the job with it having a high turn over rate, and it was that way throughout my experience there. Meaning, new people were constantly coming in and learning these presses, while being switched to a new one everyday they came in, to them eventually quitting out of frustration of constantly being criticized by management for not keeping up with regular employees. With me gaining knowledge of the various presses, and the high turn over rate, I became a permanent trainer. I enjoyed every aspect of training, specifically motivating new employees to not give up and always believe in themselves. Noticing how the turnover rate dropped a lot after I started training was something I was very proud of and gavemore... me a bright side to coming in everyday. Watching someone progress and hearing a thanks for your effort is so encouraging, training was something I never dislike doing for that reason.less
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Portland, TN – September 19, 2017
They do not care about employees or safety even when they preach that its the most important thing for the company. Never a steady amount employees due to lack of leadership when it comes to supervisor and management roles.
The division I worked for was sold years ago, so I am uncertain what the current culture is like. T&B decided to focus on their bread & butter, but management handled the announcement of this to the affected employees pretty badly in my opinion.
Great place to work. I just feel that there are better paying jobs out there for me. To benefit my family more. They give plenty vacation time with the benefits of having the options of schedule adjustments and shift changes
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – September 10, 2017
company did not really value career advancement as it was shared that all had to work in customer service call center as their entry level job before being considered for other role. However rarely saw people advance from customer service.
Machine Technician (Former Employee) – Montgomeryville, PA – September 1, 2017
Worked with part-time hourly employees and gave direction when needed. Very relaxed environment - easiest job I ever had. Learned how to deal with employees. Sometimes we had to work swing shift, which was the worst part of the job.
This job keeps the workers together. You have to compete to see who welds the fastest, but you have to be consistent and not weld to deep(aluminum welding). The thing is to weld with consistency and quickness. The group of three would weld against the other groups. The quicker you weld the sooner you would get to leave. They were team players.
I enjoyed working for Thomas and Betts. They understood that problems can occur with their employees and helped in any was possible. I left due to family issues but I would definitely work there again if the opportunity arises.
to listen more , doing things the way I was supervised to do
Packer/Picker (Former Employee) – memphi – August 10, 2017
being on time for work , keeping myself available to want to reach out & help others if needed . Try to do my job as accurate as possible , Keeping a smile at most times because a positive presentation gives me great motivation. The most enjoyable part of a job is challenges that I've accomplished threw very intense moments along the way.
Enjoyable place to work at and freindly environment
Carlon Operator (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – June 30, 2017
The day work usually starts off with an safety meeting then from there we work until our two schedule 15 minute breaks until the end of our shift. I have learned how to setup molds and how properly complete the required paper work. The management is very helpful and friendly people.
Lane Attendant (Former Employee) – Byhalia, MS – June 24, 2017
Its A good company to be in if you need the money many many many hours but if you have kids and family its not for you cause most times your working to catch up with the backlog which doesnt go down im all for working hard but they dont give your body anytime to recover