Tower International, Inc.

Tower International, Inc. Employee Reviews in United States

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Turn away.
Weld maintenance (Current Employee) –  Clinton Township, MIJuly 30, 2016
You work 87.5 hours a week, every week. Forced in on most holidays as well, we used to have one weekend a month off and that's been taken from us. I'm a weld tech and the management in our department is the worst I've ever seen, everyone who can leave does.
Pros
Good medical.
Cons
Terrible management, weak union.
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Overworked
Robotic Technician (Current Employee) –  Clinton Township, MIJune 23, 2016
12hr work days, 7 days a week. Only 1 weekend off per month. Management doesn't care about employees at all. This place has a revolving door because of the long hours and they make no effort to address the issue. All they care about is hitting their production goals at all costs. Quality and morale are the casualties of this practice.
Pros
Medical benefits
Cons
Long hours, 26 consecutive working days before you get a day off.
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Skilled trades stay away
Tradesman (Current Employee) –  Clinton Township, MIJune 22, 2016
7 days a week.
12 hours a day.
Very poor top level management.
There is literally a revolving door on this place!
High turn over except for a few long timers.
Very low moral due to working conditions and long hours.
The air quality is terrible. Expect health problems.
We are the zombies of tower!!!
Pros
Fair wages, co-workers
Cons
Management, never ending hours
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Tower is great place to work
Business Analyst/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Livonia, MIFebruary 15, 2016
Advancement, management, and co workers are all great at Tower. It's hard to find something to complain about. Compensation could be better I suppose but bonus is nice.
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Productive
Quality Technician (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, OHJanuary 23, 2016
Great work environment, positive, helpful and fun people to work with. Excellent benefits and pay! I would recommend this job to anyone.
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Very Productive Work Experience
Machine Operator/Welder (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, MIJanuary 21, 2016
Excellent company to learn and build from. Very valuable skills learned at the time I was employed there. The paychecks are very nice at the end of every week and working there was a breeze.
Pros
Excellent workers
Cons
Long mandatory hours
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Not good for diversity
Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  Meridian, MSDecember 29, 2015
High Turn over rate. No diversity. Not a friendly place to work. There are a few good people there but scattered here and there.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management/Diversity
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Productive and great place to work
Skilled Trades Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, MIDecember 16, 2015
We have a daily goal to produce 341 frames per shift.
You learn daily about how the line works and about goals.
Hardest part of the day is the standing around waiting for the line to go down to perform quick repairs.
Best part of the day is meeting the goal and exceeding the numbers.
Pros
Pay for perfect attendance, pay for overtime, health benefits, education reimbursement, available overtime
Cons
work schedule 19 days straight before you get a day off
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Fun place to work
Production Welder (Current Employee) –  Elkton, MINovember 3, 2015
The work tends to get boring at times, but the awesome group of people you work with makes it all better. You learn new things and new ways of doing stuff everyday. Some days drag on but there are more good days than bad.
Pros
Learning, New skills to learn
Cons
Long hours, short breaks, bad management
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Very busy and great place to work
Assembly Worker (Current Employee) –  Shepherdsville, KYSeptember 24, 2015
As an assistant to the Regional Property Manager I traveled all over Kentucky and Indiana. I enjoyed the travel and the meeting new people. However, my personal life could not endure all the travel so I left the Glick Company and started my Cleaning Business
Pros
Fun place to work
Cons
Lots of travel
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Excellent Company to Work For
Area Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) –  Livonia, MIAugust 25, 2015
Tower International supports and encourages internal promotions and values their employees. They are financially strong and growing. Excellent company to work for in the Automotive Industry!
Pros
Promotions, benefits, wages, culture
Cons
None
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Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Madison MsJuly 27, 2015
Very intense manufacturing environment working many long hours. The facility has hundreds of welders and robotic equipment. The atmosphere is very smoke filled
Pros
excellent pay and benefits
Cons
Works to many hours
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Stepping Stone till you find something better
Engineer (Current Employee) –  LivoniaJune 29, 2015
Tower used to be a great place to work. Then bankruptcy and lean management stepped in. Now in Engineering you'll find yourself working multiple positions and not compensated for the extra work.

If you work in IT, you will get yearly conferences with an open bar, a nice lunch, and dinner. Of course this conference is to discuss the latest in IT at the company, but IT makes everyone else use teleconference to save money. The actual "brains" of the operation fly all the IT folk from around the country to a yearly conference to talk about... Well, we build tools for stamping and welded assemblies, soooo who know's what they talk about. The CFO is in charge of IT, so I guess the budget doesn't apply to that department. Maybe they talk about Campfire. Another waste of money Tower can't seem to get a grip on.. First DR/DA, then Matrix One, and now Campfire... Idiots.
Pros
None
Cons
Long days, no appreciation.
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Not a very good place to work
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  ChicagoJune 11, 2015
Tower has only one customer and that is Ford-Chicago.
All automotive manufacturer has a downsides every 5 years.
They lay-off people and in Chicago is the worst because Tower
is only supporting Chicago plant and nothing else.

If Ford slow down tower lays off people. At tower there is no room
for advancement. At tower they tolerate Nepotism...from management all the way to the hourly employees.

Everyone is connected and plant manager came from the shipping dock to be come Chicago plant manager

A scheduler position become Production Manager

At tower in Chicago is all about .....who knows who and who is politically connected in the chain. They make an hourly as engineer in a heart bit. No formal schooling required.

You tell them that you own a screw- driver and electrical tape and for sure you get a job right away.

To be an I.E in these place and you will be making a big mistake in your life!!!

Rather send your resume some place and there will be much better future for you.
Pros
The hourly are very good
Cons
People here come and go. Not a reputable place to work at all
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Great place to work
Weld Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bluffton, OHApril 14, 2015
Love the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a great place to work. Co-workers are great. Automotive keeps you busy everyday and the Management listen to your ideas.
Pros
I fix all of the problem
Cons
long hours & I fix all of the problems
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People are great, management less than disireable
HR Generalist (Former Employee) –  Bardstown, KYMarch 23, 2015
I don't have anything positive to say about this company other than the people where great to work with. Very accepting.
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Not very employee conscious
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Bardstown, KYJanuary 14, 2015
Not very employee conscious, lots of mandatory overtime, very little time off. Repetitive, boring factory work.
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Great
Rear Seal Operator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 13, 2015
Great place to work and learn about the auto industry. learn how operate various machine.
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Over worked, under payed to build low quality parts.
Operator, Welder & Quality (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, MIDecember 9, 2014
The management is terrible, they simply do not care about you at all. They might pretend to, but you are expendable and treat you like trash, no respect for you. Then they have the nerve to wonder why no one takes their job seriously. You are constantly pushed for high production speed, sacrificing quality. Doesn't bother management at all, they want numbers nothing more.
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Tough Times
Environmental, Health & Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 7, 2014
Times were tough across the country when I worked here, but overall this was an ok company to work for
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Overall rating

3.6
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