Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Kokomo, IN – April 12, 2017
Decent money. But no personal life. Sometimes you work 10 he days 7 days a week. If you have a family its not a good job. Managers didn't know what was going on half time. They pick an choose their favorites.
Bad management with no opportunity for advancement.
Factory Line Worker (Current Employee) – Kokomo, IN – April 2, 2017
I work on second shift 3:30pm to 11:50pm Monday through Friday. The management is by far the worst i've seen. The supervisors don't work together well at all. With a lack of communication there are days we have hours of downtime because of a lack of parts. The job is fun and its a job anyone can do as long as they are fast with their hands and work well with others. The hardest part of the job would be the lack of communication/ management.
expensive health insurance, lack of management, no room for advancement
Trialon is a contracting company to Delphi Corporation. If you don't know what that means, then it goes like this: Delphi does most of the work, and they pay Trialon to have their contract employees assist on projects that need more man-power. It was a great gig at first, getting in on some of Delphi's more advanced technical projects, traveling (infrequently) on behalf of Delphi's clients. Very down to earth management at Trialon, and a very good relationship with the host company Delphi. The only downside is that Trialon is seen as a Temp Agency, so don't expect a career with Delphi to follow. A good way to get started with your career, but don't stay too long.
good work culture, exetremely diverse work sometimes involving travel, decent pay for a starter job
growth is pretty much 0, hours can be hectic at times
Great Management and Technical Experience with Pitfalls of Staffing Company
ACTIVE SAFETY PROJECT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Kokomo, IN – February 22, 2015
I actually enjoyed my tenure working for Trialon; but the important thing to keep in mind is that Trialon is a staffing company. At it's core, I worked for Delphi, and my communications with were with them almost exclusively. I was able to rise up the ranks very quickly, taking a coordinator role for a project that involved seven different customers. Managing the resources and staff for that was rewarding, and I learned a lot in my time there. I coordinated driving and data analysis for an active safety program, essentially the radar system that gives warnings in modern vehicles. I extracted requirements from clients, arranged them into test procedures, scheduled the execution of those procedures, then analyzed the results and presented them in either written reports or presentations. My co-workers were great, and I was able to form not only some long term friendships, but great business contacts from six different countries.
The pitfalls came in two different incarnations. First, we experienced a dichotomy of management; as the Delphi manager became less visible, our staffing manager would attempt to interject with his own ideas. The problem became that the ideas often conflicted, and were often made by individuals who couldn't explain what those he governed did. The second issue became that, while our work was generally respected highly from high level Delphi engineers, you realize at times that you are the low man on the proverbial totem pole. I can still honestly say I greatly enjoyed what I did, and learned a lot of management skills.