No longer the company I started with.
Planning Manager (Former Employee) – Dalton, GA – June 19, 2018
I joined Tarkett in the fall of 2013. The company I left in May of 2018 was nothing like what I started with. Management changes, a stressful working environment, and departmental restructuring has caused a lot of good people to quit or transfer to another department. The stress level has increased exponentially, to the point where a typical work week in my department was a minimum of 50 hours plus (usually closer to 60), including having to work from home in the evenings and on the weekends just to try to stay current. Management turnover was nearly as bad as employee turnover. In 4.5 years, I had 5 different managers. The team I worked with was wonderful, and I’ve not seen a more dedicated group. However, as the stress level and workload increased, along with more and more manual processes, those good employees began to slowly leave, resulting in an ever-increasing flow of new hires who had to be trained, but the resources to train them were long gone by the time their first day arrived. Daily meetings could take up anywhere from a quarter to over half of the work day. Eventually, the complete lack of work/life balance and stress levels prompted me to leave the company and it honestly was a decision that was easy to make. I hope Tarkett examines the exodus of employees that has taken place over the last year and does something to retain their veteran employees. If not, it will simply continue to spiral out of control.
Wonderful team, Decent benefits
Long hours, turnover, lack of work life balance