I’ve been with True for over ten years now, it’s not the worst place to work but not exactly a great place either. I would recommend it for someone who needs a steady job to support a family. I would not recommend it to anyone who is young and without kids. Go learn a trade or something, ten years from now you’ll making twice as much as you would with ten years in at True.
The pros: The starting pay is pretty good, I think it’s up to $13/hour for full-time. Four 10-hour days make for a short workweek and long weekends. Most of the coworkers are easy to get along with. Some supervisors are easy to work for. They hold annual tournaments for basketball, softball, and volleyball which are a lot of fun and let you get to know your coworkers on a more personal level.
The cons: Stressful work environment, they WILL watch you with a stopwatch. Low raises, $0.40/year. Very little chance for advancement, those opportunities are few and far between. No pay raise for “special skills jobs” (foamer, brazzer, machine set-up, forklift driver, etc), increase in responsiblity and risk, no increase in pay. Some supervisors are difficult to work for. 10-hour days aren’t for everyone, especially when you only get a 30 min lunch and two 10 min breaks.
Three day weekend. Steady paycheck. Friendly coworkers.
Little opportunity for advancement. Stressful work environment. Low raises.