TE Connectivity Employee Reviews about "business units"

Updated 7 Jul 2020

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  1. "Good place to work but frequent layoffs and staffing changes"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reasonable Benefits, reasonable work life balance, work from home, good severance packages

    Cons

    frequent layoffs, frequent realignment of business units

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  2. "Pricing Analyst"

    1.0
     

    I have been working at TE Connectivity

    Pros

    Somewhat decent pay if you negotiate well up-front.

    Cons

    Layoffs every 2-3 months. Very disconnected leadership. Silo’d by their business units. No real opportunity for advancement unless you are one of the “chosen”. Doesn’t matter how hard you work, or how good a reputation you build.

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  3. "Depends on which business unit"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits; innovation is highly valued

    Cons

    Despite inclusion efforts, not really all that friendly for women. Some business units like Industrial are playing lip service to inclusion efforts. Women get hired but they don’t stay.

  4. "I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they really value employees who have a drive and there is always room to grow.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit you work for

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    "Awful experience - massive layoffs every few years. Culture is broken."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time

    Pros

    - None come to mind, maybe biweekly paychecks. - Working within a Business Unit instead of a central / corporate group is better

    Cons

    - Centralized groups like IT and Channel are brutal- the business units do whatever they want and they will treat you like garbage - Years of repeated layoffs have drained crucial knowledge. If you join, you may meet people who have been laid off and re-hired multiple times - I was disgusted to see work stolen and credit claimed by others, then discouragement to report the issues as that's just how it is

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  6. "Constant uncertainty about Oceanside plant status"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, beautiful grounds, and I worked with the best team.

    Cons

    Working for TE was a very interesting experience. TE buys business units, restructures, reorganizes, consolidates and gets rid of employees after said reorganization has been completed. In the past year, there has been a mass exodus out of Oceanside from all levels, both voluntary and through layoffs. Also there is a major environmental cleanup going on everywhere around the plant, and I suspect that they are trying to close down Oceanside entirely. They are also in the process of moving manufacturing to Mexico.

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  7. "Engineering Manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time

    Pros

    We were acquired by TE so didn't have a choice.

    Cons

    With a very large company comes silos. Very little interaction with different business units around the world even though we could benefit from ideas on similar technologies, etc. A definite division between original company people vs need newly acquired companies.

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    "Plant Leadership"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The corporate organization has a strong desire to focus on a centralized strategy and core values. When applied, it makes for a positive experience in the organization.

    Cons

    Not all business units or locations apply the company strategy and core values as they should. The company is only as good as their individual locations. Unfortunately, unless local or BU leadership is open to feedback, working for the company can become less enjoyable because of individualized agendas.

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  9. "Engineering Manager"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they really value employees who have a drive and there is always room to grow.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit you work for, a lot of hours are expected from employees.

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    "Great Products and Vision; Sensitive to Market Trends; Poor Execution, Funding and Utilization of Talent"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TE Connectivity full-time

    Pros

    The company as a whole was a great company. Being a very large global company your work environment depended a lot on what you given location was whether it be in a plant or an office space. It basically comes with all the similar problems and benefits of being at a large (72,000+) company. Benefits and compensation were some of the best in my local area especially for engineering. The work from an engineers standpoint was always very interesting and rewarding but varies largely again on what location and Business Unit (BU) you are in. Plenty of ways to get involved in other things and stay connected and network with other colleagues through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). There is definitely a clear and present shift in the culture to try to bring in and appeal to younger talent.

    Cons

    While they had a clear vision of where they want to take the company especially locally for even my plant the execution was tough. Management would have high aspirations and goals that would never pan out due to funding. TE reacts very much so with the markets and economic trends. One year we are expanding and doing well and the next we might be buckling down and experiencing layoffs. In the end it suffered from red-tape and a disconnect between upper management and what actually occurs in the plants. Have separate Business Units with competing goals and funding always seemed to get in the way. There was also poor communication globally between groups where work was often repeated and sharing ideas was not done. Different groups within the same company were hesitant to share finding or design ideas with others even though at the end of the day we were the same company. This created interesting dynamics at times. Another thing is that especially in engineering a lot of employees are close to retirement and the companies long term plan in this area is not clear. We see a lot people leaving and taking vital knowledge with them without being replaced and passing on this tribal knowledge.

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