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Updated 16 Jul 2019

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  1. "Depends on which business unit"

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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.

    TE Connectivity2019-04-01
  2. "I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time"

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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

    TE Connectivity2019-01-30
  3. Helpful (13)

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

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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...

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop rewriting the playbook every few years with the major reorgs - Stop asking for employee feedback if you don’t use it - Generally people hate working there and just lie on your surveys so everyone can avoid fake action plans to fix something so broken like the core culture

    TE Connectivity2018-08-20
  4. "Constant uncertainty about Oceanside plant status"

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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...

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    Advice to Management

    There was just too much anxiety and speculation about what was going on and not enough open communication about what was actually happening, in spite of the mandatory monthly Town Hall meetings that were held.

    TE Connectivity2018-02-26
  5. "Engineering Manager"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Try to value employees more than just a number/commodity and they will be inclined to have more dedicatation to you.

    TE Connectivity2018-01-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Plant Leadership"

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      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.

      Advice to Management

      1) Treat employees with respect and kindness. This CAN be accomplished while still achieving business results. 2) Honor TE's strategy, policies, and core values. They are there for a reason. 3) Be consistent!

      TE Connectivity2017-10-19
    • "Engineering Manager"

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      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.

      Advice to Management

      Continue investing and promoting from within to create a culture where employees are encouraged to delivery their best.

      TE Connectivity2017-09-29
    • Helpful (1)

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

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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...

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Make sure there is a clear line of communication from the very top all the way to the people working on the plant floors. Too often the rumor mill gets stirring and messages get lost. I would see upper management of the BU set a vision out that I would agree with but then locally I would never see us execute towards it. Also make sure you talent is properly aligned and take advantage of.

      TE Connectivity2017-01-02
    • Helpful (3)

      "Too big for its own good"

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      Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Harrisburg, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at TE Connectivity full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      wide array of products market leader if you have the initiative you have a lot of autonomy

      Cons

      too much red tape lip service when it comes to development - it is all about cheap labor conflicting goals between business units very low morale

      Advice to Management

      The company has gotten too big for its own good that major problems can't be fixed. Stop going for the cheapest option and start investing in you employees again.

      TE Connectivity2016-12-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work but"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at TE Connectivity for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great Pay and Benefits. Highly professional and energetic people. Very nice working environment and management is strong and well trained. Depending on the Business unit it is easy to earn and get promotions for excellent work.

      Cons

      High work loads and poor work life balance. BU's are in isolation and often competition. There are often "problems" between business units that create friction and poor cooperation. This is ultimately seen by the customer. Because TE operates as a group of disconnected smaller companies a bad year in your particular Business unit may mean the end of your job regardless of your...

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      Advice to Management

      TE has incredible bench strength throughout the company that should be leveraged in good times and particularly in bad times.

      TE Connectivity2016-10-07
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