- Taylor Wharton International23.Nov 2015
Culture of "we always did it that way and that's why we will continue doing so"
Support from management
Since 2009 the company has been run by very inexperienced, young, pedigreed, silver spoon money managers with rich fathers form Chicago in charge of private equity. They know little or nothing about the IG industry and they have appointed operational leaders who are equally poor at running a manufacturing facility. Extremely bad decision making and inability to change has resulted in their final bankruptcy. They have been through about 6 presidents in the last 6 years. The private equity people that are responsible are clueless. The EU operation is outstanding. A shame they are even part of the USA operations. The EU team are crackerjack business people, shrewd, strategic,cunning, and extremely disciplined at all levels, right down to the floor worker. Complete opposite of the US work force. Unfortunate that they are being managed by loser US managers.
The only ways team function is if they say YES to doing as little as possible. This is a lazy company, and they actually thought they could rest on their laurels to pull them through, while the competition ate their lunch.
Freedom to work independently
The workload is not fairly distributed beccause there is no organization to start with.
Communication only at superficial level.
Only if you are liked.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Part of the problem is the age of the average worker. Too many cob webs in their ears.
Overall compensation for your work
Yes too high at the senior level,,,,,way too high for what little value they provide.
Office / Work Environment
The facility is old, dated, not invested in, and the machinery and products are minimum three generations behind the next best competitor.
Actually not enough work at all levels, and the senior people are fleecing the company equity in lavish trips, uneccessary travel, first class tickets, and just plain laziness.
Used to be the King of Cryo. Today they are a laughing stock, a joke in the industry.
Would not even consider working there. It will be short term because the company is not solvent.
The work could be challenge if the company would accept it. The overall tendency is to do as little as possible.
Inclusive / Diverse
Suggestions for improvement
- Sell the company to a strategic investor, split off the EU operations. Get rid of existing US leader, and incompetent PE group. Clean up the US operations by firing the lazy ones who have had too much control and are responsible for putting the company in bankruptcy.
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
Pretty much everything on the USA side
- CompanyTaylor Wharton International
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015
- DepartmentExecutive leadership