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Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (3)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.04
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Company summary

The Carlstar Group is the industry leader of specialty tires and wheels for the agricultureconstructionlawn and gardenATV and UTVhigh speed traileraftermarket automotive wheels and flat free/manual markets. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, we have a global footprint with well-recognized consumer brands in both domestic and foreign markets. Our diverse portfolio of solutions are offered under several leading brands including Carlisle® brand tires and wheelsITP® tires and wheels, as well as Cragar®Black Rock® and Unique® wheels and Marastar® flat free and manual tires. The Carlstar Group employs over 3,500 associates in 14 facilities located in four countries and we have created a culture of converting great ideas into advanced products with a legacy of excellence in product innovation, quality, and customer service.The Carlstar Group remains focused on quality, performance, durability, value and continuous improvement.


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Numbers

Employees

1,001-5,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We know brand awareness and reputation is a key consumer purchase driver and our brands are the foundation for our company reputation. We value the trust that our customers and consumers have in our product and we work hard every day to keep and build upon that trust.

The Carlstar Group offers a variety of tires under both the Carlisle and Marastar brands. Marastar brings the unique flat-free tires to our line, while the Carlisle brand forms the bedrock from where the company started with tires in almost all segments from lawn and garden to trailer applications.

Our ITP brand of tires and wheels is an industry leader in the ATV and UTV market and offers a broad range of high performance and extreme off-roadcapabilities for the powersports enthusiast.

Three additional brands form the core of our wheel product portfolio. The Cragar brand of styled wheels is well-known to both the vintage and modern muscle car segments. The Black Rock brand focuses on specialty and off-road applications, while the Unique brand brings steel wheel style to the automotive and truck markets.

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Our product segments among all of our brands include the following: 

  • Agriculture/Construction
  • Flat-Free/Semi-Pneumatic 
  • High Speed Trailer
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Powersports
  • Automotive Styled Wheels 

Company outlook

We are a global manufacturer and supplier for specialty tires and wheels and operate with facilities across North America, Asia, and Europe. Our manufacturing and distribution capabilities give us our competitive edge when it comes to servicing the needs of our customers across the globe. With 14 facilities strategically located, and an unmatched product portfolio, we are able to exceed customer and consumer demands, producing and delivering product where and when it’s needed.

Listening to our customers and industry partners means we have a full pipeline of new product innovations and development driving future growth. The Carlstar Group continues to grow in value through new product development and innovation. Our dedicated engineering and technical experts design products focused on satisfying customer needs through market-driven innovation. Since we are focused exclusively on specialty tires and wheels, we have the expertise in engineering and product development to tailor our products to the specific needs of each market segment.


Benefits

Because people are our greatest assets and our most valuable resource, we strive to provide all employees with salaries and comprehensive benefit programs that are highly competitive in our industry.

 

  • Competitive compensation

  • Insurance (Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision): The Carlstar Group offers insurance to employees at competitive rates. The company also contributes to employee’s HSA accounts to assist with medical costs.

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Services for employees & their dependents include free short-term counseling, legal consultations, financial counseling, child care referrals & more

  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Coverage provided at no cost at 1X times annual salary. Employees also have the option to purchase additional coverage.

  • Voluntary Benefits through Voya: Includes Compass Accident Insurance, Compass Critical Illness, and Compass Hospital Indemnity coverage.

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance. Insurance coverage provided based on years of service.

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance. Coverage automatically provided by Company

  • Tuition Reimbursement. The Carlstar Group assists employees in pursuing further education relevant to your career. Academic performance requirement applies

  • Student Loan Paydown Program: We’ve partnered with Gradifi to bring you this benefit which can pay down your student loan principal up to $5,100.

  • Retirement Savings. Employees may contribute on a pretax or post tax basis from your pay and the Company matches a percentage of the contributions with no vesting schedule!

  • Holidays: Ten holidays, paid

  • Paid Vacation: employees receive 80 hours of vacation within their first year



Location


  • 725 Cool Springs Blvd. Suite 500
    Franklin, TN, 37067
    USA
Domestic locations

Franklin, TN

Jackson, TN

Clinton, TN

Aiken, SC

McDonough, GA

Slinger, WI

Edwardsville, KS

Fontana, CA

Kent, WA

For applicants

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

People are our greatest asset. Our success is rooted in the passionate people we have on our team that help drive excellence in our business every day. Our talented team of over 3,500 Carlstar employees across the globe are our biggest and best asset. We are proud to employ industry experts in the tire world as well as tremendous talent from other industries helping to create an environment where diversity of thought, leadership, continuous improvement and excellence are things we value most.

Our growth and success as a company is dependent upon attracting and retaining the very best talent and we take that as our top priority. We work every day to ensure we take care of our employees by offering competitive benefits and by providing an atmosphere where employees can thrive. 

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How would we describe the company culture?

At Carlstar, our employees can expect challenging, hands-on assignments, a productive working environment, and a culture focused on quality, service, and continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on being a company that offers our employees a lifelong career with opportunities to grow within or across different fields of expertise. Whether you’re in Finance, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Human Resources, working the shop floor, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or any other field of expertise, The Carlstar Group offers an exciting opportunity in a fast paced and constantly changing environment.

At Carlstar, we also encourage all of our employees to voice their thoughts and opinions whenever they feel it is necessary for the better of the company. No voice is more important than any other and that is why we support and motivate all of our employees no matter their level of position, to speak their minds which in turn allows an open and honest form of dialogue within the internal company culture. 

Reviews for The Carlstar Group LLC

Reviews - What employees say

3.04 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Feb 2019
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Leadership team hired in the past few years greatly improved and work well together.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Carlstar Group LLC
  • City
    Franklin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 13.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

This rating reflects now. It has changed for the better in recent years.

Support from management

The attitude is good.

Teamwork

We have been and continue to be geographically spread which has hampered strong teamwork. This has improved substantially in recent years.

Freedom to work independently

The expectation is that we're self motivated and make decisions as if we're owners. I am.

Internal Communication

Improving

Gender Equality

I wouldn't say the workforce is equally distributed across many functional areas but that is at least somewhat a reflection of the markets we serve. I have no idea if we pay fairly across genders as that information is not accessible to me.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not sure. I don't see specific bias in this area.

Career Development

We've been poor at training, development and providing opportunity. It's known and at least some attempts are being made to address this.

Overall compensation for your work

Seems reasonable.

Office / Work Environment

The physical environment here is excellent.

Environmental Friendliness

We used to have recycling receptacles. They were removed as part of cost cutting but should be reinstated.

Work-Life Balance

This has varied significantly over time. It has settled into a reasonable situation for me.

Company Image

Mixed bag. There are areas where we outperform our competition and some areas where susbstantial progress needs to occur.

Job Security

Has varied but seems stable currently.

Handicapped Accessibility

I'm not impaired but from what I can tell this building is handicap friendly.

Workplace Safety

It's an area we need to always improve on and we have been doing better companywide.

Challenging Work

If it wasn't challenging, the company wouldn't need us.

Inclusive / Diverse

Probably reflects society

Suggestions for improvement

  • We lack standard processes for many activities and consistency in the processes we do have from location to location. Related to this we would benefit greatly from all using E1 to drive everything (one system, one source of information for all) and taking measures to ensure that system has impeccable data upkeep and integrity.

What I like about the company

Comfortable office environment. Many good co-workers.

What I dislike about the company

Plenty of operational crises. Some of it is self inflicted from company changes and structural transitions we've undertaken. Some of that is the nature of the markets/customers we serve.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Carlstar Group LLC
  • City
    Franklin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 13.Feb 2019
  • Employee

My review

3.61

Suggestions for improvement

  • Career Development/ job shadowing, office morale and environment, Flexible work schedules

What I like about the company

Great management team

What I dislike about the company

No team building/ morale events, no flexible work schedule, lack of career development across the company, high turnover.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Carlstar Group LLC
  • City
    Franklin
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Good (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (3)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.04
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

The Carlstar Group LLC
3.04
6 reviews

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