long john

Knoxville, TN

#41 Oct 5, 2010
Wow is this place that bad to its workers
worker

Knoxville, TN

#42 Oct 16, 2010
long john wrote:
Wow is this place that bad to its workers
yes its bad no ins no benifits just a check and thats not big
former tpi

Nashville, TN

#43 Oct 16, 2010
way too much drama at least in the paint room, Daniel (aka) the gay little hispanic ruined the entire dept. and Chester did'nt know his head from a hole in the ground. the job itself was easy though...
Mary

Johnson City, TN

#44 Nov 5, 2010
I saw this post on the JC Forum. I have been trying to talk to someone at TPI for the last few days. I live in Gray and have worked with SAP for the past 14 years as an ABAP'er. Can you tell me who I can contact? I saw a listing on DICE but I would prefer to by-pass the head hunter. They take way too much money and do very little in return.
Thank you ,
Mary
jake

Galax, VA

#45 Sep 18, 2012
do they hire convicted felons?
whtguy

Johnson City, TN

#46 Feb 22, 2013
Southern Accent wrote:
Has anyone had the experience of being hired by a temp employment agency for employment at TPI and just a few days before your 90 day temp employment is completed, you are terminated saying that you are no longer needed, but you are aware that they are still bringing new employees in who are training for the same position you had??
No repremands only comments on the good job you are doing while employed..
yes i just recently worked at TPI Corp. in gray TN.and i worked my butt off for them and had a discriminatory experience with the porta breeze line leader she constantly hollered at me in particular all the time for mistakes other people were making telling me i was supposed to watch everybodys work on the line plus do my 2 or 3 jobs at the same time.she purposely done it ,getting right up in my face yelling and cussing me ,until one day after work i got a call saying the assignment was over.i wouldnt recommend anyone to work for that unfair ,discriminatory verbal abusing bunch
whtguy

Johnson City, TN

#47 Feb 22, 2013
i just recently worked at TPI. in gray TN.iworked my butt of for them on time every day.and had a disriminatory and verbal abusing experence with the porta breeze line leader she was constantlly yelling at me and cussing me telling me that i was supposed to watch everyone else's mistakes and run my 2 or 3 jobs i was doing also .i told the head supervisor what had been going on but after work one day soon after that i got a call from the temp co. saying that assignment was over.i wouldnt recommend that anyone attempt to work there.cause they wont hire anyone thay just want to use temps and run them through there like cattle.they will put you in the porta breezee line and you wont last long unless you can take yelling and cussing all day everyday.
Slowhand

Kingsport, TN

#48 Feb 22, 2013
wtf half blk wrote:
<quoted text>Wow lets talk about putting thoughts into things.....You just sd wat everyone else was saying. MTV? I guess you would know. And who asked you to put your penney into something that wasnt directed to you! Because it sure wasnt worth 2 cents to me. Dumbass! "I guess u dnt knw shrt terms do u?" I 100% agree that the temp service screw ppl everyday but it doesnt have to be a race thing. Oh "original spin.....ppl means "people"!
........and you wonder why you can't get hired? LOL
Been There Done That

Knoxville, TN

#49 Feb 23, 2013
Almost 100% of the comments made before are true. I know, I worked there over 20 years.
The comments about who really runs the place is dead on. She calls all the shots. If you can stay up her butt, you can survive. If not, her brother will send you down the road. He is afraid of her and has been his entire life.
They will suck all the life out of you and send you packing.
If only certain people knew some of the acts committed by these two, they would both be behind bars, or at the very least, out of business.
Fish Head

Knoxville, TN

#50 Mar 5, 2013
My friend that works there says the man that owns the place and most of his family is gay.
G Harris

Johnson City, TN

#51 Apr 2, 2013
I started out as a temporary employee at TPI and was hired after 90 days of working there. That was in 1994, I started out putting lids on duct heaters and then bacame a duct heater wirer and after that a duct heater tester.
TPI was always good to me sure they didn't have much in benefits and all but it was a good place to work for me and I worked with some very good people.
After working as a duct heater tester i was offered the chance to work in customer service proccessing VAV boxes in technical customer service which I done until August of last year 2013.
They gave me a permanent layoff then but I dont hold any personal grudges toward anyone there, I realize that the economy is in very bad shape and business is slow but I DO MISS MY JOB VERY MUCH amd worked with a great group of people.
I am very thankful for all the opportunities they gave me while i worked there for over 18 years.
If they offered me another job today I would take it.
the fly

Johnson City, TN

#52 May 29, 2014
Hey are you still viewing this thread. I would like to ask you a cpl questions if your still at tpi
Tpi worker wrote:
I work there now and I see people come and go and be glad you are gone, We dont have no benifits but if you look at the owners drives a new BMW suv and the other a new Cadilac. I have been there 6 yrs and I hate it but if you are black or mexican you got a heads up on getting on cause the HR woman is half black and half mexican I think. But I bet they have ins and stuff.They laid off some of its supervisors back in the spring that was good, worked for some of them and they treated me fair but they where complaining about not getting paid good and them lying to them and thats they supervisors. Take my advice count your blessing you are gone.
theyre f_d up

Johnson City, TN

#53 May 29, 2014
not only do they hire every freak fk up and misfit they can. But if they catch you selling dope there all they do is give you 30 days to give them a "good urine sample" NO PoPO or anything is ever involved....
jake wrote:
do they hire convicted felons?
McNaughty

Johnson City, TN

#54 Aug 28, 2014
they DO have some mighty fine drugs there, just ask anyone in shipping. Truck side OR ups/fedx. if they haven't got it they can tell ya who does ! Shrooms,weed, molly pretty much ANYTHING you want !
Gomer

Kingsport, TN

#55 Aug 28, 2014
The Dennis and Henry boys built this company on race track winnings in the 1960's. The place is a hell hole. Somehow they skirt the law by offering no insurance and have their industrial outfit in China. From what I gather it is now a revolving door for temporary workers with low wages and no benefits. If you go there through the temp agency, don't take the place seriously. Save what meager money you can make from them and move on at the next opportunity. If I were there, I'd do a half ass job and not worry if I were fired. No future in that joint.
McNaughty

Johnson City, TN

#56 Sep 3, 2014
how long has it been since you worked there?
Gomer wrote:
The Dennis and Henry boys built this company on race track winnings in the 1960's. The place is a hell hole. Somehow they skirt the law by offering no insurance and have their industrial outfit in China. From what I gather it is now a revolving door for temporary workers with low wages and no benefits. If you go there through the temp agency, don't take the place seriously. Save what meager money you can make from them and move on at the next opportunity. If I were there, I'd do a half ass job and not worry if I were fired. No future in that joint.
Gomer

Kingsport, TN

#57 Sep 3, 2014
McNaughty wrote:
how long has it been since you worked there?<quoted text>
Gosh, I left there in 1976 after 3 years of being their number. It was a joke back then and I'm sure it hasn't improved. I became unemployed from a real job in 2007 and applied there out of desperation, only to be told that they sure did want me, but there was no insurance and that the starting pay was about 9 bucks an hour. I passed on the offer. Now to make it even worse, the temp agencies call the shots, and I'm sure it is even lousier. Being desperate for a job isn't a good thing, but if you have no recourse, go there and dance slowly. They didn't give a damn for the employees long ago, and I'm sure they haven't had a change of heart.
waste of time

Greer, SC

#58 Jun 20, 2015
TPI sucks. No right to be called a business
TNFan

Knoxville, TN

#59 Jun 21, 2015
whtguy wrote:
<quoted text>yes i just recently worked at TPI Corp. in gray TN.and i worked my butt off for them and had a discriminatory experience with the porta breeze line leader she constantly hollered at me in particular all the time for mistakes other people were making telling me i was supposed to watch everybodys work on the line plus do my 2 or 3 jobs at the same time.she purposely done it ,getting right up in my face yelling and cussing me ,until one day after work i got a call saying the assignment was over.i wouldnt recommend anyone to work for that unfair ,discriminatory verbal abusing bunch
You're a cry baby and not worth $9 an hour. Go earn better pay and quit pouting.
lora j

United States

#60 Jun 23, 2015
TNFan wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a cry baby and not worth $9 an hour. Go earn better pay and quit pouting.
Tn sux .walmart pays better. T. Tiny P Pete I inserts

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