At Connectrac, 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 51 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.26. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 1306 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
100%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
100%
 
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
100%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
98%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
98%
 

What They Do

We asked Connectrac to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Connectrac, a privately owned employee focused company with Team Members throughout the US and Canada. We produce and design floor-based cable management systems, Wireways, so that power, data and communications can be run from the wall to the center of a space and/or furniture.

About this Company

Website: www.connectrac.com Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, 75247-5579 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 53 Corporate Structure: Partnership
Founded: 2005

Connectrac has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Texas 2018 (ranked 19)


Connectrac - Quarterly Meeting Lunch

Perks and Programs

We asked Connectrac to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • PTO Bank: No one liked the fact that at the end of the year any hours over the allowed 40 PTO rollover hours, would be lost. So the CEO and HRD came up with the PTO Bank. The PTO Bank allows Team Members to set aside those hours that are at risk of being “lost” at the end of the year. The banked PTO hours can be accessed to take a special holiday or address personal needs. This plan enables Team members to accrue up to 4 weeks (160 hours) of “Banked” PTO by accumulating the "at risk" PTO hours at the end of any year, over many years. Banked PTO cannot be accrue for the purposes of financial pay-out, should a Team Member leave the company, but is available to be used for time off. The maximum length of time a Team Member can take off at any one time is 4 weeks.
  • Day of Service: As a company all employees are encouraged to participate in 2 opportunities to give back to the community. One opportunity is a day in which the entire company meets with other organizations and spends part of the day cleaning up the banks of the Trinity River which runs through the middle of downtown Dallas. The second opportunity, each individual employee is encouraged to volunteer one day per year for any charitable organization that they chose. All the company asks is that, if allowed by the charitable organization, the employee takes a photo of themselves working, so that it can be shared with the other team members.
  • Annual Holiday Party: Every December, Connectrac sets aside an evening for employees and their significant others to enjoy an evening of food, drinks and fun. All remote employees are brought into town with their spouses, at the company's expense, to celebrate the season and success of the company, together.
  • Annual Festivus Celebration: Yes.... we've taken the made up fake, Seinfeld-ian holiday and turned it in to an annual Connectrac celebration. To honor the tenants of the holiday, we construct a "Festivus Tree",which is actually a piece of the wire-way that we produce, and all employees write down their grievances on sticky notes and attachment to the tree. For lunch we share the traditional Spaghetti and Meat Ball meal during which all of the grievances are plucked from the tree and read aloud as we have the "Airing of Grievances" to all Team Members. After lunch and grievances, the highlight of the event occurs, the display of "Feats of Strength", in which each Team Members goes against each in an always heated battle of "Rock'em Sock'em". The last one to win is the Festivus King/Queen for the next year.
  • Quarterly Luncheon and Company Update: After each quarter, the entire company has a catered meal together and the CEO updates all Team Members on the progress from the last quarter.
  • Employees in Need: Over the years, it has become apparent that Team Members need additional help. All company leaders know that if a Team Member has a special need, they can bring the issue to the HRD to be addressed, if at all possible. Past employee needs addressed: Assistance with being finances for a Team Member to afford legal consultation for personal business, letting team members barrow significant PTO hours to take time away from work to address important personal matters, advancing year-end anticipated bonuses to address an urgent financial need, creating "off-hours" 1099 work opportunities for Team Members to earn additional money, to allowing employees to bring their young children to work when unexpected baby-sitter issues arise.
  • Annual Bonus: Connectrac has historically been able to provide an Annual Bonus to all Team Members at the beginning of each December based on company profitability.. The hope is, of course, that as the company continues to grow the bonuses will continue and increase, with the growth.
  • Misc. Unannounced Celebrations: The HRD will surprise the Team Members through-out the year with unannounced celebrations. The celebrations could be a popcorn afternoon in celebration of the opening of the Texas State Fair, a macron snack in honor of National Macron Day or Root Beer Floats for National Root Beer Float day, but always to be celebrated, National Wine Day and National Beer Day. Oh and let's not forget "Talk Like a Pirate Day", in which everyone was given new Pirate names for the day and encouraged to say aaarrrggghhh, a lot.
  • Free Flu Shot Clinic: Every autumn Connectrac brings in a medical provide to administer free of cost Flu and B12 shots to any and all Team Members that may want to participate.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$53,801 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Team Member (Employee) $79,058 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Team Leads
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 35% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Connectrac - Day of Service at the Trinity River

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 7 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (22% use it)
  • Telecommute option (13% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Onsite Amenities (Free various beverages. Occasional Free Massage, Occasional Breakfast, Quarterly meeting with Lunch, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Holiday Party, Free Flu Shot Clinic, Team Building Activities, permissive "Pet in the office" policy and enclosed dog run, 1 day for Pet Bereavement.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $10,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
3.7 In-Carpet Wireway

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Connectrac - New Office and Warehouse

How to Get Hired

We asked Connectrac for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Skill set that matches the needs of the available position and relevant job experience. Professional but relaxed demeanor and the ability to clearly communicate how their experiences can be an asset in the position and to the company. Personal presentation, knowledge base, sense of humor, experience or interest in giving back to their community. Evidence and examples of their creative thinking, of being positive and energetic, along with demonstrating open mindedness.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Present a very clean, well-organized resume that clearly communicates their skill set, as relates to the open position. With all of the available information, educating themselves on our company and product before we have a phone interview, is very impressive. During the phone interview, present a very professional demeanor along with a sense of humor as they clearly communicate during the conversation. If the candidate has made it to the face to face interview, they need to show a high level of comfort and confidence while presenting themselves in ways that match the 4 Core Connectrac Values of being Positive & Energetic and Open Minded while discussing examples of their creative thinking and of how they have exemplified caring for others and the community.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Connectrac is a very dynamic and growing company.  As a result of our ongoing growth, many opportunities for new positions will arise, but are as of yet unidentified. For the foreseeable future, we are focusing on building a well-educated and grounded IT Department that will support off aspects of Connectrac.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH!! Anyone that applies for a position with Connectrac will always impress our interviewers if they have a good understanding of our simple product, it's applications, and a good idea of companies that have used our products. All of this information is easily found on our website. Submit a clean, well-organized resume that highlights the skill set that they possess, matching our identified positon needs.

hiring Outlook

5 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 29% Job Growth
146 Average applicants per opening 1,753 Total job applicants
3% New hires by employee referrals 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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