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Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAAugust 2, 2017
plant job so it gets very hot and cold depending on time of year, big ceiling fans that give out great amount of air
great amount of overtime
clean restrooms
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Assembly Line Operator (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAJuly 31, 2017
I wouldn't refer any one to do this the management is very unorganized they have no structure what so ever the pay is not manageable at all and everything with them is so short notice.
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Get paid decent for doing nothing!
Fabricator (Current Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INJuly 23, 2017
Acuity is a company with a vision... But nothing else. They have policies for everything with nobody to enforce them. They only promote people when they aren't any good at their current position. Year-round overtime with no way out.
Pros
Paying better than most places, you don't have to do anything at all & you will still be paid just as much as your best workers, the only way to get fired is to not show up at all
Cons
None. Period. The opportunity to advance is only available to the laziest employees.
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Fun workplace
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CAJuly 10, 2017
This workplace is fun and easy. The day goes by so fast at this job because we get to have lunch first and the other two breaks after. Then the hardest part of the job is assembling.
Pros
Free lunch sometimes
Cons
Short breaks
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Material Handler Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cochran, GAJune 23, 2017
It was a great place to work . The job was creative and interesting. It allowed you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of that job. And it expressed the possibility of growth.
Pros
Growth
Cons
finance
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Aggressive but challenging workplace
Director of Operations (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 31, 2017
Great place to work if you can handle constant change for the better. Becoming more of a technology company, which is great. If you can perform it is a great place to work.
Pros
training, growth, gainshare
Cons
can be stressful for most people because it is a very aggressive company
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Awesome workplace very team oriented.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Carlisle, PAApril 15, 2017
This job gave me the experience I needed for stand up forklift in a fast paced environment. Surrounded by positive people and approachable staff made it that much better.
Pros
Vacay, bank, paid holidays
Cons
There weren't many
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Be prepared to work A Lot
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INFebruary 19, 2017
Acuity has mandatory overtime which means if they say you work 12 hours a day for 3 weeks straight no days off you have to. Don't get me wrong you can make a lot of money from overtime, but say goodbye to family and friends.
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Very Productive environment
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAJanuary 27, 2017
Good place to work if you get hired on job will be around for a long time. Good people to work with but not a lot of opportunity to take care of you or personal business on mid shift. Not a good shift if you have small children you like spending time with.
Pros
wages, job security, and union protected
Cons
short breaks, consumes most of your day
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Very compensating and highly rewarding
Assembler - 40 (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAJanuary 26, 2017
This job is where I have received most of my experience with team work. I worked on a factory assembly line and had to learn how to function with my fellow co-workers to retain efficiency and solve problems. A typical day here would be a non-stop 10 hour shift in which the mood was pleasant and conversational, but never at the expense of productivity. I most enjoyed working as part of a team and the roughest part of the job was that sometimes, the 10 hour work shift would become a bit tiring.
Pros
Good Pay, Great Teamwork Skills, Problem solving experience
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Productive, steady paced
wire cell worker (Former Employee) –  Winona, MNJanuary 17, 2017
I particularly liked the fact that there were set hours to work, with additional overtime if wanted. I basically learned what factory work is, what it is to do a repetitive job over and over. Overall, I enjoyed the work and liked my coworkers.
Pros
Hours, lunch break, periodic breaks throughout day
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senior b level associate
SENIOR ASSOCAITE (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 12, 2017
lead in the training of a level associates. Organize task with the supervisor, perform lead tasks when lead is out , or if lead is assuming supervory role.
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Great company
Tech Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ontario, CADecember 31, 2016
Acuity brands is a great place to work. Work environment is great and employees are friendly. They go above and beyond to get you the training you need to succeed.
Pros
Great company to work for
Cons
Job can be very stressful at times
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Very Team Oriented
Customer Care Manager (Former Employee) –  Granville, OHDecember 12, 2016
The Sales Team (Holophane Division) I supported was and is the BEST in the Ligjting Business. The job was demanding and very stressful at times, however was also very rewarding.
Pros
Co-workers, Great Pay, Casual Dress
Cons
Unobtainable stretch goals set by Sr Management
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Tech Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAOctober 24, 2016
The people are great, the management is lacking. They are willing to let people go on a whim and not hire in someone to fill that position so it became increasingly more work for those around them and never slacked off.
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Good workplace but the management
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAAugust 28, 2016
There is no place to grow professionally talking. There is some rumors that the company is moving to Mexico.
Is a lighting company with so many different products like sensors, switches, relays etc.
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productive, fun workplace with doughnuts every friday
Material Operator (Former Employee) –  Winona, MNJuly 11, 2016
It's a good place to work for, and the wage is not too bad compared to other places in town. Safety is priority and then 5s.
Pros
free doughnuts every friday, long breaks
Cons
no pay lunch break, and some areas of building can be warm/hot
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Its a job and thats about it..
Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INJune 29, 2016
This place has a plentiful amount of mandatory overtime. Get ready to see that your line is working 12 hours all week long including occasional Saturdays. You will be posted from 6:30 to 7:00 all the time. They won't let you go until your goals have been met. Even then if you finish early they'll give you another order to start on until they're satisfied in which they hardly ever are. Higher ups and supervisors only care about self gain and receiving all the bonus checks they can get in their pockets. They do not give a d**n about their employees. You're nothing but a number to them. Have a family or friends? Say goodbye to having a life. You'll do nothing but live for working in this s**t hole. Over all very low employee moral in this place. Management needs an overhaul. It's decent pay but that's about it. You've been warned..
Pros
Decent money
Cons
Bad Management
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Long hours / no work family balance
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INJune 21, 2016
I hired as a Buyer/Planner in 2010. They have been running ads for Buyer/Planner jobs nonstop since then. What's that tell you? 12+ hours per day and still not able to get everything done. Never happier to leave a company.
Pros
Got paid
Cons
Work environment leaves you set up to fail, Corporate cares nothing about employees, basically lied about work schedule and long hours during intrview
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Does not value their employees
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 5, 2016
Unethical work environment. Despite working 12+ hour days in a warehouse next to the trash collection doors working in 32 degree weather, unprotected from the elements, salaried staff still guilted for not putting in the hours. Building was not built suitable for power source, so constant loss of power. Material handlers not properly trained, then blamed for unsafe working conditions. Only $40k daily sales despite $2million in excess inventory not organized in the business system making identifying necessary raw materials for production nearly impossible
Pros
Paid the bills
Cons
No work life balance, unsafe working conditions, sub par business management
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