Assembly (Current Employee) – Ripon, WI – May 8, 2013
I was hesitant to try out factory line work thinking that it would be unbearably monotonous, but the pace is fast enough and the tasks vary enough that it really isn't bad. Typically co-workers help each other out and you'll have opportunities to find a position that suits you. Company is growing so you don't have to worry about lay-offs. Unfortunately there is not a lot of schedule flexibility for new employees. Nearly every day I talk and laugh with the people around me while I work.
the company itself is a nice place to work but the managment does not know who is doing what for whom
Utility Worker (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – June 20, 2016
the company is a good place to work. The management needs to figure out where the problems are and take care of them before they spiral out of control. Communication needs to be worked on and EVERYONE needs to do there part.
Teamwork nonexistent, leads and some utilities don't want to do there jobs so they have everyone else do it for them.
Provides ice machines, contest to win things for safety.
Assembler/Production (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – March 25, 2016
Started sometimes at 5 a.m. so we could be done by 2 p.m., summer hours. Management always had good listening ear for new ideas. For the most part the co-workers were exsultant as team players. Truly do miss the team members this was the hardest part, having to leave.
Free donuts when no safety isuses for each quarter.
10 minute breaks to short to go to bathroom, eat, and get water.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – February 16, 2016
The atmosphere is very laid back and the co-workers are very helpful for newcomers. Very interesting group of people who have stories to tell you everyday. The only challenging thing is the 80+ Ibs items that need to be packaged, although it will get easier as you get used to it.
Severed as a Kaizen event member (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – January 13, 2016
My typical day at work would be a reputation work environment. I would go to my work area and do the same thing each day. I have learned how to make commercial wash machines and learned how to use power tools. Management I think where a typical management in a factory facility. They want to make sure things are running smoothly each day as sometimes there are issues. I don't feel there was really anything hard about my job except when I was first learning it, but of course all jobs are like that until you learn it and do it each day. My most enjoyable part of my job was the product went out the door and the customer enjoyed their product. Oh and my co-workers.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 7, 2016
My typical day at work is unloading/loading trucks all day.We ride to different hospitals to pick up dirty linen, while dropping off clean linen. Management would help us get est part of the job done.The hardest part of the job is finding more work to do after your job is complete.
Picker (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – December 14, 2015
Got trained for one day, and was told by non management that I was doing everything wrong but my boss said I was doing a great job, then suddenly out of the blue I was pulled into his office the next week to be told how bad of a job I was doing. By the time I was told of my mistakes they didn't think extra training would help me cause I had been there so long. Was never shown how to fix my mistakes either, or when I made them, or what I was even doing wrong.
coworkers are super friendly
even if you were done 1 minute early you had to wait that extra minute to clock out
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – November 6, 2015
If willing to work smart and hard there is unlimited room for advancement. Alliance also has great management that pushes individuals to excel and help grow there business. Treating their employees fairly helps create better moral which ensures better production.
Stocker/Receiver (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – September 26, 2015
I liked what I did (my responsibilities) but as far as the company goes I would not recommend this employer to anyone, what I learned was to keep my mouth closed at all time, Would not let me type what I wanted to say about the management. so I erased it. says it contained inappropriate language but it didn't.
Diverse equipment that commanded good troubleshooting
Electrician (Current Employee) – Ripon, WI – September 16, 2015
The range of equipment was like old school to new school. One time your working in a control box that has all relays, the next job your on the computer breaking down the ladder logic to find the problem. I enjoy the communication with my colleagues and gaining knowledge from them.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – July 14, 2015
Since day one I tried to make the best out of the situations that I was handed or put into. Sounds crazy but why does a person have to go back to being in kindergarten to work in the manufacturing setting? To many politics not enough support or praise for jobs well done.
Great workplace; very educational for motivated workers
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – March 17, 2015
When i started at Alliance Laundry Systems i knew next to nothing about machines or anything else to do with factory work. Within 3 months of starting i was given a raise of $5/hr because i wanted to learn everything i could about every machine that i touched. I learned to read blueprints, set up, program, run and adjust cnc machines. I was asked to help the leads out by troubleshooting, adjusting, and fixing other workers machines when they went down if they leads were bust at the time. The lead men in the Machine Shop of Alliance taught me a lot and i will be forever in their debt. I was indefinitely suspended for missing too many days in a row, this was not the companies fault. I let my personal life affect my work life and it is a mistake i will never let happen again
Productive and pleasant place to work with fun people.
Paint Department Worker (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – January 15, 2015
Theres never a shortage of work to be done or layoffs. Overtime almost always available. Learned how washers and dryers were painted at Alliance using a powder coat and heat process. Management were very patient and helpful and always ready to answer any questions or help you out if you were struggling to keep up with the pace of the line. Co-workers also always willing to answer questions and help you out if need be. It's a nice place to work all around. Hardest part of the job was sometimes things were heave to lift and move around but never something that was unreasonable to be done without proper accommodations. The most enjoyable part of the job was they allowed radios to be on during the work day to keep your motivation and spirit level high.
union. good benefits. annual garanteed raises
dirty manufacturing environment which is expected of most manufacturing environments
My employment with Alliance Laundry Systems start out great.
Welder (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – December 26, 2014
As time went on there seemed to be less enthusiasm. I do believe work relations and attitudes would improve with an improved incentives program. However, I appreciate all that I learned and my employment with Alliance. I would recommend the company to anyone and would gladly continue working there.
Desktop Administrator (Former Employee) – Ripon, WI – September 19, 2014
Answer customer calls for computer and phone service. Diagnose and repair hardware and or software problems in a timely courteous manner. On occasions some problems would have to be researched and/or discussed with other co-workers to decide on the best course of action. I most enjoy working and helping the customer.
former line employee (Former Employee) – ripon – July 19, 2014
If you want to wast your time this is the place for you I worked 2 months no problems and i was .then put on a job where the pace was at times non consistent increased to a point where you can't keep up increased in the name of production and the with quality 84 days in and let go I guess they need not pay benefits on this part of there rotating work force management if you want to call i t that
Core Process Manager (Current Employee) – Ripon, WI – April 30, 2014
The business is successful for many reasons - Management decision making, good planning, strategic initiatives and good honest hard work from the American factory worker. Alliance is a good place to get started if you are looking for diversity in manufacturing. It has all the processes one could want to start a well rounded career. The hardest part of the job is making things work with no budget. The most enjoyable part is watching the business grow.