Lead Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – East Grand Forks, MN – June 25, 2015
This company is a good one to work with, there are opportunities to climb up the latter and they pay good depending on what position you're in. The DuPont schedule is good but the downside is that you work 12 hours shifts.
I applied for a manufacturing technician and received the job. I was paid fifteen per hour starting. I worked very hard at any task that was given to me and learned whatever I could learn about the factory.
One supervisor was impressed with my work ethic and commitment and promoted me to a job that paid six dollars more per hour.
good pay for someone without a degree but willing to work hard and to learn.
many women can get away with not doing anything or showing up.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Crookston, MN – September 2, 2013
I was a Production Supervisor in the Crookston, MN plant, I was able to see not only the Management side of things but also the union side as well. This is nothing short of a hostile work environment for not only the union folks but also the lower management folks as well. I was called into the office numerous times for not only stupid stuff that typical employees complained about but for things that made no sense at all! Everything is hush hush around the plant, the pay is very substandard for the union environment, however the pay was good for the production supervisors. My boss made 98,000 a year for sitting on his butt doing nothing but emails when I made 60,000 working my tail off. I received no formal training what so ever!!!! I also never even received new employee orientation, I was just handed a white hat and said here you go now figure out your job. As a manager you should be trained on company policies and procedures so you know what your enforcing. I have been in the food industry for over 15 years and at this plant anything with common sense is strictly out the door. Once again this is a very poor place to work unless you have exhausted all other avenues. If possible get in with the union so you have a leg to stand on when American Crystal thinks you did something wrong!
short or no breaks, low wages for union personal, favortisim