Supervisor (Current Employee) – Blanchester, OH – May 22, 2017
Showa has been a great place to work, learned a lot about manufacturing,machines, people, how to manage stress. Have gained a lot of experience working here, watched the company make a good turn around in the process as well.
Accounting Specialist (Current Employee) – 960 Cherry Street – October 9, 2016
Work environment is an open area with many people, so there is not much privacy. Daily routine is comfortable, although month end is quite hectic. Coworkers are generally friendly and work well together. Management does a fairly good job of keeping things together. The hardest part of the job is getting people to communicate. The most enjoyable part of the job is being trusted to be able to do your job.
Borderline Unethical Treatment and Biased Professionalism
Associatte (Former Employee) – Blanchester, OH – September 23, 2016
Certain members of management create a hostile work environment based on individual pettiness instead of actually promoting teamwork. Improper managerial conduct and un professionalism is overlooked. Following proper procedures to address unethical or unprofessional conduct of managers is futile and often ends in the person filing the complaint treated worse and usually ends in resignation or termination.
Excellent Benefits & Competitive wages
Managers, Hr, perpetuators of unprofessional, borderline unethical treatment.
Associate (Former Employee) – Sunbury, OH – September 20, 2016
Benefits are top notch. Work life balance is a struggle Culture is challenging There is often a lack of vision with rotating executives The people in general are good, hard working people There is no typical day
Section Head /Senior Technician (Former Employee) – Blanchester, OH – March 19, 2016
This company really fell behind with its management decisions in the last ten years. There were a few managers that were only in it for themselves. Good thing is that they are no longer with the company. Good group of associates there.
Many good employees.
Management had some big issues that have been taken care of for the most part.
Coming to work was like any other job not wanting to come to work or wanting to go home when you get there to the fact of knowing you know you had to be doing the same thing every single day so to that point it was pretty overwhelming. But overall the job was pretty set forward. I learned a lot about the robots and how the dies work and pretty much the whole process of what the parts have to go thru to get shipped out the door and how to run a 1.3 million machine. The management wasn't the best that is there downfall that don't have a set standard when it comes to quality. Especially on 3rd shift they have no quality inspector until you pretty much ran all the the way thru the end of your shift. So all that responsibility fell back on you which I didn't have a problem with it just kept you on your toes. And they never had a set role for getting associates certified on each machine due to the fact that every associate that got on 3rd we kept losing so we had just enough staff to get things together. So there was so room for certification because no one was able to cover your machine for training purposes. The hardest part of the job in my eyes would have to be not being able to get certified on my machine so I can move somewhere else and gain experience. Also not being able to nick the parts because when your running two parts at 51 seconds each and they're telling you to hit certain parts of the parts and they add stuff to you over time, when your already having a hard time keeping up its really hard not to nick parts up with your file. Then another hard part is this cleaningmore... policy they had to follow 6S which is a cleaning policy which each zone had to follow. You had to make sure your machine was cleaned by a certain time when you got oil, metal, and water everywhere and your leaving the building wondering if you left your machine in a decent condition for the next shift. Because working on 3rd every other shift would slack on there cleaning because they know there shift would get seen by an auditor.less
Free Lunches, Amazing benefits, Great associates, Long Breaks
Management, No quality standard, Lack of associates, poor training
General Associate (Current Employee) – Blanchester OH – August 26, 2015
I have learned a lot while working at this job. Working with others, working on my own and being responsible for my own time and production, and leading a team toward established goals. There are a wide range of people who work there, and it makes it a very interesting environment.
High Pressure Casting Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Blanchester, OH – August 14, 2014
Worked in the foundry. Hard, hot work to say the least, but to be expected. Good pay, good benefits. Expected to work 7 days a week, mandatory overtime. The worst managed work place I have ever been in.
Good pay and benefits.
Every thing besides pay, benefits, and the work itself was unacceptable.