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Too much work for too little pay
Painter (Current Employee), Camp Hill, PAApril 6, 2014
Pros: hmm...well...i guess a paid lunch is nice
Cons: low pay, management with too much pride, out dated machines that break down all the time
This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for. They start you off at $10.50 a hour. After 2 months you earn $11.50 a hour. A man that has been there for 9 years earns $11.97 a hour. Seriously?!? How can anybody say with a straight face that this is a good paying job. I have to do so much work, Im lucky to be able to drink water twice a day, – more... and that is a true fact. Between 1400-2000 shovels in 7 & 1/2 hours is the amount of work you will be expected to do. Your lunch is paid, which is nice, except for your not allowed to leave the property, so forget about going to get something at lunch. Plus if you smoke, prepare yourself to go 8 hours without a smoke. Management does not care about you, its their way or the highway, even though some of the things they do goes completely against common sense. Most places try to work smarter, not harder. This place thinks the exact opposite way. They will not listen to your ideas, because their pride wont allow them to see through a foolish way of doing things and the awful pay is the reason this company has a huge turnover rate. No one and I repeat no one in this company in 2014 should make under $14 per hour. Period. If you think differently, then I feel bad for your self esteem. – less
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Great place to work
Assembler (Current Employee), Carlisle, PAMarch 26, 2014
Pros: easy fast paced work, great co workers
Cons: none that come to mind
Despite what everyone else on here is saying, it is an awesome job. You can really tell that the people that are complaining about the work are the ones who come in and mess around the entire shift. If you come in and do your job the right way then it's really not that hard, most nights people surpass 100% production rate if they run the machines and – more... assemble the product as they were trained. The only downside is the short lunches, but can't really complain there because the lunches are paid! Management may have their panties in a bunch some nights, but they are dealing with employees that complain all day and night and don't want to work. If you are a hard worker and really have value in looking back at the night and seeing what you accomplished, this job is perfect for you. – less
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Operations Assistant (Former Employee), Carlisle, PAFebruary 16, 2014
Pros: good job security and wages
Cons: slim chances for advancement, bad culture of the office, management not willing to listen or make positive changes, understaffed in the busy season
Try to avoid this company!!!!! Favoritism rules the air... The seniors still stuck in the 20th century will do anything to make you unwelcome. Unless your tolerance level is thru the roof, please stay away from this company. The drama and junior high will enter you life at the speed of sound.
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very stressful place to work
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Current Employee), Camp Hill, PAJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: insuurance
Cons: the management does not care about the operators the way they should
the management has just bit by bit taken every thing that was for the employee away. the only thing they care about is that all products are run no matter how little employees they have and that puts stress on a lot of people
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Fun place to work, Nice coworkers
Assembly Operator (Former Employee), Lewistown, PAJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: the pay
Cons: short breaks
I learned to make shovels, it was a fast past enviroment I got along with the co workers. The hardest part of the job wasn't really to hard after i was there and learned the ropes but at first the hardest part was keeping the fast paste. The people and and working period.
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Assemble Garden Tools
Manufacturing Assembler (Current Employee), Carlisle, PANovember 13, 2013
Pros: job stability
Cons: one 30 minute lunch break, mandatory overtime, sometimes have to work 7 days a week, minimal advancement, dangerous
Typical day at work my team and I make anywhere from 1200 to 2500 shovels a day. Employees learn how to make the garden tools and machines to make the tool. Along with how to fix the machines we use.
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Overall a strong company
Master Production Scheduler/Materials Manager (Current Employee), Carlisle, PAOctober 14, 2013
Employees have a very good attitude and all want to make the organization a great place to work.
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it's a good job
Production Operator (Former Employee), PAAugust 27, 2013
Pros: no pay lunch
Cons: 15 minutesbreaks every two hours
it' a fun place .and a very hard job all the people are good a lot of laughing talk about football and have fun
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Just another job, not a good career choice
Distribution Operator (Current Employee), Carlisle, PAAugust 26, 2013
Dead end job. Co workers are great to work with and get along with. Management is far from the best. Place is going downhill quick.
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Good place to work
Forklift driver (Former Employee), Shiremanstown, PAAugust 14, 2013
Pros: had picnic lunches on holidays
Cons: changing hours
A good place to work and co-workers were helpful when I first started. Then as the years went by, I helped new people.
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productive good place to work
LATHE OPERATOR (Former Employee), Bernie, MOJuly 9, 2013
Pros: 1 hr for lunch
Cons: the pay
safety how to operate lathes, sanders, drill presses, packing,saws pallet jacks and production sheets hardest part of job was working in the heat most enjoyable part of job was coworkers and supervisors also operating the lathes
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Work shack
Laborer (Former Employee), Lewistown, PAJune 25, 2013
Cons: short breaks and short lunch
You come in and put your time cards. You then go see what cell your assigned to for your shift. Replenish what you need for the job and begin to assemble shovels, or rakes. You get 1 10 min brake, 1 20 minute lunch and then work till your shift is over. There was no time to converse with others. It is very hot in the building.
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Good paying high paced distribution center.
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Carlisle, PAJune 25, 2013
Functioned as team leader while coordinating with a production team of roughly 150 people in a fast-paced environment.
Tracked inventory, attendance, quality control, and safety data while managing troubleshooting issues with team members.
Exceeded established production quotas and safety goals while maintaining: implementation of process improvement, – more... creation of training tools and procedures, associate processes, team building, and safety certifications. – less
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Overall Ames True temper is a good place to work. They are a growth oriented company always looking for bright employees to join their team.
National Account Manager (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAMarch 14, 2013
ATT was a great stepping stone in my business career. They gave me the opportunity to grow my overall business knowledge in the retail world. They offer competitive salaries and are highly respected in the industry.
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Productive establishment
Product Associate (Former Employee), Harrisburg, PADecember 5, 2012
Ames True temper provided the fast-pace environment, but little room for advancement
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Be careful
Forklift operator (Current Employee), Reno, NVNovember 15, 2012
Pros: vacation time (2 weeks)
Cons: difficult to relate to or please management. no lasting job security
Compared to what's out there it's a job to pay the bills. However, management is very disorganized yet demanding, employs intimidation and outright deception and requests employees to compromise one another on a regular basis. There is little if no opportunity for advance. High turn over rate regardless tenure or spotless record and will find ways to – more... terminate employees should they dare speak up. The best if not only policy while working here is to do the job, agree to whatever and try to stay under the radar. – less
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Hard Work- No Reward
Forklift operator (Former Employee), Reno, NVOctober 27, 2012
Pros: two weeks vacation, although this will be burned up during slow season (june thru november)
Cons: heavy handed management. lack of mangerial / departmental communication.
You'll put in a hard day here, which is fine and to be expected. But do not anticipate advancement, appreciation, loyalty nor should you in any way be led to believe in their 'open door policy.' This is a ruse to weed out those whose ideas or observations might conflict with management's often awkward structuring. In short, just do your best and stay – more... under the radar, even if requested to suggestion. – less
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Co-workers great to work with. Management cannot be trusted.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Camp Hill, PAOctober 13, 2012
Pros: co-workers
Cons: management
Typical day is working hard only to have management tell you that you are not working hard enough.

Co-workers were great to work with.

Hardest part of the job was knowing how to keep upper management happy.
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Hard work
General Laborer (Former Employee), Harrisburg, PASeptember 7, 2012
Pros: learning, constant moving
Cons: no real job security, high risk for injuries
This job allows opportunties to learn new task as the need becomes available. This is very hard work in a fast paced enviroment. Job security is not much since this is a competitive manufacturing job. Management is easy to get along with but complain as much as the workers do.
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Physical labor, great benefits, friendly employees, but dangerous
Production Operator (Former Employee), Camp Hill, PASeptember 4, 2012
Pros: great benefits, coworkers, hours, and supervisors
Cons: can be dangerous
Ames True Temper was a good place to work if you don't mind the physical labor. The work week was 5 8-hour days and guaranteed 40 hours a week; occasional overtime. The benefits offered through True Temper were very accommodating and fair. Mostly everyone who I managed to meet while working there was friendly, even if it didn't appear that way on the – more... outside. Depending on what job you may be doing on a certain day, the work varied in danger levels. It is a warehouse environment with many forklifts operating on the floor, as well as heavy hydraulic machines constantly in operation. It can also be very loud, but ear protection is required so that isn't really an issue. As long as you follow the safety guidelines and keep alert at all times, it is fairly easy to avoid serious injury. – less

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