Lean Technician (Current Employee) – Sturtevant WI – July 6, 2015
As a Lean technician, I spent my time creating schedules, training new employees, and dealing with any issues with equipment. I learned how to motivate other employees and how to place people where they work best in order to get the best production. I met with supervisors, engineers, and quality control regularly to express any concerns on behalf of my line(s). I spoke with 1st shift line leads before my shift began to coordinate and to exchange any information about the day's production. Management was for the most part supportive. there were some issues when the long-time second shift supervisor switched to third shift. I think the hardest part for me was the commute when I moved here to Milwaukee. I really did enjoy getting the opportunity to lead others and learn about the manufacturing process.
employee discounts, health, insurance, 401(k)
management, no exception policies, mandatory overtime
Solid decline in management since generational leadership change.
Machinist (Current Employee) – Sturtevant, WI – October 30, 2015
Andis has declined greatly during the last 5 or 6 years. The company has lost direction, solid management, and the ability to adjust to stakeholders needs. Overall loss of value to employees, customers and general community.
Wonderful family business that shared 25 years of my life with and gained many close friends
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Sturtevant, WI – February 7, 2015
I enjoyed my job, most of it, and always had a sense of loyalty to be there and on time. The best part of my job was the people I worked with. You don't find that very many places where you have your close friends at work! A typical day was usually upbeat and we would try to find the good in anything negative that might come up.
I learned to work as a team member. The first few years working there, I was pretty much left to myself to do my job. But as the company grew, we were developing a new culture and it meant depending on others to help me get things done. It was difficult for me at first, but I believe when I left others would verify that I was a good team member.
I have always enjoyed working with numbers so the data entry I think was the most enjoyable and of course when I reconciled the account and it would balance the first time.
The hardest part of the job for me was month end deadlines. I would rather be sure my figures were exact and I didn't always have the extra time to do that at month end. I hated making mistakes.
flex hours in the summer, vacation time was easily scheduled, great people to work with
no breaks the last year i worked there. my last boss was not a people person.
Excellent company but in transition of many changes
Material Handler Supervisor/Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) – Sturtevant, WI – October 16, 2013
Excellent company. Learned everything listed on resume in my skills and education through this company; either by classes outside work place as well as consultants, coaches and workshops within the company. Immediate manager was excellent; Most enjoyable part of the job was creating my own position and being extremely knowledgeable in my field. Hardest part of my job (only in my last 2-3 years) was to maintain the integrity of the supervisory aspect under the new vision and cultural change of the company.
Productive place to learn the ins and outs of material handling
Material Handler?Dock Lead (Current Employee) – Racine Wi – August 12, 2013
Typical day consists of loading and unloading trucks using RF gun to locate and put away product...cycle counting training new employees floating between the warehouse assembly and shipping...Cleaning area and re-palletizing uneven skids....most enjoyable part of the job comes from training and helping others to succeed...I learned how to use RF guns drive cherry pickers and stand up forklifts also how to communicate well with others....management for my department is ok
MATERIAL HANDLER (Former Employee) – Sturtevant, WI – December 13, 2012
I would be assigned to a task and when i completed that task i would find my immediate supervisor and request more work to do. I had a lead and a supervisor, my lead was not very management orientated and did lead very effectively.