Toxic Executives - This is Arkay - The North vs The South
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Virginia – May 31, 2017
The characteristic of a toxic leader is their narcissism. They are “all about” themselves. They view themselves as categorically brighter and more talented than anyone else around. As a result, they believe they are deserving of special treatment–the rules that apply to everyone else really are beneath them.
Toxic leaders consistently relate to others in a condescending manner, they take credit for others’ successes, and they manipulate others to ensure that they look good.
While they may appear successful for a while, over the long term, their attitudes and actions catch up with them. Trust and teamwork deteriorate: they have a high turnover rate, putting out fires, not improving processes, not creating empowerment of employees. No win situation.
Overall a good place to work with very good equipment and great customer base
Die Cutter Operator (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – March 26, 2017
Arkay Packaging does very high end cosmetic packaging with a drive for quality and consistant execellence in performance. It has been a pleasure to learn the latest in technology in equipment. The substrates are sometimes difficult to work with but there is a ton of experience among the staff to share ideas and methods.
Production Expeditor (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA 23606 – August 8, 2016
Dedicated Professional with Eleven Years Experience in Customer Service, Data Analysis, Training Employees, Education, and Management. Management is my strong suit, I am experienced with working with managers, CEOs, and managers in getting company goals over-achieved.
Aerater (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA – June 1, 2015
A typical day is pretty busy and hectic. I have learned a lot of skills and how to operate multiple machines. The management is there to answer questions when needed. The hardest part of the job is having to pick up the slack for people that don't do their jobs on other shifts. I enjoy the people I work with on a daily basis.
Dye-Cutting /Stamping Operator (Current Employee) – roanoke va – December 20, 2014
all employees are great to work for. management is horrible. i run a machine that blanks out cartons. i have to check them to make sure there good to send to customers. i load and unload trucks with fork lift
Prepress Operator (Former Employee) – Hauppauge, NY – May 19, 2014
Most work days started where the previous left off, there was a pretty steady flow of work. Jobs are completed using a program called Artpro which I learned on the fly when i started at Arkay. The line management was knowledgeable, approachable, and open to new ideas. For the most part co-workers were friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was focusing on work, as the workplace is a noisy environment. The most rewarding part of the job, as with most jobs, is seeing the completed final product
Maintenance Technical Support (Former Employee) – VA – December 27, 2013
Upon arrival, the maintenance department was in shambles. Having to set up a database to schedule maintenance supply system. Working with two other individuals to set up a system of inventory. I learned how to manage an entire parts department and re-inventory of all parts laying around. Plus, able to set up a new stock and old stock list.
Too many hours, and not enough benefits, no room for advancement
feeder/packer (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – June 2, 2013
I applied for promotion and was assured that I was a canidate, however, management was fired for sexual harasment. Was also told that the company does not like to hire within and is unwilling to train.When I hired, I was told occasional overtime, and only worked one regualar workweek the entire time I was there. The last week that I worked there I worked 62 hours.
too many hours, horrible benefits, and un-professional management
Press Feeder (Former Employee) – Cloverdale, VA – November 7, 2012
A day at work was 12 15 hours day on a press. I learn how to maintenance a press and also how to run a press feed the paper change rails, blankets. My co-workers it was a good experience with them i learned a lot from them.