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Easy job with low pay unreasonable job locations
technician (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TNJanuary 2, 2015
I assemble gas grills and other assorted products for Home Depot.
I learned to do the hardest stuff first and not sweat the small stuff. Management is an entity all its own. You have corporate, HR and regional trainers, then you get area managers and area trainers. The hardest part of the job is getting the run around from individual stores. Saying they want product only to find out nothing is ready. We get paid by the piece and we don't get paid to stand there waiting for pulled project
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Assembler Technician (Former Employee), Hampton Roads, VANovember 2, 2014
Pros: i loved the people.
Cons: worked in piece good
Assembly of products for retail sales:
• Grills • Wheel barrows • Rider mower • Lawn and patio furniture • Home and garden accessories
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Very unorganized mixed with an extreme inconsistency of work
Technician (Former Employee), Chattanooga,TNOctober 20, 2014
Pros: indirect supervision of work, good money during peak
Cons: daily commuting that was at least 30 miles one way everyday, lack of communication, unorganized
Semi-seasonal job that I was explained 7 busy months and 5 slower months.
Management is very unorganized which I believe is partially due to the lack of organization and communication of priorities from the corporate office.
Co-workers were fairly easy to get along with minus the fact that the job pay is production based and there are moments of greed and selfishness displayed by other employees.
Typical day at work consist of showing up to your assigned store at 8-8:30. Check the walk sheet and designated assembly area to start the day off, also, meet with the designated employee in charge of making sure what needs to be assembled is dropped and staged to be put together which Assemblers Inc employees find out quickly that a lot of mornings consist of waiting on the retail stores employee to pull and stage what needs assembled,again, an example of being unorganized. The rest of your day just consist of properly assembling the merchandise that fits the needs of the retail store. Obviously, being a production job, the more you assemble the more you make. The hardest part of the job would be the assembling of the merchandise, however, for the most part I found that the most enjoyable part. It is a very physical, labor intensive job so if you don't like being in the weather or working hard then this is not a job for you. The least enjoyable part of the job is not knowing most nights where you will be working the next day until the end of the night. There seemed to be no game-plan for who would work where the next day. The most enjoyable part is during the busy season, the money – more... is limitless depending on how hard and how much time that you are willing to put in. Other than the job itself I can't say that I learned anything that I can see myself being able to use in any other line of work.
Back to the seasonal aspect, when I started I was told that the "peak" season lasted about 7 months, in reality, it only lasted about 5 months and once work starting slowing down, which wasn't gradual it was basically overnight, I wasn't weeded out or given anytime to find another job. My boss just quit giving me work and when I would call to find out about work I was told there wasn't anything for me. So I went from working 6 days a week to not working at all. Still, 3 months later, haven't been notified of being terminated or if I may be needed or any kind of update on work. A simple phone call explaining whats going on and possibly what the future may hold would be semi-professional instead of no communication at all. So if you're looking for something that you have a possibility to make money for a few months out of the year and have other work lined up then it may suit you but don't expect to be in the loop of how business is going because that just don't happen. I felt disrespected and unappreciated after all the hard work I shelled out to try and establish myself with the company, not to mention, I never told them "no" anytime they asked me to go out of town to help out another area get caught up and I never complained. Final advice, approach with caution because you will work your tail off and odds are during the spring you will make really good money especially if you are willing to travel but, the outcome once the season slows down is complete BS and there needs to be more communication starting at the hiring process going forward. – less
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Good place to work
Area Manager (Former Employee), arkansasAugust 25, 2014
Enjoyed working for Assemblers managed over 40 assemblers. Territory included Northern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Southern Missouri
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Technician (Former Employee), VirginiaAugust 6, 2014
Learned good skills. Challenging work but rewarding. Work independently and need good customer service skills to meet the demands of the clients.
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work hard, watch most of your money go to corporate
Assembler (Former Employee), Austin, TXJune 15, 2014
Pros: work alone for most part
Cons: they extrort supply fees from you without proving squat. loe pay, unpaid travel, beoitch runs hr dept. work outdoors in elements
If your applying for corporate, that be a good gig, sit back and take 70% of the the commision from pwople that do the actual work. Supply fee for supplies i never seen.
Current workers suggested inflating my totals for rhe day, guess its common practice once you get to know the stores and how they check you out. My morals kept me from doing that, probablly still would not have.got me past minumum wage. D suggestfast food, indoors out of the elements
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Not a stable place to work
Assembly Technician (Former Employee), Opelika, ALJune 1, 2014
Pros: travel
Cons: not stable work
Pay can be decent if so many limits weren't put on your piecework. Assembling patio equipment, wheel barrels and grills were fun and sometimes challenging. Has potential to be a good job with more stability and more piecework to offer for better pay
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Good job if you like to work with your hands
Assemble Tech (Former Employee), Duluth, gaMay 21, 2014
Pros: working with hands, meet new people
Cons: no mileage paid for driving, commission bbased
We would go to a build site and assemble various items from grills to outdoor furniture.
I learn how to build various outdoor item and tools
The Management was great.
No Co-workers
hardest part was the driving and no mileage paid
the most enjoyable part was the ability to build
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THESE PEOPLE ARE CROOKS AND LIARS! BEWARE!
Assembly tech (Former Employee), Minnesota SouthMay 2, 2014
Pros: absolutely none
Cons: everything about this job
Next to impossible to make any amount of money to even support yourself let alone, a family. Long hours for VERY VERY little pay. You average dollar amount that I made for the company was about $170.00 a day x 4 day work week. (And I had to bust my butt for that). I worked over 40 hours in those 4 days and made 40% commission. Do the math people. 170.00 x 4 = $680.00. 40% of 680.00 = $272.00 BEFORE taxes and or other deductions. Minus the taxes and or other deductions, you are now talking about maybe 200.00 for that week. Or you could look at it as abound $400.00 a pay period. Let's not forget about the 35.00 shirts and the over priced stupid tools which make your checks even smaller. Lets also not forget that this is based off of an average of 170.00 a day. There are more weeks than not, where you make far less than that. Let's add in the days where I only invoiced $36.00 for the day and about 50.00 for the other 3 days. For a few laughs and giggles, lets say our daily average was 50.00. $50.00 x 4 days of work = $200.00 for that week. 40% of 200.00 = $80.00. THAT'S RIGHT PEOPLE! You just made $80 for that week! BEFORE taxes. In this case, in a 2 week pay period, If you make $80.00 for 2 weeks in a row, Your paycheck for 2 weeks would be a wopping $160.00, BEFORE TAXES!!!!!! If you do the math and ignore the pretty picture they paint for you, you'll see that the numbers don't lie. I tried this job out and simply realized that I got nothing from it and wasted a lot of time. If I could stop just one guy from working for this joke of a company, then I feel vindicated.
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Seasonal position
Assembler (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TNMay 2, 2014
for the summer was only to assemble grills, wheel barrows, riding lawn mowers, and walk behind mowers.
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Productive
Assembler (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TNApril 9, 2014
i like this company because i like working alone and i love using my hands to work. I've how to build grills and bikes without using direction book. The most enjoyable part about this company is meeting new people
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This job wouldn't support anyone.
EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLER (Former Employee), Cranberry, PaFebruary 22, 2014
This job sucks. You can never make enough to support yourself.
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not a steady place
Bike Technician (Former Employee), san antonioFebruary 20, 2014
work would be at different stores. I traveled 50% of the time. Some places I worked at would have a small order and wouldnt be worth the long drive
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Routine Job with Independence
Assembly Technician (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NCJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: independence in work place
Cons: not alot of work
Go to local stores and assemble items such as grills, sheds, mowers, etc.
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Assembler (Former Employee), Knoxville, TNSeptember 15, 2013
Pros: enjoyable work
Cons: paid by peace equaled very little
i traveled from home depot to home depot were i would build grills, lawn equipment etc. as an outsourced worker.
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Assembler (Current Employee), Chattanooga TNSeptember 14, 2013
Construct grills, lawn tools ect. hardest part getting checked out.
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Great Job for at home students
Assembler Tech (Current Employee), Martinez, GAJuly 22, 2013
Pros: great management team
Cons: no benefits
The management team here is great, they understand when you need time off or have family issues. The only bad thing that I have to say about this company is that there are no benefits offered
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Great earning potential
none (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TNMay 23, 2013
Pros: earning potential
Great place to work! They do not limit the amount of money you make. If you work hard you can make a great living. Flexible schedules, lots of independence and room for advancement!
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Lafayette LA area
assembler (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAApril 8, 2013
Cons: wages
here is a great video showing exactly how long it will take a pro to put together a bike watch?v=vGdjEX9xumU. Lookit up on youtube. Its adude putting a bike together for a company just like this one, and he cant even do it in under 21min. ANd this dude is hustling! Now, that is a pro. You arent a pro. These people tell you they will pay you $3.50 per bike you put together. They lie and say they can do 4 or 5 an hour. Not even a pro can do 3! It takes just over 21min for one bike for this guy to do it. And hes been doing it for 30 years. 3bikesx $3.50 is NOT GOOD PAY! Not even close when you think about the slavery you have to do to make that chump change. How the hell do these people pay rent? Imagine the number of bikes in a day. In a week! Can you do that constantly for weeks, months? Good Luck! Now lets also look at the very possible idea that the stores in Lafayette, namely Home Depot, Academy sports dont sell much bikes. Then all you got to make money with is maybe a bbQ pit or 2 in the summer. Or maybe a Doll house for some kid. Or maybe a weight bench. You will be twiddling your thumbs wondering wth you got into. Upon arrival of this so called interview I was left wondering who these people really are. They are nowhere near professional. Its more like if you walk into someones garage and ask them if they need help and they say sure Ill pay you slave wages to put these bikes together while I watch! Oh and you need to have your own tools cause they will rip you off if you buy tools from them. They also charge you $35 for shirts with there logo on them, to wear at this so – more... called work. Again. Its like a homeless dude type of environment where all the guys you are working with are so desperate for money that they will do anything, including work as a slave. You are wondering how the hell you ever go so low.
My advice is, go find an offshore job or work at mcdonalds. AT least you will get paid for time there. About the only thing good about this job is realizing just how bad off you are and giving you more motivation to find a better way of life. Also gives you a humble stance on life cause when you look at your situation and the dudes you are working with, you cant help but feel sorry for yourself and the sorry dudes that are in the same boat as you. – less
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Job is worthless
tech (Former Employee), hickory,ncMarch 18, 2013
Pros: freedom
Cons: horrible pay
DO NOT WORK FOR THEM. they tell all these great things only to take money out of your check for unreasonably priced tools.Its difficult to make money with them when the store they have you with is constantly denying work.

About ASSEMBLERS INC

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ASSEMBLERS INC Salaries

Area Manager
$40,000 per year
Assembler
$7.50 per hour