Quality Inspector, Marshall, MI - May 10, 2016
My Knowledge is only on the Marshall location:
Honestly, this place is good for learning experience in different areas. They will probably transfer you around at least once within your first couple months. They have a multiple positions in the factory, but not much room to advance. If you're working as a temp they will probably throw you into just about any version of part sorting and ask you to pick up another responsibility without additional pay. Positions for Temps are mainly: Visualizing parts via microscope/mag-light, part measurements via gauging, running tumble, wash, or automation machines.
Getting hired in is nearly impossible. Which means that you will not be receiving benefits such as: Healthcare, Time off, or supplied lunches. At this plant they do offer a "machinist apprentice program" which not a single employee has completed. They either quit or get fired. In order to even get into the program you have to complete: A semi difficult test, go through an interview process, and then take a class once a week for 2 years. They will pay for your completed classes or so they say and they will want a 3-5 year employment contract. If you don't complete this you will have to pay for the cost of classes. So, if you don't get hired in by previous work experience you probably won't.
Management seems to be nice, they are slightly unorganized and don't always inform workers on schedules throughout the month. Scheduling can really fluctuate week to week, which can be typically 6-12 hours and 5-7 days a week. They don't seem to know when these changes will take place until last minute, so hopefully you don't mind.
Co-workers are typical, some can be some of the nicest and greatest team members you will work with and some can be down right cranky and love to gossip.
The work environment also fluctuates on cleanliness, some areas are very oily and have harsh chemicals and have metal shavings and others are fairly clean. The oily air is unavoidable though.