Giving up your life to save others.
Pros: benefits are amazing. pay is comparable to effort.
Cons: constant "peasant" archetype pressed onto personnel, lack of leadership from management shows.
A terrible place to work.
Typical day is 8.5 hours. They want you clocked in 15 minutes before the hour. You'll do average production work (not really hard) while getting micromanaged by supervision. Don't even think about getting a weekend off, be grateful you get Sundays off. I logged 240+ hours of OT last year.
The most important thing that I've – more... learned while working here is to keep to myself, as most of the workers view the plant as a second high school.
Management is anything but, as they are more concerned with cutting man-hours per unit than anything else (like safety, traceability, or quality). Family and friends will see preferential treatment over qualified personnel in this "good 'ol boy" hierarchy. All they care about is numbers, whether incoming (inventory) or outgoing (shippable parts). Anyone that doesn't have a desk job here is treated as an expense that the company needs to trim.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with the constant double standards, which are not limited to:
- Multiple sexual harassment instances hushed up, while maintaining a "Zero Tolerance Policy".
- Training personnel to push out parts, regardless of quality and safety... while having them sign documentation of the opposite.
- "Don't shake the vending machines, you will be terminated immediately if caught" direct quote during orientation. Followed up by multiple witnesses reporting the HR manager doing so.
The most enjoyable parts of the job are building parts that (if built correctly) save lives, and clocking out for the day. – less