Company bought and is now something else
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – April 17, 2017
Poster child for mismanagement. Often worked Saturdays only to have nothing to do on Monday. Managers were idiots and we thus had several mass layoffs. Pay was decent in some positions, and sweatshop wages in others. No raises really while I was there.
They had this idea of negotiating stupid contracts where we essentially paid the customer to do the work by dropping the customer's cost by so much every so months with the intent of "making it up in volume." It does not take a genius to realize with finite resources you will never make more product that a certain maximum. Another ridiculous notion was assigning "daily dollars" to each assembly line, so they were responsible for making so many dollars' worth of product each day, which lead to frantic switching around and other time-wasting. Some lines would pass incomplete assemblies down the line to claim (and sometime ship) them and leaving the next group holding the bag. More often than not, they products would end up reworked the next day (along with a production hit to their daily dollars). Repair costs were often more than the product price! Turnover was ridiculous. I remember above 90% in production at one time.
Occasionally, the owner would buy us lunch.