Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – July 26, 2017
As I hired in as a secondary operator I moved up the ladder quickly from operator to team lead to supervision. This is a company of continuous improvement to meet the demands of customers. I learned a lot in this company and am forever grateful for the years spent here.
Packer (Former Employee) – Tennessee – July 20, 2017
Work was hard. Standing on your feet for 12 hours a shift.You was bending and lifting 20+ pounds all night.Not very good working conditions, hot in the summer and cold in the winter.Management not very involved.
I enjoyed working for barrette outdoor living. Started off as a packer, and slowly but surely worked my way into the company and up in the ranks. This was one of the best jobs I've had since I've started working. Great place, great people.
Welder (Former Employee) – Township of Galloway, NJ – May 17, 2017
If you love OT , then this place is the place for you, if you don't then it might get frustrating at times.. They have come all long way at this plant in NJ but now they seem to be making promises to customers for gates that they can't keep without overworking certain departments, their schedule of the work load can be confusing at times when they swap them without saying anything, but my coworkers were a good bunch and to be honest they have great benefits but is it worth it? Guess you'll have to find out
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Bulls Gap, TN – March 18, 2017
A typical day at work is stressful, but fulfilling. Very diverse workplace culture which I really enjoy. The hardest part of my job isn't the job at all, it's working 12 hour night shift and not being able to see my family. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with people, building a team. Also thinking three steps ahead of every person and every job, it's l
The hiring ad says one thing, but once hired and working, they say another. Company NOT organized and inventory not managed properly. Their computer system is outdated and the only people not set to hard-work are the management whom are rarely seen mingling with the production workers who bust their backs everyday for a company in which they are not actually working for but only temps.
Assembler/Packer (Former Employee) – Brooksville, FL – February 5, 2017
Long grating hours. Severe holiday overtime that results in a huge overlap between work and life. Company uses a temp agency for most employees, you work full-time(!) doing the same work as an actual hire for less pay and bare minimum benefits. Superiors are extremely difficult to get in contact with and are almost never there when you need them, even outside of work. I was laid off after only two months on the job as a result of all attempts to contact Barrette's temp agency failing. I was removed without notice or communication. Would not recommend to anyone who isn't a masochist.
Hi-Lo Driver/ Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – January 16, 2017
Hard non stop working the whole eight hours, one ten minute break and a twenty minute luch. Worked their for years with just one raise. Co-workers tell all day about everything honestly no earplugs tell on you, clock out for lunch and leave tell on you. But if you need a job and you have felonies out the wazoo or just getting out of prison then this job is for you. Bye the way the everyone is either related or married so if you do get this job you will regret it.....
Having a job but if your not fired you will quit
No health care or 401k plan short breaks and no raises
shipping (Former Employee) – Egg Harbor Township, NJ – December 21, 2016
Be careful quitting a job to go here they let on you are getting hired by the temp and when you finish 500 hrs your will be a Barrette employee but it doesn't happen they hire to meet a product quota and let you go. But they will tell you they aren't laying you off or firing you and you never hear from them again but they advertise for work everyday. NOT A GOOD COMPANY.
I enjoyed this job because its fast pase. There are great employees throughout the entire company. There are also great team leaders that will explain anything that you need to know and also show you have to do something if you don't know how to do it.