Production Welder (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – June 26, 2017
I enjoy working at benteler but i feel like its time to move on. If there were an easier way to get to work the first shift i feel as if i would stay. i learned a lot about what the welding industry is actually like outside the classroom and it has me craving bigger and better things.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – February 13, 2017
Running a can roller. Filling up knock downs that the previous shift started. Machine would break down a lot. Some management people were okay, others were not very nice. The hardest part of the job was making your numbers on the can roller. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with.
Receiving Technician (Current Employee) – United States – December 2, 2016
This could be a great place with a lot of potential; only if you are not looking to better yourself. There isn't any room for advancement. You have a lot of people getting promoted with no experience or education. It's a "who you know" type of place. There isn't any management interactions.
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Goshen, IN – November 28, 2016
I loved working for them. It was a great experience. I learned a lot of things about operating the welding machine and how to fix the problems with the machine. It was easy. I catch on the new things quick. And I was able to work at multiple locations within the facility.
Department Manager - Prototype & Service (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – April 4, 2016
The company has some good people. It's too bad the company culture is like a virus. Finger pointing and blame on failure is spread rampant. Instead of coming together as a team to find a solution, people are thrown to the wolves. I learned quite a bit, but only on my own. The company does not invest much into it's people.
Take all the struggles above, then combine that with under-staffing your team and giving them sub-par programs work with (ala IBM Notes) and the inability to access most sites online - even if it helps you do your job. It makes the most simple of tasks excruciatingly difficult.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – December 16, 2015
Schedule associates to production assignments. Perform any due associates evaluations. Make hourly efficiency and quality rounds to work stations. Input production at end of shift. Close out attendance.