Information Technology (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – January 5, 2015
Used to be able to work, do your job, excel in your niche and get along with others. Not that PCA has purchased Boise, Inc there is severe culture clash. Mostly, PCA does little communications to managers and employees and is reducing the workforce. So long as you are in a position to be one of PCA's leads things can be ok, but it not you'll be on your way out soon enough.
Journeyman Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Wallula, WA – October 28, 2013
I was hired to work on the maintenance program. I have been involved in the Mechanical Construction Industry for will over 37 years. When I when to work in the Wallula Plant, I was amazed how different mechanical components and equipment are held together. Under the direction and daily task given to you by your supervisor. The EPA needs to thoroughly inspect the water discharges coming from that plant. Also, OSHA should walk the facility and look at the open pits, no guard rails, speeding fork lifts, leaking pipe lines, I could go on and on. Management is a joke, especially the supervisors directing the maintenance team. I will suggest to stay away from that facility as far as you can. I was embarrassed to walk away from some of the ways my supervisor had us fix things. I am super glad I no longer work there. Benefits are a joke.
Utility (Former Employee) – Wallula WA – February 14, 2014
Honestly the worst place I have ever worked. This place is a complete joke. The management is incompetent, unprofessional and only cares about themselves. They are very demeaning and don't care about your life outside of work. I was told on several occasions that I will be working on my days off a couple of hours before I was off and its not their problem if you have other plans. I was amazed at working conditions and condition of the plant. I am surprised that no one has died from working there. Stay away from this place. I am glad to no longer be there.
6TH hand operator (Current Employee) – Wallula, WA – March 7, 2014
show up early to have time to talk and review safety issues with coworker. clock in work a 12 hour shift if we are lucky. Work in excessive heat . run big heavy cranes coworkers are awesome especially if u are all on same page getting real dirty is the bad side or we have to work holidays also..will work 4 12 hours shifts then four days off then go to gravesm
free lunches sometimes
heavy heat waking up in middle of night like 2am to go in for shutdown(maintance on machine)
Office worker (Former Employee) – Southern CA – July 27, 2014
I worked for PCA less than a year and jobs started to be eliminated immediately after aquisiton of Boise. I had a heavy workload and still was laid off. Think twice before joining company. Appears to be unstable at the moment.
it's not what you know it's who you know if you want to keep your job
work with different people everyday and travel all over the U.S.
Master mechanic/ Electrician (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, Ca. – February 7, 2014
I would receive a call from a customer, try to fix their problem over the phone if unable then I would drive to the job site and fix their problem while answering other customers calls and helping the other Field Service Technician.