Roll Form Technician (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – May 11, 2016
I have been working at Brenco for 5 1/2 years and I couldn't have asked for a better place to start a industrial career at. Most of my career prior was running heavy equipment, so the transition from outside to inside could have been difficult. At Brenco that couldn't have been further from the truth. Between the great foundation and the leaders of brenco I have transitioned wonderfully. Also retirement plan at Brenco includes ESOP which not many companies can match.
Employees and supervisors very friendly and the work place atmosphere is great.
Assembly Line Operator (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – June 9, 2015
I am responsible for reviewing a check list to ensure all the necessary tools and equipment to operate the rotary efficiently is available. Once the check list is completed then steps are taken to continue the process by placing the bearings into bins and tracking samples of bearing for accuracy.The most enjoyable part of the job is day to day communication with management and employees as well as learning the operations of the equipment.
Great people, great management, open door policy, and the benefits are great.
30 minute breaks cant leave for lunch. The weather controls how your environment will feel.
Industrial Metal Parts Inspector (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – June 11, 2015
The only reason I'm not currently with Brenco is because I could no longer work the third shift. At the time I had a family who needed me at home in the evenings. They have excellent benefits including 2 retirement plans. The scheduling is crazy, it takes a lot out of you to work those 12 hour shifts but if you can handle it its worth it.
CONE INSPECTOR (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – March 26, 2014
The job is hard and long days. I learned that they need better management, better hours, better safety. Management on the team leader level is very weak. They need people skills. Co-workers are all sad and no morale. I tried bringing in cakes for birthdays and getting people to fellowship at lunch periodically. The constant smoke was killing me. I am allergic to cigerates and if I had known about the smoking, I would not have taken the position. Quitting time.
IT WAS A JOB- GOOD BENEFITES FOR YOUNG PERSON JUST STARTING OFF.
SMOKING ENVIRONMENT, HIGHLY ALLERGIC, NO SAFETY ENFORCEMENT, MANAGEMENT WEEK, TOO MUCH FAVORITISM. NO ADVANCEMENT. TO MANY RIDICULOUS REASONS TO RECEIVE POINTS AGAINST YOU.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – February 12, 2013
I only worked at this place for 5 months, but it left a lasting impression on me. The work was labor intensive. The machinery was old, outdated and unsafe. Management only cared about production numbers. The work environment was hot, greasy and full of safety hazards. 12 hour shifts with two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch and you aren't allowed to leave the plant.
Inspector and Operator (Current Employee) – petersburg,va – June 5, 2013
Im typical day at the job is inspection an at times train people for the position.i make sure the part in right spec. i work with great co workers who make my job easier.the hardest thing is the hours i work a 12 hour shift 2 days on an 2 days off every other weekend 3 days straight.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – February 21, 2013
12 hour shifts. Inspect railroad parts heavy lifting was the hardest part but it still was a piece of cake. the most enjoyable part was being able to see how much production I have done for the night besides getting off.
production (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – February 14, 2013
The management and h.r will tell you anything but the truth...women beware....male dominated facility...pay sucks...no room for advancement unless your a man...Don't waste your time..and they lay off every few years....without notice....
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Petersburg, VA – August 16, 2014
Well I've been at Brenco for about 2 months and let me say its not for everybody. I am a machine operator in their heat treat plant. I do much more than operate machines now that management felt it necessary to reduce the staff in that department so right now the work load is unbelievably heavy. I barely get breaks and work 12 hour shifts lifting, loading, driving, troubleshooting continuously. The management seem to be focused on nothing but numbers and could care less about the staff. The training is ridiculous because you basically learn by watching others which is inefficient and ineffective for too many reasons in a work environment like this. Their are numerous safety issues. I have handled propane tanks without any training, seen empty first aid boxes, attempted to use empty fire extinguishers...LOL Its just a little much for me. I am currently looking fo other employment and would suggest to anyone interested that they exhaust all their options before joining this company. Good benefits though and okay pay.