Tech (Current Employee), Shelbyville, TN – November 20, 2014
Cons: breaks are only 10 min., lunch 30, you get to eat unhealthy vending unless you bring in your lunch
The exhaust plant is not a good place to work. First, let me say that if you value your ability to breath, this is not the place for you. Everything there is covered in black dust, the fans blow the black dust particles in your face, the sanders spit metal particles in your face and you breath them in, and trust me, you need fans to work there... there – more... is no ventilation or exhaust system to pull the air up and out.. you can stand in the plant and see the air thick with dirt. It is not good for your health. A number of people that work there complain of respiratory ailments. I myself have never had such a hard time breathing, my lungs feel like they are on fire the whole time I am there. I cant wait to find a better work environment and leave this place. The environment is very racist, the employees that have been there a long time are slackers and do more socializing than work. If you like using your brain, this is not the place for you, you are hired from the neck down only. The machines are constantly broken down, you get blamed for scrap that happens when it is due to the machinery breaking down, not being cleaned and maintained properly. I have never seen so much clock milking as I have seen there nor heard "it's not my job" or 'I don't get paid to do that", as I have heard there. They do not care how bored you are, and the employees have no incentive to care. They pay lower than any other plant and cap out lower than most plants start you out. – less
Production Technician (Former Employee), Canton, MS – November 9, 2014
Cons: no family time
THIS COMPANY YOU DO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE AND MOVE AROUND. THEY DO HAVE STRICT POINT SYSTEM THAT CAN EASILY GET YOU TERMINATED. THERE IS REALLY NO LIFE OUTSIDE OF CALSONIC. MEANING THAT THEY ARE VERY DEMANDING ABOUT EMPLOYEES BEING THERE NO MATTER THE SITUATIONS.
Production Tech I (Former Employee), Smyrna, TN – October 27, 2014
Barely any benefits. Horrible management. Treat workers like slaves. Might get 3 breaks 1 day next day get only your lunch break. Tell you they will hire you on permanent after 6 months. after those 6 months they will never hire you. its a dead end job.
stressful and they dont care anything about their employees
Production Technician for Exhaust Division (Former Employee), Shelbyville, TN – September 18, 2014
Pros: free tshirts sometimes
Cons: long hours, racisim, stressful and you are nothing but a number
typical day starts at 6 am and ends at 7 pm you are moved from job to job to stay busy because their machines are always breaking down. if you child is sick hope you have a 2nd 3rd and 4th backup plan because they want you there regardless of ANYTHING if not they will find reasons to fire you or push you out the door.
Forklift Operator (Current Employee), lewisburg TN – September 17, 2014
Pros: all the overtime u want or be fired if u don t want it
Cons: poor management
start out with a senseless meeting, management tells workers how they can t keep up production and want to know why, so be prepared to work the weekend all weekend. What I have learned at CKNA H R does not care and are never there. My coworkers start out great , but after a week they become discourage and lazy after management tells them they are failures – more... everyday. the hardest part of my job is being lied to by management everyday. the most enjoyable part of my job is going home – less
provisionally line tech (Current Employee), Smyrna Tn – August 13, 2014
Pros: it's a job, starting pay is low for current new employees
Cons: job turn around is high
Starting pay to low and top pay to low , based on what we do there should pay more . Takes to long to get hired on as a line tech and lack of benefits ,everyone is consider provisional line tech to further notice , to many people bs all shift and play with there cell phones all shift and get away with it , and some people not working at all and just – more... look at you . – less
Production Worker (Former Employee), Lewisburg, TN – August 13, 2014
As a production worker, I was given the impression upon interview Calsonic was a "community based" company that thought well of employees. Not one to be fearful of long hours and hard work, I was dedicated. I was worked with unpaid wages for 4 weeks and left upon HR's and Company's lack of determination to correct the situation. Employees are continually – more... forced to work in grossly unsafe conditions. Management that is willing to correct situations and conditions are few and far between. The only benefit to this company is a higher wage than most local employment provides. – less
Producion Technician (Former Employee), Canton, MS – July 20, 2014
Pros: assembly line
Cons: no good benefits
A good place to work for as a supplier of Nissan. I worked on the dashboard on the truck line. I hooked all the connections to the radio and inserted it into the dashboard when finished. I also build the steering wheel columns for the trucks and installed them as well. Lastly, I worked a load assist that lifted the dashboard off the assembly line onto – more... a pallet that shipped the dashboard to Nissan to place in the vehicles. The workers were fun to work around. The hardest part was being working longer hours than Nissan so that we will not be the reason Nissan goes down and has to stop the line. The most enjoyable part were the coworkers and managers. – less
This company does not allow you to have any work/life balance. I would have given it 2 stars but the webpage would not let me select only 2. You are given more work than any one person can handle with no assistance from upper management even when it is requested. This company does not provide you with the tools and resource to be successful in your – more... field. I have worked along with all employees from engineers to hourly employees working on the line and the poor work culture as well as the high stress level is consistent. The company is constantly fighting fires instead of investing in their employees to make improvements. – less
Productive place and a great place to meet new people.
Production Technician (Current Employee), Canton, MS – May 20, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: short breaks and all day standing on your feet
A typical day at Calsonic Kansei is very long and fast paced. I learn a lot about cars and trucks that I never knew. Working there is very eye opening because you are building actual cars and trucks and the smallest defect can affect the customer and the company. The thing that I enjoy most is seeing my co-workers that I have gotten close to and our – more... lasting friendships outside of the plant. Overall it is an ok job but not a permanent career choice. – less
Production Technician (Current Employee), Shelbyville, TN – April 4, 2014
-Very little predictability regarding work obligations -Very young and underdeveloped management - Co-workers are dependable - Toughest part of the job is the first year - Best part of the job is the good pay and benifits
Line Technician (Former Employee), Smyrna, TN – February 21, 2014
The work wasn't to bad, but it always seemed like there was some kind of drama or gossip going around. Employees seemed like they just wanted to get each other fired to climb the ladder and management didn't want to intervene.
Network Specialist II (Former Employee), Vicksburg, MS – December 26, 2013
My manager and his director did not disclose when I was hired that they were in the process of shutting down the site I was hired to provide support to. So after being employed for only three months the announcement was made company-wide. Compensation was dismal, and procurement of replacement hardware/software was hideously slow.
I would recommend – more... folks to stay away from this company. – less