Full time Production Technician (Current Employee) – Smyrna, TN – February 5, 2016
Poor management. Too much favoritism. Some employees can do things where if other employees do the same, they get wrote up. Some can come and go as they want and never get in trouble. Each shift has their own set of rules and laws. It's ok to do something today, but tomorrow you get in trouble for doing the same thing. But management always changes them when they want. Breaks are most of the time cut short or no break at all. You will be working and see the Nissan line and other companies go to break. You get points for pretty much anything they can get you for. Clock in 1 minute late and you get 1/2 a point. After 2 hours late, you get 1 point. Come to the line late, that's 1/2 a point, maybe one full pount. Depending what kind of mood they are in. 6 points, you are terminated. A point stays with you for a full year. If you get a point in June of 2010, then that point stays with you till June 2011. You are a Provisional Technician, which means, you are a temporary employee. Only without working through a temporary service. When and if you get full time status, if you are on 1st shift, you have to either 2nd or 3rd shift, unless it is an "offline" position. Some people have worked as provisional for 3 years and still haven't been hired on Full time. It used to be very enjoyable to work there, however, with them changing the rules each week,. It is hard to do your job without having to make sure you're doing it right or wrong because things change constantly within a moments notice. . Management don't stand behind their employees unless your one of their favorites. Alot ofmore... backstabbing with management and employees. Not very enjoyable as it once was. Look elsewhere.less
um.....leaving when it's time to leave
breaks being taken away....Management.....favoritism
steady work very fast paced environment variety of jobs available just takes long time to be hired permanently
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Lewisburg, TN – January 16, 2016
I make motor fans I have learned many different positions on the heater line before going to motor fans my supervisor has been good to me I enjoy the people I work with. The hardest part is waiting to be made permanent. In May I will have been there 3 years. They are on hiring freeze The most enjoyable part is knowing I have steady employment.
Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Canton, MS – January 15, 2016
Sr management preaches that they want and expect Calsonic in Canton to be world class. What a joke!! I was hired as a manager and it took them 5 weeks to get me a computer. A hand me down computer that had hardware and software problems that were never resolved. It took them 8 weeks to get me a cell phone and 7 months to get me a desk phone. My desk was falling apart. The top drawer would fall out in the floor if you opened it and the bottom drawer had no bottom to it so it was useless. I told the plant manager that it looked like my desk had been dropped from a plane but I was told to suck it up. The bathrooms had no hot water and the soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers were broken, so you were forced to squeeze the soap out by hand. Toilets would not flush either. We had to wear uniforms to work that looked just like what mechanics wear. Ugly blue with your name on the front. Totally degrading and even our HR manager complained that it was degrading. The plant was filthy and the parking lot looked like a trash dump. Garbage and chicken bones were everywhere and I saw discarded condoms beside parked cars on many occasions. I also had to chair meetings with Japan on average about twice a week and because of the time difference, these meetings did not start until 6:30 or 7:00 PM and would last until 9:00 to 10:00 PM which made very long days since my work day started at 6:15 AM. The Sr. management team in TN is like a fraternity. They call the shots and we were 2nd class. They were clueless about TS16949 and instead use a worthless QSES system. We passed it with a B rankmore... and told Japan we were world class, only to not pass the Nissan ASES audit because the criteria was different and the QSES audit was passed because the auditor was steered to what was in order and kept away from what was not in order. It is the worst company I have worked for in 21 years of automotive quality engineering. World class? Not in a million years!!! I had 3 open positions that I could not get filled because nobody wants to work there. Do yourself a favor and shy away from this company if a recruiter contacts you. No support, long hours, no credit, dirty plant inside and out, and a good old boy sr management team that is incompetent is what you'll find if you take a job there.less
Decent pay (salary)
70 hr work weeks so the Salary was low for the time expected on the job
Lead leader (Current Employee) – Canton, MS – December 2, 2015
Our day is very productive, well organized, the management team is the best. The hardest part about my job is the different personalities that work under me. the most enjoyable part of the day is getting our numbers far as production
line mechanic (Current Employee) – Shelbyville, TN – November 6, 2015
Great company to work at with hard working people always looking to improve the company. Quality over Quantity. I have learn every press in my line and now given the opportunity to learn about the mold and robotics
Production Technician (Current Employee) – Lewisburg, TN – October 4, 2015
A typical work day for me is being productive. Always ensuring that I have good quality parts. I love the management team and my coworkers. The least thing I like is the uniform , but I do understand the reason for them. I like the most about it is I think its a wonderful learning environment. I have found I knew nothing I thought I knew since I started.
i loved working their ,the work enviroment was safe and a learning process
Parts Montior (Former Employee) – Canton, MS – September 22, 2015
loved the job I had and enjoyed every day their and loved learning new things at the job and loved working and getting to know my co-workers and loved working hands on and working with my supervisor the more you know the further you go
Technician (Current Employee) – Smyrna, TN – August 30, 2015
The leadership is horrible. Four hours over time will be given to you at the last moment. You are degraded for having children because the supervisor gave her child up for adoption so she could focus on her career. The hardest part of this job is dealing with the first shift supervisor.
to many seven day work weeks coworkers were great to work with like family hardest part of job little to no time off would be great place to work if management could find way to get certain lines more time at home with their families