Cook (Current Employee) – Portage, WI – April 29, 2017
Turnover is high. There are some great co-workers and management although I've noticed some people forget to appreciate my service to them, I cook for them and I guess that makes me beneath them. I treat my co workers as if I was cooking for my family. It can be a stressful job as I work alone on my shift. Profit sharing seems to be a huge bonus to working here.
Free meal when working
Small department with not much flex for time off/vacation
Team Leader (Glass Tempering Department) (Former Employee) – Mountain Top, PA – April 12, 2017
It's not a career. It's a job for people who have no other options. The management tells their employees they're replaceable. They make the hardest working employees compensate for the ones who don't work. They never compensate or acknowledge their best employees. It's dangerous work. It's hard work, and the pay should be reflected of the effort.
High paced working in an environment with high concerns for safety
New Hire Instructor (Former Employee) – Tumwater, WA – April 6, 2017
Normally 7 am to 7 pm. Working in glass coating production. The overall shift managers, quality control manager, safety manager, and plant manager were the most caring and loving team I have worked with. Safety number 1. At all levels. Great team. Some sad team players.
Washer loader (Current Employee) – Vinton, VA – June 2, 2016
Easy work but terrible bosses that always find something to complain about no matter how hard you work and don't care about you as a person. Awful work/life balance. If they let you take off for something for your kids, they complain about it. The insurance isn't great and costs a ton and doesn't cover any vision costs. Pay is decent but still not worth it. Also the breaks are too short. 2 15s and a 30 for a 12 hour shift. That's normal for an 8 hour shift.
Hard fast paced work, when team effort was present the end of the day was very rewarding
All positions (Former Employee) – Loveland, CO – October 16, 2015
I really enjoyed working here. I learned more here than anywhere else. most all of the co workers were awesome. the pay was great. the facility itself was very clean and well kept. I had a chance to be a lead on the floor but there were 2 others that had seniority over me. A co worker and myself were able to help the lead of the day shift start a night shift. It was a little bit of a challenge and we were questioned if we could do it and we prevailed. After making it threw a rough couple of weeks we were informed that we earned a full profit share. This was the first time and it felt great! The manger of the night shift helped me learn so much about the job specifically and about the workplace environment in general.
Very nice breakroom and restrooms. company would by lunch or dinner for us sometimes
Manufacturing (Current Employee) – Mooresville, NC – September 15, 2015
I like working at cardinal glass. Its a job where you can grow and also do different jobs in manufacturing. I drive forklifts and also run the auto machines. Its a good place to work at and grow within the company.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Spring Green, WI – August 7, 2015
The work isn't complicated and the hours aren't hard, but if you aren't a bitter alcoholic then you won't fit in on the assembly floor. Very, VERY clannish lot of men down there, and if you don't fit in, they will treat you like garbage. Those assembling frames in the mezzanine, however, are very friendly, quiet people, mostly women, and easy to get along with. Be sure of where you will be working in the building, and make sure that's where you want to be.
Factory job, with 8 hour shifts that require you to be physically in shape as well as mentally ready every single day. Protective gear is provided since you are caring pieces of glass everywhere. Depending on your job title, you are unloading glass and filling out the required paperwork for shipments. Other jobs are packer. Unload lead, Supervisor. Does not require a lot of hard brain power, but one must be able to stand for long periods of time with walking about 3-5 miles a day. I gps my days walking around. The management is organized but everything is not thought out well. Staff overwhelming workers with to many orders that require so much overtime the workers get burnt out. There is a point system that is strictly enforced. The hardest part of the job is the heavy lifting. There is the workers who are in good spirits and plenty of laughs though out the day. However the job is mind numbing. It is great job to get you off your feet, however they do play favorites, and to get a good raise you have to not work hard, but to just know people. It sounds shady but it is true. Over all, It is a good company for a starting job to pay off school and debts however, It is a dead end job from the beginning.
Good benefits with good job security for now.(2015) economy driven
micromanaging, power trips from people in charge. Will burn you out.
Factory worker (Current Employee) – Tomah, WI – February 5, 2015
The work is not difficult but can be monotonous. The upper management is filled with great people who try to make your work experience as nice as possible. The laborers that work there are also great people who are serious about their job but also know how to make it an enjoyable environment.