ClarkDietrich Building Systems Employee Reviews

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Great company but overall, GREAT team in Rochelle
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Rochelle, ILFebruary 10, 2017
Can't say enough good things about the local team in Rochelle. Great staff and great hourly group. Best team u ever had the privilege to work with! Fun and caring culture!
Pros
Bonus, Paid time off & Culture
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Productive and fun place to work.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KSSeptember 9, 2016
I absolutely love this job. I could do everything on the production floor. From unload raw materials to load finish materials on to outbound trucks. It was like a family and not a job with the camaraderie.
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Somehow people have worked here for 30+ years
Roll Form Operator (Current Employee) –  Warren, OHFebruary 10, 2016
All in all I understand what the company is striving to be, and they remain the brand leader in metal framing. The current years of service for employees average about 15 years, but there are many employees with well over 20 years of service. As a new hire the benefits seem fair to good but once you get a few months in, reality sets hold. Vacation time is based on seniority and very hard to get. They have a poor attendance policy, and monthly random drug tests. They have improved there training practices and strive to be a very safe company to work for given the hazards all over the plant. Very high forklift traffic, overhead cranes carrying thousands of pounds of coiled steel, and the rollform mills themselves. We are currently in the process of moving to a larger, newer facility which should give way to better working conditions. Direct supervision is laughable, very hard to get answers, and there is no work/home balance. There is always a lot of overtime, and it is hard to schedule kids appointments or personal appointments. I would look elsewhere for a job, or only plan on working here for a short time until you find something better.
Pros
Monthly Bonus/Great Co Workers
Cons
12hrs, Poor managment, Favoritism
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Revolving door for management
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Riverside CAMarch 1, 2015
Worked here for over 10 years, seen many HR, maintenance managers, plant managers, production managers and supervisors come and go.

Very difficult to establish work history, and long term goals with revolving management. Very unclear on company values like "Do the right thing", "live a balanced life" and statements like "being a people leader" are all just words without actual foundation or actions.

So disappointed to put so much effort and so many years into what seemed to be a great company, the recent joint venture and changes in management have really detached this company from its core values.

Plant manager statements like "Maybe it's time to start thinking of separation" or "If you can support your family better by going somewhere else, go for it", in a meeting hosted by the plant manager to address the low moral in the company was when I decided to search for other options.
Pros
dedicated coworkers
Cons
low wages, little room for advancement, poor management
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Not people friendly.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Riverside, CAFebruary 16, 2015
No room for growth, wages are below average in comparison to local manufacturers.
Management is difficult to work with, not clear on responsibility of assignments.
Pros
easy money for some.
Cons
difficult to understand management goals.
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Great place to work. Plant is closing
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lenexa, KansasAugust 4, 2012
My job as floor supervisor is to continuously train and motivate nine employees on first shift. This work is fast paced high production. Work consists of running five roll form machines, overhead crane operations, forklift operations and shipping and receiving.
Pros
friendly/family type atmoshere
Cons
plant closing
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Great manufacturing company to work for
HR Generalist (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CTJanuary 30, 2014
ClarkDietrich Building Systems specializes in light gauge steel framing. The company's values strived to make it a great place to work by fostering a team environment, as well as having a balanced life.
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Great job
Shipper/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bristol, CTJanuary 16, 2013
Great job good co workers. Overtime was really good helped out alot.
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