Corporate Environment is different than the plant
PROCESS TEAM ADVISOR (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 12, 2015
The plant environment was very different than the corporate environment. If you were looking to advance, it was a who you knew kind of environment. In the production arena they required 12-13 hour days, didn't really care if you had a work/life balance and management was not very transparent. They were not into people development, they did not embrace many of the corporate initiatives at the plant level that were working at the corporate level. One example, the company paid to be a member of the Executive Leadership counsel which identifies minorities for leadership roles like VP, but the plant would not support supervisors going to such events. The other supervisors made the work enjoyable, even though there was this know your place mentality kind of inherent of the south. Most of the non-salaried workers were black, and management was white. Race relations were poor, but they liked you because they hired you, that's not necessarily true. Each day presented a new and exciting challenge where I learned to become a guru in SAP, Infinity, and create the COA program, I was able to hone in on my quality control skills work across departments and still get the job done.
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