Run and do NOT look back!
Production Tech (Former Employee) – Daytona Beach, FL – January 19, 2017
Horrible management, a bully mentality amongst the higher ups with a "my way or the highway" attitude. Actually, you may literally be told that at some point... Clique atmosphere among co workers as many have been there for 15+ years, combined with a union and it is pretty much impossible for any new employee to advance and management would rather keep it that way in order to keep pay low. Everyone who is not an Engineer or office personnel is hired as a Production Tech. Got 20 years welding experience? Who cares, you will be hired to weld but as a Production Tech and you will start at the production tech salary of 12/hr. The only good thing negotiated by the union is the long paid Christmas break, other than that you will be hired for one job with the expectation that you will do the roles of 2 or 3 positions with no additional compensation. OT will come and go, benefits are constantly being removed. The union is more of a liability to the employee than the company which should speak for itself. A lot of good people work there but unfortunately none are in a position to make a difference. Do yourself a favor, read the reviews and stay away from this place. The Best advice I got from the long time 20+ years employees was: "get out while you still can"... Enough said.
Extended christmas break, usually from Dec. 24-Jan. 2
Everything else. Low pay, high insurance, high stress, horrible atmosphere, no job security.