ASSEMBLY OPERATOR (Former Employee), Ormond Beach, FL – July 30, 2015
Pros: pay and benefits and some perks
Cons: ineffective Management
Arrive at work at 6 am get job assignment from coordinator If it was a Monday couldn't get started usually until 8 am. Other days the person you are relieving is gone or leaves when you arrive if your lucky you get a talker who will give you a heads up about problems experienced on their shift. Usually there is a back up of parts that have to be processed before you get to the parts that are coming out of the machine continuously while your trying to catch up. Breaks are as can be given. Example: Monday you went to break at 8:30 am. Tuesday you go at 9:45 am. Wed if you weren't forgotten you got to go some time between those 2 times. I learned that the left hand almost never even knows the right hand exists within this company. Outside of the production floor Management is concerned with Quality last but tells the employees it is first." If parts are wrong stop the process until it is fixed."When an employee tries to do that very thing he or she is berated for stopping the process and told by management to "Leave it alone they will deal with it!!!" When the scrap run is reported at the end of the shift the employee is berated for allowing the scrap to get that high. The hardest part of the job is to get conflicting messages and to be told to use the O.M.I. Which never gets updated except when ISO or some other process review organization comes to check. The most enjoyable part of the day was leaving there. The coworkers and the 1st shift production coordinator and supervisor were good people.
Production Scheduler (Former Employee), Ormond Beach, FL – June 4, 2015
Work can be very fulfilling yet eat into family private life. Demanding environment with little room for error. Different departments at times not all ways on the same page or headed in the same direction toward achieving set goals.
Associate Staffing (Former Employee), New Madison, OH – September 8, 2014
Pros: breaks, proper training
Coming to work and doing my job. Knowing that I am appreciated for the quality of work I produce. Using the knowledge and training I have been taught to succeed in the position. Working as a team to get things accomplished at a timely manner. The hardest part of the job is know that I work my hardest and produced something great. The most enjoyable part of my job would be leaving knowing I did a good job.
Inspector (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – August 26, 2014
Pros: guaranteed hours
Cons: 12 hour work days with short breaks
A typical day at FPE was 12 hours long from 7am to 7pm, standing and inspecting chrome plated car parts. I learned how to inspect chrome plated material. Management was not understanding of employees lives outside of work so getting a day off when needed was impossible unless a point went against you. My co-workers were friendly. The hardest part of my job was the long hours with 3 very short breaks. The most enjoyable part was never worrying about not having enough hours.