Pros: knowledge gained, office celebrations, work life balance, relationships
Cons: losing relationships due to the economy layoffs happened
A typical day at work was most of the time fast paced. Very detailed oriented. I learned to have thick skin. Management and co workers were like family. The hardest part of the job but most fulfilling was the wealth of knowledge required and intensive training due to the constant changes in the automotive industry and keeping up or surpassing the competition. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was everything about the job. The variety was the most enjoyable. However, I did enjoy those rare days of down time, when things were calm. – less
Good place to work because I work with the same people everyday
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – February 12, 2013
Pros: working with the same people everyday
Cons: early breaks/lunch especially if you ordered food
I start work at 6 a.m. get I now get off at 4:30 p.m. I learned to wear comfortable shoes due to me being on my feet for 10 hours. The management needs better understanding of what we go through instead of always catching attitudes with the employees. My co-workers are always a help when someone forgets something or in pain and lends a helping hand. – more... The hardest part is sometimes being in pain while doing your assignment giving to you. The most enjoyable part is that I get to listen to my music while I'm working and also talk to my co-workers as well so we will not be looking at the time. – less
A typical day at work is speaking to our Ford Motor dealers and reviewing customers credit and making decisions on providing auto loans. I work at keeping our procedures and guidelines in place and work with management when needed. My co-workers are wonderful. We work closely together and back up each decision another one may make. The hardest part – more... of the job is to try and strategically find ways to make a deal work and find a win/win balance for my company, the dealer and the customer. The most enjoyable part of the job is my co- workers and I do feel challenged each day which I enjoy. – less
Licensed heavy-light equipment operator (Former Employee), Monroe, MI – February 5, 2013
Pros: pay above average
Typical day 8-10 hrs Come in work as hard as possible while others don't and get payed same as you with no praise or positive feedback from management. Same as every other job I've every had except when I was My own Boss.
Assembly line worker (Former Employee), Wixom, MI Saint Paul ,MN – January 30, 2013
Pros: good money
Cons: need more over time
I worked in body build front pre clamp i started 12 minutes early . I used a hoist to lift front end of truck & connect to floor pan .In the last 10 year's I've learned at least 20 line job's worked in all depart-ment . I love putting car part's together .Come to work on time be productive & a teamplayer & management is great.If u can listen an respect – more... people u will be a great co-worker an they will do the same.Hardest part of job being away from family. Most enjoyable part of job knowing u were a part of building a vehicle. – less
Team Coordinator (Former Employee), Sterling Hgts MI. – January 27, 2013
Pros: clean plant, breakrooms in dept. automated machine process
Cons: while working in chicago assembly on the line doing repeatious work.
Start-ups were usually good which made a good productive day. I learned how to use different types of calipers measuring microns,how to check the hardness of metal,and to operate and adjust CNC machines, also the different types of cutting tools used to cut metal. Management was happy as long as production was being made. Co-worker wanted to come to – more... work and finish their job or production and get paid. Hardest part of the job was diffcult people and when a machine was down for maintenance. Very enjoyable when production was accomplished in record time and everyone was happy. – less
Line Technician/Team Leader (Former Employee), Louisville, KY – January 24, 2013
The day begins with team meetings to address safety or work related issues. I was able to advance within the hourly ranks with my leadership qualities and also picked up wire welding. I mostly enjoyed the diversity throughout the plant and the unity among the co-workers.