Work at formica can be difficult at times everyone has fmla and most people abuse it. Overtime is determined by hours if you sign up and you have the lowest hours your the first one to get overtime. Overall a good company just the chemicals that is used on the product that bothers me.
Excellent training and opportunities for advancement. This is not a review for FORMICA, it is a review of the USAF. I would strongly recommend serving in the AF over other branches of service because we teach our people to ask why and see the future.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 16, 2016
Set up the material to be run through the non-treated pattern sheeter. Set up and maintain treater equipment to insure properly stacked and cut material. Set up and run the rewinders to produce neat rewound rolls.
Easy work, you stay busy, but no potential, dead-end job
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Greenfield, IN – April 29, 2015
It's easy work, you get with a partner and drive around a Crown lift truck that holds a large skid/pallet to hold the product. You use a RF Scanner to get product off of shelves, basic picking/pulling job. You need a partner only because the product is very large laminate counter tops, just thin sheets of material though. Lightweight, just hard to handle. There is no potential with this place, it's a revolving door. They don't plan on hiring you on, they realize you will be gone and replaced by another temp. shortly. Those who do stick around for over a year might get hired on, but it only means maybe .50 cents more. You max out at 11/hr. and the lifer's are partnered up with the newbie's so they get very frustrated. I was promised to be hired on after first 90 days, followed by a 90 day evaluation period, I was still with my temp. service after 6 months. HR would lie to me and tell me they were about to hire me when I would ask. I am young and athletic, I work very hard, I was a valued team member, none of it matters, its a dead end job with no potential. I walked out, best decision I've ever made.
Easy, several breaks, work at your own pace
Poor management, stuck with a partner all day, monotonous activity