This company is a staffing agency for some of well paying high end manufacturers in the Midwest. There are temp to hire opportunities, which are merit/seniority based. A typical day on the job consists of executing whatever portion of the manufacturing process which you have been assigned as a temp. There are times it is extremely repetitive and dull, but your coworkers can make the dull drums of work go by a lot faster. There is a mix of individuals there, some of which are rather unsavory characters; but on the whole the employees are fun, up beat, and positive folks.
I learned several things about quality control, metallurgy, and machining, which as a welder I find highly valuable in my trade.
Management, in my opinion is unresponsive and treats individual employees- regardless of merit as a number, while middle lower management is much more proactive, caring, and carries an overall better attitude towards employees.
There also seems to be a disconnect between the office and the group and team leaders on the factory floor. I am unsure of whether or not this is a break down in communication between the two groups or an outright lack of concern on the part of either party.
The most difficult part of this job was putting in the 72 hour weeks only to yield $650 on your take home pay. This circumstance- in regards to wages/take home pay can change, given you work way into a full time position. The balance of your work to the rest of your life is heavily weighted to the needs of the company. To off set the hours, the manufacturer does provide significant breaks- a copious in my own opinion (3 15 min and 1 30 min) per shift.
In my own opinion, this is mostly driven by the fact that a lot of individuals that are hired wash out and leave a deficit in manpower vs needs of production. It is however; my understanding that the manufacturer that the agency staffs for is attempting to work production scheduling to have a more balanced approach towards the employees personal life.
By far, I would say that the most enjoyable part of the job was the great co workers I was fortunate enough to encounter and the fact that I had steady full time employment in an economy that is unstable.
I would recommend this job for someone that is young, has no children or spouse and is looking to begin a career in the manufacturing industry due to the hours, pay, and opportunity for advancement.