After busting my rear through a temp service for 8 months, I finally got hired in. They had promised to hire in after 30-90 days.
In two years I missed 2 days of work (both due to illness) and was never late. I did the best I could, finished as many orders in a week as I could and was constantly begging for more work. Not OT, Just more work. I worked harder than any of the people around me and got treated like dirt, then fired.
If you're a hard worker and try to do the best you can, avoid this place. If you're lazy, unmotivated and like to stand around a broken machine half the day, go apply, they're always hiring.
The "benefits" are laughable. I get a better vision plan through my credit union.
The hardest part of the job was being treated like dirt for working hard. As another person posted, you really don't get 10 minutes for your 10 minute break.
The most enjoyable part of the job? There are a few good, fun people there. Working 5:30-4;00 was kind of nice because you can still go do what you need to after work and you miss the worst traffic.
Management? What management? If you work in assembly you will never see the supervisor unless there is a group of bigwigs coming through, or the quarterly meetings. The supervisors in other areas know more about assembly than he does. At the time I left there were only 2 team leaders on first shift. One was a pretty darn good person, but had too many responsibilities to be a good leader, the other was only good at sucking up to the supervisor.
When they started giving bonuses I was thrilled! Until I realized that we could get (at most) – more... $110, while 2 of my friends (who work manufacturing at other companies in GR) were getting quarterly bonuses of $300-$500 and making $2.50/hr more.
Through the temp service you start at $8.50/ hr. After hire-in it might go up to $8.60. Then a tiny raise every year. I was at $9.50 after 2 years, so if you're after money look somewhere else.
If you ignore all the warnings on this site, WATCH YOUR BACK!! There are some truly good, nice people there, but not many. Most of them will stab you in the back if you give them a chance. – less