Company has no consideration for work life balance as promised.
Pros: Pay, great people
Cons: Management, work life balace, attitudes, respect, tact, could go on and on.
Typical day, 12 hr shifts, on feet for entire shift, learned a lot, (good and bad) work ethics, habits, management skills.
Area managers under too much pressure from upper management, no backing are support from upper management.
Great respect from peers as they are all feeling the same.
Good old boy atmosphere still a presence in the salaried ranks.
If you come into the organization as a salaried associate with aspirations to advance, forget it unless you are part of the good old boy crowd.
Company says they value "Work Life Balance", could have fooled the associates that worked in my area as we were forced to work overtime. Periods where I worked up to 42 days straight with out a day off.
Management in area puts finished production numbers above quality. That puts associates in inspection area in a catch 22 situation, satisfy quantity or quality.
Was in this salaried position, called into meeting January 2015, only associates in meeting from my department. Told company reducing staff, asked if anyone wanted to take a voluntary layoff. Two weeks later, called into another meeting said did not get enough volunteers so will be layoff end of January. At exit interview, to get all your money, had to sign a waiver that you would not sue the company due to the layoff. Statement in waiver said "By signing this waiver, affirms that you were given 45 days notice of the layoff", which was not the case. If you asked about the statement, you were told by the HR rep that you do not have to sign the waiver, but you would not get the subsidy if you don't.
Jobs contracted out. Opportunity to work with new company, at 41% cut in pay, no vacation, no benefits, reduced number of paid holidays.