Welder/Grinder (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – June 30, 2016
A typical work day would to come in and work on a different job then the day before. Then usually look up the BOM or drawings for type of wire you'd need for the job. The company was pretty organized for the most part. The co workers were like family which was amazing. The hardest part of the job for me was getting into tight spaces and welding because they make small guys like me do the hard stuff nobody else can get into. The most enjoyable part of my job was going to work and knowing that everyone was doing good and we were busy.
For the intricacy of the work and legal ramifications of same we were treated very well and quite fairly compensated. Hours sometimes ran long but when you enjoy what you do for a living it passed quickly. Overtime was generally volunteer.
downstream/palletizer operator (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – June 26, 2016
busy at Christmas time the supervior was not friendly at all co workers are a bunch of cool people to work with the hards part is trying to keep the place clean i like to help the customer looking for thing for their kids
The pay is good.Long12hr shifts. I've learned to keep constructive opinions to myself, management thinks hourly employees should be seen not heard and the HR department is the worst showing favoritism,some of the co-workers are cool trying to keep their head down and fly under the radar ,most enjoyable part is fixing those broken down Huskys.
Journeyman Carpenter, Foreman (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 5, 2015
Nice company to work for, but a lot of times I had to travel a long distance to a lot of jobs at times as much as 60 or 70 miles each way and no compensation but the company paid well and I would sometimes stay at a hotel all week to help save a little money. I learned a great deal with this company, I did my apprenticeship with this company and I really had a a great time learning everything from the journeyman in the company. As it says in my resume I can work on any phase of construction from start to finish. The hardest part of working for Graham was having to work nights after working for several weeks on days and all of a sudden get put on nights. The most enjoyable part of working for Graham was all the people I knew at this company, pretty much everyone was really cool and easy to get along with.
CNC Operator - Maintenance Helper (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – December 26, 2014
Manual labor with lower skill set. Management has no communication skills, co workers hard to get along with. Hardest part of job was dealing with work piece's in excess of 20,000 lbs, most enjoyable part of job - making it home alive
Drafter (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – April 1, 2013
A typical drafting job through a temporary agency. I went in and worked on their AutoCAD system, making red line changes, drawing from the original parts or from verbal descriptions. Basically anything asked of me to document the engineering.
A typical day at work involved: -setting up my work station -over looking the lost and found database -taking phone calls, avg of 30 a day -being able to multi-task -speaking with people that are from all over the world, I speak both English and Spanish -do building rounds which are an overall inspection of the building to make sure it is clean and report back to boss -once a month we have a event in our art gallery that I put together along with my boss, so we work at it all month getting the sponsors, flyers, and overall event set up -learned to use software on the computer -learned how to deal with visitors and students who are lost, mad, or need help -learned how to work as a team to get things done -hardest part of the job was that my team was unreliable sometimes and I was always the one that covered up for everyone, which meant I worked the most hours. In addition to the late comers to work, so I always had to stay a little later or come earlier because he or she did not arrive on time. -most enjoyable part was the environment was a nice one to work in, and my hard work was acknowledged