Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Paris, IL – October 16, 2017
Today I joined the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago to discuss how the new Republican tax plan would benefit the wealthiest of Americans and stick working families with the bill. They are raising taxes on middle-income families to provide massive tax cuts for corporations to the tune of $2.6 trillion over the first ten years and an empty promise of economic growth. American workers and their families are watching, and they’re still waiting for a better deal.
Quality Auditor/Inspector (Former Employee) – Assumption,Il – June 29, 2017
I enjoyed working here for the first 4 years. Then the company was sold. Changing constantly. It's a hot dirty place with a lot of rules. I did gain a lot of knowledge working here. Management constantly changing. Do not recommend this place if you want a dependable stable job!
Gained alot of knowledge, made some good friends
Very hot, overtime, work you to death then lay you off
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Assumption, IL – February 21, 2017
They have given me chances that other place might not have given me. They really like to have you move up through the company rather then hire from the outside. They do hire a lot of temps in there busy season
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Dublin, GA – September 20, 2016
A typical day at work would include me making sure all safety signs were up. I also made sure everyone knows the safety rules atthe safety meeting we would have every morning. My co-workers worked at a fast and steady pace, and they hate when some slows down the rest of the crew. The hardest part about this job was being apart of the clean up crew. The most enjoyable part about this job was laughing and joking with our boss.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Assumption, IL – August 10, 2016
Starching before working then assigned job. One side would put piece on conveyer belt pice would get washed dryed painted. On the other side that would take pieces off convayer belt and put in proper place for transportation
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Loomis, CA – April 6, 2016
Our company was acquired through GSI a year ago without any forewarning. GSI came in the day we were bought and promised there would be 0 changes to our existing company. After months went by, we converted from our MRP system to Oracle. The transition was awful and there was no proper training. People came in who didn't do the jobs trained people how to operate it and GSI tried to make our processes assimilate to theirs. There were ongoing issues trying to fix these and after months, most issues were resolved. Many people have left since the acquisition including myself. Management is terrible and fired all of our original management and brought in new people. If there was no immediate hire of a manager, you had to report to someone in Bedford and they would barely be in contact with you. The upper management dictates with fear and demands long hours and OT because they made promises to customers not realizing how short handed we are. Myself and many other hourly employees found this unfair because we have lives outside of GSI where as the salaried, upper management do not. I had an extensive exit interview with HR about how GSI can improve and I've come to find out weeks later that the management has said disrespectful things that weren't' applicable to my job performance. I could go on forever about how terrible a company GSI is but I won't. Hopefully they improve and succeed.
Listen to music while working, wear shorts/hat
Worked with loud broken compressor they wouldn't fix, no heating/air, lack of communication from management
Accounts Payable/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Marshall, MI – March 30, 2016
GSI purchased Johnson System in 2013. It has remained the same fun productive place to work as before. Mostly the same people. However with the decline of the Ag business corporate decided it was in the best interest of the company as a whole to eliminate this facility.