Quality Inspection (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – January 31, 2017
This job was fun because I could use my counting skills and observational skills. This job is located inside a warehouse, where there are giant cutting and printing machines that print out retail signs. They also sold other items, besides signs, that's why GSP no longer stands for General Screen Printing, it is now just GSP. There is 3 GSP's located in the United States that ship all around to other states. I worked at a quick pace to count and check signs making sure they were good, and make sure there's enough product. I also would tape signs, requiring the use of a blade. Once everything was checked and organized, ready to be shipped, everyone would gather around the table in a line, and pull, pack, and ship all of these signs. The only down fall to this job is there was no plan. When everyone would gather around the table, they would start their own "groove", in which all the last employees gathering around the table, would then have to follow. The consistency of the pack line was never consistent, which lead to a lot of frustration and lag. Also, the job was hard, we would work sometimes as much as 12 hour days, 7 days a week. A lot of my life was spent working here, though I did really enjoy the people I got to see everyday.
Stressful Workplace with constant employee turn around
Team Lead/Silkscreen Press Operator (Former Employee) – Provo,Utah – November 6, 2016
Typical day would be getting there on time and getting to my station and set up to go.Checking out what had been done the day prior to my shift,than either continuing the job in motion or starting a job from scratch.I learned how to run a clamshell printing press,read production orders,quality control,packaging and shipping out on time.Management was awful,employees were treated with disrespect and were required to commit 24 hours to the company at the companies will with very little notice(say 30 minutes before shift ended they would tell you,you had to stay,even though you have already worked a 10 hour shift and have children to get home to)or tell you at the end of your night shift of 10 hours that your switching to days the next morning(at least once a month this would happen)nobody was exempt from this requirement which makes any life outside of the company difficult.I believe this has changed in the last year though(3rd shift introduced)I loved my co-workers,they were amazing people with a great drive.Hardest part of my job was if my screens were stretched out,aligning my images properly.We were required to use duct tape and or burn a new screen to get it to line up properly(time consuming and had to put job aside and start a new one while being pre-pressed)The most enjoyable part was when a job was completed and ready for fullfillment,than seeing my signs in stores around town.
It was close to home, I got a pay check, I loved what I did
I had no time to myself and my family, management was terrible, It was difficult to get a pay raise, (had to wait months after being told of an increase on my next check, than had to go to HR on several occasion to get it in motion)
Very fast paced, always on a strict timeline, and successful
Shipping Clerk/ Fullfillment (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – February 1, 2013
A typical day at work is long and on your feet anywhere from 8-12 hours a day, everyday. There is no time to slack around and just do nothing because there is always something that needs to be done. The management was awesome. They always joined in and helped. My co-workers hated life. Hated their job but loved the pay. The hardest part of the job was that it was a two weeks on one week off kind of job. It turned out to be a month on and maybe a few days off. So your working 8-12 hour days for days on end and its exhausting. The most enjoyable part was how fast paced it was and how high the pay was.
high pay, guaranteed overtime, and successful
long hours, non stop work, and never really sure when you're getting time off.