Production Associate (Former Employee) – South Carolina – August 11, 2017
It's hard to advance especially when they don't post jobs and just give them to people or they post the job but they already know who they are going to hire for it just to cover themselves. The head HR lady has a terrible attitude half of the employees don't even want to go to her office. The management has their favorites and makes it obvious. There is a lot of opportunity for over time but that's about the best thing here.
Fabricator/Operator (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – June 14, 2016
Co-works are great, we hard to get the jobs done for the day. What I lean are work, is to work hard and do not stress. The hardest part of the job, is sweating, but it is all hard work at the end of the day.
Controls Engineer (Former Employee) – West Columbia, SC – June 14, 2016
Peer support and training are excellent here. I learned many new transferable skills. This was actually a really fulfilling job and I enjoyed working on these creative machines and traveling around the country/world.
Product Manager (Current Employee) – Columbia, South Carolina – July 7, 2014
everyone works 8-4:30 not a minute more. shop employees are treated as a resource not a person. Overall the company has grown and attempted to improve, but the culture has to change to see real improvement. ISO 9001 certified but very little is done to follow the process
laid back atmosphere
no sense of urgency, lazy employees, no one wants to get anything done
My day was full of tasks and deadlines. I learned alot about cost allocation in this position and the manufacturing industry. The management group was helpful and family oriented. My teammates were passionate and hard-working. The hardest part of this position was preparing and implementing the new paperless scanning and work flow system. The most enjoyable part of my position was the multiple department cross training.
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) – West Columbia, SC – May 27, 2013
I enjoyed working at Harsco Rail. I had been there since 2008-2013. This was my first job since high school. I was trained under a qualified journeyman Electrician .I came to at Harsco Rail through a skilled work force program through Vocational Rehab in West Columbia. I am now looking for a well paying job in which I am highly trained for.
Drafter (Former Employee) – Columbia – November 4, 2012
Once this organisation was simply great. You did not go to work here. It was a second home with your co-workers as family members. Work was fun and long hours did not matter. Pressures and restructuring by the holding company corporate office has caused a complete change in the environment. From an era when loyalty to the firm, a passion for the product line and technology was the culture of the work force there is now a complete disconnect with a task based culture of "get it done anyhow" approach. There is a significant amount of cronyism and manipulation and questionable ethics. The experienced workforce has largely dissappeared. Attrition in the engineering workforce is significant.
great team work, gifts at christmas, good health care benefits, possiblity of flex time.
very poor career advancements; modest salaries, very poor relocation benefits