Production Coordinator (Former Employee), Big Rapids, MI – May 13, 2013
I learned several different jobs at Haworth, but my favorite was in the Service Parts and Modesty Panels departments. I worked in service parts for about 2 years, before becoming Production Coordinator over both departments. I was very good at my job. The previous coordinator had taught me everything that he knew in the ten years that he was there. – more... I was able to take over where he left off with no problems, and no other coordinator in the plant knew the job that we did. In a typical day in service parts, I turned everything on that needed to be turned on for the day, and then I would print out a list of orders going out two or three days. The orders that were due that day were called MID orders, and those had to be shipped out before the end of the day. After I printed out the orders, I would look up any kits/parts that I didn't know, or make sure I had all of the parts that I needed for all of my orders. If I didn't, I found out why or where the part was, and did everything I could to make sure that I had it before the end of the day. After I made sure I had everything that I needed, I started gathering it from all over the plant (some parts were in Press and Fab, others in assembly, etc.). I had a cart that I wheeled around the plant with me to get what I needed. After I had it all, I started boxing them up according to the orders that I had printed that morning. I kept working on these orders until I had them complete, or until the last hour or so of the day. At this point, I had to allocate the parts to pallets and wrap them in shrink wrap and then drive them to the loading dock with the hi-lo. After I finished that, I cleaned up my work station, restocked what I could, and shut everything down for the night. This was my favorite position at Haworth, besides being Production Coordinator for this area. – less
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Bruce, MS – September 14, 2012
Pros: free food during holidays or special times
Cons: short lunches
Came in got things turned on and ready for everyone to come in and start working. I learned something new often. The management was good, I love the co-workers. Hardest part was making sure everyone kept up. The most part I enjoyed was when the day was over.
It was very fast paced and with long hrs it helped time go quickly
Assembly (Former Employee), Allegan, MI – August 4, 2012
Pros: great learning experiences
Cons: long hrs.
i started early morning and we would do exercises before we started work which helped out. We assembled chair parts and inspected our pieces. Co-workers were really nice people to be around. I enjoyed the fast paced environment. The hardest part of the job was the long hrs.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Big Rapids Mi – May 20, 2012
Pros: good pay
Cons: horrible managment
I worked there for 8 years and was terminated after an incident that I didn't do. Management believed a temporary member that was only there for one month over myself who was there for over 8 years. Never felt safe in my job and always had to watch over my shoulder. Worked hard for this company and was very loyal but was forced out like yesterdays trash. – more... Would never go back even if I could. – less
Shipping Clerk I / Sewing Machine Operator (Former Employee), Allegan, MI – March 26, 2012
Pros: multiple responsibilities
Cons: shift time
Worked in the piecework area (sewing), then was able to move to the Shipping/Receiving department the latter part of my employment. Being a pieceworker, quality and attention to details were very important. Enjoyed being able to produce quality work with alloted time. When I worked in the shipping/receiving department, being able to complete an invoice – more... correctly and in a timely manner was also a reward. – less