Low pay, little room to advance for production employees
Machine Operator/Assembler (Current Employee) – West Sacramento, CA – July 9, 2017
If you start in production as a temp, then your pay begins at minimum wage. Once your permanent, you'll get a 50 cent increase. Once a year, raises are 2% to 3% depending on performance and your wage. Shift leads make $1 to $2 more than regular employees, therefore they should expect a lower percentage increase. Basically if you're a good employee who makes $10.50/hr, then you will get a 3% raise, but if you're a shift lead making $12.50/hr, then maybe you will get a 2.5% raise. This way all the good low-level employees will receive roughly the same 30 cent raise. Wages pretty much always stay just above minimum wage no matter how long you work there. I don't know how much Supervisors make, but the cars they drive look a little junky.
It's difficult to get fired from this job. Bosses expect quality over quantity, so they don't expect you to reach your quota every day. As long as you honestly try to reach your quota and make few mistakes, then you'll keep your job.
Production employees should work their way into management if they want to advance. Otherwise, they will need to get some education for any of the other positions. Maintenance guys typically have a 2-year degree. Tech guys have at least an associates. Programmers typically have a B. S.
If your uneducated, then the pay at this job is going to hurt you.
Reliable paycheck. Pretty decent people for a production job.