Pros: the benefit package
Cons: management caring about quantity, quality or associates health and well being.
A typical day at Hypertherm is get to work, have morning meeting for 10 mins, then start building. Build every 10 mins, 12 mins or 20 mins, depending on which machine you are building. When you finish that machine build again continue cycle every hr. Co-workers were mostly complaining all day. Management was the worst tho, they could change any process at any given time if it meant better quantity. It used to be a place that was more concerned about quality and now it is more about quantity. They played favorites with the associates. They demorilized associates when they decided that they didn't like them. The owners core values of associated well being and growth are just words. I watched associates getting hurt and management not care or do things to insure it was fixed so it wouldn't happen. They had 4 associates that had wrist problems from 1 station alone. When you question them about fixing it, they mark you and make a point of targeting you until they can get you to quit or make up some reason to fire you. Firing people is how they can say they are a no layoff policy company.
When a close family member of mine was dying, I asked to leave early to be with my niece and nephew when they were told there mom was dying and my boss said you know you get 5 days off when she dies. I was shocked by this comment. So as far as family, management doesn't care.
As far as the growth part, there wasn't any for someone in my position unless you were a bosses favorite or you went back to school. It was a dead end job. Someone wanted out of our department so bad, they put in for a job and was told he would have to take a $4.00hr cut in pay.
The hardest part of the job was the fact that you work so closely with others and to listen all day long to people complaining about things bring you down.
The most enjoyable part of my job was teaching others. I made some lifelong friends there.