I hired on as a Toolmaker. At first, I thought I had found a good long-term employer, with nice vacation benefits, and a decent work environment. Then, within the last 3 or 4 months I worked there, a new management team took over. It promptly turned the plant into a chaotic, pressure-packed workplace, assigning multiple job duties for most key and skilled trade personnel. We never knew from one week to the next what our primary duties were. Of course, this was planned, because if nobody achieved anything, then there was no reason to give merit raises.
Furthermore, I never received a single performance review the entire time I was there. Raises were taboo, a forbidden subject of discussion. We were expected to do several things poorly, rather than excel at one or two tasks. Underachievement seemed to be the norm, so management could beat up on the employees and avoid rewards for above-average performance.
Finally, a new Regional Tooling Manager was hired, and resulted in an unbelievable amount of favoritism. There wasn't enough knowledge about the stamping side of the business, and there arose all sorts of crises about production numbers, tooling deadlines, and work schedules. I had enough of the chaos, and decided to find a new employer.
Johnson Electric is on its way to becoming a workplace with underpaid, overworked, unskilled employees. And when that happens, the company will implode under the burden of poor product and a mass exit of knowledgeable, skilled personnel. I am glad to be out of it.