Poor Management, toxic work environment
bottle machine operator (Former Employee) – Port Washington, WI – May 19, 2013
This is by far the worst place I ever worked at in the metro Milwaukee area. I worked on a bottling machine and was appalled at the treatment that the Hispanic temps received there. While we could take breaks when the machines were down, the temps were forced to keep working and were verbally harassed by the supervisor, who seemed very racist. When he took a man a way from the bottle feeding area, the two remaining men couldn't keep up and I had to help them because the job was impossible for two people to do. Another employee was told by his interview that the company is "run by intimidation", and I believe this to be true. There were also many safety hazards here too. We had to bypass the "guards" on the bottling machines to wipe the gears to keep fluid from touching the bottles and I temporarily got my glove caught in a gear and could have lost my fingers if I had not ripped it out. Bad products are routinely shipped out, specifically bottles that leak. In a large production of a product called "Snuggle", half the bottle leaked and the manager seemed clueless as to how to stop it. First he blamed the Hispanic women who screwed the caps on, but when we proved to him that they were not the problem, he started tipping cases of the product ont heir sides to see which ones leaked, and only removed the bottles on the bottom when the ones on the top could be leaking too. This man was amazingly incompetent for someone who was so demanding. When he finally listed to us and found that the bottles on top were leaking too, he ended up shipping thees bottles out "as is", basically shipping a defective product.
Overall a horrible place to work, with a toxic work environment and a greedy ownership without ethics.
horrible work environment and incompetent management