Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Shasta Lake, CA – March 13, 2017
Good place to work. Never a day where you just do nothing. I am always busy. I am always on my feet and working hard. I like the business, they feed you on some days which just shows that they care for there employees.
Knauf insulation very good company to work for they pay very well although their higher-ups About Management in the morning because it time to be lost when it comes to the responsibility of management sometimes you are a workplace that is hazardous or a way to other employees they need more training and more experience
Good day very good hours
Too many hours very poor management not enough experience in management
Product associate/matter bagger operator (Former Employee) – Valley, AL – September 27, 2016
The pay is good and the benefits but the management and supervisors are horrible and have no people skills, racist and I can't see any room for this valley plant to grow to much dictatorship going on by the production manager they don't care about the well being of their employees needs climate control because these work conditions are ridiculous. Modern day slavery
Associate (Current Employee) – Shelbyville, IN – August 1, 2016
Most are the good ole boys/gals that have been at Knauf for 30+ years. The culture reflects that. The pay is good. There is more overtime available than anyone can possibly want; most of which is voluntary, but some is not. It is a fiberglass factory, so the environment can be challenging at times but most people get used to it. Large numbers of people will be retiring from Knauf within the next ten years, so there may be many opportunities during the next decade. I would recommend it to a young worker that is looking for a long term career; if you're looking for a mid-life career change...keep looking.
Corporate Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Shelbyville, IN – May 5, 2016
Knauf was a very good company but in the past 5 years has combined with the European company and has hired many VP that don't seem to work well across departments. I liked the department that I worked in but was difficult working through the silos of the other companies.
Process Associate (Former Employee) – Shelbyville, IN – March 23, 2016
12 hr shifts (6 a.m.-6 p.m/6 p.m.-6 a.m.). you WILL work every other weekend unless you are corporate. Expect to work extra days. Safety personnel will tell you you are not breathing dangerous chemicals, but in fact you are. You will be working in a non-AC environment, of course, where you will have to wear reflective vests. There are nice people who work there. Management will be onto you about your breaks, and possibly write you up for it. My advice, just do your job and keep your work angers at work and drink it off when you get home.
Health Benefits, retirement, company ran care center, decent pay.
short breaks, working in and breathing in fiberglass insulation and other chemicals, Supervisors ONLY pick who THEY want to be supervisors next, hours
Company has not been the same since was bought out by another company over a year ago. The warehouse is not climate controlled and freezing in the winter and hot in summer. Many changes need done overall.
there was no entertainment of any kind just a television in the break room
production asociate/forklift (Former Employee) – Shelbyville, IN – January 21, 2016
a work day was a 12 hour shift and i was always busy,i learned things about how insulation was made,the management was great,the co-workers always made me laugh,the hardest part of the job i was always hot in the factory because of the furnaces heating the fiberglass always sweating,the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work at your own pace
My typical day was to walk the factory and inspect the running of the plant to see if it was working without any problems. When iworked for the company I went on courses for different types of machines.The management of the company were very good could not fault them. My co workers were brilliant we all worked as a team we all had are own work to do but on breakdowns we all worked together. The hardest part of the job was working outside in the snow and the rain on top of the silos .The enjoyable part was having a laugh and a joke with every body it kept me young inside.
laboer (Former Employee) – Shasta Lake, CA – August 17, 2015
Though not the best thing to be breathing in, the work was not rocket science. Expect to be on your feet and constantly be working/moving when you are not on a break. Hours where long but the pay was good. There is not much social interaction, strictly safety working atmosphere.