Production Planner/Scheduler (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – February 15, 2014
I absolutely love my job at Komatsu. I enjoy working in the industry, enjoy my job, and like the people with whom I work. The compensation is noticeably below the median for this job in this area, though, and a comparison of the health benefits to similar plans in the area indicate that these benefits may be coming up short. Also, Komatsu America is a very flat organization in that there are not many tiers to the top. This means that, unless the turnover rate is very high (and it's not), there are not many opportunities for advancement. There are opportunities for lateral moves, but that would mean a move to HQ in Chicago. Aside from that, I do like this job very much and feel that my job is secure.
job security, great place to work, cool industry
low-ish pay, benefits come up short, not many chances for advancement