Challenging work setting, coordinating manufacturing orders for 30+ customers in 7 countries. Lots of planning, supplier management, operations planning, group effort, materials planning, to make sure orders are being assembled on time.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – February 1, 2018
Unbelievable workload, no mention during the interview process of this, they just keep adding things after you are hired and expect you to keep quiet and do it regardless of whether you are even qualified to do it...for example they don't mention French is necessary and even expect you to use their internal systems in French even if you have never even studied it. Expectation is to work well into the night even on weekends. Poorly run and all they care about is monthly numbers and not whether things are being done efficiently. Upper mgmt in Europe not flexible or willing to make changes.
Poorly run, rude management, workload sets you up to fail
I would not be leaving this company if it were not closing and moving to Mexico. Kongsberg is an Automotive company that requires timely deliveries and quality product. Changes come often and the need for change needs to be quick. Typical day would include but not limited to chasing part deliveries, purchasing product by the supplier requirements (lead-time, standard/min buy qty). I also make sure that production has what they need to produce the parts that are needed for shipment on the requested dates.
Management can't offer direction because they don't know their own product. They rely on long time employees (many of whom are leaving) to know from experience. Employees who do know anything likely won't share that knowledge as it's very much everyone for themselves. Internal documentation is a mess, so very hard to find useful data. Company has closed several plants, and is trying to stay afloat. Look elsewhere.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Easley, SC – November 7, 2017
Fast pace manufacturing operation with daily challenges. Good group of core coworkers that help get good product to the customer. Turnover in the plant has been an issue with the low unemployment in the area.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Milan, TN – September 12, 2017
One of the best places I've ever worked at. My supervisor was very nice and help if we needed it. The people I worked around was amazing and made me happy to come to work. Margie Cantrell is and awesome supervisor!
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – August 9, 2017
I enjoyed my time at kongsberg. It was a good internship to have. The team and management were really friendly and made sure to help me out. I mostly had interesting projects to work on. The culture was great and really friendly. Expect ribbing if you are a U of M grad though.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Easley, SC – May 31, 2017
Horrible place to work. Management sucks. A lot of favoritism. Someone got hurt one day and the mangers at the time blamed the person when the machine malfunctioned by itself. Rude and doesn't take the time to get to know any of the employees.
Setup, adjust, and verify programming for CNC machining equipment Recognize and report errors in programming and operations and collaborate with supervisory personnel to correct errors and recommend tooling applications. Diagnose operating difficulties and make appropriate adjustments to realign the machine, change tooling, adjust offsets, recalibrate limits and repair minor tooling malfunctions.