Hostile work environment, no respect and favoritism
not related (Former Employee), Mclean, VA – July 10, 2014
Pros: good retirement but is going to change
Cons: favoritism, hr is a joke, micromanagement
Don't make a mistake at the job, you will get nailed. HR is a joke and if you do say something, you will be out-They force you to leave. No career advancement. People stay here for 20, 30 yrs and they think they own the company. The less you know about your job, it is better because you will get promoted.
A great lesson in how to buy successful companies.......
Former employee (Former Employee), US – November 18, 2014
Pros: great goals to move up in the "food chain" of aerospace suppliers...
Cons: .....matched only by the total incompetence of how to realize those goals
......and run them straight into the ground.
From LMI's website:
"What makes LMI different? Unlike some manufacturers who simply "ride the tide" of the industry, hiring when business is booming and down-sizing when the economy tightens up, our focus is on long-term success. We seek strategic, long-term business relationships with our customers; a – more... balance of industry sectors (commercial, business and regional, and defense); and selective domestic and international suppliers to help ensure our viability in a highly cyclical industry. We take pride in the longevity of our workforce, our goal of job security, and the contributions we make to our communities.
Ask any of the (past) professionals at the formerly successful D3 Technologies, (a 2011 Boeing Supplier of the Year), how much pride LMI takes in the "longevity of our workforce", and their "focus on long term success". The Everett, WA office alone collapsed from over 120 employees less than two years ago to less than 24 today, with virtually the entire long-term management of the former D3 Technologies Everett office voluntarily resigning. And D3 is but one example of LMI's "success" in it's recent acquisitions. Bravo....bravo. – less
Assembler (Former Employee), Woburn, MA – October 16, 2014
Job is to create water pumps and ship them to specific companies. Same routine every day. Learned how to create a water pump. Only a few co-workers, worked as night shift, not as many as day shift. Overall, a very quiet environment. Hardest of the job is communicating with the co-workers. Most enjoyable part of the job is having the boss be satisfied – more... with the pumps we create. – less
A random hodge podge of very overworked and frustrated people
Rather not say due to fear (Former Employee), Cottonwood Falls – October 15, 2014
Pros: decent pay for rural area
Cons: poor management, corners being cut in various areas including safety, hazmat, and people development
An average work week consisted of 8am-4:30pm and 6pm-10pm on M-F and 10+ hrs on Saturday for maintenance and Sunday was catch up. When asked for help for over a year got a semi-motivated high school kid that was more of a hinder than positive. Was aloud to work as much overtime as needed then was let go and was told "this isnt a halfway house" by the – more... GM because he had something personal against me. I am Navy vet of almost 10 years so I don't mind doing what it takes to get work accomplished and make sacrifices along the way for the greater good but being forced out and the official reason being; I caused "undocumented" conflict in the workplace is a big a joke as the management. Not to mention being bad mouthed to unspecific leaders in the community after dismissal, for what reason?? In my opinion this is borderline criminal and VERY lacking in morality!! Another example of unprofessional management being, employees getting second and third chances after failing a drug tests for various drugs. There are also many corners being cut like safety where the training is a joke due to it being a collateral duty and not a main focus of the management or another example, OSHA rules on HAZMAT not being followed causing potential hazards. – less
Assist. Plant Manager (Former Employee), Ontario, CA – December 26, 2013
Pros: good to see the end product ship out.
Cons: long hours (12-14) hour days
Responsible for all daily shipping/receiving and production operations and activities. Directed 9 department supervisors and 140 hourly team members. Align staff and resources with work flow requirements. Create and present weekly/monthly production reports.
• Authored policy changes that were accepted and implemented by senior management (changed – more... from drilling slots to a punch press process). • Reduced overtime saving $115K in my first full year with LMI. – less
Engineering Assistant II (Former Employee), Wichita, KS – December 10, 2013
Cons: did not promote from within the company.
I enjoyed working at LMI for most of the time I was there. I was always challenged and had the opportunity to learn and cross-train within the organization. I did not like that personalities played a major part in the day to day nor did I like that good employees were not rewarded within the company whether through compensation or promoting from within.
Order Processing Clerk (Current Employee), Saint Charles, MO – October 22, 2013
Pros: great benefits, job securtiy, feeling needed in your current position.
Cons: location, time commuting
I take care of orders for the company. In my department we work with our customer's purchase order's and the changes they make to them throughout each ones validity dates. I was taught everything here, I had no manufacturing or order entry background coming into this position. I was taught how to read the orders, enter them, check for errors, and confirm – more... pricing with several of our customers. The most enjoyable part of my job is I like to solve problems, so when buyers email me their issues and I handle them for them it makes me feel good. The hardest part of the job is being dependent on other people to handle some issue. In example, I can't release an order for a customer until pricing matches their order and our quotes. Sometimes this doesn't happen and our quote is valid, that issues has to be handled with the customer. They need to release me a change with the correct price first before I can release the order. Sometimes that doesn't happen in a timely manner but it is completely out of my control. – less