purchasing (Current Employee) – Wytheville, VA – November 21, 2015
The hardest part of the job is the lack of communication between management & purchasing. Without answers and proper training, I can't do my job as defined my same management. Typical day at work, is very very stressful. I try to help my co-workers with their needs, but almost always hit a wall with managers. I have learned most of my job on my own, because my trainer is always too busy doing other things.I quickly got buried & behind on things because things were thrown at me with little to no training. I have voluntarily worked late, through lunch, & come in early to try and get caught up.Turn over is horrific.
welder (Former Employee) – wytheville,VA – February 7, 2015
upper management treats supervisors very badly which in turn causes supervisors to be overstressed and treat employees very badly. talks to employees like dogs. no annual raises and no opportunity for advancement. I worked there a year or two and every employee I talked to hated it. over work employees constantly, 6to7 days a week. normally 10hours or more daily. overscheduling by upper management with no backup plan for equipment breakdown. just work employees longer hours to make up schedule. maintenance rarely comes when called and never have parts in stock to fix anything. what looks good on paper for mec doesn't translate to good place to work not to mention supervisors don't know how to do hardly any of the jobs they are in charge of. New employees are thrown in headfirst and either sink or swim because not properly trained.
the employees are very nice and try to help as best they can
management all around from scheduling, production, personal relations skills
Great associates on the production floor to work with; Family enviroment
Safety Facilitator/CI Coordinator/Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Byron Center, MI – September 15, 2015
My day consists of wearing many hats of responsibility, from CI initiatives to procurement of equipment and tools to reduce waste and or normal MRO items for all associates in the production environment.
I work well with all associates and I am the go to person they come to for support, encouragement, tools and information in achieving the goals and objectives established.
Working directly on floor with the associates to root out waste in the organization and listening to their concerns.
The hardest part of my job is very little support from management to implement CI as quickly as needed, and feel stifled to create an environment that allows for a solid culture for positive change.
This place is going down hill and pickin up speed!
Welder (Former Employee) – WI – March 26, 2015
I would not recommend working here if you have any kind of options. There just never seemed to be any regularity with this company, your either working 20hr overtime or they are letting people go. The things that people have already mentioned like very poor management, bad company moral, unfair point and criteria system for raises and promos, and disappearing benefits are all true. The biggest problem by far for this company is management, not only were some of the manager and lead people totally unqualified for their positions but, some were actual convicts (zero people skills) and should not of overseen anyone. THEY ARE HIDING BEHIND THEIR EMPLOYEE OWNED STATUS, TO APPEAR AS A GOOD EMPLOYER.
Part loader/ Washer (Current Employee) – Vanderbilt, Mi – January 21, 2015
First off when i got interviewed, i was told there is job advancements, promotions etc. Never any promotions or raises. I seen people there for 19 years and making $11 per hr. No future! Also was told they understand if someone can't make it to work due to the bad roads in the area and if the flu gets you. Well i had the flu on a thursday and friday. Called in and lost my job. They wouldn't even listen to reason or accept a doctor note stating i had a high fever and couldn't barley stand up! I begged for a second chance to hr and still they shot me down. Nobody can say when or if they will get the flu!
Thermal Wrap Team (Current Employee) – Wayland, MI – December 30, 2014
This is a good company to work for if you just need a job. It pays decent and has passable benefits, but the management needs a course in people skills. The work itself is not bad, its the policies that are in effect. If you have a series of life events, regardless of how good a worker you are, you will be pointed out and lose your job. This doesn't sit well with me because you could lose your job for being in the hospital for 5 days. The zero-tolerance issue with the point system needs a review and should be overhauled to protect the employee.
Paint Line (Former Employee) – Beaver Dam – March 13, 2015
It was one of the worst places I've worked. I was thrown in to position with little to almost no training. When I brought it up to supervisor, he asked me if I thought he had time for this problem. Really. I took this job with the mind set of 4- 10's with my weekends for family. Not really ended up worked 5-12's, never seen my kids or husband. Not worth it. I started to ask how long some of the co-workers had been there. Not one of them could say more then1 1/2 years. That means high turn over. Since I left I watch their wanted ads. I truly feel leaving there was the best thing.
welder (Former Employee) – greenwood sc – January 31, 2015
i worked there for almost 2 months before finding a real job that paid skilled welders what they deserved. management is a job and feels they can talk to you like a dog. hours are good if you have no family and no like 12hr days 6 days only off on sunday because they pay double time on sunday and they're not going to give you that. its a great job for convicted felons, unskilled trades and child molesters seeing as those types of ppl cant find a good job. best thing i ever did was quit mec. good luck
Welder (Former Employee) – Mayville, WI – November 8, 2015
Everyone there hates it but don't have many other options or have never worked anywhere else. Businesses take advantages of small towns like this and create near sweatshop style work environments. There's little safety enforced, long hours, high rates on small piecework, all very repetitive work, low morale, strict attendance policy, and an overall difunctional workplace. DON'T WORK HERE!!! Especially if you have a family or enjoy life!!!
Plant maintenance/ Driver (Current Employee) – Vanderbilt North – May 15, 2014
Good company to work for. Management is proactive with production,future goals and problem resolution. Great atmosphere where staff pulls their weight or they get in trouble - the way it should be. Don't expect to join up and sit around; you will be down the road. Been here a short time and just love it.
Engineering Intern (Current Employee) – Beaver Dam, WI – January 3, 2015
They are constantly looking for ways to improve upon the quality of products and cost efficient methods to produce products in a safe and manageable manner. The workers are very friendly and are willing to help you out with whatever you need.