Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) – Memphis – August 20, 2015
I helped open this facility in Memphis. One of the first of ten people there. I was initially suppose to be in a clerical position but when I started management placed me in a production role on the production floor. When I questioned why, I was reprimanded and told that I was acting like I was better then everyone else. Management and quality control took smoke breaks every 15 to 20 minutes and the plant manager knew but never corrected there actions. We had a meeting about taking breaks and the quality control manager said that he was SPECIAL and that he could take breaks whenever he wanted. Production workers had to clean the bathrooms behind management and quality control department. They didn't have to clean up at all! The job wasn't hard but people kept trying to make there self relevant causing disruption in getting the facility up and running. Don't waste your time working there. The turn over rate for this company is horrible. Since I left every position has had to be refilled except for the plant manager. There's always a token somewhere.
The line (Former Employee) – Lebanon,Tennessee – January 21, 2015
It is like slave labor.I worked there approximately 2 and a half months at the Lebanon,Tennessee site.They had their little cliques and if you were not in their clique,you were doomed to failure.I worked as hard as anybody there,and was still let go.I believe it had to do with my age.I had to work for a lead woman who,after lunch,you didn't see her for the rest of the night because she was outside in her car with her lover,another woman.A very discriminatory environment,to say the least..
touch-up painter (Former Employee) – Cedar Falls, IA – July 1, 2012
A typical work day at metokote would be you go in at 145pm for your daily meeting and then at 2pm you would go out to the line and get stuff ready for the day. What i learned was that its hot in there and its not as easy as alot of people say it is. I also learned how to paint with a spray gun. My managment wasn't the greatest. I loved all my co workers they were amazing and so nice to me. The hottest part of the job w as it was so hot in there and the fans weren't blowing cool air most of the time and also making sure that the parts were touched up. The most enjoyable part was when you got to chat with people you work wiht.