A typical work day for me here was coming in checking off forklifts, checking over pallets in racks from previous crew. Scan tires to pallets as they came down line; when a new dimension come down you then put dimension you have up in racks and get the new one needed. Use forklift to load/ unload trailers, put up pallets in racks. Everyone worked hard and done there job as needed both co workers and management. The job was not really hard, it was simple easy to learn. The work schedule was best about job.
Supply Manager (Current Employee), Kent, WA – October 2, 2013
It is a smaller shop so everybody on the team helps everybody. In a normal day it is typical to wear many hats, from buying parts for the shop, figuring out issues with a supplier on the phone to unloading a truck with a forklift. Great environment to learn and gain experience in many different aspects in the company.
Account Manager (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OH – September 24, 2013
Pros: job security, great product, pension plan
Cons: complexity, base pay, bonus program needs to be revamped
Great Company to work for good work life balance and benefits, pay is a little below some of the competitors in the industry. Great job security. Very complex programs that slow down progress of the sales team.
Process Technician (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – September 15, 2013
Pros: a completed day
Cons: machine failures
The start out with a walk through of the area to investigate things that may cause us not to complete the plan for the day. If I find something we review it and determine what need to be done to fix the issue. Their is always something new that will show itself, but each day bring new problems so I have to evaluation the issue and ask questions if I'm not sure before making a decision. I love working with people its a hard thing sometimes because everyone have a different personality. But once you get them to understand you and what you expect they become easier to work with, it takes patience. Hardest part of the job is getting people to recognize the importance of making changes and something (new) being implimented to the job. In the end when you get all the above excepted by the work force its a great feeling, but we know it does not stop there we have to keep pushing forward to make the product better and costless.
Poorly trained managers are revered and rarely disciplined/reprimanded. Promotions are based on relationships, not skill. Women and minorities are forced into positions that lack advancement opportunities.
R4 inspector and Forklift driver (Former Employee), Lexington, SC – August 12, 2013
I come in and see what's been left for me by the earlier shift, and then I checked to see if anyone is working with me or am I working alone. I then check my work area, and then begin doing my job. My co-workers were a breeze to get along with, managers were easy to get along with and work for.
I get there clock in start throwing tires all day, I learned not to much didn't work with them long I learned to read order forms for tires,,,, management was ok,,,,, the people was ok there,,,,,, the hardest was the heat in the warehouse,,,,,the breaks and lunch was the best
How is the hiring process I've been selected for a michelin application session I just wanted to know what to expect. I applied for the entry level production worker. If you remember how the process is I'm just very nervous.
Michelin North America, Inc.
Job Work/Life Balance
non stop work. repetitive.
Tread Booker (Former Employee), Ardmore, OK – June 18, 2013
clock in whatever shift begins throwing tire treads from a conveyor belt into designated pan. turn pan around and repeat on other side. did not really learn much. management were pretty simple and laid back. co workers were all laid back and easy going. there was nothing hard about the job, and the job itself was pretty easy.
Very fast paced, stressful environment with demands on quality.
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Norwood, NC – June 5, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: no balance between home and work. work dominates.
Preparation is everything. The more prepared you are, the quicker you can complete product resulting in points earned. Must be able to converse and get along with multiple personalities. Get there at least 25 min early. You must be in good shape to do the job I do there and you must have at least 8 hrs of sleep prior to arriving. Must be able to endure weekly 24 hr rotating shifts. Very difficult in getting management to adjust distribution of the work orders as they pay different than others. The most enjoyable part is the breaks every 2 hrs. Different co-workers have different work habits and you must learn to adapt as the job is soley team based.