Pros: keeping busy, advancements and weekly opportunity for overtime.
Cons: inadequate supplies for job, experienced adjusters favor who they want to help, bypassing safety/osha standards, job stability, etc..
It is a typical hard labor 8 hour day on your feet with constant lifting. Fast pace environment running two 700series RA's, cold checks, samples, labeling, stacking, packing, gum bottles, cartons, next job order, etc.. The list goes on. Is the task too hard? No. It could very well be done. Although the process is a mistake waiting to happen. Everything – more... is a rush and that's how details are fairly mistaken. Some RA cells are harder and faster than others. Pay compensation is not factored into that decision. The job of an operator is absolutely overwhelming and stressful over a period of time. That is a simple fact.
Adjusting is also a challenge. Training was a magnificent experience. It was a very valuable lesson and knowledgeable as well. Aside from that, many adjusters are experienced and many adjusters also take advantage of that case. The leads will sometimes bypass safety standards. Many adjusters new and experienced do not see eye to eye and have trouble cleaning up after themselves. Cleanliness and tool theft are definitely a problem. Communication between shift is not well accepted because experienced adjuster don't want rookies tell them what to do and what not to do. It often leads to machines being tinkered with and moved around.
Problems with coworkers and management is terrible. HR is a promoted assistant who people feel does not stand genuinely for the employees. The Union has never fought for an employee. That pretty much sums that up. Supervisors are lacking in knowledge and can be easily taken advantage of. Most do not keep track of their employees and sit in the office way too often. Many coworkers do not get along and refuse to cooperate with certain individuals due to attitude.
This is not a controlled work environment and I would not like to work in this place again. The pay is not worth the headache. I should not have to dread going into work every day and wondering if I would be set up, have enough supplies, be harassed by the prior or coming shifts, have difficulty trying to locate the shift supervisor, wondering if the next buyer is going to file for bankruptcy, etc.. If there are problems, it starts at the top. I do not see changes in the atmosphere. If the pay wasn't great, I would have nothing good to say about this company. – less