Large company with large company culture and attitude
General Office (Current Employee), Clinton, TN – July 6, 2015
Pros: Somewhat stable
Cons: Somewhat unstable
Good stepping stone to something else. Day to day not bad just boring, and not much room for advancement. I have been here for 10 years and have seen the company change from small to large and impersonal with each acquisition.
On the parts that we make, there is a "traveler" that goes with the part as it goes through the process.Most of them need to fixed and haven't been fixed and are simply messed up.The traveler also on the – more... operations that make the product or part have down operations that they can't perform and are still on there and been on there for years and the customer is being charged for that operation and it is not being or being to perform on that part. Another example is that I was working with a quality manager to change a process or test that was to performed on many parts. The process went like this on the traveler; clean, paint, paint oven and finally "milipo" . Milipo is short for "miliport" and it is a test for cleanliness on the part. It made no sense through all that and then test and if failed then it would have to re-cleaned till it passes the test . The chemical that they use for the test and if required the re-cleaning will harm or take the paint of and if anything that should have been off would have baked on the part and not come off. The quality manager and I tried to get this fixed, I would write down the parts number with travelers like that and she would go to them and the person to fix it and in the mean time I would, and she agreed on this, that when we got those parts like that, send for the test after wash then to paint. She tried to get the travelers fixed. She tried and tried they are still not fixed. – less
Director Quality and Continuous Improvement (Former Employee), Stoughton, WI – October 10, 2014
Pros: exposure to multiple products and processes, excellent growth & learning opportunity
Nelson provides fabricated tube products to OEM and service markets. As Quality Director I am responsible for the establishment and maintenance of internal quality standards, ensure compliance across multiple – more... facility enterprise and lead the organization's Quality Managers. Our mission is to identify and eliminate waste, reduce variation and achieve highest levels of customer satisfaction under the obligations of TS16949 and ISO 9001. – less
Unproductive place to work with lots of mismanagement
CNC Laser Operator (Current Employee), Morton, IL – July 24, 2014
Horribly mismanaged, shop managers push blame onto the operators for the managers lack of understanding on how jobs and material flow through the shop. Managers will not correct the pieces per hour on work orders to make parts attainable per hour, they tell us we need to work more efficient and harder to obtain the parts per hour but machines are not capable of producing 200-400 pieces per hour.
Management protected eachother and was untrustworthy
Lead QA Technician (Former Employee), Viroqua, WI – September 11, 2013
Pros: great people to work with from middle management to the floor.
Inexperienced management that would do whatever it took to get rid of people in their way or to protect themselves if something went wrong. As I moved up the ladder I found most of them were untruthful to each other as well as those on the floor. Their idea of an investigation was one sided and when I wasn't allowed to defend myself from the accusations against me.
Management (Former Employee), Viroqua, WI – July 15, 2013
Cons: do not accept a position unless you enjoy being a mindless robot, upper managment do not care for anyone but those within their own circle.
Started as a manger and was asked to change who I am because the VSM and Plant manager did not like the way I said "sir" and "ma'am" because it was to "military". Upper management is an elite class and – more... protect each other (VSM coming to work smelling like alcohol many times a week, I said something to HR and nothing was done, I was also fired soon after), so you don't have a chance to make positive changes or suggestions of any kind unless you have pleased them some way. To please them you will do what they say and not question. Not a place to work for outside the box thinkers. I personally wanted and made Lean and 5s changes and was chastised. – less
Receiving Associate (Former Employee), Clinton, TN – December 24, 2012
i liked working on the docks loading and unloading the trucks i left there for 2 reasons first they cut everyones hours and i need the at least a 40 hour week and the other i didnt like my supervisor he had a problem with cusing at me and not pay attention when someone tries to talk to him he never looked you in the eye.