Production Lead (Current Employee) – Dayton, OH – October 31, 2017
Oerlikon metco dayton ohio is one of the best places I've worked. The company values great employees. There are plenty of opportunities if you apply your talents. In less than 2 years I've been promoted twice. I like that they are always looking for ways to improve processes in order to make sure that the job can be done in an effective way. I highly recommend anyone in the manufacturing field to apply for work at Oerlikon.
This job is actually a good place to work, but the managers do not act if they care for they employees. We don't get a lot of time off from this place. Not upfront with about things when you are getting hire in and I feel that is not fair to people.
Coating Technician (Current Employee) – Agawam, MA – May 16, 2017
No support from manger, no way to advance in company, those who work have to do twice as much because the manager allows the slackers to sit back and sham all day. Very stressful most of the time, Company preaches TEAMWORK but does not support it. More of a "Do as I say not as I do" company.
Lack of Management, to many employees allowed to collect paycheck with out putting in a full days work
Laborer (Former Employee) – Wixom, MI – April 26, 2016
Every area has exactly the compliment of employees needed for minimum function. No more, no less. Which means you better not get sick nor be late, lest your coworkers despise you for making their already chaotic day, a complete misery. This makes for an impossible scenario of completing everything in an error free, timely manner.
Clearly management has no understanding how to fully tap its onboard work resource potential. While some folks are working 6 hours and out, your struggling to make everything fit neatly into an extremely company budgeted 8 hours. This working model makes for a high stress, overworked mentality that's doomed to battle an unnecessary turnover rate.
Could be a great place with better management and stronger team work.
coating technician (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City – April 13, 2015
i enjoyed the work I did. Hated the lack of team work and poor management. The manager lacks people skills cannot or will not make fair decisions concerning employees.The harder you work the more you learn and know the more you are disrespected and taken advantage of. 3 rd shift is the hardest shift the bulk of the work load is on this shift. Good luck being able to take vacation on this shift. I lost over 30 hours of vacation due to use or lose policy.
Production Supervisor Assistant (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – January 6, 2015
working with production, machine operators to make sure that all ship dates were going to be met. filing all production paper work. printing all production consignment sheets. Making sure all inventory from my department was correct in SAP inventory. also keeping track of all material consumption.
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – September 2, 2014
You are expected to learn how to run a CNC with limits on dimensions less than a third of your hair or you'll get let go. You will probably also get laid off once if not twice till you get high enough in the union to avoid it.........Other than that, fun place to work, pretty easy going.
Coating Tech (Former Employee) – Pell City, AL – March 26, 2014
While the pay and benefits were decent and the basic job duties were tolerable, the Center Manager in-waiting created an enormous amount of unwarranted stress. He probably should not have been promoted because he lacks two critical characteristics of a good manager. First, his ability to communicate effectively is hindered by the speed in which he talks. Secondly, and maybe most important, he never learned that a successful Supervisors/Managers' chief duty is to serve their employees. One last thing that attributed to my bad experience (and eventually led to me walking out mid shift) was by their own admission my supervisor and a fellow tech were brother in laws. Can you say conflict of interest!
Quality Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – June 17, 2013
Where do I begin...this was the worst place I ever worked. Upper management was clueless about quality and production. There is no advancement. Morale is horrible. It's like being in prison or slavery in 2013. Common sense is not common. They prefer to be crazy, toxic, pigheaded and unorganized. They rather hire people with no experience than someone with years of automotive experience. Let this be the last place you go to work! You'll thank me later!!
CNC and Broach Operator (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – March 20, 2013
as an operator here you are required to complete machine setups as well as run them- you change more then just inserts and programs Good pay scales however healthcare options will lower what you receive in pocket Union shop so seniority counts leaving newer employees feeling on edge during slowdowns
easy going environment with decent pay-benifts
slowdowns eliminate possible overtime and if continued will force a layoff
Account Manager (Former Employee) – SoCal – October 9, 2012
Had "Four" Regional Sales Managers in a single year. It was all too much, each day was a new Modus Operendi and there was no support at all for a remote employee.
If you are great schmoozer you may last, if you are an average Joe that just does his/her job watch out. I was number 5 in five years in my position, I should have been leery with that track record. I stupidly jumped in......
pay was decent, company car, great insurance program.