Hired as temp with possibility of permanent hire, however this was untrue, as management was simply cycling temps. Was not notified until last minute. Powerless union. Easy manual labor and learning curve. Strong push for overtime instead of manning the plant properly. Couple cool lower management individuals. Upper management, not so much. Good pay though. So much potential to contribute many middle class jobs and to our economy, but instead cycles temps with a full time skeleton crew.
Customer Service Rep III (Former Employee) – AR – December 11, 2014
I worked as a CSR II; basically handling larger accounts such as WSG. A typical day would be answering calls, emails, and faxes relating to orders. Each CSR has their own accounts they are responsible for. You would process their orders and contact them letting them know everything was taken care of. You would also supply NAFTA paperwork for certain out of country orders. Basically you would try to ensure everything went as smoothly as possible from processing the order to actual delivery. If you do that everything is pretty easy. The employees here were great. Archie was the top CSR - one of the nicest people I have ever met. Mia Johnson was the head of customer service. Very nice lady and willing to give anyone a chance. All in all a pretty good job. The best part was when you were liked by your customers they would fly you in and wine and dine you. It happened several times for me. :)
set schedule, decent pay, travelling on customers dime, friendly people to work with
I worked for 13 years for a SBR latex supplier to the coated paper industry. My last few years were as a laboratory manager in the Product Development group before lean financial times caused them to reduce staff and my job was expendable. While there I was able to see several of my technicians improve to more responsible jobs. I like to think that I had a part in their success.
Fast paced environment with employees having diverse responsbilities
Administrative Support (Current Employee) – Monroe, NC – December 8, 2013
A typical day brings a mix of work in multiple areas, including Human Resources and processing requests in the Sample Department. I have experience in assisting multiple departments with administrative tasks. I have learned how to track progress of maintenance work orders, record print cylinder usage daily based on a production schedule, process information for Human Resources and be the main local contact for benefits questions, and assist the Plant Manager with organizing information for business reports. I also input customer information into the SAP system for the Customer Care Specialists. Most of the people in management in the local plant have been there for years, but there are a few new supervisors and managers as well. The hardest part of the job is balancing the workload when there are responsibilities in multiple departments and the tasks all have the same priority level. The most enjoyable part of the job is how most of the people have been there for 10+ years and have created a family-like team environment.
Process Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – September 18, 2013
My typical day consisted of many day to day plant operations as well as time spent on capital and various improvement projects. I definitely enjoy staying busy and always asked for more work if things became slow to be able to learn more.
Factory Forklift Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Columbus, MS – August 17, 2013
Days were busy but good. Learned how material was made. Management was nice and good to work for. Coworkers were all good to work with and help each other in time of need. Working 7days a week for 21 days with 2 days off and back at it again for 6 months was hard. Company gave us meals for different things.
company feed us meals for different things.
healthcare was good had lunch time and could take a break anytime we our work was done
Printer operator trainee (Current Employee) – Auburn, PA – July 18, 2012
I have learned that I have the ability to run machines, work in a fast paced environment and am not afraid to get dirty however I have also learned that I do not use my knowledge as far as my education and it is getting depressing. I have taken this job to support my family as I became a single mother not long ago however I have also learned that money isn't everything and I do not like the fact that I go to work every day knowing I can give more to a company in a different aspect of it. I like the fact that I don't have to dress up, etc etc but in the same sense I miss that about being a professional. I don't want to lose sight of my education and teachings to the point I lose sight of who I am.
laid back environment makes the work day go by a little faster
A highly diverse organization if lots of wonderful people I am happy to call friends. It seems the organization is still suffering from a culture shock, due to acquisitions and inconsistent management styles. It lends to confusion and disparity.
The hardest part of the job is managing the daily workload. Often requests come from several sources with little apparent organization or structure. The company behaves very small in the micro-level, burdening employees with disparate assignments that do not mesh. It also behaves very big on the corporate level, which provides an overlord perception.
The most enjoyable part of the job is succeeding for so long in such a confusing environment.
diverse workplace, opportunity to learn new skills and talents, extremely wonderful people