ValueSteam Technician, Southborough, MA - April 24, 2015
This was a fast paced multitasking job with a great team. I was invited in as one of the team on the first day. Hands on training was excellent although the procedures and SOP's that we followed were not always accurate. Learning how to do each job task would not have been easy or even possible without the other team members showing you the 'tricks of the trade'. Having never worked in the Lean Manufacturing corporate world this was a great starting position. The other members of the floor were the best aspects of the job. The downside was, the harder the worker, the more workload was put on that person with no compensation. The yearly raise was unofficially weighted. Although being there only a year and being second only to the floor lead, I still received the same raise and rating as other employees and no incentives(other employees were in full agreement and disbelief that I received the same rating as them as well as stating that they know I work harder than them and should have been receiving a much higher raise). The company as a whole is not in the most stable of positions with multiple supplier and part issues which made the daily production come to a complete halt on occasion. This made it very difficult to have a continuous workflow for my striving ambitions towards excellence. The management was superb at the production level, but at the operations level there was some turmoil and changed plant managers three times in the short time I was there causing instability within the workforce.