Hostile & unsafe working environment. Stay away from here.
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – Arab, AL – June 16, 2015
Horrible management at this company. They expect workers to bow down to them like they have god complexes. No work instructions; they make it up as they go. No training; sink or swim. Too much overtime; expected to work 6 days/ week every week. Safety is not a top priority for Orchid. Machine guards are left defeated and have yet to see any mist collection system (for machine coolant) in this plant. Also, they have carbide grinders without any ventilation system so if you grind carbide, you will breathe in powder, which is very dangerous. Company does not provide prescription safety glasses reimbursement. No pay raises and don't ask for them. The only raise is a whopping 2% annual cost- of- living increase. This company is write-up happy; you make a small mistake, expect a three- day suspension. Pointless department meetings, all management does is threaten everyone with write ups/ being sent home on unpaid suspension/ termination.
A paycheck, not much of one.
Everything. It is a miserable place to work.