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Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 21, 2017
I did the trash can and I stacked the number of the labels of the rear and lift the lead otto environment system charlotte north Carolina it is in the warehouse.
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Poor management
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Chardon, OHAugust 8, 2017
I was at the Chardon Ohio job site. They send these people from other locations such as California. They are supposed to be project managers. Very unprofessional, lazy, and poor attitudes. Doesn't do any good when all new people on site need to be trained. Very bad for customer service
Pros
Being out with the customers
Cons
Very poor management
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Stressful, poor managed company
Maintenance Technician (Electrician) (Current Employee) –  Eloy, AZJuly 21, 2017
Low staffing creating much stress to complete tasks. Low pay(even compared to sister plant in N.C.). Local management has a high turnover-- 1-2 years for most.
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Nice place to challenger your self
Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 13, 2017
A place to challenge yourself, Every body is friendly and always ready to help if you asks questions.
To move up you have to be patient and must work hard to get to the top.
Pros
Peoples culture is the bests
Cons
Challenging
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Life at Otto
Quality Auditor/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 25, 2017
Working at Otto is not a bad job, most positions are 12 hour shifts so you should be prepared to miss some time with family. Management is not hard to get along with but growth is minimum. Most positions are assembly line plastic manufacturing. The thing I did like about the company is they are very big on safety and training.
Pros
Training
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good
siloho handler (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 23, 2016
the good was not bad they had a big lay off and that's the reason why o stop working there. overall good company no bad vibes and management is okay as well
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Productive place with good shop floor people
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Eloy, AZDecember 16, 2016
Not a bad place to work, the people on the shop floor (the value-add people) perform excellent work in extreme environments at low pay
Pros
Good shop floor people
Cons
Always short on cash, do not know the importance of recognition and reward
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Joke!!
Maintenance technician (Former Employee) –  Charlotte ncSeptember 27, 2016
Management is a joke along with the unsafe environment! Company is so money tight never have any parts to make proper repairs and they never give raises or advancements. I've worked in some rat holes and this is #1 worst!!
Pros
Fellow technicians and operators
Cons
Management, pay, and machinery
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A miserable place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 26, 2016
Otto is a joke. Executive management does not care about any of their people including everyone from a machine operator or material handler to their front line leads and managers. When something goes wrong, which is on a hourly basis, the answer is to write up or fire someone and bring in a new scapegoat. The employee turnover is ridiculous, sometimes over 90%. The working conditions are borderline dangerous, but executive management again turns a blind eye because they need to hit their numbers. The company is always strapped for cash and has trouble paying bills which results in lines shutting down because they are on credit hold with material vendors. The "real people" that work at Otto, the machine operators, material handlers, csr's and such are the only reason this company still exists. Unfortunately they either get frustrated and quit or are replaced on an annual basis. Lastly, the owner of the company does not seem to care so the general feeling is this place is either just a tax write off or he just wants rid of it. If he cared he would have replaced all of his Chiefs and VP's with people that cared.
Pros
The workers
Cons
The entire executive managment staff
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Proceed with CAUTION
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 7, 2016
Objective Facts:

a. This company is very cash poor. They are extremely behind on bills. Corporate credit cards decline on a semi-regular basis. Otto's strategy to overcome this is to get bought out by a competitor. If that happens, then cash flow will change. However, many may lose their jobs, You may be told that "things are getting better," but the financial numbers tell a different story.

b. Employee Reviews are Non Existent. Reviews do not exist at Otto (i.e. raises do not exist at Otto). The only bonus received was a gift card at Thanksgiving for a turkey, ham, or veggie plate. However, executive management receives them.

c. Employees Are Fleeing The Company- 8-9 Resignations in one months time (with more people looking)..enough said.

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c. Executive Management "Us vs. Them" Mentality. There is very much an air of arrogance with executive management. It is less like a corporation and more like a clique that looks down on the people that make the company run. Also, they will rush to use you as a scapegoat. Saving emails are key.

The ONE Silver Lining

The employees (aside from executive management) are what make the company bearable. It's like being a club where there is little recognition or motivation, but having having a great group of co-workers what genuinely care for you.
Pros
co-workers are great
Cons
no raises, no advancement
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Managerment TERRIBLE!
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 5, 2015
No room to grow until they feel it's time. No money to give out raises, but FOREVER giving out bonuses to management only.

Management shows no respect to you!

Honestly, work here at your own risk
Pros
To be fired or quit
Cons
Management, pay, room to grow, 12hrs Shift
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Fast paced 24/7 Manufactruing
Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 29, 2015
Typical manufacturing plant. A few key people seem to do the majority of the work. Could me more accountability. Overall a good place to work.
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Fun and fast paced work environment
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 22, 2015
Otto Environmental Systems is a place in which production is a large portion of the day. Machines are constantly running and putting out parts. I have learned to run several different machines. The hardest part of the day is the length of the shift, which is twelve hours. Without a doubt the most enjoyable part of my job is working with my co workers. I work with good people who work very well as a team.
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A company in need of leadership change
Traffic (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 1, 2015
Managers and above are not qualified to lead this company. Poor choices by Otto's leadership has led a large amount of debt over the past 2 years and are unable to pay it's bills limiting use of vendors. I would not recommend working for Otto until new leadership is in place.
Pros
The company pays a median salary
Cons
No company culture, ethics or morals, disconnected leadership, unqualified & insecure leadership
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