Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Dexter, MI – March 8, 2018
I was brought in for a very specific project, to create and document; PFMEAs, control plans, and work instructions. So on a day to day basis I would be doing these things. I learned a lot about multiple different manufacturing steps, as we made our products from raw material to end product. I learned all of the things that can go wrong in these processes and how to properly address/fix them. My manager was very laid back and extremely kind. We would meet bi-weekly to discuss progress as well as how things are going in general. I worked in a team of three with two industrial engineers, we would work together to make sure all of the things we were doing matched and made sense, checking each others work constantly. Both very smart and talented people who are great colleagues. The hardest part of the job is convincing a lot of the on the floor team members/operators on a change in their working style. Any suggested changes were met with immediate criticism and usually attempted very halfheartedly. Most enjoyable part of the job was being very open and honest to anyone and everyone who worked in our facility. There were no secrets hiding from anyone, and if there was ever an issue with anything it would be taken care of by everyone not just one person on their own. Everyone was willing to help everyone to get the job done.
Relaxed work environment, Nice coworkers, clear work objectives
Floor Technician (Former Employee) – Dexter, MI – December 19, 2017
I've seen MANY people let go over the past 3 years. The management is terrible, they constantly create a stressful worn environmental. Many employees are unhappy and overall rating of Paladin....... IT SUCKS!!!!!
Manager (Former Employee) – Ohio – October 3, 2017
New President and entire senior level of management turned over completely in less than a years time. At least 100 people have lost their job since 2015. Average stay is a year or less.Executive, Senior and mid-level management is all a joke! The only good thing is that they burn through employees so fast at every location they are constantly seeking new talent so you can get whatever salary you ask for upfront but be prepared to sell your soul to the devil.
Paladin was a great place to work until it was sold by Dover Corp
OPERATIONS LEADER (Former Employee) – Dexter, MI – July 6, 2017
Paladin was owned by Dover Corp for most of the time I was there but it was sold to a private equity company and it changed fundamentally. The successful leadership team that I was a part of is all gone now.
Great brand equity, company was very profitable and growing
The new holding company was never happy with anyone, turnover increased a lot
Plasma Operator (Former Employee) – Delhi, IA – April 16, 2016
If your looking at a job at the Delhi or Manchester locations don't bother. This place is the most corrupt place I have ever worked period. Unless you are from Delhi or you own a Harley your life at this place is going to suck.
material handler (Former Employee) – Michigan – November 23, 2015
The work was a bit physical, but it was enjoyable, made the day go by fast. I WAS NOT impressed with the "shop floor" management. When I was faced with an issue I turned to my leader and often found more times than not that my leader wasn't qualified enough to know how to handle my issue. This was very frustrating and stressful. I truly liked working with my co workers.
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – October 10, 2015
The job is great place to work. great pay great benefits. You have the ability to work from home as needed. when traveling for them everything is paid for. they had no problem buying special tools you may need to do your field work. Only thing negative I could say about the company is they have hired to many micro mangers that don't have a clue what it takes to do work out on the road
Project Manager / Product Engineer (Current Employee) – dexter mi – August 29, 2013
Paladin operates like a small business, but it is global. The company has experienced the most recent downturn in the economy (2012 to 2013), with layoffs and cutbacks; but, I dont blame the company for that.
It has been sold 3 times in 4 years, which leaves room for uncertainty.
I clock in and changed into my uniform in our locker room, then I go into our plant group meeting then start shipping and loading trailers. I've learned the different types of parts and venders. Management are helpful, co workers are nice and respectful. The hardest part of the job is safety and the most enjoyable part is being outside
MATERIALS COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Dexter, MI – February 5, 2013
Acquired by KPS Captial Partners in 2012, and regrouped into International Equipment Solutions, Paladin Attachments stands to lead the industry as a top developer and manufacturer of industrial farm and constructions attachments. Having had the opportunity to learn and develop Kaizen, Lean, 5S, and Kanban philosophies with the organization has allowed me to learn and apply new techniques and skill sets to my work environment. It was a true pleasure to be able to have input in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company's inventory flow, and supply chain structure.
quarterly incentive programs, employee recognition awards, very good benefit package.