Mold Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Medford, WI – October 2, 2015
After working for this company for 26 years with a perfect working record I found myself to be a dis-located worker, At the time of employment here I had job satisfaction and I thought I had job security. This company let go of all the long time employees and stated that they were closing their doors and shipping their jobs overseas. This in turn was not what happened, they ended up hiring their employees through manpower. Disheartening place to work as I dedicated myself to them and in turn was treated as just a replaceable number.
The company was dishonest and resulted in becoming a dis-located worker
Interesting job, making all sorts of medical parts
Finishing Technician (Current Employee) – Menomonie, WI – April 27, 2015
I like the 12 hr shifts for the most part. I really like that we get every other weekend off. I have learned a lot about how plastic parts are molded and much more about the clean room environment, the parts are molded in. The management is fair, but a little inconstant in some areas.
My job is busy some days and others not so much. I work with multiple automation cells that package plastic medical parts. My core responsibility's are to keep the machines running with good yields and total shift outputs.
Press Operator/Trainer (Former Employee) – Eau Claire, WI – April 16, 2015
Phillips plastics is one of the best jobs I have ever worked at. Other than the pay rate not being so great it was fun to work there. All of the employees were great to work with from the operators all the way up to management! I wore many hats there so my day was never typical. I did material handling, which ensured each press had all of the materials needed to run efficiently. I was also a trainer , which entailed training the new employees as they came through. Also I was trained as an export in the inventory system that was implemented by the company, this entailed me going to six weeks of extra training, so anytime a problem arose from the system I was called away to fix the problem. The only reason I had left Phillips Medisize was because my wife at the time wanted me to be on days.
Really good benefits, fun atmosphere to work.
The pay is on the lower end of the spectrum for this type of work.
Productive and Enjoyable work Evironment with Great management Team
Assembly Operator (Former Employee) – Menomonie, WI – December 14, 2014
Assemble lifesaving medical devices. Perform quality inspection on each item before it is shipped out. Every two hours you are rotation to one of the many different job responsibility's. I learned how intricate most of these day to day devices are. I learned how to do quality inspections. How to work in a fast paced assembly team environment. One the best and non biased management teams, highly motivational teams. Co-workers where just like a family. Hardest part of the job was the long hours Most enjoyable part of the job was know that the product I help make has saved the lives of some of my family and friends.
available overtime, dependable schedule, great team, good health benefits
Assembly Operator (Former Employee) – Menomonie – August 10, 2014
The work was easy. That was about it. Everything else was horrible. Rotating 12's. Having to work weekends. And the unfairness. The higher-ups favored people, and there favorites would get away with most things, but if they didn't like you, you would always be in trouble.
And they will tell you if you have anything to talk about you can go talk with them with, but when you do, they judge you and don't do anything about it. When you need something you'd have to ask more than 3 times to get it done from them, and sometimes, they don't even do it. Never listening to their employees.
I was working for a new line in Phillips, and it goes down a lot. So, they'd send me to the other line, and take those people out so they can do nothing. The thing is, they told I would not have to go back to the other line again. They are liars. Also, when all the other lines went down, they'd all get to go home, but when my line goes down, I don't. I get to replace other people so they could go home instead. Where is the fairness in that? They are always talking about be fair with people, but they aren't.
Scheduling Clerk (Former Employee) – New Richmond, WI – February 7, 2014
I loved everything about my job. There could of been more one on one training. I learned as I went on. I am the type of person that when I'm shown what to do I can do it and do it better or find a way to do it better. I had time restraints and always filled them. I enjoyed working with the people I worked with. If I had nothing to do I would find something to do for someone else, I was always busy.
MOLD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN II (Current Employee) – Menomonie, WI – December 5, 2012
clean work environment. Management is helpfull. Learned how to efficiently programm and run CNC mill, wire edm , sinker edm. Learning lots of injection molding trouble shooting and fixes. Became very efficent with a manual surface grinder, grinding tool steel, core pins, ejector pins etc. The most enjoyable part of my job is the machining aspect, when I make end of arms tooling, jigs and fixtures etc.
undesired work hours, outdated machining centers, no plan or program to develop or advance employees from within the company
Typical worknight working 12s, 3rd shift, rotating days
Operator/Inspection (Former Employee) – Eau Claire, WI – September 6, 2012
12 hour shifts 7pm-7am, operator of press, hot plastic ex. drill parts, key lock buttons, turn knobs, Work consistently, help where needed, supervisor not around much, never finding a tech to fix the press when down, switching presses every 4hr, variety.