Extremely busy and fast-paced production environment
Plant Technician (Former Employee) – Bear River City, UT – January 16, 2018
Starting out working at P&G, it was the best job I ever had. I loved how they treated me, as I felt valued and appreciated right away. Their training program was excellent. I learned quickly how to prioritize tasks, and how to "flow to the work", as it was called. A typical day was very busy, on my feet for over 11 hours, and stressful if equipment wasn't running well. Management was always positive, and helped engender a fantastic workplace culture. However, the shift schedule created an issue for me with work/life balance. The shifts would rotate from days to nights, every 2 to 3 days. For example, I would work day shift 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I would have Tuesday and Wednesday off, then return to work 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. This flip-flop type of schedule repeated over and over, and this severely affected my ability to have a healthy sleep schedule. I took this in stride though, and learned to somewhat deal with this issue. Over time, most of the high-level managers left the company. The culture and morale began to decline. I began to feel unappreciated, and my work seemed to scrutinized at every turn. In the end, I knew I needed to leave P&G. I needed to relocate from Brigham City to Salt Lake City, but also I felt my career was not going anywhere. I knew my skills and abilities could be much better utilized somewhere else.
Good benefits and compensation
Brutal shift schedule, felt unvalued by management