While many of the people I worked alongside were great, I was baffled by management and human resource's incompetence nearly every single day. The pay was low, the hours long, and the benefits were laughable. The company is surviving because of it's very low paid and over worked manufacturing staff. The remaining individuals working with the company simply coast along with nothing greater than below sub-standard performance, and yet a higher more livable wage. This also applies to management. While many of them were "hard working" in terms of hours on the job, they complained constantly about the difficulty of their jobs as they sat and talked and laughed with their favored employees, or staring blankly at a computer monitor pretending to be busy. I was promised wages I did not receive, given health insurance I specifically asked to not enroll in, and was written up for not reporting to work during a city wide power outage.....I'm sorry but, it is an ELECTRONICS company, what can you do with electronics with no electricity?!? All in all, my coworkers were good, and it provided me with almost enough money to survive a few months.
Nothing good besides the low level manufacturing staff.
productive and nonstressful, easy work, for decent pay.
Picker and Packer (Current Employee) – Lewiston, MN – February 11, 2017
A typical day at work was very much like the last one, with the privilege to see other people and maybe do a few different tasks. I learned a lot about entering info into the computer and how to make simple days not be so boring. the management is like any other large company, very set to their policies and their employees are well cared for. the hardest part of the job is keeping yourself on task when doing repeated tasks all day. the best part of the job is the people you work with.
3 breaks if you work full time, Pto, and good snacks
Over the 5+ years at RiverSide I learned to use a handheld computer, honed understanding of electronics components, made many good friends. I found Management to be understanding and personable to me. My coworkers were hard working and very team oriented. The workday was usually fast paced and a tad hectic but all went according to schedule. Helping each other do our very best job was the most rewarding and enjoyable part of my work experience at RiverSide Electronics.
Drama and mass turnover... Little or no training for production co-workers, leading to more an more unnecessary calls ... And your not allowed to say or do anything to operators to correct problems.. Maintenance is the lowest most disrespected position in the company.
Maintenance Supervisor was cool and very helpful
Management was incompetent and had no respect for maintenance.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Rushford, MN and Lewiston, MN – November 6, 2013
I assembled computer chips boards, tested the boards, worked with computers, and I formed parts. Management is helpful. Some co-workers can be friendly and helpful. Decent benefits. They offer medical,dental,and cant remember if they offered 401K or not. The enjoyable part is doing many different duties. The hardest part is when you are on the line and it can get fast paced and have many things you have to do with the boards so can be stressful. They offer overtime.
Decent benefits, different shifts, overtime, friendly and helpful co-workers, variety of work duties, work with computers
fast pace, you start as a temp only and rarely get hired on
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – MN – July 23, 2013
The work was not stimulating, but the company treated students very well. Even though I was a temporary employee, I was treated like a regular employee, which included paid holidays, paid time off, overtime, and frequent breaks.
My typical day involved mechanical and electrical duties including machine installation, machine troubleshooting & repair, electrical installation, troubleshooting, & repair. I also relocated equipment. I learned how to perform daily de-drossing of waves and selective solder and SMT water wash line. Management sought my support in the absence of my supervisor when the plant needed to be opened and the production lines set for the day's activity. I enjoyed the independent work and keeping busy. I developed respect and appreciation from my co-workers as I willingly joined in team efforts to solve problems as they arose.