Excellent benefits, Decent co-workers, Career-ending politics.
Machine Operator, Buffalo, NY - August 24, 2015
Training for production positions is minimal and therefore a good fit for anyone with both mechanical aptitude and sincere appreciation for entrepreneurial spirit (i.e. our machine set-ups are functional but far from traditional Ind.Design/ Engineering dogma). Management is inconsistent in providing support so an assertive but prudent demeanor is essential. Work load is typical for manufacturing setting and most of the operators are helpful but it behooves one to know whom to trust with quality and safety issues. Some weeks play out like a Buffalo, NY version of "Games of Thrones" but generally workplace drama is"90210" in quality. As such, internal advancement is based off of cultural fit over job-related proficiency and ethics. The owners do seem to care for the well-being of ALL their employees but this attitude is far from universal among staff. In short- good position for someone looking to be paid >minimum wage with the option of healthcare after 1 year.