Advanced Product Development Engineer (Current Employee) – Wooster, OH – January 8, 2018
Schaeffler is an amazing company for the young, motivated engineer. The culture is great and provides ample opportunities to learn and practice engineering skills. The management for the most part is great and the overall vision of the company, I believe, is headed in the right direction. However mobility with in the company can be difficult and certain positions can feel like a dead-end in terms of career advancement.
Each year company bhas christmas Party for all kids of employees giving out wonderful gifts and free meals to their families
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Cheraw, SC – December 29, 2017
Typical work day... Come in early enough to receive good turn over from previous shift....Check employees present ...check schedule of which parts are needed to meet costumer demands...Adjust if some one is out . check with operators insure correct jobs are being filled.with Quality work... Make rounds through out each departments following flow of materials are being processed accordingly Document any down time through detailed shift notes reporting to all three shift supervisors and managers... Hardest part of job is not being fully staffed at all times and needing more operators in place to meet demands..
Time edits ....making adjustments for employees vacations, absentees, and tardineess Administer discipline write ups and recommendations.. Audits,,, Safety meetings Learned to be efficient with time in a fast paced enviroment ... Process from beginning to end by being involved in entire process of material;;; Multi task ...Machinery functions in all departments... Management skills with employees and upper management. Management do not want excuses but results... Most enjoyable part of my job. Culture is up to supervisor to help motivate employees .. Helping out employees and letting them see you are as dedicated to the job as they are , and seeing my crew prove themselves to the best in what we do... Management allow and treat employees to Holiday Dinners and allow us to do the same through rewards when we do very well by setting new records or achieve our goals.
Bering able to get paid for overtime....as Hourly manager and shift premiunmium.emium
Life insurance not enough coverage for spouce premiuns high/Medical coverage
its very hard to make changes and improvement. Mindset of work group and management is traditional. Its hard to convince the managers and team member for the new ideas.Work group is not enough motivated as per industry standard
You have to be a team player. Quality over quantity is big there. You have to remember that you represent the company. You are a big asset to the company because without you, the work couldn't get out.
Grunt (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – November 15, 2017
The work environment is awful. People are miserable and seem stuck there. The management pushes lower management and employees to push out products whether the products are made correctly or not. They claim to be all about quality, but it's been made obvious it's all about the dollar and not delivering the highest quality bearings possible. I feel bad for the customers and employees.
Assmebler (Former Employee) – Fort Mill, SC – October 17, 2017
Working at Schaeffler Group. was an great exprience for me the work place was great they do hands on training. the people was friendly. there was not an time i went to work and didn't know what to do. I really enjoyed work their
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Mill, SC – August 18, 2017
Employees are required to work an excessive amount of overtime. If you enjoy working overtime this is the place for you. Just know that everyone needs time off for family. This company did not seem to take that into consideration. The plant manager has changed so things may be different.
Product Development Engineer (Current Employee) – Troy, MI – July 8, 2017
Working at Schaeffler Group so far has been alright. A typical day at work is mostly answering email, over looking drawings, performing measurements on parts or testing parts.
Management is very experienced but doesn't have the time to properly train our growing young team which results in slow productivity.
The workplace culture is very diverse with people in the office from South Korea, Canada, India, Iran, Brazil, and of course the USA. Everyone speaks English and we learn different work styles and techniques working with multiple cultures and ethnicity.
The hardest part of the job is knowing what to work on next, and making hard decisions on projects if management isn't around to provide guidance, which is part of the training.
The most enjoyable part of the job is gaining hands on exposure to different types of automotive parts and gaining an understanding of how the automotive vehicle works.