Pros: The people you work with, shoulder to shoulder
Cons: Supervisors who don't know how to ship a package/ no follow up help
Schaeffler Group could be a nice place to work, if Management was
really concern with the process of getting the work done. They
implemented a new system in Oct. 2014 and didn't ensure all the
employees were trained. So they started yelling and pointing fingers,
to cover their inability to manage. Product would come off the
assembly line, head towards inventory, only to be sent back. This
was because the supervisors paperwork ( KOMI ) were wrong.
Problem with production scheduling.
Then you have special individuals who have been given lead positions
and wander around into areas, they don't belong, and try to tell
employees what to do, causing frustration and lose of product.
I'm speaking of Jackie Sutton. She did not work in my area. She
brought over her supervisor and told me to not adjust inventory by
removing lost items from "stock on hand". This is not a valid
instruction. When i past this on to my counterpart, she inquired
about it and Jackie was wrong. Jackie doesn't or ever handled
inventory. And there's Jimmy Elder or Eller. He controls watch
comes out of assembly during the day. If there is a truck due out
at a fix time, Jimmy can make it late, then blame the shipping
department for delays. I once wrote him up for walking into the
shipping office and removing all the "expedite" paperwork for that day
without telling any of the workers why or what he was doing. These
documents were the original supervisor copies, which weren't
suppose to leave the shipping office. There was a copy machine
right there in the shipping office? We, the shipping team for that
weekend, were working blindly, on important shipments. Nothing
was reportedly done about it. But if we had missed a shipment, it
would have been our fault.