Saw Operator (Former Employee) – Spring Grove, IL – September 11, 2015
Long hours 12 hour shifts in a very hot environment. not much room to move up unless you are in their click. Good people to work with. low pay and keeps piling the extras on. reviews are never on time.
CNC/Manual Machine Setup/Operator (Former Employee) – Clinton, WI – August 16, 2015
Terrible place to work for they work you like a dog 60+ hours a week. Pay is not within national range, They say family is number one and most important when you get hired. But what they fail to tell you is Scot forge is your new family. The Clinton office is run by a bunch of idiots that do not know what there doing.
Retirement is supposidely good but who knows in 10 years
Metallurgical Lab Attendant (Former Employee) – Spring Grove, IL – April 28, 2015
I worked at Scot Forge for three years and was laid off in 2009. I would prepare metal samples for analysis. These pieces would be used for submarines, barrels for tanks, and other military equipment. It was very stressful because the paperwork being signed off has to be 100% accurate or there could be potential fatalities involved if your calculations were incorrect.
Free lunches and minor bonus every month.
Only one review and raise took place in three years.
CNC Operator/Manuel Vertical Lathe Operator (Current Employee) – Spring Grove, IL – April 21, 2015
good place to work, great benefits, family atmosphere, team environment, very long days, you keep busy, big parts to run, exciting field of work, people are very personnel, job can be very technical and rewarding at the same time
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Clinton, WI – November 29, 2014
Long hours, hot in summer cold in winter. Little to no opportunity to advance. You will work a minimum of 60 hr a week. Most departments work 5am to 5pm or 5pm to 5am with 5 to 12 hrs on saturday. If a loved one dies n you miss work or just miss for any reason it will be brought up on your review n you probably won't get a raise. They hire new employees at gift wages than the 10 yr employees training them. I know several people that lost their lives young due to breathing in the polymer from quench tanks and the aluminum/titanium and various metal dust in the air. Company could be great if employee owners had a say in anything. they will hire new employees straight to day shift over 5 yr vets. This is a company that will do whatever they want with no consideration to you or your family. Good luck working for this company.
cold in the winter, hot in the summer, no advancement opportunity / not family oriented / long hours, ma and pa mentality with logistics n production in general
MACHINIST (Former Employee) – Clintion,Wi – October 22, 2012
Scot forge runs 12 hours on 12 off. A high tech machine shop and forge plant. The other employees are friendly and fun to be around. Managment is great but every department varies. Each job has its ups and downs there.
Q A Inspector/ NDT Level II Inspector (Former Employee) – Spring Gove, IL. – August 10, 2012
extreme conditions cold in winter hot in summer,preach family is #1 as long as it does not interfere with the job. extreamly physical job middle management has no control of departments or allowed opinions. Much overtime required 60 to 75 hrs a week