Poor allocation of Resources (i.e. Temps) (Employment Plus)
Pros: light on the demand for intensive physical labor, pay rate is steady, etc...
Cons: individual representation is non-existent (this is a commercial entity, not a family business), mismanagement occurs often, security...
I find it a bit disingenuous that successful staffing agencies are capable of advertising the availability of multiple positions to potential employees, but solely provide staff for a single corporation after the fact. SONY DADC being the perfect example in the Terre Haute (IN) area. The turnover rate is ridiculous. Why? The Upper staff (Trainers, Line Leads, Supervisors [and Cores, to an extent]) mismanage relevant information and scheduling, while simultaneously neglecting employee training.
Be aware: Your supervisors will mock you. To your face. While on the line (SPA), you will be discussed at length by all individuals present. The unnecessary drama that unfolds on each shift can be overwhelming. If you are hired, expect to work long hours (12 hour shifts). This will impact you socially. You will be forced to implement new routines. Sony will become your life. You will be tired. (Large portions of this branch rely on stimulants to maintain active lifestyles, while others imbibe depressants to deaden the pain standing still for 12 hours will initially cause). Sadly. Until you quit. Be sure to give notice. (Also: Layoffs are frequent after the Holiday seasons have passed.)
The pay is minimal: $9.00-$10.00 per hour (depending on your agency.) The work is simple assembly and post-fab production. The process is monotonous, and inactivity is constant. The position is not recommended for those suffering from any Back Problems or Physical Ailments.
Line Leads can, and will, be ruthless. The scaling systems and matrices used in the SPA rely on - Graded Speed, Production Estimates, – more... and Output to determine a casual percentage which will reflect the Leads ability to maintain stable production at speed. Usually, the typical employee is a "pair of hands". If you can't maintain proper speed (100%-125%), you will be moved.
I would advise you to stay away, but if steady income is your priority, then this position may be for you. Overtime Days are abundant (and often mandatory.) Opportunities for promotion, though few and far between, are possible.
Frankly, this industry cannot sustain itself. Digital distribution has dated physical products (DVD, Blu-Ray, CD). Still, if you need cash, Sony DADC will hire anyone (through Temp Services). They always need fodder. – less