Unethical Management, Sweatshop Conditions, Burnout Work Hours
Inventory Control Clerk (Former Employee) – Hawthorne,CA – May 16, 2016
Duties of an inventory controller are very simple but repetitive.
According to management the inventory department had a 50% employee turnover ratio (yearly). As a result, new employees are constantly being trained, hurting accuracy and efficiency. Another downside to poor retention was that the department was never sufficiently staffed. Backlogs regularly built up until management forced mandatory weekend work days.On the plus side, the lack of employee retention does allow for decently fast upward movement, I became the senior most controller in less than a year.
Low to mid level management is incompetent, constantly adjusting hours/schedules because inability to predict work load (ranging from 45-60+ hours weekly). Schedule changes severely affected income with biweekly work time swinging from 90 to 125 hours.Required weekend work days are tiring and strain families.
Main Inventory is located in a WWII era building, which lacks AC. It is extremely uncomfortable during the hottest months of the year. Roof regularly leaked on flight parts and expensive machinery. Management assured us that lead paint chips falling from the ceiling were harmless, although indoor eating areas had to tented to prevent paint ingestion.
Compensation is low, stock awards are insignificant ($5K vesting yearly over a 5 year period), yearly raises are low to none at all (2%).
It is unfortunate that management is so unethical, because the companies goal's are truly amazing. I am proud to have worked for SpaceX but am very happy to be moving on.
Great resume builder, subsidized food
Low pay, unsustainable work hours