Good Benefits package but Bad Management
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Athens, AL – January 25, 2017
Steelcase, in theory, should be a great place to work. Some of the plant has three shifts and the Benefits package is amazing. It has full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance along with a 401k retirement package and two weeks paid vacation every year. That is where the niceness ends.
A typical day at work (for me) involves arriving at 6am to discover a completely unprepared work area that is not ready for the day. We have no materials, multiple machines are broken down, and half the team members are late or have called in because they stubbed their toe the night before.
This is the hardest part of the job...carrying the team. Management could act on it. They have the data. They know what the competent people deal with every day. They just don't care. It creates a negative work culture and it teaches people to simply not care about their job...which only increases the problems.
In truth, I'm sure not all of the plant is like this. I can only speak for what I've seen and this is truly all I've seen.
Bad decision making, negative work culture