The company began as Stewart & Stevenson; bought by Armor Holdings; bought by BAE Systems. It was a great place to work. The comraderie was terrific.
Pros: great benefits, profit sharing and bonuses.
Cons: the plant closing was the worst part of my job; i did not want my job to end.
1. A typical day at work: My day began by downloading new contract orders via a government website; I would also download all EDI orders. I would get the matching folder from the sales personnel and enter the orders into the system. I matched the original sales order against the information in the new contract for accuracy. After entering all orders and passing along the folder to the Planner, I would begin researching all contract orders that shipped the night before against the customer due date. I created and maintained the On-Time Delivery Report for the department, branch and government officials. I would then download spreadsheets from the government for contracts they suspected were late deliveries; I would fill in all of the information and submit to managers and the government for possible credits. I would then turn my attention to the spreadsheet that I created and maintained for lost contract awards. I would research why our company lost the contract and searched for ways our company might improve our quotes. Every report was due the first day of every month, and I was never late for any of my reports.
2. What I learned: I learned that every single job at our facility made the difference in success or loss.
3. Management was always supportive and open to new ideas and always asked for our input. Management was always willing to help us learn new skills.
4. I cannot say enough good things regarding my co-workers. Everyone took on the team approach and we all helped one another, when needed.
5. The hardest part of my job were "the not knowing" issues according to business strategies or learning certain software queries. 6. The most enjoyable part of my job was the parties or picnics at the branch. We had a lot of terrific cooks and we even created our own cookbook.