Typical Factory Except with employees with overinflated egos
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – January 8, 2016
I worked at the South Plant in Lafayette for several years. The hours are awful because you have to work 12 hours (holidays included) and you work for 3 days on and then 3 days off, BUT you swing from 3 shifts on nights to 3 shifts on days. That means everyone is tired, unsafe and irritable. There is a class system where the old people think they are royalty and the new people are treated poorly...unless you are a hillbilly/farmer/hunter. It is racist and homophobic and unprofessional work environment. Managers just care about climbing the corporate ladder and employees just "outlast" them until they move on. The job was easy although it could be hot and sometimes messy. Talk to the employees and you would think they are building a rocketship to Mars in a sweatshop. They make 60-80k (including overtime) and the hard work keeps getting reduced and farmed out to Mexicans. Most employees sit in the control room as if they are on a lazy version of Star Trek (with no exploring, hard work or human values). You are paid well, but management knows it and will continuously work to reduce benefits and opportunity. It was not a union plant and so they are going to be putting the employee's feet to the fire. Funniest part is that the employees think they are "self managing". They are no more self managing than a 2 year old who think going potty by themselves is "living independently". Most overpaid and underworked place I have ever been at.
high pay, flexible schedule, easy work
horrible culture, horrible work schedule, bad management