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Fired over 20 people in the span of less than 2 years.
Nothing of significance (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WINovember 6, 2017
I would NOT recommend working here. They are horribly unorganized, work environment is chaotic with a lot of finger pointing. Everyone is walking on eggshells because of the amount of people fired.
There are amazing people working in the day to day jobs; wonderful people, but. . . not worth it.
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very stressful trying to please the managers
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIOctober 20, 2017
Managers constantly micro-managing. Not allowed to do job without constant overseeing and criticizing - when certain managers were off work the environment was 100% better - more relaxed - things ran smoother
Pros
close to home
Cons
micromanagers
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Extremely Poor Management
QC (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIOctober 14, 2017
Poorest ran company I have ever worked for. Continually told things will improve (no improvement in over 2 years) and consistently lied to.A lot of throwing under the bus by management. Things were on the upswing for a split second until reorganization. It is currently in a catastrophic landslide that will not recover.
Non-management/supervisor employees are great to work with and have been put through the wringer. Everyone is scared for their job and looking for a new one.This is not the place to work if your looking for security.

"People don't leave bad companies, they leave bad mangers."
-Marcus Buckingham
Pros
co-workers
Cons
management
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Very poor
Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 26, 2017
This place is the worse job I have ever worked at. Management was terrible. Unorganized did many jobs that you were not paid for. Was treated like a dog.
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Bad management/ unorganized
Inventory Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WISeptember 25, 2017
poor management, work doesn't get delegated evenly between both shifts, great people and enjoyable workers to work with, lack of communication, quality ran company expect constant changes in every process
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Strict Work Place
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 26, 2017
Treat employee very unfair and take advantage of anyone that they want. This work place is not for a long term. A lot of thing has change, they fire who they want and always blame the fault on employees.
Pros
Great Team Work
Cons
Bad management
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Poorly treated
Encapsulation Operator II (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 21, 2017
Typical day: every unorganized they expect the machine to have no errors
I learned right away that this place is very dysfunctional, supervisors have no idea what is going on. They use you where they need the most help and not on your job describtion. The FDA doesn't change their regulations daily or weekly in record keeping.
Management says one thing and does another, the company is losing business.
Workplace culture: Health Improvement
The hardest part of the job is being accused for others mistakes. The most enjoyable part of the job is standing up for yourself. This company suffers leadership and GMP's.
Pros
M-TH 10 hour days
Cons
unorganized and lack of knowledge to what was happening daily, promises always broken
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Never a fun place to work
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 20, 2017
Always blame on employees.
Taking advantage of employees.
Fire anyone that they want and anyone they favorite they keep.
Not a good place to work.
Pros
No
Cons
Everything
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Horrible place to work.
Quality (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 16, 2017
This company is horrible at communication.
If they don't like or favorite you, you will never be treated fairly.
Alot of things done the wrong way, then hidden or cover up.
This company is always playing the blame game, so it's always the employee's fault and never the company.
Pros
Fun co-works (production only)
Cons
Mostly communication and bad management team
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Highly not recommended
Worker (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 16, 2017
No training at all when you start
They throw you wherever they want you to go without telling you (even if that's not your position title)
Upper management make promises they can't keep
Bad communication between upper management and workers
Never have everything to get job done
They tell you there is room to grow but that's a lie
Everyone is getting fired or laid w/o reason or warning
There were bugs in the building and they still kept production running
Management favors too much if they don't like u they will hire someone to replace you without telling you and then fire you with lame excuses
They say you get verbal, written, and final warning before you get fired but you make one mistake you are out the door
This place isn't gonna last long no point of applying
You are not going to go anywhere if you work here
Pros
Great co workers and team work if you don't work in office
Cons
Everything
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Enjoyable place to work.
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WI 54401July 14, 2017
You worked hard for the most part and the time went pretty fast. The majority of the workers are of the Hmong culture and the hardest part was a lot of things were discussed in that language. I feel I could have learned things a little faster if it were explained more in English, otherwise everyone was really very nice to work with. Every one worked really hard and they are all a good group of people. Also UAS Labs went above and beyond as far as the extras went. Very generous. I really enjoyed working there. Was disappointed to get laid off.
Pros
A lot of fringe benefits and extras
Cons
Low job security.
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Poorly managed and no job security
Machine Operator/Line Lead (Current Employee) –  Wausau, WIJuly 1, 2017
Was a great place to work for in the beginning however in the end there was no accurate communication between management and the employees. Productions slowed and we were told that we did not need to worry about loosing our jobs, then a week later they started layoffs.
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No Good
Encapsulation Operator (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIJune 21, 2017
Very inadequate pay scale. Good work-life balance, but it ends there. Job was very stressful, powder everywhere, have to wear a respirator or you'll feel like you're choking. Horrible morale, back-stabbing, etc. Stay away, or you'll regret it. The office is the only thing that matters, and maintaining the highest profit-margins possible while stepping on the backs of the employees. They brag about doubling sales every year then tell employees there is a wage freeze.
Pros
Work-life balance
Cons
Everything else
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Think twice about working there.
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIMay 10, 2017
It was a fun place to work when it was a small company, because everybody worked together as a team and we all wanted to see the company succeed. It grew too fast, and it became chaotic.

Most of the management team are incompetence.
No one had a calm heads there. When something happens, upper management do knee jerk reactions and make knee jerk decisions, instead of thinking things though. Most problems were never as big as they were first seem. We were taught if you make a mistake, you need to owe up to the mistake. If upper management makes a mistake, they blame others. New managers will come in happy, and positive, and within a few months they turn negative and on edge.

There really is no job security, because they will let you go without warning. They will not warn you, or have meetings with you if they feel you not working up to par.

You are there one day, and out the door next.
Pros
Decent benefits for a small company
Cons
Incompetence Management Team
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Not a good place to work.
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIDecember 29, 2016
Management is a joke. Nobody knows what Is going on half the time. There is no chain of command when something goes wrong. You don't get breaks you are supposed to get. Low wages. No job security. They lie and tell you whatever you want to hear to get you to work there. Don't waste your time with this place!!!
Pros
None
Cons
Everything about this company!
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amateur management - leadership not in touch with workforce
Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIDecember 28, 2016
lack of leadership
substandard operational management system
poor coordination of operations
insufficient communication
frequent change of direction
employees fear to get fired
Pros
motivated and loyal employees
Cons
leadership does not value employees
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Job security is horrible
Network Administrator/Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wausau, WIMarch 19, 2016
Don't plan on any investments, cars, homes etc... I wouldn't work here, great employees, but horrible turnover of employees too!
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Great Place to Work
Assistant Scientist (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIAugust 24, 2015
This was a great place to work. There are times when it does become really busy, but the departments support each other and work well with each other. There was a sense of family within this company, and people looked out for each other and helped each other out. Everything about the company was made clear, especially in terms of what was expected. I really enjoyed working here.
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Excellent, growing company
Lead Blender operator/ Supervisor. (Current Employee) –  Wausau, WIMay 4, 2014
Great staff of management and employees.
Daily morning meeting puts everyone on the same page as to production needs.
I learned a whole new process.
Great co-workers
Hardest part leaving to a different part of the state.
Enjoy seeing the finished product in a bottle and yet knowing it all started with me blending it together.
Pros
Steady, constant work hours.
Cons
none. My desire to be closer to family has made it hard for me to leave.
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