Production Line Leader (Current Employee) – Smyrna, TN – July 13, 2016
Not a bad place to be employed. Like any place of employment, their are pros and cons. I am a line lead. I am comfortable with my job and do well at my job. I have moved up about as far as I can go and am looking for a job with better benefits.
Material Handling Specialist (Current Employee) – St. Charles, MO – April 11, 2016
I was working there only a short time before realizing all the problems. The managers have created a "every man for himself" atmosphere through intimidation. The managers believe making everyone work more hours will create a more productive environment, the opposite is true. They make mandatory overtime and weekends where most of the staff is left with nothing to do. Raises occur once a year if, my last raise was one tenth of one cent.
Company is ok to work for, but expect too much for little pay.
Warehouse Clerk/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Saint Charles, MO – November 22, 2015
People I work with out in the warehouse are great, and supportive. Management is chosen not by qualifications, but rather by how much upper management likes them. Expectations are very high, with little compensation. No matter how hard an individual works they will be harassed by management to do more, even though management themselves cannot do what they want you to do. On rare occasions you will get a meal of BBQ or pizza, which is a plus. I would not recommend this job to anyone.
Line Worker (Current Employee) – Smyrna, TN – February 11, 2015
This is a very bad place to work if you are trying to get a permanent job. Everyone there has a different lie to tell you about why they are not hiring you. They promise you a position then turn around an go behind your back an hire someone younger then you who does not know as much as you do, so if you want to be a temp. for ever this is the job for you.
Production Assistant (Former Employee) – Smyrna, TN – December 4, 2014
Some people are friendly, some are not. Management could be better. I learned what it is like to have a job and to work hard for what I have. A typical day would be coming in for a 12 hour shift bright and early in the morning where you instantly feel the heat before even stepping on the floor as soon as you walk in and end up sitting in it all day. The hardest part is rework on top of the process of making new product. Also, such straining face/headwear in intense heat can be rather bothersome.
Short breaks, excessive heat, large amount of PPE to wear
Lead Operator (Current Employee) – Saint Louis, MO – September 18, 2014
My days at work can be easy or hard. I'm a Lead Operator on 2nd shift. I supervise the line while I do my paper work and making sure everybody is wearing the proper PPE. It can be up to 5 people or more on the line. I have palletizers and line workers helping me out to run the line. The hardest part of the day can be mechanical issues.
fun work place, have many challenges and work with alot of good people
2nd SHIFT PRODUCTION MANAGER (Current Employee) – Plant, TN – July 5, 2013
Come in and get the last 24 hr production logs so you can report on your down time and your learnings from that down time. Have learned a lot about the cost of day to day operations we have to set are own bugets up, they sit down with upper management for approval. All of mamagement has made me feel at home here. All my co-workers are a great group to work with. The phone calls 3am in the morning then trying to go back to sleep. The most enjoyable part of the job is the interactions with everyone that I work with everyday
good benefits, work with a lot of good people
on call 24/7 when you are the manager, production meetings to long 1hr every day
Sucks the life out of you. Very poor place to work.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Smyrna, TN – September 27, 2012
This company has a very poor reputation in Smyrna, TN. They put on a good front, when they are trying to hire you, but after you are hired it all changes. They send you home alot due to company errors, machine breakdowns,and poor production scheduling. Management treats you like dirt. Upper management act like they are gods and when they do come out on the floor they are condescending and talk to you like they own you. This company has a tremendous worker turnover due to the way you get treated and the working hours that get cut short w/o pay. If you get sent to work in building #2 it is a disgusting rat hole that no one wants to work in. The working conditions in that building are like they were in the 1920's. Hot, dirty, violate OSHA laws for health, safety, etc. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!! I am a former employee that knows what she's talking about. My new job is 100% better than the one at Vi-Jon.
clean lunchroom, well lit and secure parking area, security monitored entrance.
you get sent home w/o pay alot due to their errors, poor working conditions, bad management