Maintenance Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – White Bear Lake, MN – July 25, 2017
wilbert was a challenging new experience. then, 6 months ago our general manager was terminated for falsifying shipping labels. then without any supervision there was no accountability in any department and cut backs were needed to repay the losses created by the previous GM. the company "reorganized" many long term dedicated employeees were let go
coworkers were great friends
always doing things the easy way not the right way
Plant Management is decent, Corporate is short-sighted
Salary-indirect (Current Employee) – Easley, SC – June 1, 2017
Some exceptional employees that will never get raises or promotions. Some terrible employees that will never get disciplined or let go, even when they should. No real reward for going above and beyond the bare minimum, except maybe the occasional pat on the back. Plant has improved and still is working on becoming a better workplace. Has a great team in place at the plant level and stays busy. Business always seems to be growing.
Assembly (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, NC – February 2, 2017
This was a steady job with good benefits. I got along really well with my coworkers and the managers were fair. The down side was it was really hot in the summertime due to the equipment and not air conditioning. I left because of having to move with my family.
An alright place to start a career in plastics, but not a great place to stay forever
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Bellevue, OH – December 24, 2016
I worked hard to get hired into this place and watch it grow for 4 years until finally being fired the day I was supposed to go back to work from an accident I got in while working on a press. For mold setters and process techs be very careful at this place. In 2015 OSHA came in and slammed them with over a dozen violations. It's a good place to start learning about the plastic industry but I'm glad I'm not there anymore.
Job advancement, learn a lot if your motivated too.
Not safe, communication can be horrible as well as the training they provide.
Operator (Current Employee) – Forest City, NC – September 18, 2016
It is a very hot place to work, the management is horrible especially the plant manager and the Human Resources woman Bonita. She is two faced and discuss person business with other employees. She hired her daughters boyfriend and since day one he has gotten special treatment and advanced in job positions. If she doesn't like you she will find a reason to get rid of you. She looks down on people. The pay is horrible for the work you have to do. You are expected to practically live in the plant. You can't make plans because they wait until last minute to tell you that you have to work the weekend. If there is is a holiday you may as well plan on working the weekend for straight time. The turn over rate for operators is horrible out of 5 hired only 2 may stay. They can not keep process technicians or maintenance personnel because they are over worked.they fire people for drugs and rehire them not long after. There is no since of job security here. None of management has a clue of how to run a company. They are constantly running out of supplies and ship customers bad product in a daily basis
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Lebanon KY – September 2, 2015
Decent place to work depending on where you are placed. some areas aren't that bad but others can be a little stressful.There really isn't a typical at Wilberts, Everyday is different. My co workers can be a handful but others are really nice and enjoyable. The hardest part would be sometimes keeping up with the presses as due to some running under a minute cycles with slower secondary's,
Team Lead (Current Employee) – White Bear Lake, MN – July 16, 2015
Ten hour days Monday to Thursday with overtime opportunities on Fridays. 3 different departments in production, assembly, CNC machines, and forming. Thermoforming plastic company that makes hundreds of different plastic parts.
Lead (Former Employee) – Easley, SC – January 23, 2015
A typical day at WPS involves providing labels and other information to all departments involved and assisting any and all employees or supervisors with any task asked. I learned parts of scheduling and supervising of the production dept. along with basic computers skills. The co-workers are very family oriented and most treat eachother the same way. The hardest part of this job was the repetetiveness of certain trimming and handling of parts. The most enjoyable part was working with people I grew close to.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Lebanon, KY – September 4, 2014
Was burned out over the course of two years working 60 to 80 hour weeks. Was the most dedicated employee you could ask for. Then was walked out for taking a weekend off. Only had one absence in the two years I was there.