Horrible work environment and job culture
Machine operator, Capping 2nd shift (Former Employee) – Capping second shift – July 9, 2016
The department I was working with was capping. Micromanaging foremen. Too worried about disciplinary action, rather than educating an operator to avoid a problem. Policy driven discipline. Substandard ethical lens. Many of the problems that arose were due to the inability of management to address them from an educational point of view. My training was substandard from a senior employee...not a foreman. Equipment is over 150 years old with many mechanical, electrical issues. Parts are worn and need replacement. Department head refuses to acknowledge that there are quality issues stemming from worn machinery and careless operations. What I have learned is to recognize a hostile work environment and how to avoid those types of workplaces. I've learned now how I could have engaged my foreman better by seeking to view his stance via a proper ethical lens and how better to diffuse conflicts. My co-workers were also hostile and cut-throat. Everyone is worried about keeping their job rather than relaxing and concentrating on enhancing performance. Help is only available via personal problem solving. Foreman are absent for 80% of a given day. Upper management could benefit by sending middle management to obtain proper training. Most enjoyable part of the job was punching out at the end of the day.
great benefit package, competitive pay.
hostile work environment, substandard management.