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ADS is the Wal-Mart of the pipe industry. It isn't going anywhere despite poor management.

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60-70 week easy.

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No. Bi weekly.

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They'll work you to death. ADS does not understand the concept of time off. You'll likely work 10 hour days 6-7 days a week. Calling off sick will earn you points and it will be noted on your annual review. You have to use vacation time for ANY time off.

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Embarrassed- ADS doesn't have a good reputation in my area. Everyone in this town knows someone who used to (or still does) work here and had a bad experience. ADS is not known a good workplace locally.

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Grueling- like a sweatshop.

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It's nothing more than a job and a paycheck. No pride or employee satisfaction here. It's a daily grind.

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Firstly, I would get to know everyone that works there and hear what's making them unhappy, build a good relationship with each one, assuring them that I was not there to crack a whip but to make positive difference and a better work environment. I would evaluate skills and look for ways to improve productivity, baring people and their personalities in mind.
I would then evaluate the Manufacturing process and get a team together to target crucial areas that need attention and that could increase production, minimize waste & downtime, smooth out the manufacturing process and increase company profits.
There is always room for improvement and better ways to increase productivity.

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The insurance isn't what it used to be. You'll spend hours on the phone fighting with the insurance company because they didn't cover something routine that should be covered.

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