Mechanics Journeyman (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – January 18, 2018
Going to work here everyday is torture. The disrespect is a normal here. Most people here are friends out of work, prior high school buddies. They get $600 incentive for referring a "friend" with no experience so they protect their "investment" by blaming other non pre existing relationship employee so they get $600 after the 90 day probation period. Everyone I was spoken to bragged about dropping out of high school including the lead. You also have to pay for your own tools if you don't have it you have to go out of pocket.
1st of the month free soda and coffee for safety meeting
TRAFFIC COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – August 2, 2018
worked in the Part Department in a Manufacturing company that produced heavy equipment. Parts Department sold after-market parts to our Dealers across the United Stated, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Brazil. We were crossed trained to have knowledge of our products, transportation, Customer Service, and etc. Very busy, but enjoyable.
Customer oriented company
Not enough hours to cover all the work that needed to be done. Possibly short staffed.
Machinist Operator (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – December 21, 2017
Chaotic, and in constant disarray. Supervisors are very uneducated and have been promoted due to friendships or their ability to endure constant criticism, and demands that are unreasonable. Outright refusal to maintain the equipment. Rusty, old, dirty, and broken machines. No preventive maintenance, and it takes weeks to get something fixed. But, boy oh boy, they want you to produce. They want you to work, and work, and they do not care about anything else, not even the fact that they are not providing the tools to do the job. Workforce is low education, rude, and kinda backwoods. Very cut throat, and relationships dictate your success. Terrible, and I left after a few short (but far too long) months. There are many better places.
Dirty, chaotic, mismanaged, underpaid, high turnover, no future.
FIELD SERVICE REP/WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – sherwood, OR – December 4, 2017
this place was a joke, they have no idea how to make a company operate or profit. there is very poor management who is always trying to avoid doing any work. the product quality is so bad they pay more in warranty than the product cost but make money by selling the parts at crazy high prices when the warranty runs out. this is a sinking ship with no hope unless the owner sells to someone willing to invest in the company.
Western Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – August 31, 2017
Some divisions are good to work with but the attachment division has many problems including late deliveries ,high prices and bad management. There is no growth potential as only a handful of people cover this division.
Left for a better job opportunity and shorter commute.
Assembly Mechanic (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – May 13, 2017
During my time working there, the people were great, great hands-on experience in blueprint reading and manufacturing large agricultural equipment. Would still be there if the pay was a little better and the commute was a little shorter.
Part & Services Department Order Analyst (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – January 2, 2017
Management changes in the past few years have caused micro-management in a less than desirable work environment where tools are not provided to achieve the unrealistic expectations of upper management. Benefits were great. Employee culture is wonderful and somewhat blue collar and family oriented. Career Advancement is limited and top performers are given increased responsibility with little to no increases in compensation. This is a great place to gain some excellent work experience, but not a place that very many can put in roots for a lucrative career.
Fast paced work place with opportunity to move around.
Assembly Mechanic (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – March 26, 2015
In three months at this company I held four different job titles due to inconsistent availability of work. We would run out of parts or orders and I would move to another assembly line. Then, same thing and I moved to paint shop, then I was media blasting, painting, and finally I became a maintenance man until I was finally let go.
Tube Bender (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – April 16, 2014
I liked the work environment and my direct supervisor and co-workers. I had no experience bending hydraulic tubes or makes hoses for heavy equipment, but I demonstrated to the supervisor that I could understand and perform the necessary task accord to the design print and received a $3 raise in 6 months. I picked up on how to operate the machinery very quickly. I then organized my areas and helped with ordering materials as necessary. I was able to use my knowledge of trigonometry and spacial relationships to create tube designs for new equipment which I enjoyed the most as it was the most challenging. My biggest problem was that there were many, many tube designs that were flawed. I would submit correction after correction to the engineers, but they would never update the design and that was very frustrating.
Employee turn over rate is nearly 75percent....allied blows
heavy equipment (Current Employee) – sherwood oregon – January 18, 2013
Avoid this place! There is a reason why they are always advertising for openings in the paper and online, its because employees there are always quitting or getting terminated by low educated management staff. Employee turn over rate is nearly 75percent .Working there is like working for Stalin, You will see they try to work you like a dog and show you no respect. they always Focused so much on financials, not on the humans, that have families, we all worked for a hot head who had been there and done everything. No raises! No advancement opportunities! I liked the job but not the pressure to get work done fast and cut corners that was the one thing that was ok. with management, because then they could get the warranty work after the customer takes possession... They claim to be all about safety unless they have to pay overtime or fix anything then its an big issue. Some management (blg 5) seemed ok until they stab you in the back and throw you under the bus.just so he can keep his new Toyota truck I never got written up once always came in on time and did extra overtime when they needed to get a project out on time..but when it came down to layoffs after 3yrs, instead of seeing all of my achievements, they go ahead and hire 2 new hires at less per hr then lay me off and 8 others hired at the same time and the pay,,...................................like i said back stabbers...dont waste your time with these CLOWNS..because it will be a waste.of YOUR TIME,,,,....
Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Sherwood, OR – December 10, 2012
Workday in the engineering office included meetings with management covering current design projects, constant communication with all areas of the company (fabrication, machining, assembly, purchasing, parts sales).
Engineering was strictly driven by customers request via the sales department. Personally it seemed that quality and performance of product took second seat to getting it delivered on time and making a profit.