Good Compensation for Factory Job but Culture Needs to Change
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Springfield, MA – March 29, 2018
American Outdoor pays you well enough when they hire you but they keep you as a temp for a long time, and the managers can be overly harsh on employees. The culture at the assembly plant especially, is that hitting the quota is more important than anything else, even if the quotas are unrealistic. Managers will often punish everyone instead of a single person for a lack of effort or misbehavior. Loyal "yes-men" seem to get ahead more than the brighter employees.
I still tentatively recommend getting a job there based on the good benefits and paid vacation time, because such things are rare in the blue-collar industries. However, be warned, this job is not for the thin-skinned and those who get irritated easily by disiplinarian management. You must be willing to follow the rules and work hard from start to finish. No exceptions.
Compensation, Benefits Package, Employee Perks, Vacation
Hostile Management, Stressful Atmosphere