I would say its productive a place where you can advance in many ways and increase your pay
shipping/loader (Former Employee) – Tiffin, OH – February 1, 2018
at ameriwood I would say we are treated based on how hard we work and how dedicated to the job we are as long as we keep production steady the bosses will let us work without constantly being around where you can work comfortably
we can sign bid sheets and get better jobs and better pay and feel more productive and more involved
Laborer (Former Employee) – Tiffin, OH – July 3, 2017
Working at ameriwood was fast pace. U had keep up the assemblylines. Line leads from my experience wasn't that bad to work for. When working w machines u had to b safe w whatever u worked w. Benefits that were provided were pretty good.
The co-workers were alright but the boss was something else. Also had us working 10 hour days and Saturday but at least it wasnt 12 hour days. Typical day at work would be standing on a line and putting boards in a box.
Production Worker/Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Wright City, MO – October 5, 2016
The hardest part of the job was when the machine would break down and you had to wait for maintanence to fix the problem. I loved the people there they made the days go by fast. My co-workers were more like family. Management for the most part were great. I learned how to operate a huge machine.
A smooth flowing team effort from company, all the way to our textile Union, Local 2299.
Lead/Set-up in Drills (Former Employee) – Wright City, MO – November 24, 2015
I simply loved my job. I was very proud of my products and took my job very seriously. I enjoyed the challenges and 10 hour days. Its a real shame that they closed the doors on all of us. Id work there again in a heartbeat. It was a great honor to help make Dorel Industries shine. As with any job, there were squabbles and mistakes but we always got back on track and put the product out.
Great pay, sick leave, paid FMLA, 401K, paid vacation @ a year.
Great company that allowed me to become an expert in packaging and manufacturing. I owe all my success and failure to this company. I learned from some of the best VP's in Engineering, Finance, and Operations. I stayed loyal to this company for almost 20 years with well below market pay.
Network Administrator (Current Employee) – Wright City, MO – February 15, 2015
Overall I really like this company. Although they pay below what other companies pay for my profession and their benefits could be better; I think a lot of companies are unfortunately like that today so I can't really ding them on this point. However I believe they make up for it by the environment and the staff. The people in this company are just plain fun to work with; we all work very hard and have high expectations of one another but we also take the time to decompress when necessary and no one is driven into the ground by unrealistic expectations. In general it's a place where you want to do well at your job because of the corporate culture and environment; it just makes you want to drive yourself to higher levels and help the company remain successful.
When I retired a few years ago I got bored just sitting around and thought I'd see what I could find to keep me busy. When I applied to this company I was just looking for something to do and someplace to go so I could get out of the house. Now, unlike most other companies I've worked for, I really look forward to going in and wish I would have started and ended my career here.
Don't get me wrong, not everyone has the self-control or maturity to work here. Because of the fact that they don't micromanage, you have to be responsible enough to show them you're willing to do what it takes to get the job done correctly. However, if you want a place where you'll look forward to going in every day and a place where you'll enjoy being around your coworkers then this is the place to be.
CAD Technician (Current Employee) – Wright City, MO – November 13, 2013
Ameriwood is more than just a place to work, they train their employees and help them everystep of the way. The people that you work with are there for you whenever you need a hand. Family is a very importat role in the Ameriwood team.
One hour lunch, breaks when you need them, help when you need it