Asahi Kasei Employee Reviews

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Hazardous Job and Managment, Would work for less $ elsewhere
Material Technician (Former Employee) –  Fowlerville, MIMay 16, 2018
Pays well cause your handling poisonous chemicals! fiberglass+powders+air quality+bad morale+bad middle management+12hr shifts+limited advancement= No
Pros
Money and all the benifits. Okay job short term.
Cons
DON'T make it a career! 1or 2 years max
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Poor Management
Multi-Skilled Technician (Current Employee) –  Athens, ALJanuary 29, 2018
Very stressful. Current site manager is very biased, does not listen to employees, does not allow employees to even complete a sentence and does not give employees credit for their work. Will terminate employees if they bring a problem to the table looking for solutions. Team facilitators poorly trained. Long hours, lack of training. Culture is horrible and hardly anyone gets along.
Pros
Health Insurance
Cons
Work conditions, Site Manager
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Great place
Production line operator (Former Employee) –  Fowlerville, MIOctober 12, 2017
Fair and honest great place to work. Awesome benefit package, such as stock options, medical benefits, vacation, and paid time off. Again, the benefit package was exceptional.
Pros
Great place
Cons
Don't have any
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Stressful
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Fowlerville, MIOctober 3, 2017
A typical day at work was 12 hours long. There was no position that was enjoyable to do. Everybody that worked on the floor was always doing things their own way and when they got stuck training new people they would get an attitude and you could tell they didnt want to be doing that.
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Large Corporation with Horrid Subsidaries
Employee (Current Employee) –  United StatesSeptember 29, 2016
Pros: Benefits/Compensation, solid foundation for bonus program, health incentives, and retirement plan (401k)

Cons:

Advancement: Favorites are played during the hiring process. They would rather hire from the outside then promote from within. Employees are brought on board that are not suitable for the job. Management tends to play favorites and hire people they formally worked with who are now laid off or out of a job, OR hire relatives and have them as a direct hire. This is AGAINST corporate & local policies, but HR turns away from this.

Management: Toxic, fast to blame individual contributors. Numerous projects get derailed by poor time management (everything is a priority), or lack of funding. They ink every purchase and project, but when things fall apart and employees look up to them and ask for resources they aren't received, or held up for months. When the project falls flat on its face, it's laughable to think management will take any responsibility. When the new capital year starts expect to have 5-6 projects, yet 2-3 will be successful throughout the year.

Job Culture: Everybody's plate is overly full 80% of the time. Here's an example when you need to mine data, the process takes HOURS! Databases are usually missing entered data, corrupted, or in Read-Only because someone else has it open. Too many meetings & weekly reports that consume HOURS week after week. Everything is very manual/time consuming, nothing is automated.

Process & Equipment qualifications & verification's are a JOKE, and they wonder they there is so much variability & lack of repeat-ability
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Not Enjoyable
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  USAJune 14, 2016
Management is running in different directions. There is no clear sighted future for this company. They don't know what the plan is for next month let alone 5-10 years down the road.
Pros
Benefits, 401k match
Cons
Hours, Management
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Beware of transitions
general (Former Employee) –  FowlervilleMay 15, 2014
Place was only concerned with profits. Shifted pay weeks to get out of overtime pay. New supervisors and high turn over caused poor working conditions. Pay was adequate, but I had co-workers set me up for failure to insure their continued overtime. Supervisor didn't report hours and had to file wage complaint with the state of Michigan.

The actual work was reasonable and even enjoyable, but the negativity was unbearable. Lots of people leaving who made good money and had been there for years because of new rules and company wide changes.
Pros
pay above other nearby companies
Cons
negative atmosphere, high turn-over
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