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Dont do it
Unknown (Current Employee) –  Fife, WAApril 11, 2018
First off The Supervisor in the Fife plant is a raging B.
This company does not know how to functionally run a production line. Nor do they know how to properly staff a production line. There is no sense of direction while at work. There is lack of training, to new Associates coming in. The leadership staff otherwise known as Leeds black, knowledge on how to approach people and concerns. There are multiple safety violations, that proves Hazard to employees. The safety coordinator baffles me at the lack of knowledge that he possesses for his position. Don't work here!
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Not enjoyable. Hostile Environment.
Wrapper (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAApril 9, 2018
It was very hostile environment to work in and the pay was not up to par with the hard work and extremely long hours that you would work. And benefits were basically non existent.
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Solid Company
Regional Director (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHMarch 22, 2018
I highly enjoyed my time with this company however position was eliminated due to lack of sales and support to keep production moving.
This being a national company there is always room to relocate to another region if desired and room for advancement.
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Lack of diversity
Inside Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Long Island, NYMarch 16, 2018
Typical day at work was to be at work at 7am. Dealt with contractors all day. All sales people were fairly mature. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving early.
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Not a good place for entry position
Shipping Supervisor / Manufacturing Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Yuma, AZ 85365March 7, 2018
High amount of turn over. Management sees employees as expendable. Lots of hours at minimum wage. Some employees have 11 years and make fifty cents more than a new employee.
Pros
free water
Cons
lots of heat and hard work
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Horrible Place to work!!
Management (Former Employee) –  Fife, WAFebruary 1, 2018
Bad upper management and leadership. Working environment is very unsafe. Longggggg hours to the point where you never get to see your family. If you complain about the hours they threaten and intimidate you.

Very hostile working environment. Lots of employee turnover.

Best advice I could give is don't ever work here.
Pros
Not working here
Cons
Everything!!!! Don't do it l!!!
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Fair place to work
Window frame assembly line (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAJanuary 28, 2018
Not a bad place to work at all I did not work here very long due to the fact that I had moved to a different state for personal reasons and was also brought in through a temp service but there was a lot of Spanish-speaking people that did not speak English so it can be very hard to work around somebody that is not bilingual when you cannot speak with them
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Language barrier with other employees
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Terribly managed
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHJanuary 17, 2018
The hour's change by the day. The management is terrible. They let you know you can and will be replaced if need be. They worked us for a month straight without any days off! Usually working us 60-70 hours a week with only one day off. 12 hour days with only an hour break all day
Pros
Good money
Cons
Short breaks, long days, one off day a week
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Long Days, Sleepless Nights But The People Make The Job
Insulated Glass Line Lead (Former Employee) –  Bothell, WAJanuary 4, 2018
The company has the most awesome people and the management guys are great. the job its self is very heavy labor, fast paced, cut throat, incredibly stressful, very very long days and your lucky if you get a day off. but the people make it worth it.
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One of the worst places ever stay away
Contractor (Former Employee) –  OhioDecember 9, 2017
I'm not allowed to post whast I really thing ,inappropriate I guess we'll this place except for engineering,is the worst place to work at ... managers,worst ever,higher ups even worse,it's a joke to work for or at this place
Pros
Engineering employees are nice, helpful, not full of themselves
Cons
Everything else, people with a little bit of power abuse it
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Cool place to work, but lead postions lack knowledge of workflow
WAREHOUSE WORKER (Current Employee) –  Fife, WANovember 29, 2017
Lead positions lacking knowledge did not make the work less appealing or less desiring to work for the company although it is very unorganized and at times does not have things fully in order.
Pros
Lunch truck, down time, easy process to learn
Cons
Unorganized, lead positions lacking knowlege of workflow
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Pay is good but people are not
Material Handler and Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IANovember 15, 2017
Pay and benefits are really great for a warehouse job but the management is not great. Only a couple of decent humans, the rest are rude and people like to get angry instead of providing productive criticism.
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Terrible place.
Skilled worker (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga FallsOctober 6, 2017
No one stays long, even management. had 3 supervisors in `16 months. Most workers are temps , minority's, non English speaking, Mexican. Nepalese, who are worked to death. typically 10 to 12 hours days , and often 6 and 7 days a week,. Management only seems to care about production. A revolving door for workers. Some drug use , alcohol use, gang activity. Theft and vandalism occurs frequently.
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Nope
Lead Quality Technician II (Current Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHSeptember 27, 2017
Wasted my life in there, Ive seen so many people come and go. They leave because of the stress and hours. Kiss your life goodbye if you get stuck on second shift.
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Poor Management causes most occurance of the employee turnover
Calibration Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHSeptember 17, 2017
Too many required work days. Work 6 to 7 days a week without notice. Can be scheduled to work 8 hours and right before you get done you are told your working 10 or 12 hours. No consideration for hourly personnel due to poor management.
Pros
Benefits good-put you pay for them
Cons
Turn around and excessive overtime
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I liked working here for the money
Accessory Saw Operator (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHSeptember 12, 2017
THe money was really the only good part about working here a this job. The hours are really long and you are required o work a lo of saturdays. ITs one of those lets make money right now jobs the turn over rate is horrible.
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Its a good places to work
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Bothell, WASeptember 4, 2017
Everyone's friendly everyone greets you when you arrive there in the morning. They have staff meetings to tell you what the production quota was for..
Pros
Everyone is a good mood
Cons
Wish that pay was bi weekly and not weekly
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Alside
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  TNAugust 16, 2017
I worked for one year with Alside. The culture of the Area Supply Center was rather peculiar, it just wasn't my cup-of-tea. Pay was good. Hours are typical for the Building Material industry.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Culture
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Productive and process oriented company
Product Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cuyahoga Falls, OHAugust 7, 2017
Good grasp of process for manufacturing, realistic goals and expectations in regards to employee progress and project timing. Management was fair and has realistic expectations.
Pros
Great work/life balance
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laid back atmosphere.
Glass Technician/ Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Kinston, NCJuly 20, 2017
great work environment but upper management is only concerned about upper management.very little room for advancement.I have been here 2 years and i havent gotten a raise .Assemblers have the hardest jobs but leads are getting the bonuses
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