Operations (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – July 7, 2018
Banner has it's ups and downs like any other company. The biggest problem is rapid growth meeting with a severe lack of training. Most people have to figure things out on their own within the first few days. Banner is also not great about making a career path clear to employees. Employees who express a career interest that is outside the current situation are ignored.
Production Assembler (Former Employee) – Aberdeen, SD – October 18, 2018
By far my favorite company that I have ever worked for. Absolutely loved everyone i worked with besides one manager but that was only because we clashed heads. Will not name his name. I worked 4 pm-3 am Monday through Friday and they offered overtime which is mandatory. The night shift is very relaxed but also needing to hit certain numbers. The night shift manager is one of the greatest supervisors that I have ever had. It was nice to have a supervisor that actually cared about you as a person and wasn't constantly strict and uptight 24/7. I started working there beginning on day shift which is like 7 or 8 am to 3 or 4 pm. I did not mind it as there were a lot of people working day shift compared to night shift. I enjoyed the night shift because i felt more comfortable and wasn't so crammed in there like day shift was. Things were more hectic on day shift. I got trained very early in a lot of different areas, which really helped me get my foot in the door to Electrical/Mechanical Engineering. I went from working in fast food to now being in Aerospace. I couldn't thank this company enough for teaching me so many different things. Everyone who works at Banner are amazing people. This place isn't cliquey at all. This place felt like a family. There would be free food sometimes in the break room and even have work picnics and get together's. Banner was always clean. It wasn't loud at all either. You could talk to people in a normal voice and there wouldn't be any other noise around. Everyone watches over each other and continues to grow every single day. I worked there for approx.more... 3 or 4 months and i was trained in soldering, testing LED lights and sensors, building sensors from start to finish, lasering housings, packaging, assembling, and testing circuit boards. I was somewhat called a "floater" because wherever they would need work done, they would put me. Its not like that for other workers though. Workers are usually assigned to one area and they stay there but that wasn't really the case for me. Night shift was more relaxed and I could hop around, and i enjoyed learning new things. 10/10 would recommend Banner Engineering.less
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Fergus Falls, MN – August 6, 2018
It was a nice place to work, but when the economy was slow back in 2009 they closed this plant. It's too bad that the jobs went to China. I guess profitability was the driving force behind this decision.
Banner Engineering was a very pleasant place to work. I had quite a lot of experience when I went there so I didn't need much help. The management was excellent. I was asked if I would come back if business picked up again, and I said yes.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – May 9, 2018
I would help restock things on shelves, fill out orders, pack boxes, and ship orders throughout the day. Sometimes I would be asked to do odd tasks like cleaning or assembling things. Since I have worked there off and on during summers and winters between school semesters, I am rather knowledgeable on the job and find it a good place to work.
Its like any other place you might work at. Depending on the shift and what you might do there, is the hours you will get. You will get a full eight hours no doubt! Unless there is bad weather of course. Other than that; its a place of business and they pay you.
most of the job you sit all day. I loved that part!
Computers don't work and don't bother asking for help!
I was happy to goto work loved the work I was hired to do
Parts Assembler (Former Employee) – Huron, SD – February 19, 2018
I was happy with the career I had for short stint, I had a medical appointment and staff didn't take it into consideration. Duties such as soldering and assembly made me feel content and happy ever day to come to work.
Nice environment in relation to duties and parts.
Other employee were vulgar in behavior and vocalizations.
The hours weren’t too bad provided you don’t want a family life outside of the plant. Was hard to get days off. Worked a lot of overtime which made it very hard to plan vacations or doctor appointments. They go through a lot of help.
I am learning new things everyday with new tasks and new challenges arise. With personal ideas being acknowledged. They see the worker i am and put that to the test with bigger better things to see and i am treated well like the people who have worked at Banner longer then i have.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – July 13, 2017
There is little to no training available to educate staff. Systems used are cumbersome and again, no training. The company is stuck in the past, not willing to move forward. Upper management is out of touch what is happening the ranks.
The pay is very nice for the work being done. The benefits are crazy affordable. You could do a back braking job and make less. I get to work with some pretty cool machines and I get to see the electrical components on the boards and what they make.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – February 23, 2016
This company had great benefits, and really knows how to take care of the employees. The only drawback was their rigid hiring guidelines. It can be difficult to move to a different department within the organization if you don't have exactly the right experience.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MN – November 16, 2015
Poor Pay. Try 30 percent minimum below market.
Cheap. Who charges their employees for flu shots? Yep. Banner does. $5.00 a pop.
Middle Managers? Try cast offs from Honeywell who feel that the only way to validate their presence is by micromanaging their direct reports. Extremely immature and punitive. Very cliquish. You're either in - or you're out.
really enjoyed the rersponsibility of running night shift crew.
Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Fergus Falls, MN – January 18, 2015
Came into plant at 9pm Monday thru Thursday andn started up all the SMT machinery. We then loaded to jobs in the Solder Paste Screener and the Panasonic MSR Pick and Place machines. ight crew consisted of 3 operators, me being the Lead operator and the Electronics Technician who troubleshot and repaired SMT machinery as needed.
Availability of overtime and night shift schedule.
Major problem we shut down pick and place til day shift arrived.
Electrical Technician I (Former Employee) – Aberdeen Sd – December 11, 2014
Always stayed busy, love being a technician and having the pressure of keeping production flowing when something needed to be done and or fixed. I learned a lot about how a business works how important you can be to the company. most enjoyable part of the job was the people and management, it made it particularly easy to come to work and have a fast day.