Trimmer/Packer (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – March 27, 2018
training is almost none you get tossed on a line with a experienced person for a few days and then your on your own. a typical day at work is simple and fast paced depending on how machine is running the culture there is poor with constant favoritism based on who management likes and dont like constant drama by follow employees management treat employee's poorly only concern is how much product they can get out no concern to employee's well being the most enjoyable part of job is building and producing sprayers but otherwise i would keep looking for work employee turnover is horrible
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – April 30, 2018
Could be a great company to work for but they work u like dogs untile u have nothing left do not care about family or personal issues. Comapny is whilling to fire anyone Bo matter how long u have been thier. Severe harrasment from management
shipping/ material handler (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – February 14, 2018
They treat the employees terrible. No concern for safety or training. good pay and benefits. Thats it. The union tries hard, but rarely succeeds. upper management is more concerned about the number of write ups they give out, than the validity of the write up.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – January 2, 2018
A typical day at chapin as a material handler can be stressful. I learned how to adapt to the environment and constant demand of material to the production lines and found this company one of the best places ive worked in
Corprate employee (Current Employee) – Batavia, NY – March 16, 2017
Absolutely terrible place, they will work you to death, no work life balance. No loyalty twards employees.New employees recieve minimal to no training, get tossed on a line and eventually get "walked out" because they didnt know what they were doing. Constant turn over resulting in low quality product..the boxes say made in america but is assembled with chineese junk. Basically a horrable place to work!! 90% of the people are waiting/looking for a different job.
A few decent people
Horrable treatment by management. Constant turn over, lots of politics
Reworker (Former Employee) – Batavia, NY – September 22, 2015
Making spray bottles was what I did there. I would take bottles that were already mad and make them into a different style or brand. The people were nice to work with but I don't like that if you worked there before you can't be hired back
companies slave (Former Employee) – Batavia ny – April 11, 2015
This is a corrupt company that displays favoritism and bias at every chance given. The "union employees" are treated like dirt by the company. The union is useless at best. They do nothing to protect workers. "advancement opportunities" they tell you. They do not say if you advance and they weaned somebody else in the position then prepare to be written up and eventually fired so they can put someone else in there they want. This company is a joke. Avoid it at all costs. Supervisors who refuse to hassle employees without cause are terminated because "they don't know what they are doing". The stress and hostile work environment is definitely not worth the compensation.
Buyer/Planner (Current Employee) – Batavia, NY – April 24, 2013
Required to work some Saturdays with no compensation. Work is pretty easy. Kind of old fashioned company in values, culture and technology. As in most mid-size companies there are some "political" games played.
fair pay and benefits for the work i'm asked to do.
Logistics Administrator (Current Employee) – Batavia, NY – January 26, 2013
The company has been in business for over 125 years. I have learned to run my department flawlessly with little or no supervision or support from higher level management. The hardest part of the job is meeting month end sales goals, because typically sales doesn't make their push until the last day, making it very difficult. Many overtime hours are spent trying to prepare for their lack of preparation. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people to my side, and below me. I could not do my job without them.