Production Worker (Former Employee) – Frankfort, IN – December 21, 2018
Very tough work environment. Management was very rude, very hard to work for. The money was great but the stress level was not worth it. Work really long hours and you only get every other Sunday off. Managment really needs to work on their people skills.
Pay is good
You are never home. Work very long hours and got two days off a month.
Fast paced physically strenuous production floor with rotating positions.
Body Line Operator (Former Employee) – Cresco, IA – December 17, 2018
I worked there night shift for almost a year. Just were 10-6am. Once you completed your training and felt comfortable in the position you are to be assigned to it wasn’t too bad. Training was brutal. Not organized. Employees not helpful. It’s your responsibility to learn your position and there really isn’t any guidance. Especially your orientation period you are put wherever the made need you and they don’t take the time to rotate new employees through all departments. Mandatory OT almost every weekend. No PTO for new employees 1st year. Strict on attendance. They will work 21-36 days straight at times. Little time for family unless you have time not the company and have accrued PTO. Management had frequent turnovers. Production floor has high turnover rate. They are union and employees can get bumped from there position or shift with little notice. Time and a half on saturdays and double time on sundays regardless of hours worked during week. Excellent benefits. Stock options, FSA, HSA, 401k, increased hourly pay, and great insurance.
Benefits, hourly pay, union
Long stretches without time off, hot working environment, physically demanding, lack of training and communication with management
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – May 15, 2018
Horrible work culture both with Management and floor people. People are cut-throat and toxic and protected by friendships with promoted supervisors. If you dont fit in or go along with the toxic atmosphere you will be singled out and either leave or be terminated or threatened. Poor decision making by floor supervision who are "blocker" in the company, meaning: they do not have the skill or education to move up. They do recognize service to the company with awards.
Fair pay, Benefits.
Toxic work environment, no team work, bad management.
Good company to work for if you can meet their high standards. Not the ideal place for shy people or intoverts.
International Trade Services Representative (Current Employee) – Bloomington, MN – June 14, 2018
Face paced, time goes by quickly - never have nothing to do. Workload is always high and often stressful. Management is so, so - each does as they choose with their employees. There seems to be no set guidelines which is kind of nice because everyone's situation is different. Able to work from home. Very diverse company with many different cultures. Individuals with a degree seem to be liked more Pays well
Good pay, great benenfits, flexible policies, abilty to work from home
Workload is way to high and there are no streamlined processes
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – July 19, 2018
They need to figure out how to give people at least 2 weekends off each month - permanently.
I enjoyed the work atmosphere, the union involvement, the opportunity for job changes and advancement. However, being made to work 6 days a week for years with only an occasional surprise Saturday off (with not enough warning to make plans, anyway) is not easy for most people, so there is a very high turnover rate for new employees.
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Riverbank, CA – September 25, 2018
Welding cutting with a touch and other hand tools. I learned how to use shear, press brake, iron worker. Management had it ups and downs. Culture was fun. Welding in the heat and cold. Learning new things along with the lean program. I am now bronze level cert
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – July 10, 2018
Working at Donaldson Company was my most challenging experience and at the same time the best I could have been part of. Professional people surrounded by and helping me a lot on my projects and future plans. It was very special because of the atmosphere I was working on. Big projects were assign to me and I felt very important for my small part I could contribute. The information I provided with a different background and culture was listened and respected by all the employees on meetings and during projects.
Very progressive company focused on Lean & Continuous Improvement
Plant Manager (Current Employee) – Waterloo, IA – January 31, 2018
Stressful job with long hours. Expectations are very high, but management support is low. Future goals of the next level management is to focus on Engineering and new products, while moving existing manufacturing operations off site, and likely out of the country.
Great pay & benefits
Poor work/family balance. Goal setting without basis/logic
Powercore utility production (Current Employee) – Cresco, IA – July 28, 2018
Very friendly people work here . We all work on production lines as a team. Supervisors are very easy going if you do your job. Working 7 days a week right now. In all the years I've worked here, this happens and it's nice to save extra money.
Good team, workers.
Shortbreaks, very hot in summer, unfair upper management
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Rensselaer, IN – April 6, 2018
Can be fun place to work at times. Sometimes relaxed and sometimes hectic work. Benefits will beat or equal most companys. Hours are good. Management strategies could be better. Ability to bid on different positions. 10 minute breaks every 2 hours with a 30 minute lunch.