Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Lancaster, SC – March 14, 2019
This was a good job with great benefits. Good life and work balance. Paid time off up to 4 weeks paid vacation. It was bought by a company that downside the company and sent a part of the jobs to China.
Berkshire Hathaway purchased the Duracell brand in 2016. The new headquarters for Duracell, Inc is located in Chicago. The first surprise for employees was the immediate elimination of the retiree healthcare benefit. Within the first two years, the executive management team announced that the company contribution to the employee retirement savings plan would be reduced by up to 75% for long-term employees but highly compensated employees would receive increased bonuses. The new Chicago-based management team made several questionable decisions, strong-arming suppliers for deep discounts, closing well-performing manufacturing locations, outsourcing battery manufacturing to Asia and packaging services to a contract supplier. The packaging transition was shamefully mishandled and ultimately had to be transitioned to an alternate contract packaging group. Poor decisions from upper management - the only thing that will keep this ship from sinking is the brand recognition.
Wages haven't been cut... yet
Poor treatment of long-term employees - significant job loss and benefit reductions.
Line Leader/Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Cleveland, TN – December 11, 2018
You will spend your whole shift, fixing others mistakes from previous shift IF the machines are working right. Management is a joke and is the leading cause of people quitting or getting fired. They give no paid time off even in emergencies unless your friends with the bosses. You will work up to 7 days a week, 12 hours a day/night. There is alot of petty behavior by management including sabotaging employees and even equipment to get people they don't like fired or demoted to get their friends in their place.
Testing Department Leader (Former Employee) – Lancaster, SC – December 1, 2018
start up and safety meeting every morning we would go over the days plan and last shift production and problems and also any safety problems. When I started at Duracell I was an operator and move to mechanic helper and then mechanic so I move up through the ranks
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Fairburn, GA – October 17, 2018
Majority of the time the machines don't function properly. Maintenance employees are constantly trying to get them to function, but the progress never goes steady throughout the day. I've learned new work ethics and have gained experience by interacting with my fellow co-workers by networking through them. Management seems to have an negative impact when it comes to how much production the facility puts out and doesn't seem to make any progress with the company. The culture of the work environment is extremely slow due to the constant breakdown of the machinery. The hardest part of the job is making good production and receiving instruction when there's no production to make, unless they send you to a different location in the warehouse to work. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there's a lot of people to interact and bond with!
Receive pay every week, well secured facility, sanitary and safe environment!
Unstable work conditions, poor instructions, non-professional supervisors!
Material Handler/ Utility Operator (Former Employee) – Lancaster, SC – October 10, 2018
I really did enjoy working at Duracell I start off as a material handler in the Put up dept for about 2year plus then later on I applied for utility in The Powder Room great benefits a good place to grow and learn from awesome place
Assembly line associate (Current Employee) – Fairburn, GA – September 21, 2018
I worked for duracell through CPI. this agency is very unprofessional. It took sonoco forever to get fans in the warehouse, and we cant even go outside for our break, getting paid every week is nice, and overtime is worth it, but the people and the treatment arent,