East Penn Manufacturing (Deka Battery) Employee Reviews

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Excellent opportunities
HVAC Technician (Co-Op) (Former Employee) –  Lyon Station, PASeptember 19, 2018
Great opportunities for Co-OP positions for various technology areas. HVAC technicians, pipe fitters, nurses, human resources and other trades. Large campus facilities.
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Good Opportunities
Cons
Very Negative culture within some teams, lots of negative energy, bullying of staff goes unreported or ignored
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2.0
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Keep your head down and work
Acid mixer (Former Employee) –  Fleetwood, PASeptember 7, 2018
Think long and hard before applying! Employees are over worked, lots of mandatory overtime, you are expected to go to work even if there’s a bad winter storm. But good benefits, good pay
Pros
Good pay, good benefits
Cons
expect to go to work during severe winter storms, summer time heat
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5.0
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Fast pace, depending on job you can either work with people or be alone
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PASeptember 4, 2018
A typical day is getting changed in the locker room if needed, going to my stations and doing my work. You get two paid 20 minute breaks. I learned that working hard really pays off. The hardest part is working in the heat. The most enjoyable is meeting all the friendly co-workers and learning different jobs.
Pros
1.00 lunches every month or so
Cons
heat
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4.0
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ok to work here for the money
Laborer/Operator (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PAAugust 18, 2018
Good place to work where there are many job opportunities within the company whether you want to work as a laborer or in management. Also the pay that you could receive is very good again depending on the position. If you want to be in management there is an opportunity to advance.
Pros
benefits and pay
Cons
working around lead
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4.0
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Good place to work if you have no degree or work experience
Punch Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PAAugust 11, 2018
Pays good enough to pass. Health insurance is super low cost. Many of different jobs availed to change up job titles and career path. Takes a while to acquire vacation time.
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3.0
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Okay place to work if all you are worried about is wages and medical insurance
Industrial Battery Repair Tech. (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PAAugust 4, 2018
Stressful with poor leadership.Good wages and Medical benifits. Poor retirement plan. Very good job security as the company growth has more than doubled in size in the last 25 Yrs,
Pros
Quarterly $1.00 lunches, Annual company picnic at Dorney, free Turkey @ Christmas
Cons
Poor retirement plan considering the size, growth and success the company has had. Raises do not keep up with the cost of living.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PAJuly 5, 2018
They have so many jobs at east Penn they are always hiring. It does get very hot in the buildings during the summer. My job is a very simple easy to learn job.
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4.0
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It is a job that pays dont expect much more than that.
Assembly Technician (Current Employee) –  Topton, PAJune 21, 2018
Ok place to work. If u wish to advance plan to be dedicated. Good health benefits is probably the best benefit. Hot in the summer time, cold in the winter. Most jobs require repetitive tasks and standing in one spot, so can get boring.
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Process Control Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PAJune 10, 2018
Its a fine company and a great place to work at. Its just like any other job, you come in, do your job, and go home. None of the bosses are ball busters and everyone gets along really well.
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4.0
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Productive and career oriented place
Production Worker/ series 2 enveloper (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PAMay 28, 2018
Great place to work, excellent benefits. Fast paced job, great supervisors, pays well, well developed culture, family oriented company, great opportunities for career advancement
Pros
Paid breaks, lots of overtime
Cons
Extremely hot during summers
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3.0
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alright place to work
C.O.S. Take Off (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PAMarch 14, 2018
the pay and benefits were good but management and supervisors are consistently not on the same page when it comes to company policies and operations which the employees are the ones that end up getting in trouble for
Pros
great pay great benefits
Cons
miscommunication between the higher ups and workers
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2.0
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Unfair with executuing policies
Floater (Former Employee) –  ToptonMarch 11, 2018
Good benefits but horrible management. They pick and choose when to enforce policies. Bonus time is great. But if u miss days due to illness or family tragedy they deduct from The bonus. It seems like it's a lot about who you know instead of what you know. The experience or ability you have to perform the position your in.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
Personelle. And management
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5.0
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Hard work but worth it
Pasting Take-off Operator (Former Employee) –  Lyon Station, PAFebruary 26, 2018
Working in production for Deka can be rough: it's dirty, quick paced, very hot in the summer, and often very monotonous. But they teach you thoroughly and care about their employees' welfare very much. Very good pay for the area, great benefits, diverse hiring practices, strong job security, and a practiced culture of safety and environmental awareness. Regular meetings for employees to be made aware of the status and plans of the business, and yearly safety and hazmat training meetings. Best job i ever had, all things considered. I've had easier jobs in cleaner environments, but with the pay and benefits and other forms of compensation (they rent out a local rollercoaster park for employees to attend free once a year!) make this a hard job to beat. The world would be a better place if more employers treated their employees the way Deka treats theirs.
Pros
Good pay, concrete hours, lots of opportunity for overtime, great benefits and other compensation, strong relationship between management and bottom employees
Cons
Rough working temperatures especially in the summer, dirty, hazmat exposure
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5.0
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Gear place to work
Raw fill (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PAFebruary 10, 2018
Great place too work. Really wish they took in concideration on your home life when giving you a shift. I would not be looking for another job if I could get the shift I desire easier.
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4.0
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Great place to work
Quality Auditor/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PAJanuary 17, 2018
I had started on a production line but after 1 year became a Quality Auditor, which allowed me the freedom to deal with a variety of departments and individuals. I checked both product for defects and operators for following procedures.
Pros
Security
Cons
Some unprofessional managers
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5.0
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Good company to work for
Material Handler/Assembler/Production (Former Employee) –  Leesport, PAJanuary 7, 2018
Good Company, good benefits. Treat of employees is good as well and supervisor are extremely respectful. I will recommend this company to anybody aspiring to work for them.
Pros
good company
Cons
N/a
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2.0
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HR Department holds too much power
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PADecember 7, 2017
The personnel department distributes unfair and questionable discipline in an overwelmningly subjective manner. Company progression and growth has advanced too rapidly for certain departments to adequately perform their jobs. Personnel, quality, and lower management are suffering due to said growth and the workforce are the ones paying the consiquences. The top level management team are knowledgeable, progressive, and just people. It is a shame the company does not have the time or people to see the narcissist, power hungry, self righteous yes men/women that are given too much trust and leniency as a result for conducting in a manner most favoring to people above them.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Must sacrifice free time to keep up with necessary cost of living.
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5.0
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Good place to work
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Lyons, PANovember 26, 2017
Good job with great benefits good pay with yearly raises and bonuses profit sharing yearly free trip to amusement park free to all of their employees free meals once a month
Pros
Health care pay
Cons
Short breaks
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4.0
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Nice Place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Lyons, PANovember 7, 2017
Im been part of Deka for about 5 years and I dont regret it. Great place to work beside the heat in summer time. Love the opportunity of being lart of this family.
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4.0
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Decent job
Dry LIne Finish Floater (Former Employee) –  Topton, PAOctober 11, 2017
Stressful, not enough time off. Lots of mandatory overtime on short notice. Lots of physical work, on feet 8 hours per shift. Upper management at the plant had no idea of how things actually operated.
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