I applied as a an entry-level chemical operator, after unsuccessful attempts at being hired in corporate . My intention was to get my foot in the door and then work my way up in the field which I have experience and bachelors degree. After being hired, I discovered that I am ineligible to even apply for any other jobs for seven years. As an operator, you are the lowest of the low. You have no choice in your assignment, they tell you what, where, when, how, and why; and expect you to like it. Moral is low in most of operations. You could work 10 years in one department and be an expert in what you do, and then be moved with no warning to entirely different job where you know nothing. Here’s a tip: just because a 22-year-old engineer has done the calculations and wants to change the process, you’re better off listening to your operator who’s been here 40 years and says it won’t work.
Benefits are above average for the area. But working conditions are poor, nepotism and cronyism is rampant, hard work and loyalty goes unrewarded. But all the rods in the office sure are patting themselves on the back. I regret hiring on. I’m looking elsewhere.
Benefits above average. Free fitness centers.
Politics. Cronyism. Hours. Work environment.