Horrible in Hopkinsville Kentucky
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Hopkinsville, KY – May 6, 2019
I can't speak for other parts of the Freudenberg Group because I only worked at the Hopkinsville location. The company used to be a great place to work with a family atmosphere. This was prior to the new management, which was about 4 to 5 years ago. It used to be a rarity to work overtime. The hours started gradually going up as our new management team, headed by Mr. Daniel Wagoner, tried to implement lean manufacturing processes. While all along not caring about the extra workload this put on the people working on the floor. We went from hardly any overtime to 6 and sometimes 7 days a week averaging 10.5 to 12 hours a day. No respect is shown to the worker bees on the floor. The only way to seek advancement is to pucker up and kiss alot of butt, that is unless you are one of the good old boys. This man brought in alot of his past friends and coworkers into key positions. Little does he know alot of them talk about him behind his back. I once went for a lower management position which I was qualified for, but I dared to challenge "his" authority. In short, the place is ran by a dictator. Longest 9 years of my life... God has blessed me and I have moved on to a truly world class employer.
Alot of money, earned through overtime ONLY
No advancement, no respect, no life