They don't care about your life outside of work they make you work more hours than necessary and you're lucky to get a day off and they don't tell you about weekend work until your clocking out on Friday. No advancement no rases.
Employee (Former Employee) – Ravenna, OH – February 2, 2018
General Aluminum in Rootstown, Ohio has a great group of people to work with - very team oriented. They do not treat you like a number but a person; HR Manager there makes it a point to learn your name and make you feel like a part of the family. Unfortunately, they have limited control; parent company has final say on everything including wages and hiring/firing people.
General Aluminum has the potential to be a good company. The major reason they aren't is that they don't have the right people is the right jobs and a major lack of training (no training coordinator). They give one or two days of training and expect you to know everything. Equipment is very old and outdated. Most of the dies are poorly maintained (patched together) which results in poorly made castings. Many customer complaints are usually for repeat occurrences that aren't fixed. Not enough knowledgeable supervisors in casting to ensure casting are made correctly. Die cast operators operate more than 1 casting machine is not a good practice.
One of the highest paying jobs in the are (that doesn't require some form of experience). Work environment is about as good as you'd expect in a factory. Same can be said about management. They do tend to lay off quite a bit, so watch out for that.
Decent pay, benefits, retirement plan
Moderately unstable job due to frequent restructuring
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Conneaut, OH – January 24, 2017
Not too bad of a place to work except there is alot of family members that make up the supervisors and they run things in a very old boy type of way-not alot of communication between departments or shifts.
7 days a week most of the time I enjoyed my job honestly I was good at it and enjoyed the hours. I would work there again. They are very strict about the attendance policy which is hard when you Are required to work Monday through Sunday sometimes ten hour days but you can't beat the overtime
group leader/furnice tender (Former Employee) – Conneaut, OH – January 25, 2016
everyday i went in at 5 to get my day started did a walk threw with third shifed and checked my gas to see if furnice was ready to start for the day then went to the molds made sure date stamps were right for the day.... then i made sure my crew had everything they needed for the work day...