The work itself isn't bad but there are a lot of things about GPI that's horrible. One is that they want the presses to run at 1,000 feet of board per minute so if you have a 15 thousand foot roll of board, you have 15 minutes to get everything you need to do done. That isnt too bad as long as nothing goes wrong. If you run into problems, which some days are more common than not, you're in trouble. I don't mi d a fast paced work environment but this was too fast paced.
Shift management was reasonable when I worked there but the higher up management wasn't. They really didn't care and pushed the production staff harder than necessary which caused stress and bad attitudes on the floor.
The worst part for me was the 12 hour swing shift. For example, you spend 28 days work 7 AM to 7 PM, then you spend 28 days working 7 PM to 7 AM only to spend the next 28 days working 7 AM to 7 PM again. My body couldn't adjust, I was always exhausted, my family life suffered. It was brutal.
If you're not mechanically inclined, you will struggle.
One good thing I can say is that it was one of the few union shops I've worked at where I knew that the union actually cared.
Swing shift, lots of bad attitudes, too fast paced