Warehouse Packer and Assembler (Former Employee) – Rock Island, IL – May 28, 2018
I took this job to make money for the summer and that is pretty much all that it's good for. The supervisors directly above the average worker care about the people under them. However, the warehouse managers only care about the bottom line, pushing workers to complete nearly impossible deadlines that were disclosed to them often the very day a shipment was due to go out.
Way under value their employees. No yearly review with any type of pay raise. Expects you to work Saturday and Sunday with no compensation. They will work 21 days straight 14 hour days and then you get one day off for compensation. They need to wake up and start rewarding their employees
Pre-Packer (Former Employee) – Rock Island, IL – January 24, 2018
My job here involved us preparing kits to be packed and shipped out. Each kit had a number of parts to organize and prepare. Our amount of work was dependent on the pickers and how quickly they were able to find the parts we needed to pre-pack.
Packer/kitter/Mentor (Current Employee) – Illinois – January 7, 2018
Group O is a place where you can work without headache.I can work there 7 days a week without complaining. I will highly recommend this company to anyone who want to work stress free. I really wish they can raise the pay a little bit. Workers are so friendly so the management.Ireally love and enjoy working at Group O.
Kitter/Trainer (Current Employee) – Rock Island, IL – January 3, 2018
They'll hire anybody here and it shows, the turn over rate for new hires is insane. Management doesn't care for the most part and they'll easily throw you under the bus to get what they want or need. Little to no advancement and very unprofessional.
Call Center Agent (Former Employee) – Roanoke, TX – December 15, 2017
They will tell you that they are such a family oriented company but they anything but that, your first paycheck will be a paper check regardless if you set up direct deposit. At start they will treat you like you if you’re their best friend but once you sign all the documents they ask you to sign you’re their property. You cannot take your cell phone with you on site regardless if you have kids or a family.
Purchasing Analyst - Bearings for Caterpillar (Former Employee) – Rock Island, IL – December 4, 2017
very active in the community celebrated monthly birthdays for the entire company acknowledged with awards when anyone went above and beyond their job skills. They have a fun at work committee, taco day, ice cream day, breakfast burrito sales. numerous company lunches
Auditor (Former Employee) – Rock Island, IL – November 13, 2017
You go in start working on kits for Caterpillar. In the summer was real hot and in the winter was real cold in there. I was there for 12 years and did not get good raises. There was alot of favortitism.
Productive, low stress environment. Great place to work and steady work at that.
Picker (Current Employee) – Milan, IL – November 6, 2017
I enjoy my work here and hope to further my career with Group O. Becoming a core employee and a real part of the team is very important to me. I can tell this is an establishment with a high standard for production quality and just as high of standards for it's care of the employees.
Sufficient break time, low stress, simple concepts..
Corporate Marketing Director (Former Employee) – Milan, IL – November 3, 2017
Fun environment but challenging management team that had been in place for a very long time (20+ years) and has an unwillingness to color outside of the lines. The culture is mixed as the headquarters is home to the management team and a call center.
Inventory/Receiving Specialist (Current Employee) – Mendota Heights, MN – September 12, 2017
Middle management is weak. Low pay. Most positions through a temp service. Poorly managed employees.Opportunity to learn, if self motivated. If offered a position, benefits are fair. Keep in mind the health insurance plan is a wellness plan. Increased rates if you are a smoker and if you do not get annual physicals.
Supervisors do not give annual reviews as promised.
Work for large clients, Opportunities to travel, Difficult to be fired from this company if you are hired on.