Guardian Industries Employee Reviews for Production Worker

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Stepping stone
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  DeWitt, IAApril 29, 2019
Would be a job you could retire at if the owners (the koch brothers) weren’t so greedy. You work harder and way more overtime while being paid way less compared to other local manufacturers. You don’t have mauve home life working here. Up the pay and cut some overtime and it’ll be a great place to work.
Pros
decent benefits
Cons
Underpaid especially compared to other local manufacturers
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Environment was great
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  DeWitt, IAMarch 14, 2019
Guardian was a relaxed place I believe. Production Operators don’t have to do alot of physical anything really, just alot of sitting in front of computers
Pros
Friendly environment
Cons
12 hour rotating shifts
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Its hard work.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Corsicana, TXAugust 23, 2018
Its hard work but the pay is worth it, you'll always have money to support yourself as well as your family.
The rotating shift between nights and days can take a toll on you but if you last long enough you can find ways to get use to it.
Pros
The pay is great
Cons
It can get repetitive and tiring
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very tiring
Production Worker in the Coater (Former Employee) –  Geneva, NYApril 29, 2018
Working at Guardian was nice. the hours were very long 12 hour swing shifts and was on a rotation from 7am to 7pm and then the next month that would change
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Management doesn’t care about you personally
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Millbury, OHMarch 21, 2018
Horrible leadership. Supervisor sexually harassed female employees. If a supervisor like a specific female employee and seen her talking with another male employee. That male employee would be eventually fired. They put production above anything else. They only take care of the salary employee. Work got slow so the hourly employees went to a 32hr work week for four months. But the salary never took a pay cut or hour per work week change. But when businesse was good the salary employee could take your overtime. Horrible place to work. Do not recommend for anyone
Pros
They are always hiring because they can’t keep anyone
Cons
Management horrible
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non stop
Production Worker-Hilo driver (Current Employee) –  Carlton, MIMarch 9, 2018
hard work that is why we can not keep employees have always said this is a young persons job but young people don't want to work for there money. the good thing about this job is if you need money you can work every day
Pros
can work every day if you want
Cons
to much overtime for a 61 yr old person
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long work hours
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Geneva, NYApril 2, 2017
I learned a lot from this job and had knowledge of multiple areas throughout this company from hot end, cold end and tempering section. The long work days of 12 hrs made it difficult.
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Good place to work
Assembler / Production Laborer (Former Employee) –  Auburn, INJune 18, 2014
Very hot place to work, they do have lay offs. Team work was good and most the supervisors were decent.
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12 hour rotating shift with mandated overtime
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Geneva, NYJuly 10, 2013
12 hour shifts working a swing shift rotating days to nights monthly running 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on 2 days, off then 3 days off and repeat...intensive manual labor for 12 hours straight manual packing glass, they're not very forgiving if something fouls up. Benefits are below good, the 401k plan is ok, the overtime is awful, some weeks you work 7 days straight working 12 hours a day and you'll be manually packing glass for those 12 hours. breaks are not good either, 3, 20 minute breaks a day. the air quality doesnt seem to be good, you shovel glass dust (silica) which causes silicosis (cancer) with no protection. You might get lucky and have a dust mask.
Pros
job security, glass will always be needed
Cons
short breaks, insurance sub par, extremely hot in the summer time, bad air quality, bad attitudes, extensive manual labor, etc, standing for 12 on concrete( never aloud to sit)
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Factory work
Production Laborer (Former Employee) –  Carleton MichiganMay 29, 2013
Not much can really be said about the working eviroment at Guardian, compensation is fair, schedule is grueling and the hours are long. They'll treat you fairly, so long as you don't give them reason to treat you otherwise. Honestly it's over managed and improvements could be made in communication... bottom line... its a job.
Pros
fair pay, good benefits
Cons
over managment, lots of politics
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