They weren't very organized at all understaffed and over worked
Jit ip handler (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – June 18, 2018
I didn't really like the job first of all because I was told one thing and then got stuck doing something completely different. I take pride in what ever I do and I try to be the best at what I do so whenever I get on somewhere I usually get stuck wherever they put me because of the way I work
There were food trucks there every day
Breaks were to short especially for the distance you have to walk everywhere
Assembler (Former Employee) – Greencastle, IN – June 4, 2018
I worked hard at the company and went past my 90 day mark with the temp agency. I was there almost 6 months and never offered full time. I had to leave the company due to my son and I not having healthcare benefits.
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – May 25, 2018
Heartland was not a bad job but it did not last long and management pulled a fast one on 14 of us contractors without letting us know in advance that we were losing our jobs due to the company moving these jobs over to their headquarters. They also promised us that we would get a job at the actual plant but I never got a thing
OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Greencastle, IN – May 7, 2018
They violated many OSHA guidelines by making us clean under and inside presses, at least once a running press. They made us constantly clean oil and it was a hazard to walk around because there was always a lot of oil.
I got my job as a lube tech back in 09 and worked up to a manager and when i was 8 months pregnant they demoted me on my day off because my staff that were working that day blew a motor so i was punished by demotion and "making a example that if its your name in the store you can and will be punished for anyone behavior weather your clocked in or not "
Overall Heartland Automotive was a very good working experience, even though at times it could be stressful and exhausting, you tend to learn more and more over time and if you want to expand your knowledge and move up its possible but can take longer than expected
Relaxed work environment at times, easy to learn the process
Weather can make it more difficult, fast pace gets exhausting
Tedious work, long hours, mediocre pay, negative environment
Assembler/Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Greencastle, IN – April 9, 2018
Typical factory work: monotonous and soul-sucking time drag. Not much to say. Avoid unless you are desperate, or simply need a quick check or two. The turnover rate is unsurprisingly high, so they are always hiring.
My department went through three supervisors and countless temps in my time there. I was promised many things that were never delivered. Consistently lied to by management, dreary atmosphere.
Steady hours w/OT, always hiring temps
Tedious, dead-end for most, struggling company, no time for personal life
Finesser (Former Employee) – Greencastle, IN – April 4, 2018
Heartland has very poor management. There is little to no communication between departments. One department is always trying to make another look bad instead of working together to make a quality product. I was not impressed by the way they handled disputes and did not like that management was always disagreeing on things. This made my job very confusing and very stressful. I would not recommend this job to anyone who has a family. They will not tell you that you have to work overtime till the last minute and will give you points if you don't show up because of family emergencies or even doctor visits.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Midway, WA – March 18, 2018
didn't get paid enough for the stressful environment. never had enough people to get the job done. couldn't hire new people because the system was a mess. management was overly cruel and didn't care about anything but the money.
Operator (Former Employee) – Greencastle, IN – March 7, 2018
packing parts cleaning love the people i worked with there was nothing hard about the job the place was nice and neat where i worked in there management need to be more helpful when it it comes to haveing to take a day off or a half day to deal with kids and schools
I would only recommend this company as a first job to get your foot in the door. There is a high level of stress. The benefits are poor and very pricey if you do elect to get them. There is no opportunity to advance at Corporate level. A general lack of professionalism for a company of its size..