Builder (Former Employee) – Kinston, NC – May 7, 2018
Great people to work with. Greedy break room areas. Good instructors. Lack of hours were bad. Once you get done with your build for the day you had to go home and if you take your time on the build you'll get fused at for taking so long. Managers had their favorites.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Talladega, AL – April 27, 2018
It's a tough job with decent pay but the coworkers are generally good to you. The management isn't as good as it should be and could use some improvement in the be way they handle things. Masterbrand Cabinets is a good in between job while you look for something more permanent.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Richmond, IN – April 18, 2018
I learned about cabinets and how they are made and the process to build and send a cabinet order. I learned the cost for cabinets, i also learned different cabinet products and what each piece was to a cabinet.
You just have to move very fast only bad thing is it is hot on there in the summer but you lose weight as long as you can use power tools and cam lift heavy things you will be ok the management is awesome there
IT Asset Manager/Sr. Analyst - IT Security (Former Employee) – Jasper, IN – April 8, 2018
Great manufacturing environment to work in and further advance career skillsets and ambitions. I left the company for an opportunity in a different industry sector, but would highly recommend Masterbrand as a manufacturing sweet spot.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Ferdinand, IN – March 31, 2018
"We're hiring at Masterbrand". Yeah, I can't imagine why...
I worked there for 7 years. Spent most of my time working in the same department and learned a lot of things I didn't think I would.
Management is the worst part. They're petty, nepotistic (not just family in the workplace, but also close friends), and some of the people I dealt with over those 7 years as my managers were childish, often overreacting when someone higher than them called them out on something. Some of them let the people under them run things more than they do (case in point, one of the shift supervisors on the opposite shift from mine letting one of his quality specialists decide who should be forcibly transferred or in some cases, even fired from the workplace because said specialist simply didn't like them; I got painted as a 'target' because I was on the opposite shift and we constantly had to point out that we had to do large chunks of their responsibilities for them). Some of the managers spend so much time sitting in their offices and schmoozing with fellow management staff they have no idea what's going on out on the work floors 95 percent of the time.
Then there's the workload. They're part of a carpenter's union yet they can't guarantee a set number of hours per week (if you ask me, that should be legally required of all union-regulated workplaces, regardless of how demand-driven the industry is). The main reason I left was how we were constantly getting shorthanded on work hours--even on days when they'd schedule us to come in early because 'we fell behind.' Hated having tomore... leave because I'd found an easy job position there and held on to it for roughly the last two years I was there, but they left me no choice if I didn't want to be perpetually destitute. Especially since it meant leaving one factory for another (I'm a college graduate, and I'm stuck doing menial work for people that I wouldn't trust to properly and professionally manage their own thoughts and dreams let alone a department of employees).less