A decent place for a "starter" job but not good for long term career advancement
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – North Haven, CT – February 19, 2019
Management at the manufacturing floor level is poor. They are not really competent, intelligent, innovative people generally speaking.
Workplace culture is easy-going, yet there is a lot of uneducated,
petty, childish people that makes the place seem more like a high school than manufacturing plant sometimes. There are a lot of nice friendly people though.
Professionalism and hard-work is definitely not universal in that place and it comes down to the individual a lot of times.
Don't get me wrong, certain departments (e.g. mechanics, upper management, quality assurance) are very professional and dedicated.
However, there is a lot of incompetency, low morale, and professionalism which probably is due in part to machine operators not getting paid enough for the value of work they do.
Hardest part of the job is the constant physical labor of keeping the machine running, including minor trouble-shooting and maintanance.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when the shift is over... no kidding.
Easy-going work environment, a lot of friendly people, the place (including the machines) is well designed and maintained, decent break times
Too many immature, uneducated people who like to gossip, tease, fool around, Poor mid-level, and floor-level management