Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Holt, MI – May 21, 2018
Worked here for a little less than a year. They take their time hiring you in, but when they do, they seem to have a decent benefits package. You can get all the overtime you want, which helps compensate for the not so decent pay.
Receptionist/Finance/Quality (Former Employee) – Arab, AL 35016 – April 4, 2018
I enjoyed working for Orchid for 12 years. I was able to expand my knowledge and became a valuable employee. I learned that we all must wok together to reach our goals. Hardest part of my job was choosing to leave. The most enjoyable part was working with some amazing people over my time with the company.
Foundry Operator, Investing Operator (Former Employee) – Oregon City, OR – November 4, 2016
I would start the day doing paperwork and prepping molds, carts, and furnaces for the nights work load. I worked in many departments. I started in investing, making the molds. Then I went to casting, where I poured the metal into the molds. I was also a filler for two other departments.
Group Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Arab, AL – June 16, 2016
They will work you to death here. Long long hours and almost every Saturday. Every stressful most of the time. But everybody likes to help anyone needing it. Training is not usually helpful because they give you very little training.
Where very STRICT rules apply and the boss only cares about themselves.
CNC Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Oregon City, OR – October 8, 2015
Its pretty much like High school at this place. All the drama, and trouble some of the coworkers throw on you.. The management/bosses only care for themselves and want the workers to work work work! They are BOSSES not leaders and they'll keep pushing you asking 'why aren't MY machines running?!' all the time.. No fun is allowed at this place. This place is unorganized and they hire useless people. Most machinist leave before 2 years after they been used up at this place.
Once a year events
Benefits, management, strict policies, grumpy old mans, no fun.
Production Manager (Current Employee) – Holt Michigan – August 18, 2015
Overall the Orchid team is filled with great workers and even better Team Leaders. The upper managment team is whats holding this company back. They are continuously making bad business decisions that endup costing employees there jobs.
Deburring/Polishing (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – February 12, 2014
Working here was a good experience managers and bosses were great and respectful. They never pressured any employees as long as your completed your duties you were pretty much left alone. I would say that was the most enjoyable part being able to work in a healthy stress free work place. Its a shame they closed down this facility because from what I hear the other facilities are not as friendly
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – January 18, 2014
Work with production to remove orders from hold. Update and design new fixtures, work instructions, molds. Work with quality to inspect implants. Modify fixtures and taping method to speed up production time.
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) – Chelsea, MI – October 17, 2013
Number and ballooning of all engineering prints. ·Job router specification set up and entry. ·Job Costing. ·Print dimension conversions. ·Calculating of engineering labor hours/cost.
Job Costing was a new experience for me, as we as the orthopedic world. It was very interesting, and exciting to learn the product. I was also able to watch how some of these products were made.
Most management, I felt, was great to work with. Very realistic. Very much team players like anyone else.
The hardest part of the job was getting the engineers to give me the assignments they needed to give me and explain what they needed to explain. It was too easy for them to trust only themselves and easier for them to think it as easier to "just do it theselves" then train someone, yet they said the needed help.
I enjoyed the challenge of the work.
A lot of challenges to learn. A good company. Interesting product and procedures.