Professional company with a multitude of unfocussed targets.
Manufacturing Engineer II (Current Employee) – Sanford, NC – November 6, 2018
Great Company; however, it is a boy's culture. Culture mentality is summed up as follows: "Well, I can play too".
You can have a structured target or project that gets pulled and cancelled when close to finishing. For example: Start a project for an education class that is aligned with managements targets. Everything is progressing well only to be shifted into a different project with no conclusion of the old project.
The Sustainment piece can be put into place with no adherence. Countless projects have great buy in and sustainment only to be shelved by new management and leadership.
On a lighter side, the most enjoyable piece is bringing value to employees, leadership, and to the customers. Yes it is challenging, but very rewarding to help our associates achieve their full potential through cross functional teams or ongoing coaching.
In summary, not every manager and employee has the right traits and talents to lead and influence. This company tends to hire elites into the managerial positions, which is good if they understand how to run their department and win hearts and minds of the associates. For example, if a manager comes from a process plant making glass. The learning curve into a plastics plant is very steep, and they may be hesitant to learn the best practices from those around them.
Full disclosure: Often when we speak of others it is often a reflection of ourselves. This is a very objective review noticed by other individuals at this facility.
Culture has slipped in the past 5 years. Playful mentality