There is a pride that comes with being a part of this city's industry of renown, at one of its oldest still-thriving companies. Pilkington OE Fabrication involves some hard work within a good team. The bargaining unit and management respect one another, and the shop floor has a true culture of concern for safety.
Overall not a bad place. Quite a few people and Lead positions that are not qualified to be in lead positions. That's only my opinion though. High turnover rate for some reason. I would say very fair to employees.
Short breaks and either no overtime or mandatory overtime. You don't get an option
Process Manager (Current Employee) – Laurinburg, NC – September 15, 2018
Coating glass and glass manufacturing in general is an ever changing process. There is always something to do and there are always new problems to solve. Very rarely is there any down time as the process runs 24/7. Can sometimes be frustrating but never boring.
For our area the pay is extremely well. Must be hired permanently 1 year to recieve 40 hrs paid and 2 emergency days. Hired 3 years to recieve 80 hrs paid 2 emergency days. Job security is high due to the demand for product and high retirement rate recently. At first morale overall amongst workers was high ,people enjoyed coming to work and therefore more productive. Now its more of we got bills thats why we here mood. Lack of experience and low quality of drive in new hires/temps in the past year makes the work day tiring and stressful.
Guaranteed at least 40 hrs. Optional overtime
Scheduling errors, lack of experience and drive in new hires, can't leave on breaks. $5 employee badge replacement
Driver, Warehouse, Lead person (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – December 15, 2017
This review is from my experience from 1994 to 2003. The company has changed ownership since then. At time of hire, it paid fairly well and the hours were good. Equipment was well maintained. Warehouse was very clean and organized. Then some people came and went in warehouse and the office. Due to some employees taking advantage of company they reduced headcount and put more responsibility on remaining employees. Many days I would have to work double shifts to cover for missing employees. As supervisor I was given conflicting direction from different departments of management. The company finally closed the warehouse and laid all employees off who did not relocate.
Interesting company. Decent pay. Good equipment
not enough manpower for company goals. They open and close locations a lot.