The management dosent't care if your sick or have a life
Racker/unracker and Manual line operator (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – June 22, 2018
Some people are friendly most will stab you in the back lack of pay increases i also have to work 10 to 14 hours a day 6 days a week the most hour I have work in a 2 week span was 146 hours so to work here you better have no life with nothing else to do.
Hardly any some people are friendly
Have no life, hardly any raises, I work between 10 to 14 hours a day
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI – April 26, 2018
This was, by far, the job I loved the most. I enjoyed going to NWTC for my Administrative Assistant degree. So when I began this job and realized that everything that I had learned would be utilized in this one job, I was sold! On a typical day, I would run the daily metrics reports, collect time cards and hours worked by temporary employees. I would work with the staffing agencies when we needed temps to come in. Daily. I ran the weekly new hire orientation, and provided benefits packages to employees when they were eligible. I ordered everything necessary for the entire facility. Created and tracking Purchase orders. And much much more.
Productive, good staff and management, very fast paced
Area Leader (Former Employee) – Monroe, MI – April 3, 2018
I really enjoyed working for this company, the staff was fun amd so was management. I liked how my area was fast paced. I would definitely recommend this company to family and friends. The only thing they could improve on is the pay.
Dubious business practices and dishonest upper management.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – New Hope, MN – March 13, 2018
Pioneer Metal Finishing is the worst run company that I have ever been a part of. Nepotism is common, dubious business practices are the norm, and they make it impossible to have a work-life balance. After my first month of employment, I could clearly see that there was no job security.
People didn't stay long at Pioneer. They had the highest turnover of employees that I had ever seen in my 20 plus year career. The average time for a new employee was less than 5 weeks. They were paid biweekly. It was even worse for temp workers who generally lasted only 2 weeks. It was quite common for them to be fresh out of prison. I fired one who did time for a double homicide. This was an uncomfortable position to be placed in.
When I was hired I was told that I may have to work up to two weekends a month at the most. This was a lie that they told all new employees. The truth is that as a salaried employee I worked nearly every single weekend. All weekend work and overtime were mandatory for production workers. If a worker wanted to have a weekend off, they would have to use either PTO or UPTO, but only if they had either one to use. I worked a minimum of 53 hours per week, not including many full Sundays and after hour meetings that normally lasted 2.5 hours.
I was told to inform all of the employees that from now on, anyone who punches in at 6:00 am, the starting time, were to be documented as being tardy. Yes, they were tardy if they were on time! They were supposed to be at their stations working at 6:00 am. I was informed that all workers must punch in ten minutes beforemore... their shift or they would be considered late. Of course, they would not get paid for this time.
I had never worked in a company that was so impertinent towards its own workforce before. Needless to say, the morale of the workers were as low as Pioneers' business practices. For another example, all performance reviews were rigged. I was told that I couldn't give any employee over a predetermined point score no matter how good I thought they were. The starting pay at Pioneer for production workers was very low for its location. They started at $11.50 per hour and were forced to work almost every weekend along with 10 hour days. McDonald's starts at $15.00 per hour and Amazon starts at $17.50 per hour.
In a meeting about how to prevent the extraordinarily high turn over rate of my staff, I suggested a more competitive starting wage. In rebuttal, I was told that workers were not incentivized by money. What a shockingly delusional statement to utter. I was told this with a straight face twice. I do not advise anyone, no matter how desperate, to entertain the idea of working for this rudderless company.less
You will work all the time, six and seven day weeks are the norm, they take full advantage of salaried employees.
Inspector (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – February 15, 2018
When i first started out at Pioneer i really liked it..then jobs others didnt want to do i got stuck with...as far as human resources very good communication..but the rest of factory does as little as possible..
Pioneer care more about their profits rather their employees
Masker/Production (Current Employee) – Monroe, MI – December 24, 2017
Pioneer refuses to give their employees more money, while the company is doing excellent in profits. Management care more about their monthly profits and would work employees on holiday weekends. Their is a lack of employee appreciation and low employee morale.
Quality Inspector,packing,various others (Former Employee) – Englewood, CO – October 18, 2017
Great place to work! Day goes by normally super fast. Always something to do. Only think that sucked when I worked there was there wasn't any temperature control in the warehouse where employees work. Great company great place to work