All in all, it's not a bad place to work. The lower and middle-level management are fine to deal with, with some diamonds in the rough. The real trouble comes from the higher-ups who demand long hours, increased productivity, and hardly ever approve investment into their machines. Each machine that I work with is no younger than 20 years old, ran practically 24/7. Not a place to build a career unless you intend on climbing the corporate ladder.
Sr. Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – October 31, 2018
Typical day included checking individual responsibilities and reacting to any issues. Preparing and managing constant growth and improvements. I learned so much from this company on how to work as a team and leverage assets within them. The company has a great culture that rewards hard work and dedication. The hardest part of the job was managing the conflict of time spent with passion for quality work. The most enjoyable part was the ability to work with top shelf equipment and all the diverse teams to support them.
A typical day at work invovled performing chemical experiments. I learned new experiments. The supervisor was really good to work with. The workplace culture was that of a manufacturing environment. The hardest part of the job, at times, was standing on my feet all day. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to use my chemistry degree.
always had a disconnect from office workers and manufacturing
DIE CAST FOUNDRY WORKER (Former Employee) – Pierceton, IN – August 9, 2018
At the time i was employed here the automotive market tanked and was laid off. the job was hard heavy lifting etc. they had a ecent pay scheule an incentives along the way. im not sure how it is there today. they had an aquisition
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Anonymous – June 7, 2018
You are not fully trusted to do the job you were hired for. Most departments do not encourage free thinking or those who ask legitimate questions to better understand how things work. The typical response is “that’s just how it’s always been” and input is not allowed. The culture is the total opposite of warm and fuzzy, except when upper management is around. To succeed here it is best to just keep your head down and do as you’re told.
Benefits and training opportunities
There is a big issue with micro management at all levels