Stressful, Mandatory Overtime
Welder (Current Employee) – Lafayette, IN – June 18, 2018
There are many different positions to which one might be assigned. Some are easy, some are difficult, it'd down to luck I suppose. I was hired under the idea that I would be required to work "occasional Saturdays" which quickly turned into every Saturday, plus occasional 12 hour shifts throughout the week to cover other shifts.
Wabash has no interest in setting reasonable goals that are attainable without huge amounts of mandatory overtime - great for people who want to work as much as possible, not so much for everyone else. Either way, when the goals are met the bar is raised so that they don't have to pay bonuses. Holidays and days off are offset by mandatory overtime even when it was otherwise not required.
The only way a position here might be positive in any way (aside from the obvious paycheck) would be if you were lucky enough to be assigned to an area with good, friendly, helpful people (unlikely) and a coordinator/supervisor who actually contributes (also unlikely).
Okay compensation, good benefits, paid lunch
Short breaks, constant 6-day weeks