Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) – Cedar City, UT – September 18, 2018
It has been a while since I worked at WL Plastics, but from what I recall I was required to be there 7 days a week, and was not allowed to take any accrued vacation days. The pay was very poor compared to industry averages, and the management was even worse, when the management wasn't busy playing on line, they were busy complaining about the noise that was made in the actual production line.
Lead Operator (Former Employee) – Snyder, TX – August 23, 2018
12 hour shifts but only had to work 7 days in 2 weeks. Very long hours and a LOT of younger, cheaper workers that can't seem to be bothered with things like coming to work on time, if they come in at all. That leaves a small shift very short handed and having to take up the slack because a line can't be shut down when that worker didn't show up. Management is not in touch with workers or their needs. The posted statements indicating the company "cares" about employees' well being are a joke. They care only about company numbers.
New European owners started a "zero tolerance" safety policy. Understandably, they want to improve their safety numbers to help their sales. This has the effect of creating a cutthroat environment in production and shipping. It seems to be aimed at getting rid of any worker they feel like. A lot of incidents go overlooked. But if you stub your own toe, they'll fire you if they think you're paid too much. I've been out of work because of this for almost 2 years and I was denied unemployment. I'm loosing everything, nobody else will hire me for anything and they don't care about the effect their policies have on people they claim to care about.
Line Operator (Former Employee) – Bowie, TX – May 30, 2018
It was 150 degrees in the summer inside and was the most physically demanding thing I'd ever done. I did enjoy learning and most of the processes and the guys treated me like one of them since I was the only girl.
Operator (Current Employee) – Statesboro, GA – May 30, 2018
Easy once you learn the job. It's a new company so things have to get straightened out. As with any new place. Other than that I love my job. You have to pay attention to detail. Running scrap cost money, I don't think people care because it's not their money. If it was, they would do the job right and stop taking short cuts.
Need people who care about the job . It's not for everybody
Production Lead Person (Former Employee) – Statesboro, GA – May 11, 2018
No job security. Constant harassment from loud, overly confrontational, disrespectful management. Unbelievable amount of turnover to avoid giving full pay, raises, vacation, and access to benefits. Only friends and family of management treated fairly, everybody else is trash. Any issues regarding the final product are addressed quickly and taken very seriously. Issues regarding treatment of employees are ignored. Don't waste your time here, it's not worth it.
Good manufacturing company- reasonable pay and hours.
Production Operator (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – October 24, 2017
Employees work about 12 1/2 hr shifts and it averages out to about 15 days month. Work is repetitive but there are always things to keep busy. A typical day at work requires a fair amount of general labor tasks. The job description in the interview was the same as the job expected in the facility. Facility is clean and organized. Daily and continuous safety meetings. Company/job is stable.
Lead Operator (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – April 22, 2017
Alright place to work if you're a brown noser. They have their favorites and they show it. They don't give you breaks, or little to no time to eat (maybe 5 minutes.) they tell you one thing in the safety tool box talk but mean another. For example; it's hot outside. That's the topic for the morning. They tell you to let your supervisor know if you need to cool off cause your overheating and you feel woozy. They say we don't have time for that. You can have 3 mistakes in almost 4 years and get fired but someone that makes mistakes all the time can do no wrong. Or the supervisor does everything for them so they don't make mistakes. Raises? Yeah right.