Very little training. No accountability.
Assembly Machine Operator - Winding (Current Employee) – Sparks, NV – February 2, 2019
The hours are very long and you're on your feet the entire shift. Shift leads are not given enough authority to do their jobs effectively. Workers disappear off the floor for an hour at a time, and no one can do or say anything about it. Leaving their position for the other workers to cover (or not). And shift leads can't do anything about it. There are S.O.P.'s in place, but no one seems to know what they are because there's no real hands on training. Workers are given guidelines to follow and then sent to their lines for the other workers to take up the training departments slack. I joined PENA because they proposed a high quality product (batteries for electric cars). A year ago, quality was king, now it's all about quotas. Attendance holds more weight than quality. HR is not connecting with the employees. They do not look at your talents and place you accordingly. They only place workers where they need to fill numbers. You may be an experienced maintenance technician, but they'll place you in material handling (entry level position) because that's where they need bodies...And they don't care about your shift preferences either. No pay raises, just cost of living raises when upper management feels like it. The rate you're hired at is the rate you'll stay unless promoted. It's very difficult communicating with the Japanese technical assistants as well. The best you can hope for is Google Translator on your cell phone....but don't get caught on the floor with your cell phone because they can fire you for that (depending on your supervisors' attitude). If you are an independent worker, self starter, quick learner, don't mind long hours, and working in eighty degrees year round, with over time the pay is pretty good. An array of healthcare plans are provided and really are pretty good.
Consistent pay. Transportation. Healthcare. Free coffee, cereal, soda.
Long, hot hours. No accountability. HR