JEGS Automotive – Delaware, OH
Tracking and Improvement, and Safety. Your experience with the JEGS associates will be “cradle-to-grave" as you will be responsible for sourcing and… CareerBuilder
Jegs Automotive – Delaware, OH
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I worked at Jeg's full-time (Less than a year)
The building was new, and the computers were new. If you ever needed a new mouse or any other piece of equipment it was ordered , no questions asked.
Where do I start? First a bit of background: I was brought in as a full time, perminant employee in their corporate office (to not be too specific). Aka I was not in the shipping area or call center. I was brought in to produce work for them that would help sell their products to customers. I was hired to do said projects on my own, but later found out they hired another person to help the company out as well. My manager did his best to protect us from the owners and upper management, to be fair. In fact he almost lost his job doing so on two occasions. The company is run by a handful of brothers who inherited the family company from their aging father. The business experience of these brothers combined would make a typical college grad look like a bloody genius in comparison. They refuse any ideas from anyone, despite their lack of business experience, and just want worker drones to obey their orders. Even if its to help them walk the company off the side of a cliff. Standing up to these "men" is what almost got my boss fired. But enough about him. I was brought in from another stable job to work at Jegs in 2013. I was drawn in by an increase in salary, and I wish I was never drawn in by the proposal. They asked for the impossible. Our small group worked tirelessly to meet some of the most ridulous deadlines I've ever seen, and I've worked with fortune 500 companies who have high demands. It didn't help that our manager was fighting too many PR battles with the owners to help work on the projects along side us. The owners and upper management seem very friendly at first. My first week there I thought I'd hit a gold mine of a company. But that quickly changed once you were warned by fellow co workers it was all fake. They're all two faced, and I didn't believe it until it was too late. Half my department was looking for new employment. The worst part of the company was the constant rumors spread around, which sadly most were true. Every time you heard a ridiculous rumbling about one of the owners, you'd see it happen before your eyes the next week. The one in charge of our department was addicted to drugs. This is the level of crazy we're talking about! Despite these impossible deadlines, somehow my team pulled through. Much to the satisfaction of my manager, we completed three major projects in succession while meeting out deadlines and data requirements. To put it modestly I was very proud. Despite the crazy rollercoaster of rumors, deadlines, and odd management decisions, we made it! Or so I thought. This is when the brothers thought it would be wise to undercut Summit Racing, the Walmart sized titan of the industry. Instead of offering free shipping on orders a hundred dollars and up, they simply offered free shipping on everything. Their lack of common sense showing, they didn't seem to realize that customers would stop buying parts in bulk, and they immediately started losing massive amounts of money. You see, if you sell a two dollar wrench and offer free ten dollar shipping, you're out eight bucks. Take that times a few hundred thousand and you get the picture. Instead of going back to standard shipping rates, they decided to cut the labor force. Despite the fact the other worker that was hired AFTER me never attended a single racing event, nor worked on any of the major projects that were the bulk of our production, they kept that person and laid me off only a few measle months into my tenure because my bosses boss thought she "would fit better". In reality I knew that person made ten thousand less than me. It was all about the dollar. I loved the job and dedicated myself to the company, even when it was clear the company wasnt what was advertised. What followed my swift departure was the darkest period of my life. It was the first (and pray only) time id ever been in unemeployent in my 8 years of work in my field. We had to sell our house, and were lucky enough to barely slip through before caving completely into poverty by finding another position out of state, with a company that's run like a NORMAL place, with smart people making the business decisions, and making sure everyone has secure employment. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. I wouldnt recommend this place even to someone desperate for work. This place makes those lucky enough to float under the radar for years on end need to take medication to cope with the pressure and the bull, and those new only happy until their positions are determined to be expendible to make up for terrible business decisions. Ironically, they still offer free shipping. Despite the company sinking, they refuse to change their ways and admit they made a bad decision. They'll be bankrupt before you know it. And considering how many shopping trips their wives go on every week around the globe, it'll be sooner than you think.
Advice to Management
Bring in people who know what they're doing, and if not, if you mess up, take it out of your own salaries instead of laying off the best wormers your company has ever been blessed with. I only feel sorry for my feelow coworkers who suffered along side me. I hope they all got out and\or found work after getting thrown out the door. STAY AWAY.