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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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2.4 5 reviews

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    The hourly pay and benefits are just good enough to keep employees from quitting because of poor management.

    Stock Clerk (Current Employee) West Jordan, UT

    ProsThe pay is very competitive for this type of work. Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance are offered to full time employees. The company will match contributions to a 401k up to 5% of each paycheck. Tuition reimbursement is also offered to full time employees up to $1500 per calender year. There are a lot of good friendly people working at this plant.

    ConsManagement at this plant is extremely unorganized. Department managers are not given sufficient training to preform their jobs at a professional level, as a result non-management employees suffer. Upper management is apathetic to the needs of lower level employees. Overzealous production and attendance standards make it difficult to stay out of trouble. No sick leave is provided. There is little to no room for career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet realistic production standards. Provide better training for department managers and lower level employees. Make sure departments are adequately staffed. (They have not hired any new employees in over a year even though many have quit or gotten fired in that time) Provide excused sick leave so when one person gets sick they can stay home and not spread there sickness to the rest of the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad management but hopefully gets better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) West Jordan, UT

    ProsPays just enough to keep you there. If you are not good with people you have a good chance of getting promoted.

    ConsLeadership is terrible. Constant harassment from management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of current management and start over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of management skills

    Stock Handler (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood pay and good hours

    ConsBad benefits and lack of empathy from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating

    Hourly Position At Headquarters (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsHealth insurance, dental and vision offered
    401(k) and stock purchase program
    Decent pay, unless you are degreed and then it's just okay
    Free turkey at Thanksgiving

    ConsCultural divide between hourly and salaried employees is insulting at best
    Incompetent middle management
    "Big brother" corporate culture
    No opportunities for advancement in most positions
    Degrees/higher education are not valued
    No sick time -- must use vacation time or make up hours
    No COLA or merit increases
    Management will call your bonus a "raise" but it is paid in lump sum and not cumulative
    No established systems in place for ANYTHING, as a result your boss won't know what his own job is let alone be able to offer guidance to new hires
    Demeaning "occurrence" system for handling absences/tardies rather than actually dealing with employees that are a problem
    New projects and work added habitually without consideration of job title or compensation
    Managers openly take credit for the hard work of hourly employees at HQ-wide meetings

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider more flexibility in schedules and work-from-home hours where feasible. Establish systems for workflow and resist the urge to pile more work on employees who will not be compensated for their additional workload. Stop using the "family" metaphor for employees. It's not apropos and comes across as insulting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work but communication and compensation are lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsFamily Atmosphere. They use this atmosphere as a reason to not pay as well.

    ConsManagement has their own agenda. They do not communicate changes well. People are not promoted on performance but on how well you connect with the right people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommincate and stick to your advancement policies. Do not promote those that do not have the education to handle a position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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