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  1. It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great discounts on parts. Good people to work with. Easy if you stay busy. Hours are pretty good with no weekends.

    Cons

    No room to advance. Management needs to be more personable. Health insurance is not very good. Morale could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Change some of the management around or make them take some classes on how to do a better job.


  2. Bad management but hopefully gets better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balkamp part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. Constant harassment from management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current management and start over.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in West Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balkamp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Set 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.


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  5. Lack of management skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Handler in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Stock Handler in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balkamp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours

    Cons

    Bad benefits and lack of empathy from management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly Position At Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Hourly Position At Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health 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

    Cons

    Cultural 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 Management

    Consider 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.


  7. Great place to work but communication and compensation are lacking.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

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



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