Balkamp Reviews

Updated April 16, 2014
Updated April 16, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in West Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Balkamp full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad management but hopefully gets better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Balkamp part-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of current management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lack of management skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Handler  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Stock Handler in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Balkamp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and good hours

    Cons

    Bad benefits and lack of empathy from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Position At Headquarters  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Hourly Position At Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Balkamp

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work but communication and compensation are lacking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Balkamp

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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