Bodine Aluminum Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Troy, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Troy, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Benefits Very fast upward mobility for the dedicated and hard working. Good people to work with and for. Lots of outside of work activities and functions for family.

    Cons

    Can be very hot (improvement's on this are being made every year). You will smell like burning wires if you work on a casting line. Some positions can be very repetitive. Potential for severe amounts of over time.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Dojo training time and add a permanent trainer for each line. In doing so new TM's will have more line side specific training.


  2. Not all that bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equiptment Services in Troy, MO
    Current Employee - Equiptment Services in Troy, MO

    I have been working at Bodine Aluminum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The rumors surrounding this place are not all true. It is hot, and the work is not the most comfortable, but they honestly try to take care of you, and not many companies have gone as far as they have to make you comfortable.

    Cons

    It's hot, days seem long.


  3. Hot Manufacturing Environment

    Former Contractor - Production Employee in Troy, MO
    Former Contractor - Production Employee in Troy, MO

    I worked at Bodine Aluminum as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked on the shop floor. There were a lot of opportunities to learn different jobs. You are exposed to a lot high tech equipment to turn raw product into a finished part. Overall good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The environment that you work in is tough. It can be extremely hot and noisy. Some production jobs can be very repetitive. Your clothes, vehicle, hair, and body will smell of the product in the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a structured training program for new hires. Consider the integration of on the job training with lean manufacturing principles.


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    Decent company for the right people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bodine Aluminum full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty casual environment, good people to work with, good benefits,

    Cons

    Little room to move up, pay not as good as it should be for some people, dirty working environment


  6. Overall it could have been better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at Bodine Aluminum

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hard to get fired unless you steal, fight or miss alot of days

    Cons

    you have to be part of the group to get any promotions

    Advice to Management

    need to open eyes and look at what is happening.


  7. Gotta be part of the group

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bodine Aluminum

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team members here are very friendly

    Cons

    If you don't go to lunch with the bosses, you won't get ahead at this place no matter how well you do.

    Advice to Management

    The managers need to know the jobs of their direct reports. It's easy to nitpick, it's hard to do.



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