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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AJM Packaging

Pros

Most of the people you work with are easy to get along with

Cons

Management fights amongst each other

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get it together and stay on the same page

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  1.  

    Really great stepping stone for me. Got to learn a lot of valuable tools.

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    Current Employee - Inventory Clerk in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Clerk in El Cajon, CA

    I have been working at AJM Packaging full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time, medical and dental and was close to my home.

    Cons

    Pretty rigid point system, so taking off days, even being sick, was kind of a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update software and equipment. Will most likely create a better workflow and cost savings.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Company is improperly ran. Outdated processes and lacks innovation to be truly productive and efficient.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southgate, MI

    I worked at AJM Packaging full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance coverage, fair salary, interesting line of work with potential to be far better than it's current status.

    Cons

    Salary/management personnel are tricked from the very get go of employment. Upper management believe that everybody in the company does not have a life outside of the company, making personnel work 6-7 days a week, not allowing for much personal time with family. Salary employees who are hired for managerial and operations positions are forced to take on roles that include that of painting, cleaning, labor and various other tasks that are supposed to be that of the maintenance and janitorial staff, all in the reasoning of avoiding having to pay overtime to hourly staff. Why are crew leaders and salaried employees painting, doing hi-lo maintenance, and other facility maintenance projects? This is why you have a maintenance and janitorial staff to begin with. Company is improperly ran and wastes money due to outdated or lack of technology. Whereas other manufacturing companies utilize the benefits of databases, scanners, and other equipment, AJM still relies on 1960's carbon paper usage and a billing software from the early 1990's, which would normally be used in a small, 2-3 person office, not in a company that has several facilities in 5 states. The owner is awful and treats his personnel more like slaves than people. Have paid witness to him blowing up on staff and berating them in front of other personnel. Not a very healthy and uplifting work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A complete overhaul of the inventory management. Needs to be updated to a current and cutting edge solution. You would cut your operational costs, improve driver-wait times, and improve order building and load billing. You have several plants across the country that all are intertwined and that's not efficient. Stop shipping entire truck loads of product to other plants, only for them to be handled again for customer orders. That's handling the product far too much and can effect the quality. Driver wait times average several hours when they should only be there for no more than an hour. There should be a shift solely for building customer orders and a shift designated for loading orders. This would relieve the bottleneck effect, driver wait time would shrink, lot traffic would clear up, and overall morale of personnel would improve, due to them not waiting around for hours for product from another plant. Improving your employee morale will improve your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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