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Will not be around in 10 years

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Former Employee - EHS Engineer  in  Newburgh, IN
Former Employee - EHS Engineer in Newburgh, IN

Pros

Learned a lot. Great beginning job if you are a go doer. Will never get bored. Lots to do and learn.

Cons

If you are not male, pack your bags.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get Real. It is the 2012 open your eyes.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Working as maintenance employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lancaster, PA

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, which include lots of discounts with AT&T, Verizon, Staples, GM, Ford, Apple and many others. Their dental is excellent along with their vision plan. Their medical, is closely monitor and would ask you a tabacco free statment, but most of the time they all completed and they do not follow it. Even though is rough enviroment to work, very similar to working with construction workers, you will find common ground with some of the employees. Of all the employees, they are family oriented and willing to help out other employees. They policies are very strict and you must follow. The work shift are 12 hours, so most of the time you will work 3 to 4 days, but later they give 7 days off. So it's a vacation every month for 6 to 7 days and it's paid. Now if you work over the 40 hours you will get paid time and half, then after that is double.

    Cons

    Due to the great number of employees and heavy equipment in the facility, there is high risk for an accident, so they tend to enforce their safety rules to the point that they treat the employees as little children. Specially the corporate employees and supervisors who feel they are better than the floor production employees. The sad part is that their equipment is very old, dating back to WW2 and they do not have training manuals. The training is very poor, but they do give some basic electrical class room knowledge. They have a mentoringship that supposely rely on for the senior Techs to teach the new Tech, but most of the time they do not know how to teach. Only very few who are friendly enough and will teach you. They also make you filled out a Pre task form that supposely will make you aware of what you are about to do and the risks, such as possible electrical accident, fall accident, or other types of accidents. Most ot the time, they used this ticket form to incriminate and make you feel as if you do not know nothing and you are not doing the company way. They think the company is far better than the military and their expectations are higher. They also expect you to be there 30 minutes before clock in and if you are not there, they count you as late. Also you do not get paid for those 30 minutes. Would not recommend working for the Mill Plate facility, to much anomosity if you are a new employees and they would rather have older people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend management to stop inciminating people, is just like if they are waiting for someone to do something bad so they can write you up and stop treating people as if they do not have any common sense. Most of the employees are older than 40 years of age and they have families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    From Good to Bad.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

    Pros

    Solid tools and processes
    Deep manufacturing / operations talent
    Pockets of effective leadership

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance
    Excessive focus on short term results...1 y payback on Capital Investment
    Di is out of control....stop using a project mgt tool to tie to financial results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to wake up and really "talk" to the workforce. Too much airtime w/ CNBC and 60 minutes. Lets engage our workforce with first genuine appreciation and then real changes that give them back their lives....this should only be a "job".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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