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Good JOB to have. Decent benefits, But dont expect a carreer.

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Current Employee - Team Assembler  in  Joliet, IL
Current Employee - Team Assembler in Joliet, IL

I have been working at Bergstrom full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Benefits are mostly decent, very stable job. They will go out of thier way to accommodate any time off you need most of the time.

Cons

Pay raises are not performance based, they are a small percentage across the entire company (2%-3%) per year. (not even cost of living). 50 hours per week at a min in most positions. Usually more, which in my opinion is too much. Not much room for advancement. The largest single raise you will getis through thier "mastery program" ($1.50 hr)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They should stop treating people like children in there policies and disciplinary actions. Oh and base they pay on performance, then folks might acctually do what you want them too.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Bergstrom

  1.  

    Overall very disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Bergstrom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Consider only as temporary employment not a company for long term employment.

    Cons

    Treatment of hourly and front line management boarders on abuse, considered as tools to be used until broken then simply replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bergstrom ownership/management, please consider a full operational review of the Joliet operations. A full review of how temporary, hourly and salaried employees are treated by customer and plant management needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a Place to Stay for too long.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Bergstrom

    Pros

    Insurance, very steady work. lots of overtime available (but it is mostly mandatory 50 hour weeks).
    If you are familiar with tools and you can put together your new TV stand you can do this job.

    Cons

    At the Joliet Locations we are "Sub-Contractors" for Caterpillar. which is a fancy way of saying that Caterpillar Does not want to pay Union Workers. Basically a Large Long Term Temp service for Cat.
    Bergstrom Doesnt Own anything in the building except the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be More Clear, Direct, and Available More Offten. Also, A happy workforce is a more productive workforce, and money makes me HAPPY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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