Guardian Industries

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Thankful for the opportunity, but disappointed in teh company

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Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Geneva, NY
Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Geneva, NY

Pros

Guardian is a good stepping stone company to gain experience and launch your career. They offer decent pay, great medical benefits, and a very average bonus program. The on-site fitness facility was a nice bonus.

Cons

It is very physical work, even for Supervisors. Long hours (12.5 hrs) and a rotating schedule (nights one month, days the next). The staff talks about the "culture" being far better than other companies, but it's really no different once you get on the production floor. False sense of "team" atmosphere. In-fighting between shifts, and often supervisors. I witnessed a couple promotions based on "good ole boy" system instead of by merit, and I was there less than a year. Doing a good job meant having more work put on you. A lack of integrity from Senior Management (I was point blank lied to by the HR manager, which prompted me to begin looking for another job).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up the issues on the floor. Stop focusing on the extra things that take away from production, then complain about lowered production (safety games that produce no results and HealthGuard games). The employees aren't interested, and you create more work for your supervisors. Lead by example: don't preach "integrity" and then not have any yourselves...the operators notice.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Guardian Industries

  1.  

    Production Supervisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Carlton, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Carlton, MI

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, some coworkers, they have been in business a long time

    Cons

    good ol boys club, blame game, back stabbing, high stress, high turnover, Heartless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How well you do in this company is not predicated by how well you do your job. But by who you go drinking with after work or who you are buddies with. The good ol boy network is alive an well here in Carlton. I am not sure about other parts of Guardian. It drove me crazy! If your not part of it, you will not advance. Trust me. Read other reviews and compare how many positive reviews compared to negative review there are. It does lend credibility. Read reviews of comparable companies. You will find glass door to be a good insight of a company culture.

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

    Guardian will take as much as you give, then take a bit more.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carleton, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carleton, MI

    Pros

    This is very much a 'man with an opinion' company. You can excel at Guardian by voicing your opinion (as long as it doesn't greatly differ from the company opinion) and making sure you are recognized for those opinions.

    Cons

    There are very few female managers company wide, it is difficult to move around in the organization, the review process is fairly secretive and does not involve the employee. Compensation does not increase much after you are hired, get what you want up front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees, allow salaried employees to participate in career planning, share the review process so the employees know what to improve upon to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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