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Hard work, below average pay, and questionable management

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Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, MN
Former Employee - Assembler in Springfield, MN

I worked at MAT Holdings full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The pay is decent for a temporary job, considerably better than working in the food service industry.
Not difficult work--anyone can learn to do it.
Friendly co-workers.

Cons

Below average pay.
Semi-difficult working conditions.
Half of my managers were very helpful, while the other half were extremely lazy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

An increase in pay would increase worker morale and production. Additionally, you may want to conduct a review of some of your line managers.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It keeps getting harder, it keeps getting better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Operations Specialist
    Current Employee - Distribution Operations Specialist

    I have been working at MAT Holdings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    How much are you actually capable of? How often are you called upon to develop and deploy your actual "skill set" and total ability? How many organizations allow you to do that? Opportunity in a world in which there is little is a key word to describe MAT. Care to grow? Care to learn? Care to mentally dance on your feet whether you are prone to that mode of living or not? Then MAT is for you. Life isn't easy, and neither is Logistics. Earn your keep, make your way, be honest and upfront and strive to improve yourself whilst you improve the company that hired you. That's MAT to me, and let me tell you, it isn't easy. That IS a good thing.

    Cons

    Changes every day, information overload that requires doing things in a better way. It is annoying to be bothered with so many interruptions--but that is a good problem to have. To wish for a GM type environment where any worker or union member can take extended vacation is to wish for Death. Our problems are good problems. Annoying and very hard but good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RF updates once a day set time, like 3am, reboots at start of every shift to enact update. Communication system in DC, loudspeaker paging via cheap phone system--travel time to "find" people unacceptable. Good job improved security, cameras. Use camera system in operations analysis, not only security. Capital equipment budget directly to Operations Management for allocation; do not select machines etc when shelves or other items may be more appropriate. Keep it as local as possible. Make budget expenditures flexible with this mindset less will be expended overall. Increased throughput resulting will be a good thing. Trust your opsmen. they have the loyalty of key players.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Long Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Long Grove, IL

    I worked at MAT Holdings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about that place. It is like working with a bunch of robotic, non educated, mannerless ignorant idiots!

    Cons

    Everything, there is nothing good about that freaky place! People are abusive. Bills do not get paid in a timely manner. The owners are completely clueless to how people are treated. Top management are a bunch of mean, ignorant clones of each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to treat people nicely, just because you make money doesn't mean you are a good company to work for or with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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