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MillerCoors Reviews in Trenton, OH

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Pros
  • Great perks: cases of free beer/ month, discounts on baseball tickets (in 44 reviews)

  • work life balance a high priority among leadership in my team (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the brewery is not the best for people with families (in 20 reviews)

  • Corporate and field sales and marketing are scared to death of the upper management (in 10 reviews)

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    Trenton Brewery is not a bad place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Trenton, OH
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Trenton, OH

    I have been working at MillerCoors

    Pros

    The job (hourly) is not as physically demanding as other manufacturing jobs I have had. It is a job you can grow old in. You are able to to develop your career by as much as you are willing to put into it. Production Technicians are only $.70 behind the maintenance folks. Ability to switch shifts with others.

    Cons

    At Trenton there is no 401K match for hourly workers. (There was a $400 match per YEAR but, the Union opted to trade that for and extra $1 toward pension.) Most managers are afraid to deal with individuals who are lacking depending on there race and gender. They used to offer transportation costs re-imbursed to new managers if they stayed for a year but, so many left after a year that it is now a two year deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey the workers for ideas, complaints and suggestions. Despite being a job you can grow old in, moral between hourly and management could be better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Out of Touch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Trenton, OH
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Trenton, OH

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Benefits. Most employees are friendly. Others can be evil.

    Cons

    Coworkers generally run the plant. You are basically at the mercy of how your coworkers feel about you. If they don't like you, they will find a way to get rid of you. HR believes or accepts too much of what the general worker says and usually its a fabricated story. MillerCoors has a 6 month probationary period... AND THEY USE IT. If they don't like the way you comb your hair or tie your shoes you will be terminated. Other plants may operate differently but Trenton prides itself in never having a layoff so they view termination as a better option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to take a better look at management and not always accept the word of veteran workers and management as truthful. Needs to work closer with the employee AFTER the hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is JOB, If management took a different attitude, it would be a great career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Trenton, OH
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Trenton, OH

    I have been working at MillerCoors

    Pros

    The work is or can be challenging at times so it is not a typical every day is the same production line work. The work itself is not difficult or terribly straining though some folks can be prone to repetive motion injuries. All types of training is available but, you do have to work to get it. You are only $.70 less in hourly wage compared to the electricians or the mechanics (they get the same) with A LOT less responsibilty on a daily basis. The money is great! The benefits are ok.

    Cons

    The hour can be long and weekends may be few as far as getting time off. Usually you are told on Friday afternoon whether you are working over the weekend. In fairness though, they do try to give you a heads up starting wednesday and that will change several times till finally being confirmed on Friday afternoon. For a quite comfortable job there is little trust between management and hourly, resulting in very poor morale. It makes it difficult in taking pride in your job. If a line runs well the mangers get the credit and if it runs bad the workers are to blame. As mentioned in previous posts, if you do your job and STAY UNDER THE RADAR, you will be fine. However, the more you do above and beyond, the more chance you have of being set up for a fall of some kind.

    Temps during summer months has now expanded from March through Dec. Unfortunately, because they are "family and friends" temps bad ones do not get let go and good ones of the family type are not hired. Many times they cause more work for the permanent workers due to lack of skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some concern for the folks who carry you and the company on their backs. The surveys they have started are a step in the right direction but, but, the questions can be vague or read from different perspectives which makes the 1-5 answer how you feel, not the best of formats. Look at what makes other companies voted "The best place to work for". What puts them at the top and not MillerCoors? So much emphasis is put on "world class manufacturing" and having employees "take back the business" but, there does not seem to be any real effort in supporting an effective collaboration between hourly and salary in doing so. In other words the talk does not match the action.

    Implement a system where feedback from the employees is gathered to add to any manager's review on a yearly basis.

    The next question asks to give an opinion of Leo Kiely and how he is leading. That is difficult because it seems that the management "system" is geared toward telling the next level up what they think they want to hear. So what actually gets to Leo is probaby just the foam on top of the beer, if you will.

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