Poly-America Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Decent pay, harsh working condition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Pay
    -401k, company matches up to 6% and you become vested after 3 years of employment
    -Tuition reimbursement after 3 years of employment
    -Work 4 days on/ 4 days off
    -Lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    -Harsh working conditions, extreme heat during summer and very cold during the winter.
    -Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge employees based on merit, not length of time working there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good for slave minded people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Poly-America full-time

    Pros

    benefits
    good hours
    stable company
    If you are a looser and want to never get promoted, go there, managers have been managers for 20+ years,

    Cons

    management is old fashioned and obsolete
    underpaid
    no advancement, no raises
    people harrass and none seem to care because they would have to fire over a thousand employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    points system is about the worst control system,improve management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to finish off your career, but not to start one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Written from a corporate engineer's perspective; your department will determine your experience:
    You won't work too hard, and taking breaks to converse with coworkers is not frowned upon. Free coffee, fresh (but slightly burned) at any time of day. Depending on your job, you will be exposed to most of the plant and lots of different machines and processes over time. You do not lose vacation time for sick days or appointments during business hours. Match 100% of 401(k) contributions up to 6% of salary. Health insurance is reasonably priced.

    Cons

    Management pyramid is very short, low mobility once you're in. Vacation allowance is 0 first year, 40 hours years 2 and 3, 80 thereafter until you get 120 after 15 years; you can negotiate to change this. The 401(k) does not come with any options and is in low-yielding investments, making it unsuitable for investors with more than 10 years left until retirement. Plant areas are not climate-controlled. Bonuses are not part of the culture, and there is no automatic prompting for raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits, benefits, benefits! There's no question as to why the engineering staff is almost exclusively late-30's+. 2 weeks vacation is a fairly standard minimum vacation allowance for professional positions in the US, while closer to 4 weeks is not uncommon. Transfer management of the 401(k) to a low-cost provider such as Vanguard, Fidelity, or T. Rowe Price. Institute automatic cost-of-living (inflationary) raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Somewhat ok place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Poly-America

    Pros

    Good company stability some good benefits for employees. Starting pay for entry-level employees great. Good work schedule 4 days on 4 days off. Job security as long as you do the bare minimum of your job duties. No experience required for some positions just take some tests and pass.

    Cons

    Extreme conditions as far as climate if its hot its hotter inside if its cold its cold inside. Working with some managers and supervisors that really don't know what they're doing. If you come up with any ideas they are overlooked while you're there, then all of a sudden they come up with that idea later. When asking for raises it's like pulling teeth, then if your manager puts you up for a raise you still might not get it because it goes all the way to the top management who never really sees your work and gets denied. If you fit there idea of a manager you will definitely move up unfortunately not everybody is Caucasian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to really consider the employees contribution to the company, and base promotions and raises on that rather than just denying them. Give people the opportunity to move up within the company rather than hiring from outside that really does not even know the company.

  6.  

    Worst Job EVER

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Poly-America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work Life balance was ok because of the 4 days on and 4 days off.

    Cons

    Management Sucks, No Opportunities, Sometimes you work 48 hours a week and the others are 36, No Overtime...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider caring about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place with nowhere to go!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time

    Pros

    Salary is good, people are not bad, and the managers are not too strict.

    Cons

    There are no moving up in the company. Once you are there, you are basically stuck where you are. They dont hire manager positions from in house people. You have very little input on what goes on in the company. What the higher ups say goes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good pay hot work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Poly-America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay for experience to go to other industrial mechanic job

    Cons

    its hot all the time and very few of the workers speak english

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees with respect and not like they are replaceable objects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Modern day slavery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Poly-America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    none...oh,wait they hire everyone like former criminals, mentally ill people and illegals.

    Cons

    Manipulative, abusive, racist, prison like work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a manifestation of workplace bullying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing Experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Poly-America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sadly, no Pros for working here. We need manufacturing in America but this company runs like the Chinese government. They own you, and they let you know it!

    Cons

    I was a computer programmer and every day was miserable. To make matters worse, a technically ignorant manager that survived meetings by talking in circular logic and vagueness. You had to sort things out yourself, and if successful, your manager got a pat on the back. Good For You!! Whoo Hooo! All this for sub market pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I made the mistake of forcing my manager to make a concise point during a meeting of Exactly "What" he wanted done on a project. He couldn't and I was tossed from the meeting. A few days later i was fired for making an unnecessary (not inappropriate but unnecessary) copy at a copier. Thank You! On to better things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to drive OTR for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OTR Driver  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Poly-America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is off the hub and every driver receives the same relatively high cpm rate. Stable family-owned company in a stable industry (plastics). Plenty of miles for those who want them. Minimal restrictions on home time: as long as you average 2000 miles/week you can take as much as you want. Liberal out-of-route policy: for any given load, drivers are allowed to drive out-of-route up to 10% of the number of in-route miles on the load.

    Cons

    Company still uses paper logs and dispatches its loads over the phone. Can sometimes be difficult to get home on the date requested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better use of your Qualcomm units and improve at getting drivers home on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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