Poly-America

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Poly-America Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 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 (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.  

    Its a job.......

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Little risk of getting fired as long as you show up. Low expectations for the pay. Lots of overtime if you like never being home.

    Cons

    Point system, HOT in the summer, COLD in the winter, pretty much the same temperature inside as it is outside. Pay raises are a joke. If your lucky you get a $0.25 raise a year. Very rarely a $0.50. Most of those are washed out by the increases in health insurance. Most promotions are based on who's been there the longest. Management seems to try to put obstacles in your way and then tell you to figure it out. Managers also will tell you to do something, then when their boss grills them about it, they put it all on you. Vacation structure is atrocious. If you're in 12 hour days, 4 days per shift, they only pay you for 10 hours on a vacation day for a total of 40 hours, not the 48 if you had been there. Big pay cut to take a week off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Work with your people instead of against them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    if you want to have bad job history come here

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    stable, never going to close

    Cons

    bad wages for the conditions of work, in the warehouse there is no ac or heater and you work in suffocating heat and in bone freezing cold under a slave tracking point system. all for 10dll/ hr no humane at all. in the office you won't succeed if you are not a brownoser, and salaries are pretty bad too well under the average, they are getting rid of salaried employees, and non english speaking employees too

    AVOID IT, AVOID ITAT ALL COSTS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be a human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8. 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
  9.  

    good pay hot work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10. 3 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 (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
  11. 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 (less than an 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

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