Poly-America Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Parcel Helpdesk

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

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great payrate and great people

    Cons

    Hope you like the heat

    Advice to Management

    Nothinh they don't care


  2. diesel mechanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Poly-America

    Pros

    No lay off ever.all diesel mechanic make at least $50k-$65k ayear.most mechanic monday -friday 5am-5pm.

    Cons

    Raises suck bad...you are suck as a mechanic. We work 60 hours aweek. If you miss one day your weekly pay check suck

    Advice to Management

    annual raises .


  3. Nice Work Enviorment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Poly-America full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to gain experience, lots of electric aplicatolions

    Cons

    No cons for this job


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Its a job.......

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Truck Driver

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

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay by the hub mile

    Cons

    No one has a clue in the office the make things up as they go. The German SS had more respect for the jews then this company has for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone in the trucking department that has trucking experience


  7. Helpful (1)

    if you want to have bad job history come here

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

    I worked at Poly-America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    be a human


  8. Helpful (1)

    Decent pay, harsh working condition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. 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 Management

    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.


  11. Worst Job EVER

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Consider caring about your employees



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