United Copper Industries

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  1. United Copper is a great company with a competitive benefits package.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Copper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly, family type atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more of a career path and opportunities to employees.


  2. It keeps trying to be better but continues to trip over it's own feet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Copper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It seems like the company has a promising future. Lots of talk of growth, venturing into new markets. Mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    The company has attention deficit disorder. It struggles with staying on track. If you want to know details you have to be in the right place at the right time. Monthly employee information meetings are not very valuable. Just stale repetition of departmental metrics.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot communicate enough. Don't assume that everybody knows what is going on as well as don't assume that your people aren't interested in the small things.


  3. Great intentions but failing

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    Former Employee - Quality in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Quality in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Copper Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Always hiring if you need a job they will give you a chance. Management concerned about employee safety and improving it

    Cons

    No heat or air conditioning in the work area. The work area is below freezing in winter and over 110 in summer. Pay rates are too low for the working conditions

    Advice to Management

    About half of the vice presidents and directors do not agree with the CEO's approach and openly talk about it to employees. CEO needs to get the management team to believe in the approach.


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  5. Very political and no employee loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United Copper Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay was good and benefits were ok

    Cons

    no bonuses and management was constantly changing and no employee longevity loyalty

    Advice to Management

    change your methods and value the long term employees and promote from within


  6. Helpful (3)

    If you really, really, really, need work, consider this place till a job comes along.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Everyone looks out for one another. Lead guys pitch in to get the job done.

    Cons

    Pisspoor management. Constant schedule changes. Sales drives production, 24 hour weeks, 70 hour weeks. You find out on Friday afternoon you'll have to work the weekend. If you work Sunday they like to send you home early Friday if they can to cut down on overtime pay. Absolutely NO planning. Unhealthy plant, toxic fumes, poor ventilation. Texas summers in this plant are murderous, 10 to 15 degrees hotter in the plant than out. 90 percent are Mexicans so management couldn't care less. High turnover, new faces every week. Laid us off for 2 weeks once. They told us they would file unemployment for us, so we would still get a little money. They lied. No pay. Too much trouble for them to file the paperwork I guess. Didn't tell us till we came back to work. Another 2 week delay for the little bit of pay. For months at a time you have to use a vacation day if you want a day off. Work /life isn't balanced, work has life in a sleeper hold and life's vision is fading fast.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head out of your ass. How can other manufacturers work their people 40 hours a week, make a profit, and meet their production schedules? Fire your production scheduler, or retrain his retarded ass. Jackslap your sales guys for making promises someone else has to fill. Why can't you allow your people to have a regular home life? Some stability would be nice.


  7. its ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pays is good and benefits

    Cons

    management is bad and supervisers. point system even if you have a doctors note you still get a point 10 points is a limit within a year and a half after you pass you loose your job,work weekends, dont have to much time for yourself alot of overtime

    Advice to Management

    hire new supervisers, less overtime and weekends, more pay not wait a whole year to get the hourly pay change,quit firing poeple for points.


  8. food and rooms should be available for the employees

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    Current Employee - Designer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Designer in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Copper Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    should be honest when we r in the company the copper is very valuable

    Cons

    if we grown up also we should be simple

    Advice to Management

    should be comfortable with all employees and marketing of the product is important for the company .



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