Woodstream

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Woodstream Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's alright

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    Current Employee - Pro A in Lititz, PA
    Current Employee - Pro A in Lititz, PA

    I have been working at Woodstream full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work environment, steady hours, plenty of chances to learn other processes. Zero experience required, and a 60 cent shift differential for 2nd and 3rd.

    Cons

    Union workplace, seniority based advancement, no incentive to do more than the bare minimum, pay is not that great, and management tends to be not very bright.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Left hand doesn't know what the right one is doing, and there needs to be a much larger push for preventative maintenance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do Not Work Here unless you absolutely have to

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management

    I worked at Woodstream full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck and consistent work load

    Cons

    Everyone is unhappy. There was a lot of screaming at my job, the manager would constantly scream and cuss at employees. There was obvious bigotry and discrimination. They expected you to work overtime regularly esp if you were salary. As a salaried employee, my Christmas bonus was a $25 gift card. No matter how well you perform, if you are middle management or less, the best you can hope for is a 2% raise. Health benefits are the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    High Turn Over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woodstream full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, corporate expense account, training, travel

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, low salary, high turn over, angry managers, you are not encouraged to try to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who are in charge of brand categories only make 60k. I couldn't imagine working my butt off for years to only make 60k. Maybe if you pay your people better salaries, turnover wouldnt be so incredibly high. The employees are catty... it is almost like high school. Tension runs high because everyone hates their job. I used to love watching everyone at 5PM. They wanted to leave, but it was almost frowned upon to leave at 5PM. They wanted you to stay until 5:30 to show dedication. Only sales people get company stock, and when the company does well and they all get brand new cars, it kills morale.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast-paced manufacturing facility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Woodstream

    Pros

    Ability to get things done is high. If you're a self-starter, this can be a great place to get experience. Don't need to be tied up with the red tape of mega corporations. If you need something, get it (done).

    Cons

    Can be a bit too fast paced at times. Not in a can't-keep-up way but more of a cart-before-the-horse way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold more meetings to keep communication high. Expand into a positive team-building environment. Focus on helping employees achieve more instead of on inadequacies.

  6.  

    I enjoyed the work experience, though it was short-lived.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Woodstream part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The rate of pay was decent for a technician.

    Cons

    The supervisors were not very good people managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of certain supervisory personnel and bring in warm blooded mammals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience in a company working toward manufacturing.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Woodstream full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met alot of great people, and my influence was felt.

    Cons

    Need to value stream their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you evaluate all changes from top to bottom. Also understand the changes you make to a product, and the cost if it fails good or bad. Cut down on repacks due to changes or mistakes, the cost adds up everytime you touch it and it hurts your overhaed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Woodstream full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Decent benefits. There is a chocolate factory in the same town.

    Cons

    Abysmal yearly raises. Inflexible processes delay bringing products to market. Corporate offices are in a small town in the middle of Pennsylvania.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Could be A LOT better

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    Current Employee - SR1 in Lititz, PA
    Current Employee - SR1 in Lititz, PA

    I have been working at Woodstream full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits,
    Easy work, workday moves along quick,
    All major holidays off, + a few floating holidays to use whenever,
    Good employees to work with,
    The raised starting $, so if you start now you'll be making as much as senior employees

    Cons

    Short overtime notices,
    After working 40+ hours one week probability of being sent home early the next,
    No internal advancement available for hourly employees,
    Mundane issues are constantly brought up, when serious saftey hazards are not reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of current employees instead of those you're bringing in the door, handle issues brought up by the people who deal with these problems everyday, we do the job we know how to make it better.. Its easy to sit and the office and dictate, its hard to actually be part of the "team" you're trying to create..

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

    Woodstream

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE ORDER PULLER in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE ORDER PULLER in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Woodstream

    Pros

    Good benefits / affordable. Lots of over time but hit and miss. Does have a 401K plan but only pays 25% up to 6% with a yearly company donation.

    Cons

    Will work 50 to 60 hours 1 week then they send us home early the next week. Poor management. Only get 1 raise per year that doest keep up with the cost of living. No potential to make a decent wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop holding back raises. to end the turn over. have a set pay scale to give us something to work for. An annual rise of 3% doesnt keep up with the cost of living

    Doesn't Recommend

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