Hawkins – Minneapolis, MN
ABOUT HAWKINS! Hawkins, Inc. is a formulator, manufacturer, blender, distributor, and sales agent for thousands of industrial chemicals and reagent… Hawkins
Hawkins, Inc. – Roseville, MN
Our Mission is to exceed our customers' expectations as a high-quality, service-oriented chemical supplier and to adapt quickly to the changing… Hawkins, Inc.
The hourly wage pays a decent amount The company has good health benefits through the employee union
Unsafe working facilities. Unable to incorporate many important safety procedures due to high volume work load. Which is scary when working with acidic and corrosive chemicals Huge disconnect between corporate and general employees, which made trying to make changes/improvements extremely difficult There is a union and HR, but I found that neither one does much to protect employees when difficult situations come up Facilities understaffed. High volume work load and not enough staff members. Causing many mistakes, chemical spills, and countless hours of mandated unwanted overtime High turnover from temporary and full-time employees. Due to high work load and minimal if no official training Think twice before excepting a job here
Advice to Management
Communicate with your employees. This company has a lot of potential, but will never reach it because no one can stand to stay at certain facilities more than a few years. There are people who work in production every day with great ideas that will never be heard. Employees need to have some official training before starting, which would be possible if facilities where adequately staffed.