I worked at Daikin North America full-time (More than 8 years)
Work all the overtime your heart desires. Union environment pay is decent for area. Employees are friendly and welcome to new hires as long as you do your part and work.
Upper management. Overloaded employees. Lack of listening. If you don't have a life away from work then this place is perfect for you. Will never have time to do anything other than work.
Advice to Management
Allow your supervisors to make decisions, listen to them, and take there advice they deal with the floor something you are wrongfully out of touch with. The new HR regime is trying to blow butterflies and rainbows out of every where they can, but have failed to make the environment anymore inviting to workers or lower and middle managers. Put in bonus programs so the people that do actually work there butt off get rewarded instead of washed into the pack.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Daikin North America (Decatur, AL).
Phone interview with hiring manager, then wait a month and do an in person panel interview with peers and then management, then wait another month and do a second interview with the plant manager, another panel interview with your peers, and another panel interview with managers. If you make it to the second round of panel interviews you are hired unless you just totally screw up somehow.
They offered a dollar amount and it was a good offer but there benefits are the real prize at the company $5/month family insurance. They would not budge on the offer at all even though my former company matched the pay.
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