I have been working at Jayco full-time (Less than a year)
Good working environment. The equipment in our office is newer and they seem to have taken extra care in making sure that the employees all have the tools needed for a productive work day. Small creature comforts as well.
I can't speak for the production side of things, but on the administrative side the pay is competitive.
Having worked on salary before - and putting in lots of overtime with no financial reward, it's refreshing to be an hourly employee and getting overtime in an office setting.
Company culture appears to be positive and not a drama-filled glorified high school like some places.
Many employees have been there for years, which can be a good sign - high turnover is always a red flag.
Keeping in mind that the company is family-oriented, there are a LOT of employees that are working in the same department and related in some way.
I haven't seen any blatant nepotism, but it's clear on how many people got their foot in the door.
For someone like me who came to the company knowing no one, it can make you feel like an outsider.
However, I've never felt like it was an obvious disadvantage.
If you are one to just show up - work - and go home then it shouldn't bother you.
Advice to Management
One thing that I noticed is that each department does seem to have more management than necessary. I'm not saying "get rid of management" but maybe a soft reorganization of some departments could help alleviate the feeling of having too many chiefs.
Also, I've noticed that if management has some rules they'd like to put in place (nothing crazy, but things they want to implement in order to improve efficiency) a lot of the employees respond negatively to their delivery.
I think instead of saying "if _____ is happening then no one is allowed to do ____" they should try a different approach. I'm no stranger to rules, but in a recent meeting I witnessed several fellow employees reacting negatively to a new policy that was harmless, really. It was all in the delivery though and could've been handled better.
Perhaps some members of management could benefit from some sort of managerial training.
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Jayco.
I was called in for an interview that was scheduled later that week.
I sat down with 3 members of management from the department.
Their interview questions were all on a sheet of paper in front of them and they each wrote down their version of my responses to them.
Basic interview questions really. No oddball questions. They also let me know upfront what the challenges of the job were.
When it came time for the "do you have any questions for us?" I think I made them uncomfortable by asking why the position was open in the first place. I think maybe most of their interview candidates either don't ask any questions or their questions were more vanilla.
No negotiations. I was happy with their offer.
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