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BTD Manufacturing Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place To Learn and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tons of overtime available, very safe company, management listens to your ideas through review boards, a lot of opportunities to grow into high roles

    Cons

    None come to mind right now

    BTD Manufacturing2018-08-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Insurance is worthless; much like everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BTD Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work; will allow people to work much overtime.

    Cons

    By the time you pay for insurance premiums and the deductible you might as well not even have insurance. costs are outragreous thanks to the horrendous Obamacare. Insurance is actually very outrageous everywhere because of our last president's stupid insurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Get similar insurance that the federal employees have.

    BTD Manufacturing2019-03-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Production tops anything else. Deliveries have to be perfect even if the parts are bad and have to be reworked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BTD Manufacturing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free WiFi. One of the supervisors and some of leads are cool

    Cons

    Managment sucks. Employee are all afraid of losing their jobs. Over worked and underpaid. Washington facility is like the ghetto of the company. Upper management doesn't care

    Advice to Management

    Have someone that's not in a power position come and talk to people to find out how it really is. Then do something to fix it. No one feels like there is an open door policy. The HR is a joke and needs to be replaced

    BTD Manufacturing2019-01-14
  4. "The future is bright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is experiencing unprecedented growth and there are opportunities to move around to other jobs.

    Cons

    Lots of people are new to management and leadership roles and are often too focused on production.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is great but people still have to matter the most.

    BTD Manufacturing2018-08-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Amoral to very core"

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    Current Employee - Production in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Can't actually say one positive thing.

    Cons

    The management is devoid of any morality whatsoever. Absolutely everyone will lie about everything. Nothing they ever said has any relationship to the truth. They will say or do anything to anyone that will shut them up. All they want to do is push the people and the machines to the breaking point. The turnover is unreal, literally hundreds of people per year. People walk out in the middle of a sentence.

    Advice to Management

    HR department should never be able to work with human beings again. I wouldn't trust them with taking out the garbage.

    BTD Manufacturing2018-07-20
  6. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Washington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of overtime. Great people to work with. Company rewards you with free lunches throughout the year. I really enjoyed working for them.

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines sometimes to get product out the door. Sometimes put on mandatory overtime including Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that employees have a home life.

    BTD Manufacturing2018-05-17
  7. "They will invest in you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company does a great job of helping an employee outline a career path, and will give you goals needed to get where you want to in your career. The tuition reimbursement is very helpful, and is something too many people don't take advantage of here. You can get into this company with no experience, and learn every skill you need to work in any position here. Seriously, the CEO started out as a tool designer... and has worked his way up from there. Your possibilities are what you want them to be. BTd is also super involved in the communities around their plants, heavily investing in school's STEM programs and all sorts of community programs. The council dedicated to this does an awesome job. As much OT as you want.

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    Cons

    Pay is not extremely competitive, but is definitely getting better in the Lakeville location. There is a lot of OT right now, because we are not able to keep up with how much business this company is getting. This is a bitter sweet problem.

    BTD Manufacturing2018-04-06
  8. "Shift lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    You need to show value and get in with the right people to move up

    BTD Manufacturing2018-03-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Organized and fast paced"

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    Former Employee - Setup in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BTD Manufacturing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn in the organization and many departments and machines to make a career with. Lots of overtime and weekend work available. Lots of policy and process to guide how things are done.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to work overtime, poor attitudes from some employees, new leadership is too green to solve issues

    Advice to Management

    Try to quit playing favorites, listen to both sides of issues. Find a way to not keep loosing the experienced staff, put in some incentive to get the experienced staff to return that have left.

    BTD Manufacturing2018-02-26
  10. "Reason to work for BTD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BTD Manufacturing part-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, promote within, good working conditions

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say

    BTD Manufacturing2017-10-31
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