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Colson Caster Corp Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Good environment - future concerns"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colson Caster Corp full-time

    Pros

    Great employees in which to work - good environment with good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Concerns that our location will be closed and business relocated to Michigan.

    Advice to Management

    Arkansas locations are performing well and great potential. Move more business to Arkansas.


  2. "Slowly seeing the writing on the walls...."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Colson Caster Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are several Colson locations, both domestically and internationally, so there are relocation opportunities available.

    Cons

    Allowing a 3rd party consultant to come in and tell them how the business should be ran.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and employees before you listen to a outside consulting firm who has no idea about casters and wheels.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are not valued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Colson Caster Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good, hard working people in most areas. Competitive products when production is allowed to run efficiently. Lots of great talent, but not being utilized.

    Cons

    Employees are run into the ground with limited resources and limited training, forced to take on multiple roles without compensation. Exceptional efforts are met with indifference. Promotions do not align with skills and experience. Top employees are seeking other opportunities outside the company. New ERP software is not working properly yet very little effort to get the right talent in place to fix. Customer order fulfillment is diminishing quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Top leadership needs to review middle management's treatment of employees. A company that doesn't value its employees will lose good people, and customers in the long run. Align the right people to the right positions, stop promoting people who don't know what they are doing, and remove ineffective leadership as quickly as possible.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "electro mechanical maintenance job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent money,but a terrible training program.

    Cons

    their machinery is total junk constantly breaking down .A total rat race from the start of the day to the end.Co-workers are arrogant just because they are multi-year employees.Don't advise this place at all!

    Advice to Management

    Better training program.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Teamwork"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paragould, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paragould, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colson Caster Corp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are supportive. Regardless of their role, they are willing to pitch in and help each other.

    Cons

    Long Hours & taking on Multiple Roles does not allow people to "do their best work." This leads to the best performers looking for other jobs and leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work/Life Balance is important and if addressed it could pay off in productivity and profitability.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Satisfied With The Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Environment where people work together and respect one another. Very little turnover except retirements.

    Cons

    Workload is very demanding with few resources.

    Advice to Management

    There are hard-working, professional people here. They have a need to be able to feel a since of accomplishment. It is difficult to do when there are not enough people to accomplish the work at the plant level.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great beginning job out of college with little room to advance in the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I took this job right out of college and it was great to add some needed experience in the industry and I enjoy what I do and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Restructure of the company under new ownership by a private investment group has really changed the atmosphere of the company and many new corporate positions were created while eliminating office staff. Benefits were also taken away like sales bonuses and the health care is not even worth having.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on corporate spending and treat your hard working employees that do the actual work with more respect and compensation and allow for growth and advancement in the company.