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East Penn Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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Pros
  • great benefits for full time employees (in 7 reviews)

  • They have good benefits, pay, and the work is stable (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, management talks down to people and even yells at them, like to blow smoke (in 3 reviews)

  • Mandatory overtime, working with lead and acid, must work 3 years to receive paid vacation week (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Deka Battery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at East Penn full-time

    Pros

    every employee in Deka are helpful and work is a great environment.

    Cons

    Their are no cons in working for East Penn


  2. "Good job with some strick/backward rules"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at East Penn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good benefits, pay, and the work is stable.

    Cons

    Management can be hard to deal with and very strict with rules.


  3. "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at East Penn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits are awesome good to build and maintain a family

    Cons

    heat is uncomfortable in the summer and some ppl r racist

    Advice to Management

    stop having sex with the temps


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall not bad. Not as great as advertised."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fleetwood, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Fleetwood, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at East Penn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, decent pay, good health benefits, easy work. Boot voucher once a year is nice. They take safety very seriously. Constantly check blood levels to keep everyone as safe as possible.

    Cons

    Poor vacation time, bad 401k, no paid sick leave, horrible life insurance (only 10k in the event of death), short and long term disability is ridiculous. takes forever to go dayshift. Little opportunities to advance, and if you do want to move up you better know someone high up! It's a job, not a career. Mandatory overtime in certain departments that may run 8 months out of the year. Poor planning ahead for orders. Poor upper management which trickles down to production. And it's definitely quantity over quality. Quality of product is a JOKE!

    Advice to Management

    Pay by performance not everyone the same by position. It takes a few minutes to do an evaluation for an employee, it'll motivate employees to work harder and be more productive. Take care of time the extra perks (vacation, 401k, life insurance and get some paid sick leave). Quit the promoting of unqualified employees because it only hurts the company.


  6. "Job review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fleetwood, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fleetwood, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at East Penn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment great pay friendly supervisors awesome shift schedule

    Cons

    I had problems with them excepting fmla for my fiancé who had a tumor and since we weren't married ended with my termination due to "absenteeism"


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lyon Station, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lyon Station, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and the freedom to learn as much as you can. The company makes money in spite of itself.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Low pay for positions. Mangers tell you what you want to hear. Professionals treated the same as production employees.

    Advice to Management

    None because they won't change.


  8. "Jobs"

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    Current Employee - Heatsealer in Lyons, PA
    Current Employee - Heatsealer in Lyons, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at East Penn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good solid work, Always production. Good benefits. There is always over time where ever in the buildings.

    Cons

    lack of good leadership in certain dept. Lack of communication between leadership and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Theres not much of pure communication within some dept. I can only speak for mine and I believe that communication should be more more encouraged, Many times it's a guessing game when it comes to certain tasks. This can place certain situations into problems because if noone really knows anything and or the supervisor just simply assumes or allows you to know, It could cause an employee either an injury or some type of heated conversation within employee or the supervisor. Most of the supervisors don't know how to speak to there employees also in a respectful manner. I have had one who was extremely demeaning to me and to others and no one has done about it even though some of what was mention to me that some of the office people know of it but it is not stressed upon it. Employees quit not because of the jobs, It is because of the leadership that is within.


  9. "Plant utility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at East Penn full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, room to grow within the company. Plenty of other little perks throughout the year.

    Cons

    Earn your paycheck depending where you are placed, the is a old school hierarchy depending on which plant your in


  10. "One of the best job experiences."

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    Former Employee - Concast Machine Operator in Lyons, PA
    Former Employee - Concast Machine Operator in Lyons, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at East Penn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company loves its employees. Between the gifts, company picnic, and bonuses. You truly get treated with the upmost respect. If you sre willing to put in the work, you will be paid extremely well.

    Cons

    The only con is health. You are working with lead and acid base products. Keep yourself clean. Other than that, just work hard. This company will not blink and eye if you get fired. Just do what you need to do and collect your paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the transfer within company.


  11. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at East Penn full-time

    Pros

    great culture, alot of opportunities

    Cons

    speed of change and new ideas



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