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  1. "3rd party Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Third Party Quality Assurance in Whitwell, TN
    Former Employee - Third Party Quality Assurance in Whitwell, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed time at HP Pelzer in Athens, professional environment, friendly southern hospitality.

    Cons

    None, no cons that I can think of.


  2. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Tennessee in Athens, TN
    Former Employee - Tennessee in Athens, TN

    Pros

    Hard working people on the production floor

    Cons

    Management never comes on floor to see what is going on. Good people leave because they are treated poorly. Always out of materials and scheduling is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Go into the plant and talk to the people that actually make parts. Ask them what needs to be done for improvement.


  3. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Everyone seems to be willing to support each each other to get things done.

    Cons

    Most of the management personnel have changed within the last 3 years. Job security is still a bit unstable.


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  5. "Technical Controller"

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    Former Employee - Cost-Estimator/Quality Engineer in Thomson, GA
    Former Employee - Cost-Estimator/Quality Engineer in Thomson, GA

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    This ended up being a short term position.


  6. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Eudora, KS
    Former Employee - Operator in Eudora, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promise of training, a career, benefits, healthcare, and support.

    Cons

    Failure to provide training, benefits, healthcare or support.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that unless Pelzer invests in its workers, they will NOT invest in it. Pelzer appears to have adopted the model of continuous turnover--regardless of employee commitment, effort, and loyalty--to enhance profits for shareholders. Basically, Pelzer is doomed.


  7. "Valuable experience despite management's "Good Ole Boy" System"

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    Former Employee - First Shift Hot Molding Supervisor in Thomson, GA
    Former Employee - First Shift Hot Molding Supervisor in Thomson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned very valuable experiences with injection molding

    Cons

    I was very unhappy with managements style of working their hourly employees to death and then simply replacing them when they become unhappy for working months at a time with NO days off

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for


  8. "Great Employer, Lots of Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities exist and the company attempts to stay on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Upper management does not know what is being done by the various groups and many times these efforts contradict or undermine each other.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize individuals more. Most of the time the only work appreciated is for people overseas or doing large efforts. Other work is just as important. In addition, make sure Management knows what is going on. Many times efforts approved by management violated policies established by other management effort and undermined established policies.


  9. "HP Pelzer Automotive System"

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    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Port Huron, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Port Huron, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company can be very cost saving and can be creative, Don Reddy intentions are very real at moving HP Pelzer forward. His plants are clean and very safe work environment. HP Pelzer should be a leader in its segment of the automotive business. HP Pelzer jumps on new programs to improve production.

    Cons

    The cost of using so many temps might save the company money in the short term on paper, but usually cost the company much more money in training and issues with Quality. Plus the low wages also are issues in HP Pelzer and some of the management lack insight to change. Also the divide between management and employees is a major concern. Understandable the income differences, but management get more days off and sick days and better treatment and many other benefits that the common employees do not receive. A small profit sharing plan would help benefit this company and equal benefits between manufacturing and management would help improve the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advise from your people in manufacturing, the company has the engineering ability to grow and change and now with all the recalls in the automotive field, things will continue to change and grow more important on the quality side of the business by the demands of the automotive companies. HP Pelzer is in need of a better maintenance program that fixes issues and not patch problems and also need to rotate stock parts within their warehouse, some parts have been setting for over a year and those parts are dated and have changed. HP Pelzer can be a real leader in its automotive area. But its management need to adapt better and not be so harsh on people trying to give advice. Change will happen in the automotive business and new ideals and ways to improve does not always come at cutting cost of material.


  10. "Short but sweet"

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    Former Employee - Office in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Office in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good management, overall it is a good place to work. I would not be adverse to working there again.

    Cons

    I worked there when the sales were poor so it is hard to criticize the company for down sizing my position.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the management seemed to try to connect with the workers. The effort were not always successful but at least they were trying.


  11. "Over worked but under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Warehouse in Thomson, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Warehouse in Thomson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at H P Pelzer Automotive Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good traffic commute, friendly work environment and people

    Cons

    Hazardous work environment ( oil spills leaky roofs etc), unkempt restrooms , poor air ventilation , hardly any days off

    Advice to Management

    Need a more effective schedule plan , better maintenance on machines


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