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MS Companies Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • LOW PAY, POOR MANAGEMENT, Will hire anybody (in 4 reviews)

  • low pay for the work you're required to do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Inspector"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspection in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Inspection in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MS Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy work and easy to learn.

    Cons

    Inconsistency leadership as they change the game plan, without letting the workers know.

    Advice to Management

    no


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I wish I had nicer things to say."

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    Former Employee - Digital Workforce Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Digital Workforce Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MS Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The relationships I developed with my peers and superiors was mostly beneficial. Unfortunately, this alone did not meet the 20-word requirement.

    Cons

    Reflecting on my experience, I am saddened to say it was mostly negative. I worked with some exceptionally bright, non-management coworkers.

    First off, this company is facing bankruptcy. Employees would run around corporate openly discussing the closing of company credit cards. They let some of their best and brightest go because they were making too much for the company to sustain their wages.

    The attitude of the sales department is, at best, draconian. Women were hired for their looks and nothing more. In the automotive manufacturing industry, this is not surprising, but it is concerning. The employees had virtually no knowledge of the product they were selling, something the company is built around.

    The CEO's ego is large enough to make Jupiter blush with envy. On a number of occasions, I personally witnessed him yelling at employees in his office. He is largely unaware to the day-to-day processes of the company. So, he does what any CEO with a lack of interest does: Appoints these matters to executives. His second-in-charge deserves the title of CEO.

    Bad spending habits: This is a small corporate office, around 72 employees, respectively. Employees who oversaw day-to-day transactions often commented on $15,000 being blown on fuel-filled parties. Another $900 being spent WEEKLY on catering orders. This may not seem like a lot, but in their financial state, every penny counts.

    I was considered a long-timer in my role and was only there a year and a half. I was basically told to train new employees. I wasn't given a choice. I asked for a compensatory raise of $1. I was told that I couldn't get it because of the current financial state of the company. I eventually told my manager I couldn't train new employees if I didn't get a raise. She argued that I should have told them all along and it would have been addressed. (I DID and was told it wasn't optional. So, you figure out that voodoo.) I requested two departmental changes and was denied twice because I "didn't possess the necessary experience to eliminate training." I had been trained in both, and their new hires still required training. Again, I was misled.

    My manager was a wonderful person and friend, but she didn't possess the necessary experience required to train a team, or to deal with such a high turnover rate. She wasn't given the tools she needed to succeed and this was passed along to those who worked under her. I have nothing but respect for her and I feel she was short-changed. This is a part of the company culture, though. They don't and won't care about training. Period.

    Things as simple as attendance are measured at the discretion of the supervisor. Many people took advantage of this.

    There are some departments that are clearly favored over others. Customer service reps get treated like second-class citizens. Schedulers often have the most grueling schedule, sometimes exceeding 70 hours a week. Salaried positions are treated with much more respect. (I qualified for MENSA and these people talked to me like I was fresh out of kindergarten.) The company culture in this respect needs major improvement.

    Overall, I felt I learned a bit of the basics about scheduling. After changing companies, I realize their practices are, at best, nonsensical. They pride themselves on doing what others won't. Well, there is a reason for that.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point in suggesting anything. They've made it clear they don't care.

  3. "Can't count on the job"

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    Former Employee - Indiana in New Castle, IN
    Former Employee - Indiana in New Castle, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MS Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to make some money in the short term. But when a sort ends there may not be any work for weeks. Good part time second job.

    Cons

    Managers have little respect for workers. They expect a lot more work for little pay. Raises are a very rare occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Train supervisors to teach their workforce correctly, don't play favorites, and be honest with people. Treat workers with respect.


  4. "Hands on job."

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    Current Employee - Quality Inspector I in Madison, MS
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector I in Madison, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MS Companies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work instructions , peaceful work environment .

    Cons

    Unpredictable work schedule from day to week.

    Advice to Management

    Perseu more case loads


  5. "Quality outgoing clerk"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Berea, KY

    I worked at MS Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Factory work isn't so bad.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay time & half

    Advice to Management

    receive pto pay after 2 yrs


  6. "Nepotism/ Favoritism/Incompetence"

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

    I worked at MS Companies full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get a job. You have a pulse and a SA card, you're in.

    Cons

    Boss' two kids in leadership positions. Blatantly allows son to break major rules sans consequences.
    Lies to employees regularly.
    Unorganized
    No structure
    Not one meeting

    Advice to Management

    Seriously don't have any advice if they can't see past their bottom line, which is obvious.


  7. "Quality Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MS Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people working there were great.

    Cons

    Work load not consistant because of inspection process

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Shady and unprofessional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Riverside, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Riverside, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MS Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    yearly bonus
    four day work week
    overtime whenever you need the additional hours

    Cons

    blatant favoritism
    supervisors are unprofessional
    low pay for the work you're required to do
    underappreciated
    unorganized

    Advice to Management

    DO YOUR JOB THE RIGHT WAY AND THE TURNOVER RATE WILL DECREASE


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quality inspector"

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    Former Employee - Installer in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Installer in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MS Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best work experience in my life

    Cons

    Very disorganized not organized at all

    Advice to Management

    Rearrange management to meet worker requirements


  10. "Quality Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor in Newburgh, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Supervisor in Newburgh, IN

    I have been working at MS Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting a feel for different companies in the tri state area.

    Cons

    Alot of jumping around and different shifts.


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