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Meridian Magnesium Die Casting Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you like repetitive labor, this is the job for you."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good for a general labor job. People are, for the most part friendly and easy going, but like any other job, there are always a couple bad apples in the bunch.

    Cons

    You're almost guaranteed to work 3rd shift or maybe 2nd, regardless of what your temp agency tells you. Working 3rd shift and having any real social or family life is probably the worst part. You're either sacrificing sleep, time with your kids, time with significant others, or your nights at the bar.
    Oh ya you'll be told you have to work at least 1 weekend or every other weekend per month, but you'll actually work every weekend but one per month.

    Advice to Management

    Hire part timers to work the weekends to give permanent FT employees with kids and families their weekends. Especially 3rd shift.


  2. "Not a positive environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always opportunity to get overtime

    Cons

    They are overly strict on attendance and expect people to go months without one day off.
    Typically works 7 days a week

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees

  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting full-time

    Pros

    Don't need to work overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about your opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to employees


  4. "Awful for anyone with a family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will be worked 7 days a week for months and months with not one day off. They do not give family time ANY consideration. Dirty shop. Horrible heat. The decision-makers aren't even on the floor to experience the consequences of decisions they are making.

    Cons

    There are NO cons to working here. The atmosphere is as a shop was in the 1800s

    Advice to Management

    Stop working your floor/machine employees like dogs. STOP


  5. "Great job!"

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

    Pros

    A Lot of work available

    Cons

    Not in the city of Lansing

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing three great job you are doing


  6. "Meridian is a continuous growing company and for my personal experiences communication among employees is suffering"

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    Former Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance, Vacation, job opportunity, safety

    Cons

    Excess of over time, no sick days

    Advice to Management

    Value the opinion of the formal operator for possible solutions


  7. "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    always hiring, though it is because of so many people quitting and getting fired.
    mindless, easy work that someone of any intelligence level should be able to do

    Cons

    this company, is terrible, they fire people left and right for very little reason and keep useless employees around.
    the HR staff controls eveything that happens on the factory floor, although obviosley themselves never set foot there,
    extremely hot, no air circulation whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    give more administrative power to function leaders, so the angry miserly HR rep that looks like she just hitched a ride from the 80`s, cant fire people whenever she is in a bad mood

  8. "This is by far the worst place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - General Duty in Eaton Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Meridian Magnesium Die Casting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this place.

    Cons

    They work you like slaves for little compensation.
    The "management" is making record profits and the employees are getting little to no raises.
    The employees are being forced to work multiple weekends with no end in sight.
    They are eliminating jobs and putting the work of two to three people onto one.
    Unless you're part of the "clique" you will not advance.

    Advice to Management

    Try treating your employees with some respect.
    When you have record profits maybe you should give the employees better than a 1% raise.
    Make advancing more about merit and skill than who is buddys with the bosses.