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Updated Jun 9, 2021

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3.2
52%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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166 Ratings
Pros
  • "Professional environment with good benefits(in 40 reviews)

  • "Long Breaks Good Pay Good Benefits(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "12 hour shifts on a rotating schedule ensures you never get a set sleeping schedule(in 13 reviews)

  • "Some days require long hours as you climb the management ladder(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very nice company

      May 26, 2021 - Picker/Packer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast prompt easy nice work

      Cons

      Hard rude never late on time

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work on mechanical issues as they arrive

      Jun 5, 2021 - Operations Mechanic in Beech Island, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has the capability to grow and learn

      Cons

      Too much management and not enough workers

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Decent Job

      Jun 9, 2021 - Material Handler in Frankfort, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      some good people there. pretty diverse. Also tons of overtime available to people who wants it.

      Cons

      management is pretty bad, they have no direction. Also there is a cap on how far you can advance.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 18, 2021 - Machine Operator in Augusta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Opportunity to move up

      Cons

      Need better ways of training, they are working on this though

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      New management

      Apr 2, 2021 - Extrusion Operator in Temple, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love this job! Leadership is doing their best to reward effort, and room to grow. Good benefits. Lots of days off. But plenty of overtime opportunities. Air conditioning in the plant!

      Cons

      12 hour shifts are brutal if you are not used to it. You will get your breaks but sometimes they are inconsistent with when you get them. Have to deal with it. Some people there are just negative. Ignore the toxicity and you’ll be fine!

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Do more with less

      Feb 11, 2021 - Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits. Pay is reasonably competitive

      Cons

      If you work in a plant be prepared for long hours. 50 hour weeks are about the best you'll get (no overtime for salaried of course), and you're always on call anyway. VPs and directors constantly ask for more results even as they push back on requesting basic resources. Plant budgetary targets are fantasy numbers dreamed up by corporate accountants and completely unachievable. Managers spend more time getting blasted in meetings than we do managing the floor, which inevitably leads to more blasting. Open positions go unfilled for months, that is if a replacement is even approved at all after a termination or retirement. Those of us who are left are asked to pick up more and more tasks until we eventually start dropping balls. If a problem requires increased spending to solve, upper management doesn't want to hear anything about it. Do more with less is the prevailing attitude.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      May 4, 2021 - Transportaion Planner in Lake Forest, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Growth Opportunities are there if you're looking

      Cons

      Compensation isn't always what you'd expect

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fast Paced, Busy but Easy

      Apr 13, 2021 - Quality Control in Abilene, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, nice pay, great chances for advancement into different areas, great exercise

      Cons

      On feet for long periods of time, fast paced, only 2 ten minute breaks

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pretty decent

      Apr 14, 2021 - Machine Operator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You'll always know your schedule. Benefits are solid, eye, dental, and health. Most people are friendly.

      Cons

      Miscommunication between higher ups and leads.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Need Job

      May 13, 2021 - Machine Operator in Frankfort, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great 401k A good way to get experience

      Cons

      Over worked Long hours Poor management Glass ceiling Discrimination

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