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3.3
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62%
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86%
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Gary Verplank
39 Ratings
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  • "Very poor middle management - lack of trust in production plant between employees and plant management(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Inspection/quality"

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    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Placement satisfaction or able to be placed elsewhere.

    Cons

    Probation of contract,only time & half for overtime & no holiday pay..

    Advice to Management

    Period shortened & paid Holidays less hours to qualify...Doubletime for Sunday's overtime worked.

    Shape Corp2018-10-27
  2. "CLEANNESS, HEAT CONCERNS IN SUMMER,RANDOM DRUG TESTING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No shop is perfect,nor is a supervisor or employee, trouble makers with bad attitudes need to be sorted out quickly as it unchecked effects other employees and their ability to do a good job, troublemakers always try to get support from other workers. Random drug testing,if a employee or management is acting strange, then it's in their and everyones elses best interest to address it. although in this day in age and...

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    Cons

    treat workers as people,people are not a machine,people have wants and needs and families

    Advice to Management

    try to understand,workers are people,without them,there is no company. Improve lots of little things,so people want to come to work,some shops even have free food cafeteria now,or at least reduced prices at vending.free water bottles,pop coffey, gatorade , little things help.

    Shape Corp2018-12-06
  3. "Robotic Weld Tech"

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    Former Employee - Robotic Weld Tech in Garland, TX

    I worked at Shape Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Promotion Structure Great 401k Matching

    Cons

    Not a Good Work Life Balance Work 6 days Always

    Shape Corp2018-10-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Pros... and cons"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth if you’re willing to put in the work. Good vacation benefits. Tuition reimbursement. The fitness factory (onsite gym) is great: equipment, staff, and work out classes. 401k is good. Quarterly bonuses. Pretty clean shop, work isn’t hard. Frequent raises.

    Cons

    Sick time should be paid (regardless if it is used or not) too many people forcing themselves to work when they’re sick and that causes the whole crew to get sick. Wages are not competitive when it comes to anything more than general labor. Now you have to pay for college tuition up front- it’s just not feasible for everyone. Micromanaged daily, down to what type of utensil you can use for your hourly production rate...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging good workers, you’re pushing them away. Pay more competitive wages. You’re not fooling anyone with the “our benefits package beats everyone else’s and it adds up the same!” song and dance. It’s pathetic that I know MULTIPLE employees who have had to go to food trucks or choose between putting gas in their tank or eating. It’s 2018, having a full time job at a manufacturer should not be uncomfortable...

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    Shape Corp2018-10-11
  5. "Shape is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Haven, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shape Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money over time money overtime

    Cons

    Everything else, especially human resources

    Advice to Management

    Get better management

    Shape Corp2018-09-22
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Time to remove top management that’s been used here more than 5 years..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Closely held, family business , small business feel

    Cons

    Thinks globally, but can only perform locally

    Advice to Management

    Sell off regions and focus on achieving world class performance of commodities in USA. Only sell what we have proven we can produce

    Shape Corp2018-06-19
  7. "Build a career here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They're willing to train and promote from within. Overall good company culture with community focus. Good benefits. Access to on-site fitness center. Family events for employees and their families. Keep employees in mind even when they have to make the tough calls associated with running a profitable business.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the culture gets a little lost in middle management. Some managers are overly concerned with employees in other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that we may not always understand someone elses job, and we need to leave our assumptions at the door. Every employee has their own boss who they're accountable to, who on the other hand is accountable for their employees' performance to their superior. Unless someone is beeing unsafe or affecting those that you are responsible for, just keep walking, their supervisor can sort it out if they feel it's necessary.

    Shape Corp2018-05-24

    Shape Corp Response

    June 5, 2018Corporate Communications

    We greatly appreciate your feedback, and are so delighted to hear that you have enjoyed growing with Shape. We value your insight and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Going Down Hill"

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    Current Employee - Quality 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The health insurance is great.

    Cons

    The culture that once was is no longer.

    Advice to Management

    In order to cut costs and go lean in a low financial dip, a culture of cut everything at every expense is in place. There is such a strong push, that leadership is slashing everywhere without considering the consequences. Instead of doing a mass layoff, they are letting people go in a constant, slow trickle that has everyone on edge. Quiet muttering of "Who's next??" can be heard all day long as well as your team mates...

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    Shape Corp2018-06-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Skip this one!"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Grand Haven, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shape Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are none! Crappy Job!

    Cons

    Used to be a Family company, Now that Mark White took over, It is one of the worst I have worked for.

    Advice to Management

    GET A CLUE! Treat your employees with the respect they deserve!!

    Shape Corp2018-05-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Greate place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Haven, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shape Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, management seems to look out for the employees as much as the well being of the companies future. They promote from within which allows you to grow in your career without necessarily moving from company to company.

    Cons

    Pay scale seems low, and to get to a competitive wage with the annual reviews/raises would take more than some are willing to commit too.

    Advice to Management

    Trust but verify your employees. We're professionals with a passion for what we do and sometimes decisions are made either without our input or its disregarded. Then we get to live with the consequences of bad decisions.

    Shape Corp2018-02-13

    Shape Corp Response

    February 23, 2018Corporate Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are working hard to regularly evaluate team member feedback and make improvements to Shape.

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