- American Mills, Inc.21.Mar 2018
Suggestions for improvement
- This could easily be a great company to work for if they took better care of their warehouse employees and managed their waste better. They have so many loyal employees that have been there for years and barely make more than federal minimum wage. Evaluations every six months or even every year to give raises and bonuses would go a long way. Even small things like celebrating employees' birthdays or randomly providing snacks in the break room to say thank you would help. Waste could be taken care of by providing a receptacle to recycle paper, and the enormous amount of fabric scraps could be donated to certain charities within the Atlanta area instead of going in the trash.
What I like about the company
American Mills employees are great people to work with. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The environment is extremely laid-back with an excellent work-life balance.
What I dislike about the company
Compensation for office workers is reasonable but still on the lower end, and benefits are rare, as are raises. Laborers' wages are outright disgraceful. Most of the people employed in manufacturing the company's products live in poverty. Regular raises and employee appreciation events/performance perks would go a long way to increase morale. Something to show people that their work is valued or just make them feel like a part of a caring workplace. The break room is poorly stocked so employees sometimes go without so much as a cup of coffee, and it's a well-known problem that the vending machines often fail to dispense change, taking money from people who are already broke. Hazardous jobs take place without proper protection, and employees are often breathing in harmful substances despite the fact that the company doesn't offer them health insurance. The company also produces a great deal of waste that could be easily recycled or donated. It's difficult to tell whether the problems at this company are from intentional decisions or simply poor communication.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAmerican Mills, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee