Atmosphere very negative, lack of reviews, no raise schedule, no bonuses. Management tears people down as their method of motivation.
Support from management
Very little, management needs more training
Too many "cliques" for a team to exist
Freedom to work independently
Some, but obvious favoritism abundant.
One meeting per year given by the owner, used for awards and company status. Non-existent departmental meetings, so you never know how things are going currently or for the future, just day to day workload. Kept in the dark.
No women in the tooling division. Many in the low pay production division - fed by a temp agency.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Average age in tooling division about 45, but attitudes were mostly poor with no age discrimination. Most long-serving colleagues complained about lack of opportunities, raises, advancement. Attitude adjustment is needed.
Try, but fall short. Tuition reimbursement is difficult to obtain has to be a really good reason. TMA program lacked good management.
Overall compensation for your work
Overall a slightly above pay rate for the industry in the area, but raises are very rare. Healthcare is fair to employee, but employee pays full premium for any family members added.
Office / Work Environment
Seen better and worse. No ACE or much lean manufacturing
They try, but fall short. Need more company wide safety training. Night shift gets left out of most social gatherings, but there are not many to begin with.
None of that here. When workload is heavy chances are you are on 7 days. 60-70 hour weeks not uncommon. Use or lose your vacation and many people lose them. When slow, always threats of layoffs. Management played favoritism, some received large amounts of OT, others none.
Maybe 1 out of 10 talk proudly. Most are very negative towards management. Cliques are present which only adds fuel to the fire.
Should be zero stars. This is one of the worst aspects of the job. Constant fear of layoffs, very high turnover rate. Was told upon hiring "we keep our people", opposite is true.
For the most part, but never really know until you are disabled yourself to honestly assess the situation.
Need more training, lack of overhead cranes for heavy components, some departments covered, others not.
Very challenging work, but couldn't feel proud due to all around negative atmosphere reaching the goal.
Inclusive / Diverse
Some, but fall short again. They have a TMA training program, but no one dedicated to managing it properly.
Suggestions for improvement
- Across the board attitude adjustment, and you really can't accomplish that unless you start with the little things that keep employees happy, a raise schedule for instance. Management lacks people skills that they need training on, starting with the top.
What I like about the company
When the work is in, lots of overtime.
What I dislike about the company
Without getting into details, management, and that reflects all the way down from the owner.