- Ampco Products LLCAug 5, 2016
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2012
Position Management/executive staff
As an employee that has survived years watching others be let go, mainly due to mistakes made that they should have been better trained to avoid I realize that the only way to survive is to blend into the woodwork. Management can be combative and tend to demotivate by using job security to motivate individuals.
Bright side is if you stay out of the spotlight you can come in do your job and go home. Collect a paycheck.
Feedback for upper management would be to be genuine. Don't just say the employees are important to success then fire entire groups of people and say it was not personal but based on the bottom line.
Make training a priority. I understand that it cost money but the mistakes that will be prevented will more than make up for it. Hire people in Key positions of management that have the temperament and training and want to develope staff. Having supervisors or managers that complain about the company and its direction is very demotivating.
The company offers a good product if we could get them processed and out the door correctly with more training and support.
Suggestions for improvement
- There seems to be no direction. No one really understands how their department fits into the long term plan. Promises made and forgotten cause staff to lose trust. Mass terminations due to the bottom line come across like there are financial struggles that could hurt anyone. Many of the old management that was kept have favorites and friends that work under them. If you are not one of those you have no sense of job security. Many of the employees let go at the takeover where the heart and soul. The motivators or company cheerleaders. They performed and performed really well. That shook a lot of trust in the new companies judgement and direction it was taking the company. It was too quickly and callously done. Businesses are about making money but they are made up of people. You have to really value that resource, not just say it because it sounds motivating.