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  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    1.99
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

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Reviews - What employees say

1.99 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

No trust between management and union employees. Highly stressful environment.

Support from management

Supervision and management was inexperienced and showed favortism between employees.

Teamwork

Among union members only there was teamwork. If you were not in union most jobs had to be performed without help.

Freedom to work independently

Work load was distributive evenly. Union members were treated with no urgency to complete jobs in timely manner.

Internal Communication

communication was limited to new employees. Union members and management made it difficult to perform job successfully.

Gender Equality

No sign with female employees being treated differently. Majority of employees working in plant were male.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Union members used contract as leverage to control how the plant was ran making it difficult for anyone hired in to be treated fairly.

Career Development

Further advancement is dictated by what union members input say to management.

Overall compensation for your work

Wage and benefits are industry comparable to job description.

Office / Work Environment

Highly stressful working in a union environment.

Environmental Friendliness

Minimum effort made to accommodate and transition new employees in a fair manner. Union made it difficult for management team to improve business practices.

Work-Life Balance

This applied to union workers only. Non union workers didn't have privileges to make their work-life balance accommodating.

Company Image

Even amongst union members was alot of negative attitude regarding company practices.

Job Security

Union members are protected by union contract which makes it difficult for company to eliminate non performers and hire a quality professional staff.

Handicapped Accessibility

Very limited areas in plant to provide access for disability.

Workplace Safety

Only category that this company excelled in. Very safety concerned.

Challenging Work

The work performed by new employees was done at or above expectation but not credited accordingly. Union members showed favortism towards friends and family members which creates unfair practices.

Inclusive / Diverse

Alot of prejudice amongst union members.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Eliminate the union and allow the company to have control on the facility.

What I like about the company

I met some nice people and liked being apart of making components for our military.

What I dislike about the company

Unfair practices and working in a stressful union environment.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Babcock & Wilcox Co
  • City
    Barberton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 09.Feb 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Union shop atmosphere. No diversity and alot of prejudice among union members against non union members and company policies.

Support from management

Showed favortism between employees.

Teamwork

Only union members helped one another.

Freedom to work independently

Constant micromanagement. No freedom to work without being watched constantly.

Internal Communication

Some communication between workers and management was good but not sufficient for new employees to perform the job adequately.

Gender Equality

Only equality was within union organization which wasn't balanced out fairly among members.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Senior workers is considered for opportunities for employment and within union organization as long as they meet the demands of what is expected from company standards and union rules.

Career Development

Union shop. Whether or not an individual has the experience or education to advance the union has ability to hold that person back and advance a less qualified member.

Overall compensation for your work

This is one area the company does well in. The compensation and benefits is alittle better than company standards. Some of the reasons is cause of union contracts with negotiations.

Office / Work Environment

Semi clean enviroment with poor supply availabilty to perform task. No work benches or proper storage for equipment. Insufficient tool supplies in shop. Only good thing was a tool and parts crib that had some supplies to give employees an opportunity to work on some task.

Environmental Friendliness

No respect between union members and management.

Work-Life Balance

Because of a union present the union members followed union rules to give members the advantage to only work what is required and no more. Once the shift was over many union members went home to families regardless if company task was not satisfied for the day.

Company Image

The company makes a good product but the union creates a hostile environment limiting the companies potential for growth.

Job Security

No stability exist. Both union and non union members is targeted on a daily basis.

Handicapped Accessibility

This company has a very secured site due to the product produced for the military.

Workplace Safety

Only 5 star category. Very safe environment. With exception to union members sleeping on the job.

Challenging Work

The work expected for a non union member was more challenging because of not having the same supplies and assistance as a union member. A non union member has to show supervision the capability with performing above expectations without performing too well with upsetting union members who may not be working at satisfactory level.

Inclusive / Diverse

Not many African American, Asian and Hispanic workers at this plant. Union members showed alot of prejudice and animosity towards other race.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Eliminate the union.

What I like about the company

The product produced for military created pride and patriotism to be involved with.

What I dislike about the company

The union needs to be eliminated so the company can become a better employer and organization to the city of Barberton.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Babcock & Wilcox Co
  • City
    Barberton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Supervisors were controlled through management, not having ability to think for themselves.

Teamwork

Union members inhibited production output by controlling work environment to decide when work would be completed. Management battled union to keep a schedule on time.

Gender Equality

I didn't notice but a grew woman working there. Mostly majority was men. I also seen only a few black race employees working there. Not a diversified company.

Environmental Friendliness

Stressful due to the fact if a new employee not yet in the union works to a outstanding performance it makes the other union workers look bad and if the new employee doesn't work to satisfactory standards for management then the employee will not stay employed. Not a good working environment to be in.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Remove the union and allow the company to make the decisions to operate the manufacturing plant eliminating a third party.

What I like about the company

I was able too utilize some training for hydraulics which I had to learn from companies VHS tapes provided three times during on the job in office area of human resources.

What I dislike about the company

I feel my opportunity to prove my qualifications was satisfactory but alot of company problems is with the union controlling the system not allowing the company to be productive with having a better cultural environment for anyone to be able to work there.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Babcock & Wilcox Co
  • City
    Barberton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    1.99
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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