Being here is like being in high school all over again. There's always someone gossiping and starting rumors about another employee, more than you would expect from a job.
Support from management
There are only two people who actually let you know when you do a good job. Generally the others will just let the boss know when you mess up to make themselves look good.
Freedom to work independently
When there are enough people, the work is evenly divided. When they are short handed, it all ends up on one or two people and depending on what leader is working, they may or may not help get it done.
The only time you're informed about anything is when you've messed up. If you do a good job and people at your route like you, you won't know it unless they tell you themselves. When you start at this job, you're shown information on the chemicals you'll be using and safety videos and you're expected to learn everything from that. The only meetings the company has are monthly safety meetings.
Attitude towards older colleagues
There is no appreciation or support in this company no matter how old you are but there are a lot of older individuals working with us.
There is no career with this job. You're either a janitor or you can try to become a leader and make a dollar more. This job is recommended for people who are retired or kids fresh out of high school or going to college part time.
Overall compensation for your work
There are none and nowadays you don't even start out at minimum wage. When you've been there long enough you'll be making the same as other employees and if you get full time you will have health insurance.
Office / Work Environment
The trailer you punch in and out at isn't the best, but it isn't terrible. You're working in a steel mill so it's not the healthiest environment as is.
You get a weeks paid vacation after working there for a full year. The boss is pretty good about letting you take time off needed to take care of loved ones so long as that privilege is not abused. You may or may not be able to switch your hours depending on which shift you work.
There is nothing but negative things said about working here for a reason. It's not a great job, but it's still a job. That's about it.
You can easily lose your job during your four month probation period. After that it's a little harder. If the mill decides to go on strike it would be dangerous to try and go in. And if they decide they want their own people back in there, over half of the company will be laid off. It happened once before already.
We have nothing of the sort at our trailer but there are no disabled/handicapped employees either.
If it's one thing the company excels at, it's safety and the promotion of it. All of the employees have easy access to all of the gear we need and use for the task at hand.
There are always going to be people who complain about your work no matter how well of a job you do, especially if you forget the smallest thing. Mountains will be made out of any hills.
Inclusive / Diverse
Suggestions for improvement
- Lots and lots of positive reinforcement
What I like about the company
The work is easy enough
What I dislike about the company
They don't show any sort of appreciation to their workers.