- Electrolux Major Appliances08.Dec 2015
Company rarely promotoed African-American individuals to upper managment positions despite the work force and plant floor leadership largely made up of that demographic. Also, demoted people from positions that they had previously held when a mandate was made that certain positions required a four year degree. This allowed upper management to hand pick which people would backfill those now vacant positions.
Attitude towards older colleagues
After the longstanding plant manager was left the new came in and forced out the older folks in leadership positions. Some were at an age where early retirement was an option. Others were demoted. Several instances where new management would not listen to experienced leadership with how to execute part flow without shorting the assembly lines. These employees were "written-up" for not adhering to the new schedule and for when the new way of scheduling caused downtime on the lines. Subsequently after those employees were forced from their positions the new management was forced to go back to the old way of scheduling as it worked for the limited amount of inventory space available. New management was still not able to execute the schedule and instead opted to build more inventory space at a significant expense that was not needed.