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Hirschvogel Automotive Group:What's it like to work here?

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Hirschvogel Automotive Group experience report

  • 25.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Always being positive, looking ahead, knowing how to build the team, the correct team to bring those positive actions!

3.89

Company Culture

This is something that is being worked on, HVI knows the old ways were not the best ways, this is an ongoing structure repair.

Support from management

The support has became better thru the years at HVI, it can only get stronger! Using the chat apps with the operator and now using technical groups has strengthened operators, MEs, machines and etc.

Teamwork

Team work is always improving, the team is only as good as the leaders!! Building a good structure with in makes good teamwork!

Freedom to work independently

There's several trainings going on at HVI, this allows operators to run their machines at will, they have control to an extent of their machines and lets them work more independently on a daily basis.

Internal Communication

We use different chat apps to communicate to help support all teams such as maintenance, PD, ME, Forging CEO, OP etc. The support teams are coming together from every way to improve outcomes!

Attitude towards older colleagues

There's no issues when dealing with older people at HVI, everyone gets treated the same, team work is pushed in all fazes.

Career Development

To get into certain departments, schooling is offered to help make the operator/employee a more performing person. There's a program at HVI that will pay for a employee's college as long as it has something to do what is being done at HVI.

Overall compensation for your work

For the most part, employees are paid very well for their work.

Office / Work Environment

Everyone seems to get along pretty well, office personnel wants what the floor personnel wants, safety, production and a great business!

Environmental Friendliness

We are learning more and more about the environmental aspects at HVI, it has improved and needs to keep improving.

Work-Life Balance

A good leader knows how to bring a good work-life balance to his or hers employees. The employees get 2 weeks vacation 1st week then every 5 years another week. You can earn up to 6 weeks vacation.

Company Image

I think the company image thru the years has always had issues but with all the new items that's came into place to support the employees and the new CEO communicating on operator levels will help change the image.

Job Security

Job security is never guaranteed! I know there's quite a few people who work at HVI that has over 20 years of job security and it will continue as long as HVI has good quality workers working for them.

Handicapped Accessibility

There are several handicapped parking areas around the two buildings, the third spot was added in 2018. Everything in production is pretty much ground level, there is a elevator up to the offices if need be.

Workplace Safety

Work place safety has grown to a high, HVI takes safety seriously. Operators can join in a suggestion program to where they can make money for good accepted ideas to help make their safety and any other topic a better place to work.

Challenging Work

The work has different levels. There are level 1 machines up to very complicated machines that's make it a challenging day and sometimes everyday.

Suggestions for improvement

  • suggestions for improvement would be to keep pushing team work on all levels. Create good leaders with in to create good employees. Do things to boost morale and to keep employees happy, make sure the upper-management make the time to work with the production floor team more closer.

What I like about the company

I do like the company, I've worked there for about going on 21 years, I know what its like working from the floor up, HVI keeps bringing me back day after day. The pay is great! The benefits are good but changing, I like the fact to see operators make it up to lead and supervisor levels, advancement and not always going outside of the plant. I like the vacation packages, my time working here the company has put on a huge carnival for all their workers while shutting down the plant and paying for the employee's time, HVI caters in food quite often, usually for Thanksgiving, a huge meal is brought in and employees are given time to mingle and eat for a few hours, turkeys have been passed out of Thanksgiving, hams and gift cards have been passed in the past for Christmas. Several good things the company does that I haven't seen else where in my years of working. If you're an asset to the HVI they will send you to Germany for more training and understanding how the plant is to operate.

What I dislike about the company

When bringing in new hires, we need to raise the starting pay to get good quality workers. Id like to see more of the culture change take place, I know things take time and some things are on going but we need to push this harder to bring the morale to its high.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hirschvogel Incorporated
  • City
    Columbus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered