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Hydro Gear experience report

  • 16.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Revolving Door

2.43

Company Culture

not a courteous or respectful environment.

Support from management

Some good, some bad, but with a lot of turnover.

Teamwork

machine operators referred to with insulting terms by management.

Internal Communication

Much waste and frustration because internal departments place higher emphasis on making individual goals, rather than working together. Purchasing would defeat machining on a regular basis by bringing in materials that did not meet approved standards, just so they could meet their goals, at the cost of everyone else's goal. Some work being done to improve, but a long way to go.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They would hire anybody vertical and breathing for production because it seemed like they had cycled through everyone in the area. It seems everyone in the area has worked for Hydro-Gear or Agrifab in the past and rolls their eyes when mentioned.

Overall compensation for your work

If you go here, negotiate a great salary up front, because it is not their policy to give cost of living raises later.

Work-Life Balance

Long days mandatory, overtime mandatory. Production people work almost every weekend.

Job Security

Like a revolving door

Handicapped Accessibility

They did do a great job of providing for certain employees that were friends and family.

Workplace Safety

There have been good efforts made to make it a clean safe environment.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Bring in management and especially new quality management with automotive type experience, not your local buddies.

What I like about the company

I did meet some very nice people there.

What I dislike about the company

I did not like being insulted by management. Health insurance provider was terrible.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Hydro-Gear Inc
  • City
    Sullivan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered