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  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (2)
    66.666666666667%
    2.01
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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Reviews for Ventra

Reviews - What employees say

2.01 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 30.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

no support just favoritism and alot of it

Teamwork

some team work is good ,but there are alot that doesn't care to help

Freedom to work independently

only on certain jobs

Internal Communication

very bad

Gender Equality

men and women work there, and on all different jobs

Attitude towards older colleagues

alot of young people with attitudes that think they know everything

Overall compensation for your work

The pay is pretty good

Office / Work Environment

ok as far as i know

Environmental Friendliness

some people are nice, but it is like being in high school again, too much drama

Work-Life Balance

This place does not care about the life part, all they care about is the work life, you get points every time you miss and can only get 4 points a year, and its a point for every call out

Company Image

good when you first see it

Job Security

They are always looking for help, so keeping a job there is easy

Handicapped Accessibility

front of parking lot have to cross the street, and there are people who sometimes use them even though they are not handicapped

Workplace Safety

They stress on work place safety but there are people there that dont follow rules as far as safety

Suggestions for improvement

  • I suggest that they get new management, people that actually care about the employee's and that would want to help them .

What I like about the company

the pay

What I dislike about the company

almost everything

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Ventra
  • City
    Ionia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 10.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Low morale because of how management treats you

Support from management

You are just a number

Teamwork

Every man for themself

Freedom to work independently

Treat people with insults and play favorites

Internal Communication

No departmental meetings, everything gets passed word of mouth. Things get blown out of proportion

Gender Equality

Lots of women there

Attitude towards older colleagues

Only considered good if you can keep up with all the die changes. If you don't want to be a chain slinger, don't bother

Career Development

It's not a career. It's a job

Overall compensation for your work

They benefits are ok, the pay is good. This is the only reason to work there. If you can stand all the other stuff you can make some coin. Die maker flunkys anywhere else making 100k$ year here work 7 days a week doing the sh*t work. They realized when everyone good kept quitting they had to offer better pay to keep anyone. It's Union, so the only ppl who stay are the ones who come to work every day and like to take it up the tail pipe. I've worked there twice, in between career moves and quit 3 times. If u are good they will hire u right back. Works in a pinch when u need a quick 2000$ pay check in a week

Office / Work Environment

Oily, greasy work environment. Chew spit everywhere. A woman just died there this year cleaning a machine

Environmental Friendliness

Leaky roof on your head, just put a bucket there to catch it right in the way. Blazing hot in summer. Wear your carhart in the winter

Work-Life Balance

Work hours are horrible, 7 days a week. Don't tell you until last minute if you have Sunday off on a holiday wkend until sat afternoon. They don't care about your personal life, not their problem

Company Image

Low morale, treated poorly, chew spit on everything, no. No one likes it there

Job Security

If u go to work on time every day and can keep up slinging 150lb strands of chains for 12hrs a day, then yes, u will never have to worry about a job

Handicapped Accessibility

I'm sure there is something somewhere like elevator to cafeteria, but there are no handicap ppl there. They would get made fun of and shunned by the management. Place is horrible working conditions

Workplace Safety

There is so much oil and grease on the floor u can fall at any time. U basically learn how to skate across it with your work boots so u can go faster. If u not fast, then your viewed as a lazy worker. 3ppl have died here. Not very safe

Challenging Work

Non challenging work. I am a diemaker. The only thing you do in die repair is wipe dies with a rag and change over. Multiple die changes every day. Sh*t work for a die maker

Inclusive / Diverse

They don't want to promote you- they want to demote you. Have you stay there as a grunt. Your ideas don't matter. Your not management.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Need to send all management to a sale Carnegie course or some type of management training. They are very favorible of some employees and will say bad things to others to make them want to quit. The management is the downfall.

What I like about the company

Can make good money if you can deal with harsh working conditions

What I dislike about the company

Everything besides the pay

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
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
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ventra
  • City
    Ionia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Morale lvl is low on floor. It's a mngmnt vs employees feeling. You are dumb, they know everything

Support from management

Leaders are horrible, treat you like a number and you are stupid.

Teamwork

No team work, union shop, everyone very lazy saying it's not their job

Internal Communication

This is worst part. You don't know if you have to work a holiday wkend til the day before. That's why I quit. They couldn't tell me if we were going to work or not. I have a life other than working there 12/7

Gender Equality

Hard core favorites played. I was a favorite, but I sided with the guys on the floor. I was asked to be a tooling supervisor but declined.

Career Development

A person who got their journeyman card there will never be able to go anywhere else. All you do is set dies and wash them out. Low to no skill level needed

Overall compensation for your work

Only reason to suffer there. They pay well and pretty much everyone makes around 80,000 or more a year. Depends on OT worked, you basically live there but make good money. During holidays, I work OT and enjoy 2700$ wk checks

Office / Work Environment

Dirty, ppl spit chew everywhere. Oil and grease covered presses

Work-Life Balance

Work first your personal life isn't their problem

Workplace Safety

Safety is horrible, a woman maintenance worker died there this year. It's not a safe place. I watched a kid fall 20' down the press pit to a scrap conveyor. Back messed up for life. I saw a kid get hit in the head with a 6' wrench. He was already dumb,,,but. I saw a kid get his hand completely shredded by an impact wrench with wire wrapped in it. Not a safe place

Challenging Work

The only thing challenging about the work is how to get it done with their crappy old broken equipment. I have a nicer Bridgeport and wet grinder in my garage. No joke.

Inclusive / Diverse

Same thing repetitive day after day. Bumpers come out the end of press, you die change and wipe dies out with a rag. Every day

What I like about the company

You could make good money if you could put up with all the crap

What I dislike about the company

Everything else

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ventra
  • City
    Ionia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (2)
    66.666666666667%
    2.01
  • 0 applicants say

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

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2.01
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