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"The opportunity to leave a legacy. Having set up production facilities knowing they will continue to operate after your departure. Having designed products, then seeing them on people's homes wherever you go."
Posted 9 years ago in Tampa, FL
Production Engineer at Dow Chemical
in Freeport, TX

What do you like about working at Dow Chemical?

"They encourage you to move around to new roles every 2-3 years."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and show them your own personality. If you got an interview, you have the skills needed to do the job."

What don't you like about working at Dow Chemical?

"People that have been here for 20 years have lost their ambition. Your leader will grab onto you if you are too good at your job and not let you move on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not be afraid to tackle markets that our outside of our normal range of business practices."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Production Engineer at AAR Corporation
in Goldsboro, NC

What do you like about working at AAR Corporation?

"Good company benefits. Great work schedule for assembly workers. Provides some good work experience if one has never worked in this industry before."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you should decide to interview with this company, do so knowing that disorganization, frustration, and clueless management (or not) come with the package."

What don't you like about working at AAR Corporation?

"As one person put it in a previous post , if you're looking for someone to acknowledge your work ethic, especially if you're an hourly employee-forget it. And as far as making the most of employee's potential-well, intelligence and things like individual integrity don't rank too high on their list when it comes to who they give meaningful raises or promotions to."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"First, I would be more involved with what is really going on out on the floor with production staff, instead of relying on what I'm being told by supervisors and their bosses. There are a lot of unethical scenarios going on that a lot of us feel are impeding the work process and Cargo's success as a whole-mainly in terms of employee morale and blatant favoritism toward employees who are not only not deserving of their post, but who spend most of the day either in the smoking area, walking around socializing, or just plain malingering. And that's not even including things that I can't put into print here."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Production Engineer at GNA Udyog

What do you like about working at GNA Udyog?

"work culture and environment , growth oppurtunties and nice management"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be honest with company anjust do hard work.this is the company to work"

What don't you like about working at GNA Udyog?

"interruptions in flow of work, lack of communication between various departments"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"hiring process should be made more tougher and person hiring employee should be accountable."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Production Engineer at Chromalloy
in Phoenix, AZ

What do you like about working at Chromalloy?

"Well organized fallowing kaizen lean manufacturing, less re-work parts, no scraps."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"More organizations to reduce set up and run time, and reorganized process flow in production."

What don't you like about working at Chromalloy?

"Team work and co-workers support each other 90%. Company is well clean and organized."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Lean manufacturing, and support production on all needs to make company more successful."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Production Engineer at TATA Group

What do you like about working at TATA Group?

"Discipline and culture of the people, willingness and outreach efforts to learn new things and support of experienced seniors."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just try to be frank and honest about the things you know."

What don't you like about working at TATA Group?

"Lesser amount appraisals in a year. As such no other things that I do not like."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire young operators and get them trained by old and experience people before they retire."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Production Engineer at Copen Investment Co.
in Sudan, TX

What do you like about working at Copen Investment Co.?

"Specialization and manufacture of several products from one raw material"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"A great deal of enthusiasm, patience and capacity for innovation and renewal"

What don't you like about working at Copen Investment Co.?

"Manual work in some stages of the manufacturing and non-development"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The use of modern technology in manufacturing and follow the scientific and professional"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Production Engineer at Toyota
in Tiffin, OH

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Enjoyable working environment."

What do you like about working at Toyota?

"Friendly working place and accessible resources to get the job done."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Hands-on experience engineers are desired for this company. They look for someone who likes to interact with the team members."

What don't you like about working at Toyota?

"Kaizen activities are conducted on the production floor, where there are too many interruptions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Communication between managers needs to be improved. Each manager of the department has to take responsibility for the dept."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Production Engineer at Van Diest Supply
in Webster City, IA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I been with van diest for 8 years working around chemicals and packing jugs"

What do you like about working at Van Diest Supply?

"the ceo was the reason I loved my jod there he always had a positive attuide"

What don't you like about working at Van Diest Supply?

"the new management they were unfair to some of my co works"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"more respect to me and my co workers act more like a manger and be responsable"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Production Engineer at Webasto
in Georgetown, KY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Bad management, horrible quality control, threats of being fired constantly."

What do you like about working at Webasto?

"Plenty of over-time if I ever wanted it, which I didn't."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't interview with this company. You will regret working here."

What don't you like about working at Webasto?

"Here is a detailed analysis of some of the ratings I provided. -The Person You Work For: My supervisor did so many things wrong, I could write a book on it. What stood out the most was the fact that he would threaten to fire various employees for either little, piddly things that didn't matter or for things we didn't even do. We would be yelled at on a daily basis as though we were performing poorly. Ironically, the shift I was on was the shift with the highest production, working above and beyond what the production rate required. -The Work You Do: Production itself was not difficult. It's factory work, so it's not fun, but I had seen worse. Working 6-7 days a week 7 1/2 - 12 hours a day is taxing however. -The Rewards You Receive: Webasto does not reward anyone for working hard. In fact, it is quite the opposite. As I said before, my shift was the highest in production; this meant that we were expected to work over the rate of production in order to carry the other shifts that were only producing about 30% of their workload. (my shift produced from 90-120% daily) One day we decided that we were only going to do 100% of our daily production. As a result, we were yelled at, upper management was brought in specifically to intimidate us, we the employees began arguing amongst ourselves what the best course of action really was with some of us wanting to only do 100% production, while others feared being fired and wanted to continue working above rate, and one employee quit out of stress from all the commotion. So our reward for working so hard More yelling and threatening. -The Culture of Your Company: The lifestyle of the company is one of constant threatening to be written up or fired. Using the open door policy to talk to upper management or Human Resources is futile. Out of the three times I talked to upper management, the first manager never responded to my concerns even after a follow up visit. He was very angry about me approaching him a second time. The second manager said something would be done about it, but she quit very soon afterwords. The third listened to my concerns, but did nothing. Representatives in the Human Resources department side with supervisors nearly all the time. Certain Human Resource representatives do not actively investigate issues you present to them.Safety is not a part of the Webasto culture. There was a safety hazard that I brought to the attention of several different people, yet in two years it was never fixed. This could have resulted in injury, but was not severe enough for Osha to have bothered with it according to Osha's own description of issues they deal with. -The People You Work With: Out of all the people I had to work with over my two year span at Webasto, only a few employees were difficult to deal with. We developed a close friendship with each other and my shift was one of the most tightly woven shifts out of all three. This is of course excluding the supervisor. -The Way You Work: We do not have much control over how the job gets done. When a machine would break, either our supervisor would refuse to get an engineer to fix the problem out of fear that the engineer would shut the line down too long or would make the problem worse, or there would not be an engineer available to begin with. In most factories, rotation is mandatory. At Webasto, if you complain about working on the same station all day long, you are written up. This happened to one colleague. After challenging the write up with Human Resources, it was found out that the write up was for insolence and Human Resources supported the write up. This was the best employee on our line that was written up too, keep in mind.We also do not have control over the quality of the parts that come in from other providers. If we reject parts for a quality defect, the quality control department will send them back to us with the defects still existing. These are not defects that quality control passed with the okay for us to us them. These were parts that would make the finished product unusable by the customer. -The Growth Opportunities Available To You: I applied for a job to move up in the company and received the position. No complaints here. -How would you grade the CEO at the company: There is no leadership at the company. Managers do not care. Supervisors do not care. Human Resources does not care. No one cares. In only two years I saw three plant managers come and leave on their own accord, leaving on very short notice. No one wants to lead Webasto because of all the problems Webasto has. I never met the CEO of the company, but whoever he is, he obviously is not doing a good job based on the leadership I received. -The Place You Work: The quality of the building isn't horrible. It's a factory we're talking about here. The worst things without a doubt were the bathrooms. They are filthy and disgusting. -The Support You Get: As I said before, quality control would constantly give us rejected parts back with the defects still present. Instead of pushing the defects back to the supplier, we were expected to fix the defects ourselves with our own bare hands. We should have been provided tools to work with, but when you have a supervisor threatening to fire you for any little thing, you make with what you've got."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fire everyone in upper management and get people who actually care about improving the company. Treat people with RESPECT and EQUALLY. Stop THREATENING TO FIRE everyone."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Production Engineer at IMC Networks
in Irvine, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Good company and good people. I only left to accept an offer from Kensington."

What do you like about working at IMC Networks?

"Great Manager who mentored me and trained me in different management aspects."

What don't you like about working at IMC Networks?

"There wasnt too much I didn't like."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I wouldnt have any suggestions as that was a long time ago and most of the management is no longer there."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Production Engineer at Pentair
in Delavan, WI

What do you like about working at Pentair?

"It's close to home and pays well. There's not much else."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Turn around and run as fast as you can back out the door you came in."

What don't you like about working at Pentair?

"We are micromanaged, there is too much resistance to change."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would micromanage less and upgrade the technologies. Change is good."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Production Engineer at Herff Jones Co.
in Charlotte, NC

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"A little bit of creativity, a lot of grunt work, with opportunity to move up"

What do you like about working at Herff Jones Co.?

"The creative work was often fulfilling and satisfying, and learning new technology as it applied to production was beneficial. Depending on the department the people were very pleasant to work with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Smile a lot, and be very agreeable and perky. They like positive, can-do attitudes."

What don't you like about working at Herff Jones Co.?

"Staff was treated like five-year-olds. A lot of condescending, insane rules, scare-tactics to get things done on time. The environment was very oppressive."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find management that doesn't use scare tactics and bullying to manipulate employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Engineer at Design West Technologies
in Tustin, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"It was good engineering experience"

What do you like about working at Design West Technologies?

"Good atmosphere to work with operators and supervisors with improvement"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I don't have any suggestions at this time. Dress appropiately"

What don't you like about working at Design West Technologies?

"Long hours. Sometimes work was tedious and problems with maximizing product ratio"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No suggestions at this time. They were good to work with."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Engineer at Boeing
in Charleston, SC
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Production Engineer at Boise Cascade Holdings
in Saint Helens, OR
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.4 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5
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