Dallas Regional Distribution Center Manager (Current Employee), Grand Prairie, TX – October 1, 2014
I manage 19 employees. We make deliver product to local customers as well as stock up other sites in the southern region. Batesville has taught me Lean Business practices and helped me implement them in my operation. I have a great boss. I work well with the sales force in the area. Hardest part of the job is dealing with customer's with extreme delivery – more... expectations. Most enjoyable part of my job is working everyday with my team. – less
production supervisor (Former Employee), manchester, tn – September 9, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: always changing, not for the better
as with everywhere, xxx rolls down hill, was supervisor there for 8 years after 8 years in production. If they decide to get rid of you, they will, no matter what the reason, got "highly commendable" one year and the next was let go.
there were old time employees there, that had close relations with upper management and got away with everything. just – more... the same as everywhere else.
middle management cannot treat employees with respect, upper management wants you to swing a whip. so, if the employees like you, you are in trouble. – less
Productive ,but not very friendly, lot of backstabbing .
Master Craftsman (Former Employee), Batesville, MS – August 27, 2014
Pros: you get to build the greatest casket in the world.
Cons: no one gives a snap how well you do your job.
As for haveing a job ,i wish i had stayed. But with all the stress from management from supervisors and up very bad . you get thrown around in the place like a ragdoll . No matter how long you've been there . It seems to me the longer i was there the less they cared for you being there ,they showed me they did not care for experience and only wanted – more... employees through temp services . Cheaper labour. Almighty dollar ,bottom line . – less
Rewarding job which provided me valuable experience.
Moulder Operator (Current Employee), Batesville, MS – May 27, 2014
I change cutter heads periodically for different profiles. I am skilled in setting machine to make precise measurements. I make hourly quality checks with caliper. I check cutter heads on an optical comparator for a precise angle. I am responsible for attending morning team meetingsto discuss and troubleshoot technical or material problems. I maintain – more... parts for a production life for the entire shift. I maintain a clean and safe work area throught the 8 hour shift. – less
A typical day at work was spent on the floor, deep in the processes, making improvements, and assisting associates with the quality and process issues
Quality Manager / Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee), Batesville, IN – October 3, 2013
Pros: benefits, pay, team members
Cons: engagement, culture, leadership
The tenure is long in this organization. The hardest part of the job is getting through the multiple layers of management in order to accomplish a task. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the team on process improvements and the customers in reducing the problems they experienced. I really believed in the Batesville Casket vision: Honoring – more... the lives of those we love – less
Great place to work. Always looking for better ways to be more productive through lean manufacturing. Very creative place to work with good people.
Safety and Environmental Coordinator (Former Employee), Vicksburg, MS – July 6, 2013
Pros: very quality oriented
Cons: lean manufacturing lead to reduced overhead
50 hour work week with excellent co-workers. Management expectation very results oriented and the the most difficult portion of my job was to produce year over year improvements with statistics well below the national average for the industry. I really enjoyed the training and getting to work with the folks to create a safety culture that produced good – more... results. – less
Prof (Current Employee), Manchester, TN – June 29, 2013
Pros: great pay and benefits
Cons: older equipment.
Drivers are treated with respect and the company values your input to make the job better. I would not be seeking employment away from this company if I had stayed in Tennessee and not moved to Florida.