forklift operator (Current Employee), Little Rock, AR – February 16, 2014
my co-workers are very friendly the only thing that I do not like about the job is that there is no opportunity for career advancement that all, no matter how long you been working for them you will make the same paid with somebody that they hire today if you are doing the same job.
Very scattered place. Poor management skills but can be a fun place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator / Lead Mill operator (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – August 30, 2013
Most days there you never know whats going to happen. Might run and might not. Pretty much self motivate yourself and others to keep busy. Fix things as needed. Learned a lot about control and functionality of how to keep employees happy and to do their best. Management didn't follow procedures with paperwork nor staying on path with employee needs – more... and responsibility's. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Peachtree City, GA – August 12, 2013
Pros: great, safe environment to work in.
Cons: if i had to say one it would be the varying temperature, but there are measures to make the environment more copable.
A typical day at CertainTeed is ..best put unpredictable. but always exciting. I have learned the essential meaning of teamwork here and how to achieve short term goals by depending on my counterparts. I've also learned how to coexist with people from varying backgrounds and mindsets in a sometimes stressful environment. Management is very fair and – more... committed to excellence and lead by example. My co-workers are dependable and dedicated to a common goal. The hardest part of the job is working in fiberglass it is a skin irritant but there are measures taken to make it less irritable. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see the finished product coming off of the line and knowing I had a hand in producing it. – less
nice friendly environment, but no management talked to me
material handler (Former Employee), senora,nc – July 29, 2013
Pros: feels like a team working on floor, all people (you work with like a team\friend)
Cons: only met my supervisor (what i was told she was) once and they fired me with no clue why, took week to get some reason why, which if they told me i might of changed/sped up
New plant built maybe year or two before...contracted through a temp agency in NY or NJ for a 3rd shift position. thought was training on 2nd for a week but terminated me first day of second week and management never said anything to me, just told my placement company I was slow, but it was an 8 hour shift straight with with 30 minute break whenever – more... team was switching tasks (was a packer of gypsum board). I think the training was quick and not great, 1st day I did everything the job required-learning while doing, a week (5 days) and was terminated work no warning before they even started the shift they were training me for. The entire building floor was concrete and had my feet\sole hurting after first day (standing entire shift) and walking funny by 3rd day (I think they were hiring a new\fresh 3rd shift team while I was there, the entire time) Majority of workers acted like supervisors, but cooler and friendlier than actual supervisor, but think cause I was new worker. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Peachtree City, GA – July 8, 2013
Pros: great compensation
A typical workday is a 12 hour shift and would consist of starting up the production line or relieving the previous shift of their duties which is overall to keep the line running smoothly. my shift would begin by first making checks on the materials and the machines to ensure proper operation and optimum production of the materials we made. This is – more... a fast paced continually shifting environment in which most employees are cross-trained to work on all stations and machines, which also includes forklifts and other product making machines. – less
Lead man (Former Employee), Norwood, MA – March 26, 2013
Cons: missing the co workers
The job itself isn't so bad but the hours are long and envirement is filthy. most of the management don't know how to talk to you and they don't take anyones ideas unless they take the credit. in their eyes they are alwys right and the worker is wrong even though the workers deal with most situations everyday. when a problem rises with a machine for – more... example, its always the employees fault. not the machine. the management is to quick to judge and only wants to hear what they want to hear. they assume they are better than you cause they hold such a possition. the co workers are great and understand so ther was never a problem getting their help. i miss all my coworkers. – less