Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Morton, IL – 22 November 2017
Six different stations for the assembly of tractor cabs. The work could become redundant after awhile. The switching of stations would help but eventually it would become tiresome. The job paid well and had good benefits if you were with the company.
Never had any ideas of work schedules, never knew how long we were going to be out or when we would go home, didn't care about getting you your money or per Diem or expenses you payed for out of pocket to go to work for them, will leave you stranded out on a job if you ask or need to go home your threatened with not coming back or fired and left there to get home on your own, management has no clue or idea of whats going on and doesn't care or try to fix or improve anything, take advantage of clients and forge data given to them, as well as having project managers and crew leaders that have no idea of what they are doing or how to do it that are charging the clients for time spent not owrking trying to figure out what to do. The most unethical, unorganized,cheap, uncaring companys i have ever worked for. I would not recommend anybody to go to work for them at any level.
CAD Engineer (Current Employee) – Chalfont, PA – 26 May 2017
I started working here 4 years ago. The first 2 years were great. we were a small but growing company of about 50 employees. The employees were treated well. Free lunches about ever 2 weeks, raises given yearly with a Christmas bonus. The owner was friendly and enjoyed being with and around employees. Made everyone feel equal. But 2 year ago we were bought out by a huge company of over 20,000 employees who do different work than what we do. We do corrosion protection the overall company does scaffolding. since then everything has gone downhill. no more free lunches. Have seen the owner once, no raises or bonuses. Treated as worthless replaceable and a number.
Material Grinder (Former Employee) – Morton, IL – 8 March 2017
I could sometimes get my work done and be waiting on the next job. The guy at the job before my area could be goofing around or just not there so that would leave me with no work. I remember a stretch of 6 weeks of mandatory overtime where I'd have a few hours in the middle of my shift being caught up and waiting on work that was being completed at the section before mine. The money was nice, but they could have saved some by not having me or others sweeping. Sweeping needed to be done, but doing it hours and hours got boring. After a time it became apparent for people to slow down as they could spread out the work over the whole work day and get paid instead of being sent home when work ran out. I would ask to work in other areas early in the day so if I did run out they could move me elsewhere if needed. When you only have tools that can do so much then you're limited in what you can complete. Management didn't see things that way at times. If you give me a full days work I'm going to keep busy. The plant manager was one for destroying morale. There were only so many break room chairs and the break rooms were a hike away so some of us liked having personal chairs in our work areas so we could go right to break near us. The plant manager decided to take away all the chairs. I didn't see this as holding up work. It's been a few years or I'd remember other stuff.
compensation, insurance provider offered free once a year blood test
Welder (Former Employee) – Unknown – 10 November 2016
I would not recommend this company to work at unless you have a criminal record. That is all I have to say about MatCor. It's hard to move up and or go anywhere in this company and it's highly political.
Overall the company has good intentions of being a leader in the industry. Matcor is good about giving time off if needed. I have Always worked all the hour that I've wanted. Management believes in training you with the knowledge you need to be a professional in the trade.
Tank Foreman/ Project Manager (Current Employee) – Guthrie, OK – 6 January 2016
I have learned a lot of information about the corrosion industry of oil and gas.I have got to meet people from all different companies in the oil and gas industry and learn their knowledge as well. I have also traveled the country going from project to project. My co-workers are good. My most enjoyable part is all the knowledge that I have obtained from being on the corrosion side of the oil and gas and will continue to learn.