Maintenance (Former Employee) – Rittman, OH – 8 February 2017
No training or help from upper management, upper management looks down on people below them. Union Workforce trades are lazy, complainers, giving all their hard jobs to on-site outside contractors, Trades folks are unskilled and you wonder how they got their position. Maintenance Foremen and planners have a clique and are untouchable, yet do nothing of value to make work or production better. Environment is unhealthy, safety is pushed yet not enforced. Equipment is old and deteriorating causing many batches of salt to be rejected. Why anyone stays there is question you will ask other than uppity front office folks.
Fun and productive workplace, and very safe company when it comes to its employees health and safety.
Forklift Operator/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Newark, CA – 24 January 2017
This is the best company i have worked for. They care about their employees. They take care of their employees with fantastic benefits, a great hourly wage, and provide us with all the safety equipment we need to our job completed in a safe and productive manner.
Fun but difficult refinery type environment. EXTREMELY safety conscious
Power and Production Superintendent (Salt) (Former Employee) – Newark, CA – 9 January 2017
No typical day at work, challenges daily. Learned what pipes pumped what and went to where. Also learned about the three ways to harvest salt and the numerous types of salt and what they were used for. Had a positive rapor with both unions. At first there was a lot of shift work, but after being promoted, it was a day job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the name recognition and the employer's positive phobia about work safety.
yard common laborer (Former Employee) – rittman ohio – 28 December 2016
worked here for 45 days before getting fired for asking to be on 5 day schedule. 3 out 6 hired put on a 5 day in a row schedule. I was put on a 7 day in a row schedule, first 2 days on second shift last 5 on third shift. This schedule also includes no OT because its still 40 hours a week even though its 7 days straight working. HR isn't there to help you. They are against you and seem to hate the hourly employees.
Was treated like a 3rd class citizen in a union environment while hourly employees were rarely disciplined effectively. Complete disrespect for education. Management purposely scheduled maintenance outages over weekends and company/federal holidays and specialized in public humiliation tactics. Management either rescheduled or cancelled vacations at will. 60 hour work weeks were expected with no additional compensation. Raises and bonuses were nearly non existent. Raises were barely cost of living which in turn were negated by the increases in health care cost that were passed on to salary employees. Unhealthy environment.
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) – New Iberia, LA – 14 June 2015
Get my orders to know what I have to do that day. How to run different style of equipment. Really don't have a plan before they put it into action. friendly people, extreme temp.,working with people you like.
A typical day is fast paced covering nearly 7 square miles of underground mine. I currently work on anything from 12 volt automotive systems to 13.2kva cable splicing.
Management at this facility is horrible and without focus. They cannot tackle one problem and move on instead they junp from one to another and accomplish nothing. The hourly workers there are great but feel stuck because of the poor management.