Pros: week off in july, 10+ days off for x-mas, goal bonuses, wages, benefits
Cons: forced vacation for july shut down, unreasonable egotistical management
A typical day at work was never typical. Anything could change day to day - be it a floor plan, new manager, termination, displacement, equipment, etc
The priorities are in this order: 1) Cleanliness - production will halt to sweep and dust, no joke. 2) Production - Just do it and dont ask questions. 3) Safety - i recall multiple times when my safety – more... was compromised and i was told to keep working. Then, when you get hurt, they dicipline you. 10) Quality - its shocking when trucks are supposed to be finished and you cant shut doors, check engine lights are on, steering wheels jostle, wiper blades arent aligned. We put out some real garbage for our service men and women. But, somehow the 'warfighters' still say we make the best trucks.
Most co-workers were great to work with, some were snitches and some were downright weird.
Management is awful. They never want to listen to your suggestions. They cant or wont get you the necessary gear(like winter jackets, gloves, flashlights). They pay way too much for everything just to throw it away for 'cleaning' then buy it back when they realized they needed it. Its a constant struggle trying to reason with management. Not to mention they treat you like criminals. Its like they think everyone is up to no good. If it weren't for management this would be the near perfect employer.
The hardest part is trying to be passionate about your work and management says 'good enough, its not going to the moon'.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with badass, 5 axle, 4 axle steering, 50,000lb off-road military trucks! Oh, and the pay and benefits. – less