Strut Bearing Assembler (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 10 October 2017
Management does not manage fairly. Employee issues not dealt with justly. Voluntary over time is mandatory. Lack of communication between management staff and employees. Negative attitudes and unprofessional character causes a hostile environment.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 29 May 2017
I'm a cnc machine operator which mean you will be turning or drilling parts depending on where your turn is that day.for the most part the job is easy but managers seem to pass the buck on to my area all the which means passing us another departments job.coworkers are great as the management team runs the place on favortism which there is different rules for different people.
Great coworkers, great pay, and good benefits
Lots off mandatory, favortism, not unionized.management team unorganized
Bully management structure, poor support and training for shop floor wirkers
Shop floor worker (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 16 February 2017
This corporation is trying to get blood from rocks. That means wherever and whenever a corner can be cut it most surely will be. That means little to zero training, little technical support for shop floor workers, diminishing benefits and compensation, tiered wages, reactive vs. pro-active maintenance and upkeep. Their idea of a reward and recognition system rewards employees with a pittance... not even worth the effort. Pretty poor for an aerospace company. The management structure locally in Stratford is a total bully and fear system. If you make a mistake, you will be "investigated", if you do well, you'll hear nothing but be unable to move out of your current position. The sh#% flows downhill and far too much of the resposibility is shouldered by shop floor workers... you'll be hung out to dry if your area leader has to save his own skin. HR policy is either non-existant or vague and it seems things never get handled the same way twice. Needless to say, the morale is not high and the general consensus is not to care. This is unfortunate as I personally am not like this by nature... purely a survival mechanism in an environment like this. I have worked for some good companies in my career, this is not one of them.
Good clean air quality for a manufacturing environment, short walk from parking lot, good cafeteria
poorly run, bully management environment, no support from leadership, neglected equipment, wishy-washy HR policy, tiered pay, no real on-job training, $ 0.2 raises!?....
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 25 October 2016
I have worked at this company and the manager to whom you will report to does not offer leadership. There is no freedom, all decision will be made by your manager which is a very big waste of time for you as a qualified individual. This company severely underpays it's employees and after few years of experience there is a turnover. If you do pursue this position, make sure you are asking close to 6 figures. There are not many level 2 qualified persons out there and this company currently does not have a level 3 anymore
Production Operator (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 14 August 2016
I had a good experience at Schaeffler Group. Lots of overtime. plenty of helpful and experienced workers to assist me along the way. I learned the importance of maintaining a good frame at all times, to help me get through the daily grind that all factory workers face with varying degrees of success. It wasn't always easy waking up at 3 a.m to commute/work for the next 12 hours, six days a week... but it made you more resilient. The best part of the job was learning new things about the job/company almost daily. You felt like you knew the place inside-out after a while.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 3 April 2016
Not bad if you don't mind being constantly bored all day but that's standard fare for a factory. Biggest downside was 6 hours of forced overtime weekly. I was a student employee for 4 months if that helps you to understand my position.
HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Stratford On – 30 January 2014
Good company to work for, too bad it has gone through so many changes that highly possible they will be closing after more than 60 years in the market. My experience was great with them, management and people.
Customer Service and Inside Sales (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 25 January 2014
My typical work day is I deal with clients in Western Canada to assist them in the purchase of industrial bearings. My educational background is not as an engineer, but through my everyday experiences at work & my co workers, I have been able to excel in the field of bearings. Which in turn is the most challenge aspect to my job. Their are many facets to bearings & different applications that they are used for. I enjoy dealing with customers by phone or in person, & giving them the best customer service.
It was a challenging work with lots of opportunity to grow
Assembly line operator / QA Inspector (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 25 November 2013
Working on the assembly line included a set schedule of work, repeating every day. Although it was a routine work the attention to details and change overs to different part numbers made the day challenging. I learned the basics of bearing production, especially transmission bearings. Our management was always interested in reaching our production goals and in keeping work interesting. In personal matters management always supported and understood their employees. I worked in a very multicultural team consisting of people from Asia, South America, Europe and North America. We understood our differences and worked in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The most enjoyable part of the assembly line work was when everything ran smooth and we could reach our daily production goal. It was tough when we didn't have enough components and had to either slow the line down or fill the time with cleaning.
I collected production paper every day and the entered the data into various reports. I learned many thing from working here for the last 25 years. I worked in various departments and enjoyed most of them. I worked very well with all levels of management. I helped out everybody. The hardest part of my job was after taking a day off coming back and catching up as nobody filled in for me when I was absent. I enjoyed every part of job but helping others was always my favorite part.
Worked from 5 am until 1:30 every day
Had tight deadlines or last minute changes high pressure sometimes
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 3 January 2013
In customer service, I handled logistics, order entry, all phone related orders and schedule changes, uploaded schedules and did EDI. My imediate management were short sited but took my ideas and implemented but taking the credit for themselves. I enjoyed working in Aerospace very much and I learned the just of my customer service experience there working from the ground up.