Production Worker (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, ON – 24 August 2016
Lets face it, its a factory. Who enjoys working in a factory? Okay, so I will admit it is a pretty clean, bright, well ventilated factory. The pay is fairly okay, its doable. Just be patient and you will get raises. The full benefits are awesome.
The people/coworkers, not so much. Yes, there are a few very amazing people who work there, mostly are material handlers. They are the genuine, trustworthy ones. The rest of the factory, just don't speak to anyone. It is like reliving highschool all over again. You slip and fall, the entire factory knows in about .05 seconds and don't stop talking about it until someone else does something that is worthy of talking about. Don't tell anyone your personal life or things. Just keep to yourself. Best way to get by. If you p*ss someone off, the wrong person, it will go to HR and you can say by to your job. ESPECIALLY day shift! Just avoid them at all costs.
HR, management staff, stay on their good side or keep to yourself.
The hours though.. good luck getting on the day shift. You will be waiting 5+ years. Until then you will be stuck doing steady afternoons or midnights. Midnights I would recommend as that is where most of the decent people are, the pay is .25 more, and you still get to enjoy half your day before work.
A ton of overtime to make extra money.
But the factory, HR, whoever runs the place, is so unorganized you would think a group of 5 year olds ran the place. If it wasn't for the employees knowing how to actually do their jobs, Schukra wouldn't even last a day.
Lots of overtime
No life outside of work, high school all over again, rumours.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 19 December 2016
Worst place I worked at I felt the toxicity as soon as I started. I had no training even tho I was promised and the place is tight knit you need to fit in or you won't survive. It's a place where you sink or swim and good luck swimming cause no one is there to support you.
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, ON – 29 October 2016
The top managers are very disrespectful to their employees. The company hires mostly minorities (Women, European & Chinese Immigrants) so they can pay the lowest wage possible for the same job position. They do not recognize accomplishments even if they are substantial, in order avoid any wage increase. Turnover is high with little or no job security. Top managers stimulate a toxic work environment. Think long and hard before coming to this place.
Operater (Former Employee) – Lakeshore – 9 May 2014
The full timers rat u out for everything u do wrong. And if u can't keep up with them in your first day they will fire u such a waste of time. Be expected to push yourself to the max. Got fired cause the person I was working with didn't count my parts at the end of the hour and that left me in the red yet I had 15 more on the rack but she didn't bother to count them. Horrible place to work. And they all speak Spanish and talk smack about you right in front of your face. Little did she know I know Spanish. Ughh hate this place
fast paced enviroment,repetitve bending ,lifting and walking.in my opinion there behind times in many areas of there daily operations.The plant itself was very clean,not so organized for what there trying to accomplish in a day. People there are nice for the most part.but there is alot of stress in the daily work schedule for all areas to get your #s,and for the line stockers to have parts to the machine in thee cycle times.Safety is not a priority.there below mimimum code and should be visited by the M O L.Aisle ways are to narrow in the production and ware house areas. Lift trucks operate within feet of the machine operators.a accident waiting for a place to happen and it will be the fault of the operater because your right to refuse means dismisal,(prove thats the reason) Anyway when i started i was #10 on the temp list by my 89th day i was # 1.By my 90th day i was unemployed,To get hired it cost myself 300 dollars for clothing and lift truck license renwal so expect to by clothes to match there uniforms and hang them in your closet after your 90 days are done.theres 300.000 people looking for work so they can keep this up for a while. They need to install a revolving door!
clean place to work-lot of nice people in the production areasand support groups
Production Associate (contract) (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 7 September 2013
You can be completely average, or simply the best - you are not sure if tomorrow you won't loose your job for no reason. People are only numbers .... Numbers for production are up in the sky, which means you can rarely make the production and they can always have a reason to keep you nervous because you are under the production. New employees are employed through placement agency and 99,9% are fired after 89 days (to avoid benefits of course). You are just the next employee in the chain - and you will be replaced ... Those who get hired are usually a replacement for some other employee who lost the job of simply left. It is cheaper to employ new people for 89 days and pay them 11$ than pay the full time employee ... - If you need a job for the lowest possible salary for couple of months than you should probably check out, if you need a real job than do not waste your time and look somewhere else ....
Very clean, no provocations ... and that's all I can say
You are just a number, noisy, unpaid lunch time, lot of pressure
Production Operator / Material Handeler (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, ON – 1 December 2012
Your co-workers are great people. I started through a staffing agency, and was very disappointed in the way that Schukra hires. It is a bit of a run around, you need to go through a 3 interview process before your hired. Although I was told after 45 days I would get hired on to begin my 90 day probation, this was not so. Not worth minimum wage to start. It takes a determined person to stay and get on full time. Although the benefits and full time salary are very comparable.
unpaid lunches, 12min breaks, takes a long time to get hired.