Pros: $450 checks every week, sos people are nice.
Cons: ruger is a sweatshop! no chance at promotion, hazardous working conditions.
SOS will tell you that Ruger will hire you on as a permanent employee after 6 months and give you a raise. It is more like 7-8 months and the "raise" is around 25 cents if at all.
They also say you will be working 6 12hr shifts. You start at 5 10hr shifts and it is up to Ruger how many hours you get, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how they make that decision.
The highest wages you can get through SOS is $10.50 an hour if you become a CNC operator. Most CNC operators get $16 to $20 an hour elsewhere.
If you think you will get promoted due to your great work ethic, experience, or hard work; forget about it. My supervisor had been there 5 years and made a whole $12.50 an hour. He was one of the hardest working and quality people I met there and he was making half what he could make elsewhere.
Ruger announced record profits this year yet gave their employees raises way below industry standards; 1.5% to 3% raises. I saw 6 people that had been there for years quit and walk out in disgust.
Ruger is not a company you want to work for. They don't care about employee health or injury prevention. The air quality is so bad inside the plant that several employees wear masks.
And you would think a manufacturer that relies on it's employees physical ability to handle parts would at least have an ergonomics person on staff to make sure employees aren't making repetitive movements that will cause injury. Nope.
That explains the astonishingly high employee turnover rate. If you need to work somewhere for a month or two to get on your feet, it may be OK. But don't try to – more... make a career out of it; Ruger would rather just use you up and send you out the door. They know there are a lot of people in the area hurting for any job they can find and they are willing to take advantage of them.
The stars I gave reflected upon SOS Staffing; they are pretty decent folks.
SOS staff people have been great; the pay goes into my account every week and they are always friendly.
Ruger would get 1 star in every category... – less