Mitchell Plastics
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Most days Material Handling at MPK are extremely fast paced. Some days it’s to the point where you cannot have any breaks or a lunch. Especially if the Material Handler on the shift before you did not grind his scrap, you’ll then have to deal with his scrap at the beginning of the shift which will slow you down significantly. The people are quite friendly, but some Production Operators can make your day a lot harder than it needs to be. Overall, Mitchell Plastics needs to treat their Material Handlers with more respect. They push down WAY too many trivial and time consuming tasks onto the Material Handlers. The organization is subpar as well, if you’re a new employee trying to locate a part number that’s unfamiliar to you, goodluck. You’ll spend precious minutes looking for that part number meanwhile you’re falling behind refilling empty dunnage or taking away empty dunnage at your Cell. The communication is terrible at Mitchell Plastics, many things you hear will be conjecture and contradictory. For example, my first day of on the job training, my trainer didn’t know a trainee was going to be accompanying him until the supervisor introduced us last minute. Material Handling at Mitchell Plastics is not a job you want to have for the rest of your life. They way you’ll work your body is terrible. Only a handful of employees have been Material Handling there for more than 3 years. If you don’t get a promotion in 3-5 years as a Material Handler here, you have to find another job because you won’t make it to retirement with a semi-functional body. In conclusion, Material Handling - more...
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Hourly rate
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Communication, organization
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This is the first job I have since coming to Canada. Mitchell Plastics treats me well and have given me a chance by promoting me from Operator to Material Handler. It is fast work which makes the time go fast and i get lots of overtime. I have good work friends and my supervisor who helps me to do my job. Mitchell Plastics pays well and has good benefits, and free stuff all the time like lunches and contests. Safety is always important to them.
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Everything
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Nothing
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Its not an ordinary material handler job. You have tons of task to do. From preparing your assigned cell, materials of the machine, cleaning each hopper or the machine and load the correct materials needed, supplying all the needs of the operators, dealing with trash attitudes cell leaders (well not all) but theres a lot even Supervisor’s attitude is terrible. If you have other options stay away from this place. If they dont like you they will find ways to fire you.
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Too many to mention
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It's not a terrible place to work. The people (for the most part) are great, the plant is clean, and depending on what position you get hired for they pay pretty well for the work you do. They usually have cool events that go on at the plant too where you can win prizes and money, as well as food trucks that stop by every other month or so. There's almost always overtime if you want it. The only bad thing I can really think of is that there's a lot of favouritism. If you don't suck up to managment and break your back for them then they start to treat you differently. Obviously, that's not the case for all of them, but a vast majority of the supervisors, as well as upper management, are like that. They might switch you from your current shift to go to nights or days or whatever for a bit too, but that rarely happened to anyone. Finally, there's always room to advance in the company. There are currently supervisors and lead hands that started off as machine operators.
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Good pay, clean place, great people, overtime
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Management
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Mitchell Plastics in Kitchener is one of the best companies from the President to the people running the machines, everyone works together! The General Manager is an exceptional leader and his team continually strive to improve wherever possible. The management team is very engaged with their teams which provides a very collaborative work environment.
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Excellent working environment / good pay
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Management is very helpful and understanding. They prioritize Health and Safety of their employees and everyone works together with the support of supervisors and managers. Training is provided to all the employees. Fun activities and events are organised from time to time and a lot of opportunities are presented for growth within the company. Great pay and benefits. I will highly recommend working at Mitchell Plastics. 
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The material handler position. I'll tell you, for the little extra pay they run you like a dog. As a material handler you can only take breaks if you can find the time. If you can't find the time which is most days, you don't get breaks. Mostly bcuz the guy on ur cross shift leaves all his scrap bins for u to empty, putting u behind the entire shift..and management don't care.
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If you’re looking to make good money with great people this is the job for you. Never a dull moment and always enjoyable place to work each day is a new beginning with new goals set
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Great money great hours great people
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None
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Factory is nice, very busy always priorities. Benefits are on par with other auto companies. Pay is competitive. Management is ok, they try hard but most times ineffective. HR lacks consistency, different rules for different people....but thats everywhere. Overall decent place to work...
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Nice place to work. Clean. Good employees. Not a fan of straight shifts. Could be stuck on Afternoons or nights for years before getting a position on day shift. Lots of events. Seem to really care about their employees.
Pros
clean.
Cons
staright shifts
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Fun and diverse environment. I was a great learning experience whie working as an intern,
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Management is horrible, they treat you like garbage and allow supervisors to do the same. They prey on people unaware of the laws. Safety doesn't matter. You're forced to find people to cover your shift for vacation or you can't take one and they force you to use vacation time for their weekly shut downs. They use a ridiculous point system, after a certain amount of points you get suspended. You gets points for things like not clocking in....even if you did but the system wasn't working. And when you bring it to their attention they don't do anything about it. Look somewhere else, you will be miserable there.
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Management. Vacation is forced during shut down. Atmosphere
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Great company, culture and people! Positive atmosphere, team oriented & very safety conscious. Lots of room to grow and advance within. Competitive pay & excellent benefits/perks (events, lunches, giveaways)
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I worked in the quality department for a few months and learned the ins and outs of measuring specs for car parts. I learned how to manage deadlines and to effectively communicate with other coworkers.
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Mitchell Plastics is a great company to work for. I’ve been here for 17 years so this fact alone should be a good proof for my statement. I like the people I work with and the ‘family like’ atmosphere. You always feel like you’re part of a team where everybody is pulling in the same direction. Great management too; probably the best thing about it is that the channels of communications are always open, encouraging everyone to come forward with ideas and suggestions for improving the overall experience of working here.
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Overall a great place to work. Upper management is involved and engaged in all aspects of the company, not just sitting in their office's looking at the books. Company has grown significantly in the past 8 years which has opened up new positions and allowed for internal job advancements. Pay and benefits are good.
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Free lunches, swag and company events (xmas party, bbq's etc)
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The company is particular about the worker's safety, the company has good management and good technical group that helps the company improved and succeed.
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They have good benefits and prebies
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This employer is engaged and genuinely cares about the business and its employees. This is the best employer I've had to date and am looking forward to the years and challenges ahead. Pros - Clearly cares about their employees - Ensures people are treated fairly - Offers a fair salary and benefits package - Flexible and accommodating - Employees are kind and very welcoming - Owner operated, owner is very well liked - Growing company with lots of opportunities - Lots of internal opportunities for promotion.
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It is a great place to work: * Team Members are friendly * Team Members care about the quality of service they provide * Safety is a top priority from the CEO level down * Training and investing in Team Members is part of the company's culture * Regular communications with Team Members via Employee Communication Meetings
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The maintenance department is a joke, run by an under qualified supervisor. If your face doesn’t fit then you are put the door. I would avoid at all costs and look elsewhere. There is a high turn over in this department for a reason and it boils down to supervision and management
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the company has been around for a long time and has a good reputation. Found that management would look down on people they felt were beneath them. The pay isn't the greatest.
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