Moeller Precision Tool Employee Reviews for Machinist

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Hostile work environment
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Wixom, MI19 July 2019
The managers are at war with each other. You’re constantly watching out to not get yelled at for random insignificant things. The managers don’t even know how to run the machines that they are in charge of, and they act like they know how to do everything. The co-workers are the only thing that makes this job worth staying.
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Clean prduction based shop
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Antioch, TN30 May 2019
Not a terrible place to work, the biggest problem that reappears again and again is the lack of communication between sales, engineering and the shop floor. 9 hour shift with only a 30 minute unpaid lunch and no breaks. Expected to stand all day and supply most of your own tools. Depending on your position Saturdays may be expected
Pros
Clean environment, Climate controlled, good healthcare
Cons
Short lunch brake, 9 hour shift, no sitting, bring your own tools
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Cut throght
Set-up Machinist / OKK HMC and VMC Mills (Former Employee) –  Antioch, TN15 January 2019
Nice Machines, Great tooling, nice shop, clean shop, pore inspection dept. Repetitive; Same thing over and over. Management's kewl, Cutthroat crew, everybody blames everybody else.
Pros
Clean shop
Cons
Repetitive
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ok people bad management
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Antioch, TN16 July 2017
Set unrealistic goals for production. If your not hitting production they don't want you if you are hitting production and your scrap is high they don't want you ether. Management is out of touch with the way a machine shop is supposed to work and the head of the company says he's worked in a machine shop but I highly doubt he's done any machine work for a long time.
Pros
medical insurance
Cons
Dont pay any extra for working nights
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Horrible working environment!
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Wixom, MI30 March 2017
The worst working environment I've ever experienced! There's far too many things wrong with this company to list. I can definitely try to cover the basics though.

(1) Management
The very first thing I'd like to touch down on is the fact that when I do a Google search, I find reviews written by company executives and management. They're actually reviewing themselves and trying to shine a positive light on their terrible behavior and treatment of employees.

That in and of itself is a glimpse into what this company is truly like. Upper management doesn't look for, or seek out true leadership qualities, or management potential. What they actually look for are "Yes Men". Out of all the leadership in this company, only one man stands out as a truly decent human being that cares about his fellow employees. But now the rumor in the shop is, he's not doing too well with upper management. Reason being? Because he treats employees with dignity and respect..

Furthermore, they have absolutely no education program in place to ensure proper leadership or management skills are learned. Again, all they want are Yes men who allow themselves, and their individual departments to be poorly micromanaged.

(2) Union
This Union is all but destroyed. There's absolutely no cohesion amongst employees, and our union representatives are bribed, and bought out almost immediately by upper management. We pay two hours per month in Union dues to a union that has absolutely no solidarity, or power inside of this shop. Union stewards will tell you to your face they're doing everything they can,
  more... but in reality we know they do the absolute bare minimum.

(3) Politics
Sure, with every shop there's going to be some degree of politics. Well let me tell you, this shop is extremely ridiculous. This place is like high school on meth. The back biting, and infighting is on a level that I have never experienced in any professional environment before.
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Pros
Overtime, Holidays, Vacation, Gratis days. UAW.
Cons
Mandatory 10-hour shifts 5 days a week, only one 30 minute break per day. Occasional mandatory Saturdays. Extremely subpar benefits package, low and uncompetitive wages for the field.
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Awful company
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Wixom, MI21 March 2017
They give praise to people that don't know how to work. And that miss a lot of time. Neglect those that are deserving. Looooooong days with no breaks and a short unpaid lunch. Never work for this company!
Pros
None
Cons
Too many
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Stay away
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Wixom, MI10 November 2016
This place is crazy. Hired me as entry level and then proceeded to treat me like I had been doing the job for 15 years. Crazy over your shoulder management, low wages, long hours, NO BREAKS.
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Consistent work flow... Poor benefits
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Antioch, TN1 November 2016
Tons of hours pay is low compared to other similar companies but you can make it up with overtime.... yay said no one ever... great employees. You can provide for your family though
Pros
Consistent work flow
Cons
Poor vacation time mandatory overtime
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Fast paced, tons of overtime, great benefits, reliable
machinist (Current Employee) –  Wixom, MI15 September 2015
Fantastic working environment with proactive management providing clearly defined long and short term goals. Uses industry leading processes and very open to change. Communication is free flowing between departments and management levels allowing everyone to have their say. Management also provides excellent access to career development.

Great benefits, the company offers a growth program that employees can follow and they are large supporters of career development within the company. Moeller is an industry leader in the precision tooling components field and working for a company like that is something to be proud of.

The environment between employees is friendly but there's always a competitive atmosphere since internal hiring plays a large role.
Pros
Pay, overtime, vacation, bonuses
Cons
N/a
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