Machinist (Current Employee) – Antioch, TN – 19 August 2019
They will hire anyone with no experience and that’s a blessing and a curse. Everyone there is considered a machinist from day one even if they are a simple machine operator. Qualifications for certain traits don’t matter. You hardly are asked to move from your originally hired machine. The amount of years you have worked there doesn’t guarantee you stay at the job. Definitely not a place to stay for a career.
Machinist (Former Employee) – Wixom, MI – 19 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.
Machinist (Current Employee) – Antioch, TN – 30 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
Clean environment, Climate controlled, good healthcare
Short lunch brake, 9 hour shift, no sitting, bring your own tools
Machinist (Former Employee) – Antioch, TN – 16 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.
Machinist (Current Employee) – Wixom, MI – 30 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.less
Overtime, Holidays, Vacation, Gratis days. UAW.
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.
Machinist (Former Employee) – Wixom, MI – 21 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!
Fast paced, tons of overtime, great benefits, reliable
machinist (Current Employee) – Wixom, MI – 15 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.