No advancement in this company!
There are a lot of employees that have been working for this company, at least 20 years. There is a very close knit culture, where these employees go out together for lunches, celebrate each others bday etc. If you are a new employee, its very hard to break into this group, and you can feel like an outsider. This group has heavy politics, and after awhile they will most likely lay you off, and later find out that they already hired someone to replace you (usually a friend, or a relative of someone who has already worked there for a long time). There hiring and laying off people is so unfair. Human resources is a joke, they never get involved on the production floor, they don't care about health and safety, and they don't give you performance reviews, or talk to employees. Lead hand supervisors and managers call the shots on the floor, and do what they feel like. I heard of the rude language used on the floor, and employees not allowed to voice their concerns. Overall no point applying for this company, you'll put your hard work in, wont get recognized, and if you happen to survive 2 years and have a pleasant time, you most likely will come to work one day, and be surprised with a layoff letter offered to you. Restructuring is usually the excuse they use, when its just to get you out the door to workplace politics!