i came to cleaver brooks from a job i enjoyed for more money. horrible mistake. right off the start i was being deceived by management. (was misled about raises. as we were a union shop what you start at was what you stayed at, was made to believe there was progressive wages.) from there it just got worse. there are some good people on the floor. but management is incompetent office is over flowing with underquilfied staff. ( it took our "lean manager" a yr to pick new gloves and got it wrong. not only that but something as simple as replacing gloves with ones with better cut resistance. turned into almost a two yr ordeal because floor employees had to fight to get proper gloves back on the floor. ) upper management, spends so much time concerned with employees vacation and attendance. that the fact that boilers will sit sometimes piled up 7-8 at a time waiting for parts that should be always stocked is completely ignored. issues with suppliers never get fixed. we worked with blue prints out of date and invalid. one of the first things i was told was you can look at the blue prints but they are incorrect and dont really help. what once was a good place to work. is now a dreary depressing dead end job. and union seems to be place for company men as they dont fight for the employees. just use there positions to help them selves. management seems to walk all over them in grievances and contract negotiations. best thing i accomplished there was that i left.
some good people