I have never seen a place as unorganized as Centra. The poor assemblers have suffered for years and years at the hands of incompetent senior management where lying and horrible work ethic is actually rewarded. My time spent at Centra I have seen 5 different general managers come and go and the current one is probably on his way out soon as well. Assembly department suffers from inexperienced leadership personnel who have lied their way to their position and management buys it every time (former ice skate sharpener turned Production Supervisor). I would stay clear of this place as it has been a downward spiral for years, with buddy buddy system rewarding laziness and inability to do their job. The PCC culture and reporting is beyond flawed and inaccurate which leaves room for many to manipulate it and constantly lie and get away with it. There are a lot of good people there but unfortunately the wrong people are leading them and that doesn't look like it will change anytime soon. Stay far away from Centra unless you enjoy lying and terrible work ethics by your superiors who just don't care and are there to collect a paycheck until the place eventually goes bust.
Fire-fighting all day long with no organizational process. CNC machines are old, out-dated and cannot meet specifications.All orders are late! Top management does not know how to resolve issues since there is no production plan... just which order is the latest
Worked there for 5 years as a machinist. Long and boring shifts. Management is terrible.
Don't expect much from anyone.
If you are looking just to press start and sit around for 5 hours then this is the place for you.
Stay far far away if you are under the age of 50.
No growth potential.
very negative environment
Everyone is miserable and waiting to be paid out
Upper management is HORRIBLE and uneducated, they yell at everyone and use very old school tactics.
This is a tough place to be. Demands are high and they keep on changing, even if you meet your goals and targets.
In reality supervisors and managers are just playing the PCC Parrot Game.. Keep demanding and repeating everyday and MAYBE something will happen. Don’t fix anything don’t spend to fix, just keep demanding and maybe you can fix the numbers enough to get through the week.
All of this demanding and fudging is unsustainable. That is why almost every 4 months people get laid off to fix the balance sheets. Yet the demands remain.
Machines are old and unreliable. Tools and cutters are of cheap quality. Leadership has no clue except to play the Parrot Game. Day by day this place is getting worse as they keep falling behind w customer demands. And spending more money on rework and expedites.
Paycheck and lots of OT IF YOU WANT IT.
You will feel very futile everyday. You will keep wondering why you come to work besides a paycheck.
purchased by Berkshire Hathaway in early 2016. Change is rampant with updating to new methodology. Business ethics are a serious issue and taken seriously. Everything else is based on growth and cash flow.