Large companies you have worked for and your opinions

VegasMichael

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GE

Most political bureaucratic behemoth in existence. I worked in Additive and all my bosses were transplanted from healthcare. Made zero sense and our Q earnings proved it.
I have heard nightmares about working for GE. They pretty much want you to make them your whole life. Jeff Immelt seems to have really detonated this company.
 

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I work for a large healthcare co...i just wish they ran all of thier hospital the same and let all have the same equipment as other hospitals under the name...but nooooo...and the benies suck ass
 

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Beware of companies that have a cult culture.

They typically will refer to employees as teammates or team members.

They will have silly random events like pep rallies.

They will often refer to co-workers as work family.

They will have several ridiculous mottos related to any policies they have.

They mention Six Sigma or any other hair-brained program that only serve to make consultants money.

They have an HR department instead of referring to it as the Personnel department.

They publicly make their company's political stances known.
 

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Kohl’s at the CA E-fulfillment center; worked as a maintenance tech. If you wanted to know how badly they treated your guys stuff you buy online, you’d probably still not get how bad that stuff gets treated.
Not to mention the case of how they ship purchases made online. At the time of my hire in 2012 there was three EFC’s. East, west, and Texas. How would some of you assume the load of how the purchases were processed through these EFC’s? East handled East and west dealt with west? Not at all; it was the most difficult and costly way possible... and it still stands to this day with 6 EFC’s now.
Under paid the maintenance crew as we had to bring our own tools which means we make 2x minimum wage; no one ever told us this, found this out after I was employed at another company. Mandatory 6/12’s from august to January, constant dealing with new employees who broke equipment, conveyors, lights, you name it.


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What would be considered big?

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions- British owned company on American soil that made parts for the U.S. military. My campus alone had about 1100 people. When I left was down to 700 I think. It was a decent company, but if you showed any intelligence you got stuck with most of the workload.

Federal government- do I really need to say anything? At least the benefits are good.
 

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14 Years for Honeywell. Left a few years ago. Still in the same industry but different company.

Honeywell was great when I first got there ~2001 or so.

Now? They prove daily that you are nothing but a number.
Local level cared, corporate level? could give 2 shits about you.

The former CEO was a great CEO,,,,,,,,,, For the shareholder. He cut to the bone to keep profits and the stock up. Retired when he probably couldn't cut anymore. killed benefits, killed morale, health insurance now sucks and cost more than it should etc……
I remember 1 year when they cut insurance, made changes, held raises etc... but he still got his 11M salary and a 53M bonus or some shit like that.
HR is a joke as it is now with most big companies. Their answer to everything is Call the 800 number.......

Six Sigma, Lean, HOS (Honeywell operating system) had taken over the culture up above and shoved down the throats of all the peons….
1 site furloughed 1 whole unit during the pandemic when the rest of the site still made millions and millions in profit.
That couple hundred grand max they saved means shit to the bottom line but means a lot to the people who went 2 weeks without a check.
Of course they did it where guys could draw the unemployment shit for those 2 weeks.


I’ll tell you, Corporate greed is worse than the government in this country. And you know what I think of the current Government situation so that says a lot……
 

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14 Years for Honeywell. Left a few years ago. Still in the same industry but different company.

Honeywell was great when I first got there ~2001 or so.

Now? They prove daily that you are nothing but a number.
Local level cared, corporate level? could give 2 shits about you.

The former CEO was a great CEO,,,,,,,,,, For the shareholder. He cut to the bone to keep profits and the stock up. Retired when he probably couldn't cut anymore. killed benefits, killed morale, health insurance now sucks and cost more than it should etc……
I remember 1 year when they cut insurance, made changes, held raises etc... but he still got his 11M salary and a 53M bonus or some shit like that.
HR is a joke as it is now with most big companies. Their answer to everything is Call the 800 number.......

Six Sigma, Lean, HOS (Honeywell operating system) had taken over the culture up above and shoved down the throats of all the peons….
1 site furloughed 1 whole unit during the pandemic when the rest of the site still made millions and millions in profit.
That couple hundred grand max they saved means shit to the bottom line but means a lot to the people who went 2 weeks without a check.
Of course they did it where guys could draw the unemployment shit for those 2 weeks.


I’ll tell you, Corporate greed is worse than the government in this country. And you know what I think of the current Government situation so that says a lot……
Which division?

I deal with HPS and PMT. Seems PMT doesn't want HPS programming their plants, so that's where I usually come in. They contract us to program their processes instead.

My firm used to be a partner with HPS until we started to become too competitive and now they have developed a hatred towards us. So bad, in fact, they told one of my clients that they wouldn't sell them any Experion revisions past 500 if they continued to hire us....our client simply told them they will use Delta V instead of Experion from here on. Ouch.
 

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Which division?

I deal with HPS and PMT. Seems PMT doesn't want HPS programming their plants, so that's where I usually come in. They contract us to program their processes instead.

My firm used to be a partner with HPS until we started to become too competitive and now they have developed a hatred towards us. So bad, in fact, they told one of my clients that they wouldn't sell them any Experion revisions past 500 if they continued to hire us....our client simply told them they will use Delta V instead of Experion from here on. Ouch.

PMT
I remember when they brought Experion in. ops hated it. Still do for the most part.
2 units at the time had the TDC3000 with the pretty color graphics. Experion with the gray scale crap was horrible. Anytime HPS brought someone in to showcase Experion it took everything they had to keep them from going look at the TDC graphics. lol
 

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14 Years for Honeywell. Left a few years ago. Still in the same industry but different company.

Honeywell was great when I first got there ~2001 or so.

Now? They prove daily that you are nothing but a number.
Local level cared, corporate level? could give 2 shits about you.

The former CEO was a great CEO,,,,,,,,,, For the shareholder. He cut to the bone to keep profits and the stock up. Retired when he probably couldn't cut anymore. killed benefits, killed morale, health insurance now sucks and cost more than it should etc……
I remember 1 year when they cut insurance, made changes, held raises etc... but he still got his 11M salary and a 53M bonus or some shit like that.
HR is a joke as it is now with most big companies. Their answer to everything is Call the 800 number.......

Six Sigma, Lean, HOS (Honeywell operating system) had taken over the culture up above and shoved down the throats of all the peons….
1 site furloughed 1 whole unit during the pandemic when the rest of the site still made millions and millions in profit.
That couple hundred grand max they saved means shit to the bottom line but means a lot to the people who went 2 weeks without a check.
Of course they did it where guys could draw the unemployment shit for those 2 weeks.


I’ll tell you, Corporate greed is worse than the government in this country. And you know what I think of the current Government situation so that says a lot……

Reading posts like this make me glad I decided to work in the non-profit sector. So much more employee oriented. I remember years ago Honeywell was in acquisition talks with Jack Welch and GE but it didn't pan out.
 

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back in the day

vons/safeway grocery
slave hours, always working holidays, shitty ass people with shitty ass customers, litterally felt like a robot LOL. Only plus side to grocery would be health insurance and 401k

even before that

little caesars pizza
st00pid simple work making pizzas. We used to smoke weed and drink beer on the clock. I even slept on the sidewalk with the sign propped on a tree. LOL. Back then it was $5.75 per hour I believe.
 

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I worked two summers for GM as an intern in college. First at the facility in Warren Michigan working on development of the first gen ATS. Then the cab and chassis plant in Wentzville Missouri helping to prepare for a shutdown they had planned to retool for the Colorado expansion. The opportunity was cool but ensured me I never wanted to work for a company that large or automotive in general. As an intern pay was great but they expected a lot out of their salaried workers. Most of my peers were ~60 hours a week on average. It was also the most I've ever felt like a number in any of my jobs. Dealing with the union reps and few bad apples they protected also made me never want to work in a union shop again.
 

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10 years working for an international company in the R&D Prototype Shop here in the US supplying autoparts to all major OEM's.

-fast paced
-you easily feel like a number overall, but you make relationships with people you work with every day
-comfort in job security protected by a large company wallet and budget
-I push to make a name for myself engineering wise and keep backing it up. Best feeling to "make a name" for yourself in a sea of others.
-free reign on design/engineering projects to improve the process and to spend money to bring them to life.
-benefit of cost of living raises and bonus
 

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10 years working for an international company in the R&D Prototype Shop here in the US supplying autoparts to all major OEM's.

-fast paced
-you easily feel like a number overall, but you make relationships with people you work with every day
-comfort in job security protected by a large company wallet and budget
-I push to make a name for myself engineering wise and keep backing it up. Best feeling to "make a name" for yourself in a sea of others.
-free reign on design/engineering projects to improve the process and to spend money to bring them to life.
-benefit of cost of living raises and bonus

Whats the company? Kind of the point here
 

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Maritz

Literally drove me to seek and find employment in a small company. If you were not in the right clicky group, you suffered with no chance of advancement. Taught me that who you know and where you went to college doesn't mean you are a quality employee/worker.

No reason to excel at a large company. Your raises are metered out to you using some averaging system based on midwestern salary matrix, by someone you never even meet.

They also almost single handedly showed me the path to being a conservative by their constant harping on how much I should be giving to the United Way (through the Maritz payroll deduction). I wasn't a good person because I wanted to keep my wages.

Best thing that ever happened for me was working (then quitting) there and seeing how big business treats people.

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