From the top managers on down absolutely nothing but negativity. Never a good comment to the employees. Most of the management will not even carry a normal conversation with the hourly employees FORCED mandatory overtime if you like it or not. If you turn down a mandatory double shift you will get points for absenteeism. Constantly under staffed shifts and therefore someone is going to get forced into a double shift. The absolute worst maintained machines and are literally falling apart. Constantly getting switched around to different shifts. If are a family person do yourself a favor and AVOID working at Owens. Divorce rate here is astronomical! Have “wanna-be” union supervisors that are actually worse than the company supervisors. The only good thing there is the co-workers.
Operator I (Current Employee) – Streator, IL – 6 August 2017
Absolutely no training culture. You are thrown on a line or machine and expected to know what to do. If it were not for the other operators taking time away from their job to help you would have to learn it on your own and are bound to have problems. The one so-called training instructor constantly rolls her eyes when you ask her a question. No personality what so ever. The supervisors are expecting people to do a job who have had little to no training. Starting pay and benefits are good but between poor training and rotating shifts I and others are already looking for other employment opportunities.