What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Plant Manager, Manufacturing in Bessemer:
Make sure you discuss the responsibilities with your family how time consuming this position is. It takes me away from my family a lot. You can easily put in 60 to 70 hours a week which can cause you to miss out on a lot of your kids growing up time.
Plant Manager, Manufacturing in Brooklyn:
"Should Have Joined the Air Force."
Make sure Your compensation package is linked to the cost savings you provide the company.
Plant Manager, Manufacturing in Pontiac:
"Work Hard Stay on Task."
Work hard and stay on task. Don't let distractions get in the way of what matters - managing people and getting product out the door on time and as expected.
Plant Manager, Manufacturing in Twinsburg:
"Always think customer needs first."
Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. It's gains respect from the people on the floor.