What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Plant Manager, Manufacturing in Muskegon:
When interviewing, pay close attention to the surroundings and the employees. Clean shop?, organized?, areas marked along with materials? Safety signs? Machinery old new? Used and abused? Do the employees look used and abused? Or happy?
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.