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Old 02-16-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Default does anyone here work at oxford forge?

i'm interested in finding real employees opinions of oxford forge.

including your opinions of:

management
wage
quality
duties
benefits
etc.

basically i just want to know your apinion of the job and company itself. how are you treated? what is the quality of the workforce? what kind of tasks are asked of employees. what is a tech? who are the skilled trades? who maintains the mechanical aspects of the equipment? anything really that your willing to share.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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i'm interested in finding real employees opinions of oxford forge.

including your opinions of:

management
wage
quality
duties
benefits
etc.

basically i just want to know your apinion of the job and company itself. how are you treated? what is the quality of the workforce? what kind of tasks are asked of employees. what is a tech? who are the skilled trades? who maintains the mechanical aspects of the equipment? anything really that your willing to share.
i work at oxford forge
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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i work at oxford forge
could you tell me something about it, what is your job, what isthe pay scale, do you have good benefits, do you like it? what's the turnover rate?
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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i'm interested in finding real employees opinions of oxford forge.

including your opinions of:

management
wage
quality
duties
benefits
etc.

basically i just want to know your apinion of the job and company itself. how are you treated? what is the quality of the workforce? what kind of tasks are asked of employees. what is a tech? who are the skilled trades? who maintains the mechanical aspects of the equipment? anything really that your willing to share.
I work at Oxford Forge
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: lifelong Detroiter transplanted to Milwaukee
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Why doesn't anyone want to answer the OP's questions?
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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To sum it up, it's a horrible job. It's typically a 6 day operation and sometimes 7 days, but never 5. Equipment is badly maintained, because there is no solid maintenance crew. The machinery is mostly maintained by the operators and technicians that work on the line. A technician is just an operator that has more responsibility and knowledge on the line. The salary staff is completely out of touch with the hourly staff. They like to stay in the air-conditioned offices during the hot summer days (which are quite brutal in a forging plant), and they come out of hiding in the winter and take laps around the floor holding their prized clipboards and a nice warm cup of coffee. The plant manager cares more about how clean the plant is than producing quality parts. Every single piece of equipment is outlined in yellow boxes with a blue sticker on the floor so you know where it belongs. If it's not in the correct spot, someone gets hell for it. Damaged baskets and bins are just tossed outside onto the far side of the parking lot. So sometimes you have to dodge baskets to find a parking spot. Our machines are constantly running out of steel before we complete a run, which is one of the reasons most of us are here on the weekends. You won't find hardly any salary workers working the weekend, but they make us come in anyways.

If anyone is thinking about working there, don't do it. There is a reason that they hire workers every other month. It's not because we're growing, it's because people are constantly quitting. Many workers are pressured into working 12 hours a day, and it gets exhausting.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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That sums it up perfectly^
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Boyne Country
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Originally Posted by renter8319 View Post
i'm interested in finding real employees opinions of oxford forge.

including your opinions of:

management
wage
quality
duties
benefits
etc.

basically i just want to know your apinion of the job and company itself. how are you treated? what is the quality of the workforce? what kind of tasks are asked of employees. what is a tech? who are the skilled trades? who maintains the mechanical aspects of the equipment? anything really that your willing to share.
Are you working human relations/job sourcing for a "temp" agency? Are you working at Oxford Forge in the supervision or management sector of the plant, perhaps?


Interesting thread.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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To sum it up, it's a horrible job. It's typically a 6 day operation and sometimes 7 days, but never 5. Equipment is badly maintained, because there is no solid maintenance crew. The machinery is mostly maintained by the operators and technicians that work on the line. A technician is just an operator that has more responsibility and knowledge on the line. The salary staff is completely out of touch with the hourly staff. They like to stay in the air-conditioned offices during the hot summer days (which are quite brutal in a forging plant), and they come out of hiding in the winter and take laps around the floor holding their prized clipboards and a nice warm cup of coffee. The plant manager cares more about how clean the plant is than producing quality parts. Every single piece of equipment is outlined in yellow boxes with a blue sticker on the floor so you know where it belongs. If it's not in the correct spot, someone gets hell for it. Damaged baskets and bins are just tossed outside onto the far side of the parking lot. So sometimes you have to dodge baskets to find a parking spot. Our machines are constantly running out of steel before we complete a run, which is one of the reasons most of us are here on the weekends. You won't find hardly any salary workers working the weekend, but they make us come in anyways.

If anyone is thinking about working there, don't do it. There is a reason that they hire workers every other month. It's not because we're growing, it's because people are constantly quitting. Many workers are pressured into working 12 hours a day, and it gets exhausting.
Your post poignantly sums up the reasons why American manufacturing has been overtaken by Asia.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Default Mike's sweatshop

I was one of the first "techs" hired in to oxford forge. From day one it was stressed that Oxford forge would be a Non-union shop,PERIOD! I was personally told by the plant manager that if the union came in our jobs would be gone(shipped to Mexico)! There were good things,an occasional BBQ,free Gatorade! The plant manager one day found a candy wrapper on the floor and took pictures of it and reamed the whole plant! I was asked by him to find out who was pro-union and who wasn't,each time it was behind closed doors! If you were sick or missed one day, you were written up and fired! Period!!
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