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Paul Revere

Fairdealing, MO

#1 Aug 4, 2011
What is up with this place? Is a good place to work?
Heckfire

Delight, AR

#2 Aug 4, 2011
Did they offer you a job? then it is a good place to work.. heckfire people a JOB is a JOB and a paycheck is a paycheck.. don't matter if you like the work or not..
depends on what u want

United States

#3 Aug 4, 2011
A lot of people take factory jobs because they need health insurance. If that's what you are after revere is NOT the place for you. In 2011 they replaced their health insurance with a high deductible plan which requires you to pay 1500 dollars (3000 dollar if you are covering wife or kids) before you have any real coverage. That means every time you go to the doctor, you pay 100% of what the doctor charges, often nearly 100 dollars, instead of having a copay like normal insurance plans. You will also pay 100% for X rays, lab work, MRIs, etc. until the deductible is met. When you get a prescription, you pay 100% of the price. Even when you do finally meet the huge deductible, you only get 80/20 coverage on most things. The insurance at Revere blows.

Revere is also not a stable employer. They are always fighting yesterday's battles. It is frequently understaffed or overstaffed, bouncing between mandatory overtime and short weeks.

The revere factory has been there over 20 years under a few different names, and it's not likely you would have to worry about it ever shutting down and going out of business any time soon. They are getting more work and customers all the time.

If they offered you a job on the floor as a worker, it really depends on what you want out of a job. If you want wages and benefits, you might want to pass it up. If they offered you a job up front TAKE IT. The faces up front never change, no matter how badly they mess things up. Bad management is never held accountable at that place.
stuck

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2011
The insurance does suck real bad, I agree with that for sure. At least when it gets slow they try not to lay people off and replace them with temps like Briggs did. Management has it's good and bad apples and the work varies from easy to difficult if you run a machine. They definitely have trouble keeping people. If I could go back in time I would have stopped myself from taking the job but that is mostly because of the change to the insurance really screwed me.
Winston

Pearland, TX

#5 Aug 4, 2011
Any company that has a problem keeping people speaks for itself.

When the economy turns around all the good employees move on to bigger and better things.
Tank man

Addison, IL

#6 Aug 4, 2011
I have worked for this company for years , and I can tell you first hand that employees come in go so fast it is hard to keep up, upper management is a joke , the only reason I have stayed as long as I have is I am near retirement ,
there is so much drug use on second and third shift it is unreal and if you are in maintenance, you get by with murder, so does the Tech and quality control , I know for a fact that they go out on breaks and smoke pot and drink, but does upper management or the floor supervisors do any thing about it no they are still there and the good employees get fired ,
Winston

Pearland, TX

#7 Aug 4, 2011
Have you informed management or the local police ?
Tank man

Addison, IL

#8 Aug 4, 2011
Management turn's a blind eye when it comes to certain employees, and the ones who do go to upper management are not taken seriously, the city police are not interested in users just dealers , they have security cameras installed but the ones that are the worst users know were they are and avoid them , they park there vehicles were they are out of site of the cameras ,
I just found out that one of our maintenance men was involved in an assault against a woman , and carries a gun in his vehicle on company property , I feel sorry for the employees who work with this man on his shift
facts of life

United States

#9 Aug 4, 2011
Tank man wrote:
I have worked for this company for years , and I can tell you first hand that employees come in go so fast it is hard to keep up, upper management is a joke , the only reason I have stayed as long as I have is I am near retirement ,
there is so much drug use on second and third shift it is unreal and if you are in maintenance, you get by with murder, so does the Tech and quality control , I know for a fact that they go out on breaks and smoke pot and drink, but does upper management or the floor supervisors do any thing about it no they are still there and the good employees get fired ,
From what I recall recently, they did offload a couple people for drug use, but of course they were just operators. Had they been any higher up the ladder I doubt anything would have been done. I also seem to recall a technician getting wasted at work on a regular basis and it being brought to management's attention, and nothing happened to the technician at all while the people who went to management were repeatedly subjected to retaliation. All of that happened right out in the open.

Odd how you're focusing on 2nd and 3rd shift and not mentioning 1st at all. There are just as many drug users on 1st shift, and while they might not be smoking pot on their breaks, they are popping those pills before and during work. No shift is innocent. Management has been aware of on the job drug and alcohol abuse by certain people forever, and that makes management just as guilty for the problems on all 3 shifts. Sure, drugs are a problem at revere just like anywhere else, but speaking as someone who has worked in a variety of manufacturing environments over the years, it is nothing unusual. What is unusual is the amazingly high rate of turnover on the floor and the amazingly low (nonexistent) turnover in the office.
Paul Revere

Fairdealing, MO

#10 Aug 4, 2011
I was offered a job on 2nd shift as a process tech. How is the supervisor on 2nd? I heard that their 2nd shift techs are slow and lazy and dont know their way around the presses. Also they are looking to replace them with people with experience. I was offered 15-16 $'s an hour with vacation after probation. As far as the insurance it is better than what I have right now, which is none. And I dont do drugs or drink, so I am safe from all that. In the techs defense I heard that their presses are old 80-90s model. Some people who have trained as a process tech in the 21st century with more modern presses wouldnt know a whole lot about the gages and dials on older presses. They are used to the settings that they punch in for the procees. So is it a steady place or what?
Winston

Pearland, TX

#11 Aug 5, 2011
facts of life wrote:
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From what I recall recently, they did offload a couple people for drug use, but of course they were just operators. Had they been any higher up the ladder I doubt anything would have been done. I also seem to recall a technician getting wasted at work on a regular basis and it being brought to management's attention, and nothing happened to the technician at all while the people who went to management were repeatedly subjected to retaliation. All of that happened right out in the open.
Odd how you're focusing on 2nd and 3rd shift and not mentioning 1st at all. There are just as many drug users on 1st shift, and while they might not be smoking pot on their breaks, they are popping those pills before and during work. No shift is innocent. Management has been aware of on the job drug and alcohol abuse by certain people forever, and that makes management just as guilty for the problems on all 3 shifts. Sure, drugs are a problem at revere just like anywhere else, but speaking as someone who has worked in a variety of manufacturing environments over the years, it is nothing unusual. What is unusual is the amazingly high rate of turnover on the floor and the amazingly low (nonexistent) turnover in the office.
Do they do random drug screens on the employees and managers ?

Does the process include the handling of hazardous materials, flammables, acids, etc.

One way around all the obstacles, is to contact your area OSHA office. They will investigate it.
Former Employee

Addison, IL

#12 Aug 5, 2011
I worked 2nd shift for Revere, and there are a lot better company's in Poplar Bluff to work for, they jacked the health insurance around, you never know week to week if your going to work a full week or not, and it's true if you are a machine operator your nothing, maintenance, quality control, and the technicians don't have to worry about shit, and they do what ever they want, the maintenance man they have is a cocky ass who brags they can't do shit to him because Alex and Dan will never catch him, Quality control is a joke he hits on every new female that walks through the door, they need to get rid of half the people in the front office and start fresh I have called the main corporation in Ohio and informed them of what is going on but nothing is ever done, there is so much drug use going if the cops were to do a random search of the parking lot half of second shift would be busted
all I can say is Thank god I found a better job and got the hell out of there
Want to know

Addison, IL

#13 Aug 7, 2011
Tank man wrote:
Management turn's a blind eye when it comes to certain employees, and the ones who do go to upper management are not taken seriously, the city police are not interested in users just dealers , they have security cameras installed but the ones that are the worst users know were they are and avoid them , they park there vehicles were they are out of site of the cameras ,
I just found out that one of our maintenance men was involved in an assault against a woman , and carries a gun in his vehicle on company property , I feel sorry for the employees who work with this man on his shift
so who did he beat up his wife or his girlfriend ???
Doniphan Gal

Addison, IL

#14 Aug 7, 2011
lol which girlfriend, from what I heard he tap's anything that moves, feel sorry for his wife nobody can be that stupid, or maybe he is one hell of a good liar
Concerned

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Aug 8, 2011
From what I heard the 2nd shift maintenance man just got busted over the weekend for drug possession and distribution. That must be how he's been getting so much tail. He has nailed almost every woman in the front office.
Donipan gal

Addison, IL

#17 Aug 9, 2011
Concerned wrote:
From what I heard the 2nd shift maintenance man just got busted over the weekend for drug possession and distribution. That must be how he's been getting so much tail. He has nailed almost every woman in the front office.
so the idiot from doniphan got bust for more than beaten up a woman I have to see it to believe it , they should have fired his ass when they busted the two operators for drugs, but they were just operators not maintenance ,
Worked there

Addison, IL

#18 Aug 9, 2011
I worked there several years ago , and the turn around for employees was terrible, it got to the point you didn't even know there names , the maintenance man from second shift that I remember was a short guy from Texas with a nasty temper so it didn't surprise me to hear that he was involved in most of the crap there

the tech's on second I heard one got fired and the other moved to third shift,
there is good and bad at every factory , but Revere is not a stable factory to work for
and as far as drug use it was out in the open I never worked for a company that you can go on breaks and smoke pot and not get busted
corey gilmore

United States

#19 Aug 10, 2011
that place is a joke.
Reveres demise

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Aug 12, 2011
Revere is a factory. Factory work is declining along with this entire town. The whole town depends on these factories so the factories have a lot of variance in how they operate. The service industry is the industry of the future. BLS.gov will inform you of this. Revere plastics is a joke and in the future heavy taxes will severly alter this company because products that are not environmentally friendly will be heavily taxed, thus altering the human asset related to the business activity. You have been informed.
Retards

United States

#21 Aug 13, 2011
Yall need lifes. Really grow up and mind ur own business. And to whom talking so much bout the use on third sounds like u was on third or second and i no everyone thats been on both and thats moved to first. And i got shit on everyone that has. So dont go acting like ur better. Just cause people dont no bout u. I from what i seen lot of that shit has stop. And let me tell u i work everyday to keep my job and im not a operator. So shut yalls mouth u might think u no everything but u dont. So once again MIND UR OWN BUSINESS and GROW UP

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