Opinions

Elizabethtown, KY

#307 Nov 6, 2012
My husband has trained there for 2 days now. He has a pretty good job now at a hospital in Nashville. He is just looking for something different that will have more growth opportunity. From what I'm reading Yates is not what we thought is was. I would hate for him to get and take the job and leave what we know is a dependable job that he's been at for almost 7 years. Any thoughts from Nissyates or any other Nissan/Yates employees? We thought Nissan/Yates would be a great opportunity, guess not!
nissyates

Charlotte, NC

#309 Nov 7, 2012
To Opinions, stay where you are! If he has a good job at hospital stay because if they put him where i am, he will need a hospital.
Jon

Murfreesboro, TN

#310 Nov 7, 2012
Thanks for the comment nissyates. To those who still are considering working out at the plant, it's all up to you. If you're a single man or women, you become more flexible in terms of your choices. If you have a family, you may be a little bit more determined. If you don't want to endure the physical work that comes along with working online, you probably won't last long. If you don't like physical work or you're not used to it, you probably wont last long. You will earn every penny of your money. Now with that said, obviously there are other positions in the plant that are less strenuous, but also pay less. You can drive cars,do PQA, be a material handler, picker packer, etc.

I like the three structure that they have implemented. The negative is the lack of overtime but you feel a bit more refreshed coming to work, when comparing it to the 10 plus hours we used to work, including Saturdays.
Bugaboo

Nashville, TN

#311 Nov 9, 2012
After 2 weeks .. Shoulder started killing me ... Told my supervisor... He told me i would just hav to suck it up ... For reel sum ass hole ...they dont care about ur health .. R how ur feeling ur just a body to them .. O yeah and dont try to transfer it ant happening u might start a trend !!!
nissyates

Charlotte, NC

#312 Nov 10, 2012
Bugaboo, here is a little tidbit of information u might find interesting. Area managers bonuses are given to them if they meet various criteria. Injuries are one. If anyone in their zone goes to medical they are held accountable. They do not like you going. Especially associates. Injury rate, attendance, downtime, cleanliness of zone, all those charts in the break areas, an number of jobs in zones, also number of defects, all of these factor in to their bonuses for them. Thats why they have to act like a nazi dictator.
nissyates

Charlotte, NC

#313 Nov 10, 2012
Also to anyone considering employment here, you might want to make a homemade shank before you enter Nissan Penitentiary. Here is a list of transgressions within the past few months in various areas of this great facility. Where do i start? Let's try the parking lot. Trash all over it,(had plantwide video on that issue, has done nothing), sex in cars in parking lot, ladies getting purses snatched. Guy climbed the fence around the gates (penitentiary style fencing by the way), gambling, profane loud rap music, people going way too fast down parking aisles. Now let's venture inside to the cafeteria, but enter at your own risk. Here you might get your head knocked off if you run the cash register, money was stolen out of the register. Also if you use the ATM in there, you will get knocked in the head to take your money if you aren't careful. Now let's leave the cafeteria, an walk out on the A aisle, but STOP!, watch out for the skateboarding going on with the youth of Nissan. If you can navigate through the A aisle skate park, let's take a walk to the loading docks. There, with a handful of strippers singles, you can throw dollar bills to a few girls stripping for money to a crowd. After the show, you can go to your break area, where if lucky, you can check your co-workers ankles for monitors on them. If the area manager will do their homework on this person with the monitor, they will find out they are a convicted rapist, or a career thief, or various other attroicities they have hired out of desperation. Now, if you venture online, you might get to watch some of the bloods on your line throw some gang signs to the crips working on the line across from yours. You might even, on a good day, get to watch a fight as well. Now management is also considerering having a x-box, PlayStation room, just to make our gamers feel at home, hell, they might not quit then. Hang around there, you might get to see more fighting, an possibly worse. An at the end of the day, if you can make it to your car, an leave unscathed, consider yourself lucky. An no, this is not made up.
wife

Nashville, TN

#314 Nov 10, 2012
My husband works there. The more he is there, the more I distrust him. Its destroying our marriage. Is it true they all get off at different times? Different parts of the plant? He's working 11:30-8 right now. He shows up 30 early and doesn't get out until about 8:10. He's cheated with a coworker once before so i don't know what's true. He says 2nd shift will be 2:30-10:30 and Fridays they won't get off until 2 or 4 am. We just moved here so I don't know anyone. That makes it even harder to believe what he says. The whole sex in the parking lot thing bothers me the most. Why aren't they doing anything about all this stuff.
nissyates

Charlotte, NC

#315 Nov 10, 2012
To wife. What part of the plant is he in? It is true that everyone is getting off at different times. All i know is times in trim& chassis. Times will change again after next week. I work 6:30 to 4. That will change after next week. They don't do anything because they cannot keep people. Sex in parking lot has been going on for years. I'll be honest, i would not want my wife working there. If u are a woman, you can get sex anytime u want down there. Allot of women have gravy jobs from screwing managers. Again, not trying to make you paranoid, i just tell the facts on here. Good luck.
Jon

Murfreesboro, TN

#316 Nov 10, 2012
There have been a lot of changes out at the plant in the last several years from talking to some of the people that have been there for a decade or two. Yet itís no surprise since Nissan has bought ďassociatesĒ in at reduced rate and added more contract companies. Not to infer that they have lowered the hiring standards, I just think that they are having a harder time filing positions than they originally thought, so every able body is fair game. Itís like the old saying; you get what you pay for. With that said, the demographics have changed. Itís for the most part a younger and more diverse workforce. To some of the things that nissyates has stated, Iíve heard rumors, but from my experience they typically turn out to be just that, but thatís just from my perspective. Now, are there people working at the plant with no home training or social etiquette, you bet. Myself, I just do my job, chat on occasion, and go home. The projection is by the end of the year, 6k plus people will be employed at the plant. Itís like a small town, so Iím sure from time to time some type of instance will occur, its probability.

Wife----- Depending on what department he works in, times can vary. Does he work on the line? If so, the 2:36 to 10:36 second shift time frame is accurate. I know because I was supposed to work second shift (preference) until they kept me on first. The schedule in different on Fridays, itís 4 until 2 a.m. And of course you can sometimes be asked (voluntary) to stay over if they need help on the next shift, due to someone being out or running late. Bottom line is it doesnít matter where he works; itís more a trust issue with you because of the past infidelity
Jon

Murfreesboro, TN

#317 Nov 10, 2012
Bugaboo- I had the same thing happen to me early on. I was sent to medical and was initially offered to be on restrictions, declined (I donít think that they do that any longer) then basically told itís just nature of the beast. They actually scheduled a follow up appointment with me, to my surprise. At the time the problem was with my shoulder because of the repetitive underbody work I was doing. Iím now in a different zone doing a job that requires you to bend almost 100% of the cycle. As a result, my back is killing me everyday. When they say jobs in trim& chassis wear on your joints, itís nothing but the truth. Iíll be old before my time lol.
nissyates

Charlotte, NC

#318 Nov 11, 2012
Jon, i once again agree with your posts. As far as the hiring standard you mentioned, they have lowered it out of desperation. When they first started bringing temps in, they were really screening to try to get good people, with no records, or drug addictions. Once they got in here, they just couldn't, an some just wouldn't do it. Then they upped the pay several times, an increased benefits, thinking that would entice people to stay. But they still had high turnover. As the deadline for the afternoon shift got closer an closer, they did not have the manpower to make it work. So they lowered the standard, allowing people in the past they would have never even given a chance. Like you said, you get what you pay for. Even now, manpower is not good. If people were not volunteering to stay over it would not run. All it takes is one or two in a zone to call in an they don't have the manpower to run because we all know area manager s are useless. When they start sending folks home early from parts an equipment problems, those 32 or 36 hr checks will send people quitting even more. They have created a huge mess. I wish they would have just left it at 2 shifts myself because i know afternoon shift is not going to make it long term, and allot of people will loose their jobs.
Jon

Murfreesboro, TN

#319 Nov 12, 2012
Nissyates- Nissan is tackling a lot at the moment, maybe too much. The new vehicle launches, introducing associates, new battery plant, body shop, and the list could go on. You're right; it's hard to predict the future in terms of what will happen, but to me things seem to be moving in a positive direction. Manpower is an issue at the moment, but from what I hear (focus groups, etc), people are impressed that most of the associates are working out. In the beginning, I think a lot of people thought that it wouldnít work out or the associates wouldn't be able to do the jobs. I think a lot of the associates including myself seem content with the pay scale progression as it stands. But fast forward to when we actually top out in the coming years. My sentiment might change a little bit, after I put my time in and the person working next to me is making about 7 dollars more than me. My theory is that Nissan will offer another buyout or possibly a buy down to Nissan employees, or they may just reduce the pay without question, since thereís no union. I say that because at the point there will be about a 70/30 ratio of Associates to Techs. This is something they will have to address in the coming years and it certainly wonít be a pay increase for associates, well not at the rate of Nissan employees anyway. Speaking of unions, why is it that the Nissan plant in Japan as well the other Japanese auto makers in Japan have unions, but they vigorously shun them here? Thatís more of a rhetorical I guess but just itís interesting. In regards to the three shifts, I actually do think the three shift structure will work as it has been successful in Canton. With the addition of the new vehicle launches, additional man power is needed. Once you think about it, comparing it with the 10.5's we were working (day and night) there's only about 2.5 or 3 hours of additional production. In my opinion, unless the launches are not successful or quality becomes a major issue and Japan takes backs the JX, leaf, and the Murano, I think the three shifts are here to stay.
Bugaboo

Nashville, TN

#320 Nov 13, 2012
nissyates wrote:
Bugaboo, here is a little tidbit of information u might find interesting. Area managers bonuses are given to them if they meet various criteria. Injuries are one. If anyone in their zone goes to medical they are held accountable. They do not like you going. Especially associates. Injury rate, attendance, downtime, cleanliness of zone, all those charts in the break areas, an number of jobs in zones, also number of defects, all of these factor in to their bonuses for them. Thats why they have to act like a nazi dictator.
found out that i hav tendonitis in my shoulder from my doctor , limit movement of my shoulder, true story and only after 2 weeks thanks nissan !!

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Joelton

#321 Nov 14, 2012
Bugaboo wrote:
<quoted text>found out that i hav tendonitis in my shoulder from my doctor , limit movement of my shoulder, true story and only after 2 weeks thanks nissan !!
I hate to hear that Bugaboo because I to know how tendinitis feels, but you don't get it after a couple of weeks of competitive movement. Hopefully if its giving you problems your dr will give you a shot.
Bugaboo

Nashville, TN

#322 Nov 14, 2012
wdever wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate to hear that Bugaboo because I to know how tendinitis feels, but you don't get it after a couple of weeks of competitive movement. Hopefully if its giving you problems your dr will give you a shot.
good news , got meds and alll is better
nissyates

Indian Trail, NC

#323 Nov 15, 2012
Thats good to hear bugaboo.
Bugaboo

United States

#324 Nov 15, 2012
wdever wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate to hear that Bugaboo because I to know how tendinitis feels, but you don't get it after a couple of weeks of competitive movement. Hopefully if its giving you problems your dr will give you a shot.
shit ... Tell the doc that ... I could barly move it ... Shit u dont kno what i was doin ... Hell no onewanted too do my job ...
Associate

Murfreesboro, TN

#327 Nov 18, 2012
Does Nissan give the Associates a bonus like Yates does?
nissyates

Indian Trail, NC

#328 Nov 19, 2012
Yates is nissan. You will get a bonus depending on your tenure. It will not be very much.
worker

La Vergne, TN

#329 Nov 20, 2012
Anyone one know a manager in trim and chassis named Danny B.

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