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FOR ON THE FLOOR "We have a bonus program for managers based on how profitable the company was during the past year." ... Production Support Manager, Midwest "We get overtime opportunities, which are not reliable, but once a year we get an incentive award that is a percentage of your pay. This is determined by safety, customer-satisfaction and reliability metrics. We also get health-initiative awards that are usually paid with a gift card." ... Maintenance Mechanic, South "We can make monthly bonuses as efficiency and productivity increases lead to higher profits for the company." ... Planned Maintenance Supervisor, Midwest "We receive a cost-of-living increase each year, and after a set number years of service we receive a 'longevity' bonus." ... Maintenance Engineer, West 'My company pays a competitive wage for the skilled trades, but we have a very hard time finding people to fill these positions. I believe we have gone down every avenue of marketing to attract quality talent, with little luck.' Q Do you work more or fewer hours than when you started with your current employer? "I work about the same number of hours. Occasionally extra hours are needed, but not often." ... Production Support Manager, Midwest "We've worked a lot more the past couple of years due to facility expansion, and I don't know if this is temporary or the new norm." ... Maintenance Mechanic, South "On average, I work slightly more hours per week than when I first started due to weekend maintenance activities." ... Planned Maintenance Supervisor, Midwest 14 | MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY "I work the same amount of hours per day, which is 10+. As a manager I am on call almost 24/5." ... Process Engineer, South "My previous employer expected those in my role to work 70-80 hours per week. With my current employer, I have flexible work hours and am expected to work 45-50 hours per week." ... Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Midwest Q Does your company offer a competitive starting salary/wage to new hires? Does it have trouble filling skilled-labor positions? "It has taken awhile, but my company does now pay a competitive wage for the skilled trades. But we have a very hard time finding people to fill these positions. I believe we have gone down every avenue of marketing to attract quality talent, with little luck." ... Production Support Manager, Midwest "We do offer a competitive wage for our area, but it still seems more difficult than it should be to get skilled help." ... Maintenance Mechanic, South "We do pay a competitive wage, though our company changed the retirement plan, providing new employees only a 401k. We have no trouble filling positions as we are still the best game in town." ... Maintenance Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic "Our wage is a two-tier system. A person such as myself generally makes only five dollars more an hour then a new hire. And we do have a hard time finding skilled trades. We have also lost some of our people [to local large industry]." ... Maintenance Leader, Midwest "This company does offer competitive pay, and yes, we have difficulty filling positions at all levels." ... Planned Maintenance Supervisor, Midwest "We offer a competitive starting salary, but our area has a lot of manufacturing companies, and we have trouble filling these positions." ... Process Engineer, South "We offer the highest wages in our area for a given position, so the trouble we have filling positions is due to the lack of qualified applicants, not low wages." ... Maintenance Engineer, West APRIL 2015

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