Production Operator (Former Employee) – Carleton, MI – 15 April 2019
My time at Guardian wasn’t bad at all, just the long hours and rotating shifts will drain you. Going from mornings to nights (vice versa) every month is the hardest part about the job because your sleep schedule is all over the place. You almost have to work 60+ hours a week just to see a decent paycheck but they do offer plenty of OT which is good IF you want it. Overall, it’s a good job with good people.
Extensive training, working with good people, benefits.
Standing on concrete for 12 hours, coworkers can be lazy at times.
Very nice co workers I made friends easy, but I was let go due to the fact that I was new and a new company bought us A typical day at work for me was go in at 3pm and work until 11pm inspecting glass.
Production Operator (Current Employee) – DeWitt, IA – 11 January 2019
At Guardian you'll most likely work 12 hour shifts. To me its just a stepping stone job until you get something else. I don't like the idea that we received emails and Christmas cards saying thankyou for a job well done and having meetings about how much money the company made each month 5million plus. But than when it's time to discuss bonuses and raises you either don't get them or they give you a very small amount. If I owned Guardian and the employees are making myself that profitable I would not have a problem showing monetary appreciation.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Geneva, NY – 22 October 2018
What a great place to work. Great philosophy great management style. Plant manager as all the managers were great to work with. Had a good leader to teach me everything. I was sorry to leave biggest mistake I made.
Sr. Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) – Brazil – 8 September 2018
The company undergoes a functional restructuring, presenting many opportunities for improvement and organization. It has an excellent guiding principles policy. Day by day it presented some difficulties of organization of the routine, where some roles were not clear. Has excellent technical staff and good working environment.
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Carleton, MI – 4 September 2018
Not a bad place to if you work days, M-F. Don't let them talk you into going on shift. It's bad. There is very little margin for error in the work that you will be doing and trying to stay focused for 12hr is a bear.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Corsicana, TX – 5 August 2018
For any hope of advancement, you have to be willing to play the politics game. They have a tendency to preach one set of values and demonstrate another. As long as you're okay with that, the benefits are incredible and you get lots of days off.
Good people to work with. Low paying job for the work required.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Galax, VA – 9 February 2018
Has improved over the years as a safer place to work. They need to improve on the wages paid. This company has high expectations of their employees but don't compensate them. Very short breaks and overall poor management.
Operator (Current Employee) – Richburg, SC – 20 January 2018
stressful and hard job but the pay is decent I wouldnt recommend anyone for this job especially not a female. It was wear and tear on my body the reason I stayed as long as I did was because the money was decent.
Production Supervisor for Cold End Glass Flow (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 15 October 2017
Was only there a short time. Loved my position wanted to stay my mother became very ill moved back so I could take care of her. Guardian was a great company to work for. since my mother has passed I would welcome the opportunity to go back to Guardian.
It was an challenging experience. But the pay compensated. I like the fact that they where zero tolerance. I would've love to grow with the company. Due to family I had to relocate. Wish there was a guardian glass everywhere.