badrottie wrote: »
Depends on what aspect of manufacturing. Having been exposed to many different manufacturing verticals, it is largely dependent upon where you fit in the organization. At the plant level? Not so interesting, challenging nor are there good opportunities to advance. At the corporate level? Completely different due to having critical IT systems in place (My $0.02).
That being said, there is no "dream employer". I am always reminded that even within Fortune 500 companies, a significant portion are no longer in existence. Worldcom? Lehman Brothers? Arthur Anderson? Blockbuster? Who could have anticipated their fall from the pinnacle of success.
Therefore, I always evaluate and qualify any employment opportunity, with the deciding factor is if I can move my career to the next level. Companies come and go, and therefore the best way to ensure my survival is to advance when a good opportunity presents itself.
JDMurray wrote: »
They are usually very tight on money and work the people they have to death.