Well the story is that ACI lures people in with the promise of good pay and good benefits. They will hire anybody and lie to you about how much they are going to pay you. They will say anything to get you working for them. The hours are 55 plus hours a week for very little pay. You are out there,working for them thinking you are getting the amount of pay agreed upon,but when the check comes,you see how much you are really getting. Peanuts compared to how much work you did. The person training me was only getting paid MINIMUM WAGE. If an employee with the company training new people is only getting minimum wage,what hope does a new person have? This job is dangerous and has long hours,but nothing for pay. The company works you like a mule and then rakes in all the profits.
I was hired at 11 dollars per hour then when the checks came, I was only getting 9.50 an hour. When I brought this up to Jeff Bandura,the hiring manager at ACI, he said"Yes,that's the right pay." I said wasn't I supposed to be getting 11 dollars an hour? I filled out paperwork that said 11 dollars an hour. Jeff's response to this was"Yeah I went back and changed that. I whited that out and put 9.50." When was I going to be told this? Obviously,never. This sounds totally illegal and unethical,not to mention a terrible business practice. No wonder they have a 100% turnover rate. The employees who stay there do so because they either don't know any better(teenagers) and think its going to get better. Or,as is the case in Palatine, IL if you don't speak Polish, you don't get the "good"routes.
The "good"routes are more money, less work. So everyone else gets the "bad"routes, which are less money,more hours. So I decided not to stay working for this slave driving company. I can make minimum wage anywhere,and not have to risk my life or my health.
So this is a warning to those who think about getting this"great job" is going to mean lots of money and great benefits. I saw neither of these. Stay away from ACI. I hear nothing but bad things from former employees. ACI is by far one of the worst companies to work for.