Fort Dearborn

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Fort Dearborn Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
3 Reviews
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Jeff Brezek
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Mgmt can't manage through the biz conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Elk Grove Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Elk Grove Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Fort Dearborn full-time

    Pros

    You get left alone - no one has time to bother you. Benefits have remained intact despite a difficult business environment.

    Cons

    CEO is very focused on having his hands in every decision. BOD is so micromanaging every step (in order to maximize their return) that every day is reactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You pay people a decent wage... let them make decisions. CFO should have remained in the treasury area... she has no people or management skills (despite what she believes) - this job is way over her head. Bring back MA & TT !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good old boy network!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Fountain Inn, SC

    I worked at Fort Dearborn full-time

    Pros

    Pay is OK, hours are good. Great benefits. Upper management is average at best. If you have no ambitions you will retire very happy.

    Cons

    having to do the same job day in and day WITHOUT getting better at it. If you improve on a 10 year old stat, you are punished for rocking the boat. Over charging the customer to make up for poor manufacturing ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Production and lean operation is a must. There are people who go to work to work, the savings are proof of a job done well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An unfortunate letdown.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA
    Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA

    I worked at Fort Dearborn

    Pros

    Pay is as fair as it can be and they spare nothing for training. Safety is important and promoted; most PPE is supplied. Sometimes the shift/schedule allows for long weekends (3-4 days). Overtime is allowed when possible.

    Cons

    You may have to start through a temp service--which can have it's own challenges separate from the Fort Dearborn company. Some of the shifts can be long, especially 12hr nights. Some weekly shifts may be short of 40hrs. The work schedule changes often and the facility is lacking ergonomically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and qualifications of talents with the same passion seniority is recognized. Allow for an anonymous/protected venue for sincere concerns suggestions. Improve ergonomics in departments where needed (e.g. floor mats etc.), especially in conjunction with lengthy work hours.

    No opinion of CEO

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