Fort Dearborn
3.2 of 5 5 reviews
www.fortdearborn.com Elk Grove Village, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fort Dearborn Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Fort Dearborn – Elk Grove – “Fort Dearborn Headquarters”

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Jeff Brezek

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In the beginning company seemed to be going places; more recently the company has struggled.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent pay and benefits. Safety of employees is a high priority.

ConsVery little organic growth. Recent growth has been mainly through acquisitions. Company also does not reinvest in latest technology. Sales department seems to get all the accolades but rarely seems to hit their goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into other printing opportunities than just labels.

Hold sales department more accountable for missing targets.

Bring on more seasoned sales employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company for start up sales experience. Company is growing. Market is very saturated.

Account Coordinator (Current Employee)
Elk Grove Village, IL

I have been working at Fort Dearborn

ProsThey have great benefits. They reinvest in their employees very well. continuous training. Pay is OK, not great. Plenty of product knowledge. Relocation is an option.

ConsSome micro management. Not enough vacation time for employees. Hard to move up. They do not offer educational advancement above a bachelors degree.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow some flexibility to associates. More vacation time and team based activities to boost employee moral. Leadership is a great asset at this company. Allow for educational assistance for MBA degrees.

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Monotonous

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fort Dearborn

ProsThe pay was actually fair, some of the equipment was ok.

ConsZero sick time, catty co-workers, changing policies on the fly, whenever requesting help of any sort - it was always denied, incompetent higher management, incompetent HR, inflexibility, being evasive & dishonest in regards to company accounts (IE not letting the clients know that their competitors were also clients) and the rants from the CEO in the quarterly meetings. The 'core' values were always just spewed like a tape recording - 'customer intimacy' in particular was not only annoying, but completely hypocritical. The constant patting-himself-on-the-back about reinvesting in the employees was a joke. There was always a caveat or excuse why they couldn't offer training, or if you did want to proceed with Educational reimbursement, it had a catch to it (IE, you would be locked into a 5 year commitment as an employee, and going beyond a bachelor's degree was never an option).

Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to the customers as well as the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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