The Fortis Company, LLC – Shreveport, LA
Cabinet Maker/ Craftsman supervisor Permanent position at The Fortis Company, LLC, 2402 Blue Smoke Court S, Fort Worth, TX 76105. Supervise… CareerBuilder
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I worked at Fortis College full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
The ONLY good thing about Fortis are the students. They change your life and make coming to work the tiniest bit bearable. The students become your friends and you genuinely want to see them succeed. It's awful knowing that you played a part in one of the worst experiences of their life.Cons
Where do I begin. The company/management/leadership doesn't give the slightest care about you. It's all about the bottom line. The only incentive used to keep employees motivated were fear tactics that always led with "there are thousands of other people out there who could do and want your job" or even "this is the most money you have ever made, I saw your resume."
During the three years I was there I was denied my vacation time 70% of the time and ended up eating the rest of it. I was denied coming in early or leaving late for doctors appointments or family emergencies. During bad weather management would leave and not let staff or students leave. If you did leave so that you were able to get home safely, you were written up.
They are a for profit school that legally isn't allowed to reprimand employees on numbers.. that doesn't stop them in the slightest! If you have an experience with admissions and it feels like they are being pushy, they are. Also keep in mind their job was most likely threatened within minutes of meeting you.
Also, you do not get the chance to advance within the company. ESPECIALLY if you are good at the position you are in. Even worse, I was there for three years and never received a raise and had a day of pay taken due to the company struggling. They want to keep you stagnant. So if you are looking to start a career. Keep on moving. Admissions reps for a for profit college are comparable to a used car salesman.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Get your act together! Come to this century and learn how to take care of your employees and students. Fear tactics and threating doesn't work anymore and only creates a bad environment where no one wants to work. Appreciation goes a long way, and so does a compliment. Also, put individuals in charge that know what they are doing. Having a leader that hides behind an office door with his blinds closed when things start to go south, isn't a leader at all!Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO