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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-timePros
I show up, do my best, and leave on time. Management is relaxed and understanding. Excellent opportunities within the company.Cons
Projects tend to get delayed due to issues that could have been resolved weeks before. Some equipment is dated and in need of maintenance, but management is more focused on production. Less proactive, more reactive...RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fort Dearborn in June 2011.Interview Details
The first session of orientation begins at the staffing agency, which will cover topics of safety and work ethic/punctuality. A resume is created there through a series of queries via computer, and the result is submitted to the company.
Next, if approved, there will be an in-house 1:1 interview with someone in management. This is followed by more video/slideshow orientation. Next, a tour of the facilities and an explanation of required PPE for appropriate locations.
During the first few weeks/over the next month there will be a quiz covering your specific training and over other procedures. Refresher training is freely given at employee's/associates request.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI have a bachelors degree and 7 years of mechanical experience (ranging from electrical, HVAC-R, and boiler making experience etc.) but still did not fill the open position in the parts washing/parts maintenance department. I was hired under the pretense of being a parts washer---which is what was suggested after my resume query. During my second, in-house 1:1, interview that was changed to a packing position---no explanation as to why. From there I was able to unhappily negotiate to be an operator instead.
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I advise being honest and accurate during all interviews but beware that all information from your first interview might not be accurate or passed on to the next. Be ready to explain what your impressions were from the first interview, so that you can be on the same page and avoid confusion during the next interview.Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
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Fort Dearborn Company is a leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels for the beverage, confectionery, food, household products, nutraceutical, paint and coatings, personal care, and spirits markets. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has operating divisions across North America, employing approximately 1400 associates.
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