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    Current Employee - Pressman
    Current Employee - Pressman

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time


    I show up, do my best, and leave on time. Management is relaxed and understanding. Excellent opportunities within the company.


    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...

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Fort Dearborn Interviews

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    Parts Washer/Parts Maintanace Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brunswick, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brunswick, GA
    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.

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    Negotiation Details
    I 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.

    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.
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Headquarters Elk Grove Village, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1925
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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.

We are committed to customer intimacy and...

Mission: Core Values
Customer Intimacy: Understand our customers' needs and challenges to support their growth and strategies

Financial Discipline: Manage the business to...

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