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Incredibly Misleading

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Former Employee - Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There are a few unique individuals here that are some of the best people I've known and worked with.
This company used to be run by great people and had great values.

Cons

Gross mis-management with no accountability for anyone below a management position.
American engineers are slowly being kicked out in favor of a team in India, those remaining are expected to finish the same workload. There are no opportunities for advancement or improvement. Benefits here are just above the bottom of the barrel, however it seems management receives much better hidden benefits and certainly more paid time off than the grunts. Management here is entrenched and disinterested in existing employees. Some groups have such high turnover that you can't remember the new team members names.

The management here has a long history of promising you one thing and breaking it months later. Any offers from them are no better than flat out lies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why bother with advice, any interest or compassion from the top is completely fake.
It seems the entire goal is to maximize profits while crushing any remaining hope in the existing employee base. Possibly a long term goal of shuttering the entire company.

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  1. This is a very misogynist company and a miserable place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES

    Pros

    None, none, none, zero, zilch

    Cons

    Decisions are very sporadic and not backed-up. You are expected to do a ridiculous amount of work with no rewards or bonuses. The company practices are outdated, wasting a large amount of money, time and resources. Also, there is loud banging from factory equipment, which occurs daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Kept getting better the longer I was there

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Were making great improvements on the manufacturing floor, HR, Recruiting talent and in overall employee interaction and feedback. Thier products are second to none and engineering/design top notch. Great benefits and busy work environment.

    Cons

    Still need to improve supervisory team/attitudes a bit on the manufacturing floor. Too many egos and chains of command. Need to get the groups more working together and happy out of their own boxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above I guess. Keep up the improvements. Diversify the sales team a bit at times rigid in requirements.

    Recommends
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