Ferno-Washington

  www.ferno.com
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2 people found this helpful  

Good learning experience, but as gas prices rise hardly worth the commute.

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Former Employee - Design Engineer
Former Employee - Design Engineer

I worked at Ferno-Washington

Pros

Young group of motivated engineers. People are nice.
Cool products, state of the art ambulance cots.
Good hardware and software. Latest 3D CAD, 3D printer.
Engineers did get a raise dispite company-wide no raise policy.
Everyone in the company receives a bonus based on company's performance. (over 5% my 2 years)

I left the company on May 13th to move back to my hometown for my wife's job, otherwise I would still be working here. Another review seems to be pretending to me and is much more negative than I am, probably a disgruntled current or former employee.

Cons

Company is in the middle of nowhere.
Engineering area needs renovated. (Supposed to be happening in the near future)
1 hour+ commute from Columbus, Cincy, or Dayton
45+ hours a week expected, but I never worked more than 45 and was not penalized.
Salary seemed competitive, but I received at 10k+ raise with better benefits upon leaving.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Join this comany at your own risk

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer

    I worked at Ferno-Washington

    Pros

    Medical company always in profits
    nice to work on lifesaving products

    Cons

    Company has been in profits but they have new policy NO raises
    Mandatory to work 50 hours per week and now they want everyone t come in on Saturdays
    No appreciation. Promise false bonuses for extra work but don't give ay
    Highly hypo critic management
    Salaries are okay but if there is no raise and the company is in the middle of no where..you don't even have money to pay for gas
    Especially if the Vice president demands engineers should come even on saturdays
    I worked here for 2 years and i am moving on to another company with 15k raise and much better benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people if you add projects don't beat engineers down to death
    Talk to your engineers, listen to them and respect them
    Donot keep saying if you dont do the work , you will be fired and i can hire so many people available to do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington

    Pros

    Reflecting on November and December at Ferno, it is without a doubt one of the most giving companies and groups of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, If an employee needs help, the company and employees rally to help them. The owner gives out a Christmas bonus which he hands to you himself and the whole purpose of it is to thank you for your efforts all year. Not only that, we are all eligible for a company wide bonus as well. The pay is fair and the benefits are just as good as much larger companies. We manufacture great products.

    Cons

    I have worked at Ferno for 14 months and what they said the company would be is what it is. You are expected to work and paid a fair wage. I live right around the corner from the plant. We could stand to hire a few more people, but I'd rather hold off than hire people that then have to be laid off. This has happened to me at other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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