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An unfortunate letdown.

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Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA
Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA

I worked at Fort Dearborn

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is as fair as it can be and they spare nothing for training. Safety is important and promoted; most PPE is supplied. Sometimes the shift/schedule allows for long weekends (3-4 days). Overtime is allowed when possible.

Cons

You may have to start through a temp service--which can have it's own challenges separate from the Fort Dearborn company. Some of the shifts can be long, especially 12hr nights. Some weekly shifts may be short of 40hrs. The work schedule changes often and the facility is lacking ergonomically.

Advice to Management

Recognize talent and qualifications of talents with the same passion seniority is recognized. Allow for an anonymous/protected venue for sincere concerns suggestions. Improve ergonomics in departments where needed (e.g. floor mats etc.), especially in conjunction with lengthy work hours.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company for start up sales experience. Company is growing. Market is very saturated.

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits. They reinvest in their employees very well. continuous training. Pay is OK, not great. Plenty of product knowledge. Relocation is an option.

    Cons

    Some micro management. Not enough vacation time for employees. Hard to move up. They do not offer educational advancement above a bachelors degree.

    Advice to Management

    Allow some flexibility to associates. More vacation time and team based activities to boost employee moral. Leadership is a great asset at this company. Allow for educational assistance for MBA degrees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Monotonous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fort Dearborn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was actually fair, some of the equipment was ok.

    Cons

    Zero sick time, catty co-workers, changing policies on the fly, whenever requesting help of any sort - it was always denied, incompetent higher management, incompetent HR, inflexibility, being evasive & dishonest in regards to company accounts (IE not letting the clients know that their competitors were also clients) and the rants from the CEO in the quarterly meetings. The 'core' values were always just spewed like a tape recording - 'customer intimacy' in particular was not only annoying, but completely hypocritical. The constant patting-himself-on-the-back about reinvesting in the employees was a joke. There was always a caveat or excuse why they couldn't offer training, or if you did want to proceed with Educational reimbursement, it had a catch to it (IE, you would be locked into a 5 year commitment as an employee, and going beyond a bachelor's degree was never an option).

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the customers as well as the employees.


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