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Monotonous

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Fort Dearborn

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 ManagementAdvice

Stop lying to the customers as well as the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Pressman
    Current Employee - Pressman

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time

    Pros

    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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good old boy network!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Fountain Inn, SC

    I worked at Fort Dearborn full-time

    Pros

    Pay is OK, hours are good. Great benefits. Upper management is average at best. If you have no ambitions you will retire very happy.

    Cons

    having to do the same job day in and day WITHOUT getting better at it. If you improve on a 10 year old stat, you are punished for rocking the boat. Over charging the customer to make up for poor manufacturing ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Production and lean operation is a must. There are people who go to work to work, the savings are proof of a job done well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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