FIC America Corporation
2.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.futabasangyo.com Carol Stream, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Takashi Kato


40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast paced manufacturing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossolid customer base, future growth

    Consautomotive manufacturing comes with deadlines and targets that must be met, regardless of circumstance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your eye on the ball.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetent Leadership and Unwillingness to Change Dooms This Mid-Sized Automotive Parts Manufacturer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are many good people working in this organization. Also, if you can make the "right" friends and work the politics, you can move up the ladder rapidly, regardless of your qualifications.

    ConsThe senior management are the least qualified to run the organization. A bunch of self-taught amateurs who are barely qualified to run a convenient store. They claim lean manufacturing principals, but will not allow them to be instituted. They have created a culture of deceptive practices and zero-accountability. Their focus is on the quantity of parts manufactured and not the quality. They consider the Quality Control Department a "necessary evil". They refuse to evolve with the times, or their competitors. Quality, Safety, Culture, Environment, Morale are only considered during audits. The departments only exist to keep the wolves from the doors. This is a main reason why their employees have a dismal morale and why they have a revolving door in as far as employee retention is concerned. Middle management is only used as scape-goats. None are empowered and are rarely allowed to have input in corporate decision. This is the model of Ivory Tower, silo management.
    They suffer multi-million dollar annual losses year after year, which has caused them to reduce the staff (the people who do the the work). But have not managed to increase productivity. In 2012, FIC had 650 employees, but by May of 2013 the number was 300. The company is in crisis mode, meanwhile the senior management continue with their "let them eat cake" attitude. All workers are treated as a number, easily expendable. Their is no respect, recognition or reward for their workers. They run 2 twelve hour shifts with mandatory overtime and work every weekend. If you want time off, you are threatened with replacement. The majority of their workforce (greater than 70%) are temps. Their training is nearly non-existent. Thus the turn-over. They are known in the local manufacturing industry as the trainers for their new hires. Typically, people stay only long enough to gain the skill and time on a machine to go out into the area and get a real job, paying real wages. The wages at the worker level are less than at WalMart. Meanwhile, the wages for department managers and above are in the upper 3 percentile, with senior management in the upper 2 percentile.
    The is no long-term viability for this manufacturing location. They are in the last throws of a slow and agonizing death.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnfortunately, the problem with management is that they don't take advice. If it doesn't come from within their small circle of friends, it can't be good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great experience to work with very dedicated Japanese principles and ethics

    Stamping Manager (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    Proscompany had great team ready to help any department being trouble

    Consat times communication inter departments, could be little better

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep good communication coming from upper management down to team members to really share and follow company goals, great company to work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very stressful, no input, company going backwards

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Carol Stream, IL

    ProsGood first line manager as this is the only person that actually took the time to train and explain.

    Consupper management can only throw more hours at the problem, no other suggestions are considered

    Advice to Senior Managementreally implement LEAN, follow GMP, go to 3 shifts

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst experience ever.

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    ProsIf you like money and overtime.

    Cons1. Middle managment is rude 2. Training process is awful 3. No work life balance 4. Moving up is not even possible 5. Upper Managment is oblivious. 6. Constant 12 hour shifts = managment and employees being snappy and in addition to mandatory Saturdays plus guit tripping employees to come in Sundays. 7. Tasks are reptitive and mind numbing. 8. Pay is horrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to whats going on your production floors. Get a third shift and more man power.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was quite professional but a little more autonomy would have been better.

    Project Lead (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsBig organization - chances of lateral transfers in different areas.

    ConsThe size of the organizations sometimes does not let you see the impact of your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLittle more transparency to middle level employees.

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    So so Place to work

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    Bangalore (India)

    ProsBrand name
    Location
    Pay
    Good workload

    ConsOffice politics
    Incompetent management
     Stuborn hiring managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementFavoritism should be eliminated
    Managers should be trained on behavioral ground

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