Fairfield Manufacturing Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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  1. Friendly working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Fairfield Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and ready to help.
    Projects are diverse and lots of fun.
    Managers are approachable and caring for young people.
    Lots of young engineers consolidate a continuing future.

    Cons

    Lack of systematic training for new hires.
    How much a new hire pick up after a few years mainly depends on how much questions he/she asks.
    A little slow in following the leading-technology the industry is using.

    Advice to Management

    Setup systematic new hire training, to save senior engineer's time in repetitively teaching each young engineer, one at a time.
    Keep a closer look at what the rest of industry is developing, and what tools is being adopted.


  2. Constant Turn Over, Cliques and favortism

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Fairfield Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, great managers, etc.

    Cons

    Current president is very cliquish. Doesn't seem like the best interest of the people are in the decisions anymore. Favoritism and nepitism. Ever since Gary left the company has gone down hill

    Advice to Management

    Stop nepitism.
    Get good people in upper level mgmt.
    Spin off from Oerlikon.


  3. A good place for entry level, building experience and starting a solid career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Fairfield Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Projects are always different and interesting. You are always continually learning with new projects to work on alongside people who are more than willing to help you with any questions you might have.

    Cons

    Reviews don't always happen on a annual basis and you may have to wait a couple years until you are able to receive one and your progress is met with little incentive. This can be an issue when you are already getting paid less than the industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Have a foundation or support structure for lean manufacturing and a training matrix in place for employees. This would help with quality issues, scrap rates and on time delivery.


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  5. Union

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Machinist in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Fairfield Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got to learn quite a bit about cnc machining. Mostly kept to myself and ran my machines and read a book.

    Cons

    The odd war between Management and Union. The Trucker stop bathrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your employees, Don't sit in your office all day long only to come out when there is a problem. There is a US VS THEM mentality that is the foundation of everything we do on the floor. Taking steps to bridge this gap can only help the company. Basic small talk, buying the guys lunch, performance based bonuses. All these things I have at my new job shop and it makes me work a hell of a lot harder/smarter then at Fairfield.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfield Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good base wage and sales incentive structure, company car and benefits

    Cons

    Turnover in upper level mgmt


  7. Great company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing MRO in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Purchasing MRO in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Fairfield Manufacturing part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, great people to work with,relatively flexible hours

    Cons

    no other location choices except Lafayette,IN


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fairfield Rocks!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at Fairfield Manufacturing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, great technology. The opportunity to travel internationally. You can be involved in almost any aspect of the business. The senior management team is experienced and very competent. There is a the opportunity to be involved with very advanced manufacturing technology. The people are friendly and willing to share information. Wages are fair. Compensation is fair. It looks like Fairfield with be able to continue growing over the next couple years, perhaps longer.

    Cons

    Reviews are not alway timely. It is a factory, but a clean one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with sharing and communicating. Everyone likes to know what is going on.



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