Farnsworth Group Inc Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. Ok Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer

    I worked at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    99% of the people are great and fun to work with.

    Cons

    My boss was three states away. Although I thought he was a good guy, it was difficult being so far away. Managers in other departments were very poor. Although this employee was not in my department, FWG kept him on as a manager after repeated failures and ethics violations.

    No opportunities to grow/learn. The company does not pay well.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the dead WEIGHT managers and give your employees the opportunity to grow.


  2. Poor work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good location, decent variety of projects.

    Cons

    If you are competent you will get buried in work here. Even more frustrating is that some employees loaf and still have a job. Compensation seems to be based on years of experience, not competence or diligence. Most projects are low budget and the fees underestimated resulting in consistently long hours to show profit on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent people. This may be a challenge since you don't pay so well.


  3. Not so bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    WHere do i start, the job is open to interpretation, but no chance for high pay.

    Cons

    also, where do i start, you cannot make money when the company doesnt generate enough revenue

    Advice to Management

    give up, go work for someone else and stop pretending to be a company for crying out loud.


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  5. Disjointed management, poorly executed projects

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Commissioning Agent in Midwest City, OK
    Current Contractor - Senior Commissioning Agent in Midwest City, OK

    I have been working at Farnsworth Group Inc as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free parking but not snacks.

    Cons

    Little loyalty to workers. Top heavy in the home office with overhead that could contribute more effectively to coordinating field operations and production of deliverables. Little patience for constructive criticism of operations, planning and management. Managers are apt to ask you to not ask questions if the answers might mean more work for other people.

    Advice to Management

    Make your company relevant. Change the name so people know what it is you do.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have never worked for a company that cares about their employee's as much as Farnsworth Group. Here I am treated as a person and not a number. They offer great benefits, schedules are flexible, and really promote a healthy work/life balance. They also put themselves out there to be a part of the community and are involved in many local charity events.

    Cons

    Communication with remote offices regarding corporate wide general information is not great. But recently they have identified this problem and are working on it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for...growing, fun, challenging, great co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with, reputable company with high standards, flexible work schedule, good benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    I can't think of anything, I feel blessed to have a position with Farnsworth Group.


  8. Management needs to change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farnsworth Group Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ok pay and good benefits compared to other places I've worked. Flexibility with work schedule.

    Cons

    High level management is stuck in the 50s are far as how certain people are treated.


  9. Too many hours, Pay is ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farnsworth Group Inc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learning new things that are valuable

    Cons

    Too many hours to get work done


  10. Helpful (3)

    Underpaid for the Position

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Farnsworth Group Inc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most coworkers are very easy to get along with and support a productive work environment. Benefits are in line with most comparable companies.

    Cons

    Reviews are skewed towards always needing improvement regardless of performance to support management's stance on not giving performance raises...only yearly 2-3% cost of living increases. Also most employees have similar pay with little consideration given to individual accomplishments and daily effort. An engineer with 7 years experience working a hard 40 hours will not have much of a bump over an engineer with 5 years experience who spends his day in the break room.

    Advice to Management

    Reward productive hard working employees with a significant raise over those who do not show initiative and motivation on a daily basis.



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