Fenwal Inc.
3.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.fenwalinc.com Long Grove, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Fenwal Inc. CEO Ron K Labrum

Ron K Labrum

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was very good to work there

    Co-Op Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsNice facilities, great coworkers, decent pay

    ConsSuperiors, huge gap and little communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLisent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just OK

    Regulatory Affairs (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsGood range of projects and coworkers were good team players

    ConsManagement had favorites within the group. Communication is lacking between levels of management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent in how you manage and communicate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to grow professionally.

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsGreat people, competitive compensation, best in industry culture

    ConsBenefit policies changed and something I was previously covered and compensated for no longer applied so had to pay out of pocket.

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

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    Excellent company....with great pay

    Credit and Collections Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsGreat Compensation
    Educational opportunities
    Fair raises
    Positive environment
    great feedback

    ConsWorking holidays
    Winter Commute
    Vacation time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Site

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working environment, no outsource. All local and efficient engineers.

    ConsUnlike most SW industry, System Engineers at Fenwal are less experienced than Software/Hardware Engineers.

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

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    Fast-paced, customer-focused atmosphere, with limited resources and stressful environment.

    Technical Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsThe company has solid products and a strong presence in its market, is growing and evolving, with well-established customer base, and world-wide recognition. Competition is limited. Employees have a a strong work ethic and are very cooperative in assisting each other. Overall, a "Can do" attitude.

    ConsFenwal is relatively knew as an independent company having spun off from Baxter in 2007/2008. Limited resources in all disciplines/functional areas result in a fast-paced, high-pressure work environment. Operating system limitations, in the past, have been a source of frustration for key departments. It is still learning to operate without the support of a very large "umbrella" corporation it enjoyed before going independent. Fenwal does not manufacture its own products and must rely on 3rd parties to provide manufacturing resources. These resources are not yet fully identified and established. Also, Fenwal's Quality System has not stabilized and is in a state of flux with a somewhat high personnel turnover.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A work in progress

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsComfortable work environment and atmosphere. Excellent salary range and decent benefits offered.

    ConsVarying degrees of communication to all staff. Noticeable clique attitude. Needs to have more teamwork and focus on working together towards goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe efforts to learn what issues are important people was a nice show but there was zero consistent follow through. Result was that many employees felt it was a waste of time.

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    Work-life does not exist on third flood

    (Former Employee)
    Lake Zurich, IL

    ProsGreat products, excellent leadership in R&D, some of the best minds in blood therapies reside at this company. The pay is in line with most other companies. The building is nice, location is great.
    The second floor is R&D: Under new management things are getting done, creative juices are back and team work is evident; training and team building events are reaping benefits.

    ConsThe difference between the second floor and the third floor is surreal. Third floor is Operations and Quality. Quality reports to CEO via Operations. Third floor is a revolving door. Lay offs, dissatisfied workers who have no life and are treated as completely expendable. No room for growth, no educational benefit. Training does not exist. No one would have the time for training anyway.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee the difference between R&D and Operations. Get Quality out from under Operations. Get out of your office and interact with the employees. Look at your Operations team and see the difference between the leadership there versus R&D.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company, long sales cycles

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOther sales reps are helpful
    Good work life balance

    ConsNot compensated adequately for work put in

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossalary and location are good

    Consabsolutely no work-life balance, no training, and unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to train employees to do their jobs and not drop past issues on them and then expect them to fix issues from years back

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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