Ferno-Washington Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Joseph Bourgraf
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  • I left the company by the end of 2013 (in 3 reviews)

  • You work hard here, but the pay is decent and the company does pay a bonus (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Some people say Wilmington is in the middle of nowhere, but I would submit they are the same ones who never stop to smell the roses (in 4 reviews)

  • There have been no raises for a number of years, but if you ask for it, you may get a raise (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Production supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Wilmington, OH

    I worked at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great people to work with and for

    Cons

    laid off due to money issues


  2. You Never Know

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people - great family feel. Products that you can be proud of that contribute to the well-being of people everywhere. Normally, the financial status is good.

    Cons

    Loyalty, hard work and seniority are no guarantee that your job is safe. When money gets tight, the axe falls. Often the choice of which people are laid off makes no apparent sense. The financial status seems to be pretty shaky at this time and there have been a number of layoffs in several departments.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to say. It just seems like there ought to be a better way to do things to keep the bottom line healthier.


  3. messed up management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a place to make progress when they knew what they need to do.

    Cons

    The management team does not care the business, they care how much they get from the owner family. All of that because the owner lost the clear and fair guideline to evaluate and inspire those talent employees, and kept political animals around to hear fawn.


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  5. Confusion at Best but a Decent Place to work

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing products and innovation that makes Engineers take pride in.
    Good place to learn the Engineering tools and procedures.

    Cons

    Design leads are bossy and over controlling.
    Not much openness and encouragement for Young engineers to think out of the box and share their ideas.
    Salary is average. 401K sucks

    Advice to Management

    Have leads that are leaders and motivators not bosses


  6. Small business on the move.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Benefits, flexible work hours, comfortable work environment, flexibility to move between job positions, growing in the international marketplace, multinational company

    Cons

    Disorganized management, poor inter-departmental communication, slow to adapt to new technology/equipment, offices in need of renovation,


  7. Great company to work for and great people to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferno-Washington

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, coworkers, environment, and sense of family

    Cons

    Never know when you will be walked out. No rhyme or reason for who stays and who goes


  8. Ferno is great and Wilmington is a awesome place.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Group in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Group in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My father taught me that you had to give a fair days work to receive a fair days pay and my career at Ferno has taught me the meaning of hard work and in return I have raised a family, sent one to college and never paid a bill late in my life. The best way to describe Ferno is that it is fair. They treat you fair, go out of their way on benefits coverage and you do feel like part of an extended family.

    Cons

    One thing I have never understood is people complaining about Ferno's location. No one ever told me we were not located in Wilmington. Why would you take a job, if you don't like where the company is located and then complain about it. Not very bright. Fortunately, 99% of the people here are.


  9. Our Ferno customers are saying "Wow".

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you could have heard the customer feedback on a recent visit to Ferno you would be proud to work here. The most common response was "Wow" and the most common question was "When can we get one?" You read a lot of good and bad about companies, but my belief is that comes from a lack of purpose in the companies that don't get primarily good feedback. There are naysayers everywhere, but being able to bring value to your customers is what gives purpose to your work every day. I wish I had a recorded all the "Wows" so I could share them with people who ask what Ferno is all about.

    Cons

    If you want a company that's fair and has purpose, Ferno is for you. If you just want a paycheck you can work anywhere. We have good, hard working people here and make great products. the pay is OK and the benefits are very strong. Some people say Wilmington is in the middle of nowhere, but I would submit they are the same ones who never stop to smell the roses.


  10. Going on my second year at Ferno.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Going on my second year at Ferno I know that I have found the place for me. Although my previous employer said they valued employee input they never acted on it and over time you became reluctant to offer suggestions and input that could save the company money.

    Ferno doesn't always act on your input, but you do get a response and feel like you have control over doing your part to make the company successful. A good example is our benefit package. By allowing employees to have accountability for health care choices they save themselves and the company money it does not need to spend, not to mention better health and more money that can go into the company bonus plan.

    Cons

    There are very nice people here, it does feel like a family and I enjoy coming to work. I don't know what else you could ask for. Raises can be a little slow, but a lot of money is spent on product development to ensure Ferno's future success.


  11. Being busy is a great thing!

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

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of changes at Ferno- for the better. Over the last year the company has undergone tremendous change associated with growth and new products. This type of change has been a challenge for us all. It is not over and never will be, if we want to thrive as a business, but the vast majority of my fellow workers have stepped up to the plate and gotten the job done.

    Cons

    We read about companies going out of business every day. Clinton county, where we are located has been beaten hard by the economy. Somehow the flag at Ferno stands tall. The reason for that is simple. Our people work hard every day to keep it there. We will survive and grow. Once some of the new products take hold, it would be nice to see more regular raises. Benefits are in good shape and Ferno should be proud of what they have done.



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