Fiberweb Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    OK company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fiberweb full-time

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    so many restructuring, no consistent vision
    too many changes on the higher management as well as middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Highly stressful and confusing.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Old Hickory, TN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Old Hickory, TN

    I worked at Fiberweb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very complex process that made each day a challenge and interesting. Large plant with a lot of custom equipment which made repairs and upgrades challenging. Great group of hourly people and floor level salary people. Unique product. Great potential both as a product and a business.

    Cons

    Management was dictatorial and didn't have a clue how to run the business. Management was trying to run the operation like it was an automotive parts manufacturer.. Management began gutting the operation due to budget issues laying off 50 salaried engineers, supervisors and managers. Then they started gutting maintenance. As a result a vast amount of institutional knowledge left the company. Efficiencies began to lag as no one knew who to do many of the functions that left with the institutional knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fiberweb was bought out by PGI. I have no knowledge of how PGI operates so I don't have any suggestions. I just hope PGI can get the operation turned around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great job, not a great company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fiberweb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Management was extremely inappropriate on numerous occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest HR classes for all management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. misleading in hiring -age discriminating promotion options

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    Current Employee - Floor in Old Hickory, TN
    Current Employee - Floor in Old Hickory, TN

    I have been working at Fiberweb full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits some good people no managers

    Cons

    any and all most discriminating company ever worked at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    read a resume dont just promote your friends and relatives or like if they have a tight little ass like the temp turned mananger in shipping

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Over promise, under deliver

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Old Hickory, TN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Old Hickory, TN

    I have been working at Fiberweb full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back, relaxed environment most of the time.

    Cons

    Management has the workaholic mentality at 50-60 hrs per week. No room for growth / raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overzealous budgets by customer need to be fixed. Quit working so much and see your family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Solid Pay, Chaos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Fiberweb

    Pros

    Fiberweb is an interesting place to work and there are constant changes to make the exciting.

    It does have strong international ties.

    Pay and severance are very good.

    Cons

    The constant churn is very off putting. This change not attached to the nature of business and the world we live in. There are regular universal restructurings with Presidents, Directors and structures changing with the seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency and the ability for employees to see a positive future state are critical. You have to pay more for talent because of your reputation for purging.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Once a great company that has been mismanged to the brink of disaster.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Fiberweb

    Pros

    This is a very difficult question to answer. If you are one of the few employee's in the U.K. you live fat off of the rest of the company.

    Cons

    Reorganize at least 2x a year, no constance of purpose, no direction in the market place or in manufacturing. CEO is a youthful throw back of the 80's on an personal ego trip. He has no understanding of the technology or markets. Additionally the board members that have been choosen to give balance to the CEO are equally inept. This is a company that will emploid. There is a large fraternity of excellent managers that have been laid-off or excused in the past 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the business based on the markets that they serve, develop a balanced strategy (20% specialty and 80% commodity) and resource them appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Fiberweb provided me with many opportunities to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fiberweb full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fiberweb promoted within when able to find the talent, even undeveloped talent, and would provide opportunities to grow in those roles and in the understanding of the business. They also had employees who were helpful in day-to-day business activities.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the business was more focused on paying off debt and not expanding the business so sites were closed and the remaining businesses were tasked with difficult profit expectations by shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees see the need to pay down debt but also need to have hope in the business. One way is to see the business grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Instability and Failure to Deliver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fiberweb full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Outstanding opportunity to develop skill sets
    - Relatively flat management for a global company
    - Opportunity to work internationally and locally
    - Implemented XL training program for high potential employees.
    - Company is trying to do the right things from a business, marketing and HR perspective.
    - Good severance benefits

    Cons

    - Management churn in the mid-senior ranks is constant.
    - The commoditized, complex nature of the product mix has resulted in missed targets and failures to deliver.
    - Corporate problems have frequently resulted in non-payment of bonuses.
    - Expectation that employees are expendible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stabilize the base business and grow from there
    - Do not over-promise and underdeliver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. organizational instability creates both career advancement opportunities and significant downside risks

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Fiberweb

    Pros

    -great people, particularly at the primary level
    -solid products
    -stable business
    -career opportunities through continual changes in organization and management
    -customer facing roles learn business negotiation skills through aggressive treatment of customers by management
    -management is not afraid to try new approaches

    Cons

    -lack of stability at senior management level
    -lack of a customer-centric focus
    -hire and fire mentality promotes so much turnover that long-term progress is stiffled
    -organizational changes bring management that don't understand the business from the ground up
    -management cites the desire to change the culture and create a place that people want to work, but act in a manner that favors too much change
    -strategy changes and lack of top-down consistency are very frustrating to rank and file

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -foster more management stability with clearer upward paths
    -align incentive structure with personal goals
    -promote to management ranks from within

    Doesn't Recommend

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