First Quality

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First Quality Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at First Quality

    Pros

    Something new to work on daily. Coworkers are enjoyable. You will learn something new on a daily basis. Hard work is recognized.

    Cons

    Can become stressful with continuous multitasking required.

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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at First Quality as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    State of the art technology. Generally friendly people. Incentives and decent pay.

    Cons

    Ownership approval needed for everything. All doings of the company kept "top secret" to even their own employees. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform employees of what to expect with the company. Hire from within for management positions. Stop hiring individuals because of the family relationships but on their credentials and abilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A learning experience

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    Current Employee - Production Technician  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Macon, GA

    I have been working at First Quality full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Climate controlled facility, State of the art equipment, open door policy, no experience required for entry level techs

    Cons

    Compensation, mill turn shifts, benefits, high turn over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be addressed for the newer hires. The employees that have been employed with the former company are on a different pay scale then the people that came in under First Quality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Working Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at First Quality full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are very friendly. Teamwork is encouraged and people are very helpful.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A company with a lot of potential, but poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Design  in  McElhattan, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Design in McElhattan, PA

    I worked at First Quality full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company offered me internship during summer, and a part time position during the remainder of my schooling. This lead to a full time position once I graduated. Department had the latest of tools and software, which made it enjoyable.

    Worked around my schedule, flexible hours, Quarterly incentive, year end bonus, all good things.

    Cons

    The particular position was under-appreciated, so it led to poor compensation for the responsibility.

    I was laid off in the mass lay off of October 2012. No understanding to why such a large layoff, rumors lead towards a legal misfortune.

    In conversation with another employee at my currently location I casually told them I worked at FQ for almost 5 years and he was shocked someone stuck it out that long. He had hired multiple people who left there looking for better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company works better when everyone is on the same page. We heard about new plants/projects from contractors and other external people before it was announced internally.

    Try to lead the market in a few things instead of always playing catch up and skirting the line of patent infringement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hard driving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Quality full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Focus on innovation and high-quality

    Cons

    Intense environment driven by family ownership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Truckers take note! Very controlling, waste your time, rude.

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    Current Employee - Trucker  in  Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Trucker in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at First Quality as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    New facility, should be quick in and out NOT!

    Cons

    If your a trucker get ready to waste 6-8 hrs of your day. Took an hour just to check in then wait forever to load. They acually have a rule here that shows how controlling they are, "no electronic cigarettes even in your truck"! Thats just nuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense! Check in should be organized and ready.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I actually Enjoy working at FQ

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    Current Employee - Ops  in  Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Ops in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at First Quality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The New Plant manager seems to be more in tuned with the employees

    Cons

    The Rotating 12 hour shifts 2 weeks days 2 Weeks Nights are Rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to listen to the Production workers now with a new Plant Manager involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great people, awesome quality of products produced.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at First Quality full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    State of the art equipment and facilities. Variety in types of products produced. Multiple locations.

    Cons

    Inconsistent application of total compensation/bonus programs across businesses/locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very pleased with my career at FQ.

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    Current Employee - Warehouser  in  Lock Haven, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouser in Lock Haven, PA

    I have been working at First Quality full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quarterly Incentives, Christmas Bonuses, Opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Some of the middle-management guys lack common sense and don't understand what the bottom guys go through, but that's typical anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's fine to preach safety constantly and institute safety policies, but to not expect a drop in efficiency (which some of the supervisors do) is unrealistic. Minor quibble.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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