Firth Rixson

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Firth Rixson Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
7 Reviews

2.5
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    Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company afforded many opportunities to learn and work on challenging projects. Very good compensation and bonus programs. Locations throughout the US as well as UK.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up unless someone resigns. Long term executive group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learned a lot on the job, more than any other entry level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small company feel, good location, learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Hours get rough and expectations are high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation and you will be able to hold on to better talent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    CNC OPERATOR

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator  in  Midway, GA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Midway, GA

    Pros

    LOOK I have been with firth rixson almost a year, Yes it's a naw company and new company's come with speed bomp. So how can you judge a company that is groing. You should look at all oppertonaties that F.R. has to offer you, if you come to work with us remimber f.r. is offering you a job, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO OFFER THEM. You will only get out of a job what you put in it. You give them 100% they will give you more than 100% I have seen it personally.

    Cons

    THEY ARE GROWING THAT COME WITH PAIN.................

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. JUST ASK I DON;T SAY NO..............

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing and a black spot on your permanent record

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

    Pros

    Decent pay is about it (they will tell you anything to get you in the door though...I wanted training so of course I was told I would get it...but didn't)

    Cons

    No Bonuses
    Poor Management
    Poor work environments
    HR doesn't handle any HR related issues
    Expected to work +40 hours no questions
    Ridiculously high turnover rate...6 people in 1 week happily resigned...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The forging industry is not rocket science, please do not pretend it is. Managers form better employees. Employees need incentives. The mass majority of society is not okay with making mid-5 figures working 70+ hours a week, let a lone enjoy it. If you want a happy company you are going to have to treat your employees like $1,000,000 investments. Hiring and firing people is not the fault of the employee; it begs to ask the question, WHAT IS MANAGEMENT DOING WRONG? Focus on outside training for managers and hold management reviews or performance reviews. When 11/12 people complain then you know you are making their life hell and you need to soften up a little bit in the tough industry we work in. I would hire expert managers in other industries to learn everything from the current inefficient and nasty managers then once the trainee can effectively move around the shop floor and handle things on their own, its time to hand the ruthless managers their separation packet and ask them to leave in the best interest of the company. Good Luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multitude of experience at a price. (Firth Rixson Monroe)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Graduate  in  Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Graduate in Rochester, NY

    Pros

    Get your feet wet in the forging industry. You can learn a lot in a small period of time.
    -Long leash. You get to do your job the way you want.
    -Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Promises of sales graduate program are a hoax. Meant as a place for senior management to give jobs to their relatives and connections who have yet to aspire in life.
    -Quarterly bonus program is not actually quarterly.
    -For salary workers 11h days are regular. Saturdays mandatory. Lunches discouraged.
    -Saturdays at the end of the month are 12h minimum days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sacrificing Monroe for the good of the company.
    -Build the integrity of the Graduate Program.
    -Keep to your promises. Firth Rixson no longer has any honor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible work atmosphere, everyone scared of senior management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Shop floor workers a good set of lads

    Cons

    Poor culture, this company thinks nothing of it's workforce and dismisses them at the drop of a hat. Long hours expected as standard without any reconpence or time off in lue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, workers are people you know not machines!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Choice

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and solid industry experience.

    Cons

    At least a third of the workforce gets fired or laid off, regardless of how well they performed their job function. I gathered that on average, they would keep employees about a year before terminating them. Very long hours (worked up to 80 as entry level, first tier management would see 100, don't expect a weekend off) and management with comic-book villain personalities that treat you awfully. I'd rather work at McDonalds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about hiring. Take it seriously. Get better at hiring people you will actually keep, rather than inflicting so much pain on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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