Fort Dearborn Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Forklift/Clamp truck operator

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    Current Employee - Sheeter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sheeter in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like that the hours are day time and they have an alright benefit program, also they have good people who work there and a good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not enough overtime, the raises they give annually are only thirty cents, and I was also kept in one department for four years and could never seem to transfer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    In the beginning company seemed to be going places; more recently the company has struggled.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Safety of employees is a high priority.

    Cons

    Very little organic growth. Recent growth has been mainly through acquisitions. Company also does not reinvest in latest technology. Sales department seems to get all the accolades but rarely seems to hit their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Look into other printing opportunities than just labels. Hold sales department more accountable for missing targets. Bring on more seasoned sales employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great company for start up sales experience. Company is growing. Market is very saturated.

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits. They reinvest in their employees very well. continuous training. Pay is OK, not great. Plenty of product knowledge. Relocation is an option.

    Cons

    Some micro management. Not enough vacation time for employees. Hard to move up. They do not offer educational advancement above a bachelors degree.

    Advice to Management

    Allow some flexibility to associates. More vacation time and team based activities to boost employee moral. Leadership is a great asset at this company. Allow for educational assistance for MBA degrees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Monotonous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was actually fair, some of the equipment was ok.

    Cons

    Zero sick time, catty co-workers, changing policies on the fly, whenever requesting help of any sort - it was always denied, incompetent higher management, incompetent HR, inflexibility, being evasive & dishonest in regards to company accounts (IE not letting the clients know that their competitors were also clients) and the rants from the CEO in the quarterly meetings. The 'core' values were always just spewed like a tape recording - 'customer intimacy' in particular was not only annoying, but completely hypocritical. The constant patting-himself-on-the-back about reinvesting in the employees was a joke. There was always a caveat or excuse why they couldn't offer training, or if you did want to proceed with Educational reimbursement, it had a catch to it (IE, you would be locked into a 5 year commitment as an employee, and going beyond a bachelor's degree was never an option).

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the customers as well as the employees.



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