OFS Fitel

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OFS Fitel Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
21 Reviews
2.3
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Was Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun work. Pay and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Plant seemed to be on the way to closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult place of employment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Finance in Norcross, GA

    I worked at OFS Fitel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are reasonable - unless the employee's have been placed in exchanges as planned.

    Cons

    - Management only interested in short term survival so as to ensure personal retirement security.
    - No long term succession planning.
    - No mentoring or advancement possible.
    - New hires salaries 40% below managers.
    - Utility bill issues create uncomfortable working conditions..
    - Productivity gains have been exhausted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global intercompany pricing not sustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at OFS Fitel full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn a business from the ground up

    Cons

    A little light in the work force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked here over 9 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Operator in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Good pay with good benefits. Most of your co-workers are awesome to work with. A pretty relaxed atmosphere for the most part.

    Cons

    Just not a good place to work anymore. Employee morale is down. Work to many hours and not enough people. Never get a day off. No way to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire most of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at OFS Fitel full-time

    Pros

    Literally cannot think of a single good thing to say about this place

    Cons

    Everything is bad about this company. Employee morale has gone through the ground and nobody is truly happy here. The upper management and GM will literally micromanage you and suck the life out of you. People here go through the motions of living without feeling alive. It's truly one of the most depressing places to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No amount of advice will save this company aka sinking ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of knowledge in the company, but poor management prevents progress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Carrollton, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Carrollton, GA

    I worked at OFS Fitel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a part of the Bell Laboratories, and as such there is a lot of knowledge within the company.

    Cons

    - They want your work to be your life, and vastly underpay for what they expect.
    - The various departments cannot get along or work together. There is a lot of finger pointing and stonewalling.
    - As a younger employee, I was routinely talked down to, and any suggestions I made were dismissed as "you don't know what you're talking about"
    - Any issues I had were dismissed as how the Gen Y'ers want everything on a silver platter
    - For being in a technical industry, the technology at OFS was antiquated and obsolete
    - The management discourages extroverts and wants the engineers to be 'Yes men' and bow to every whim of production personnel, throwing away the entire scientific process
    - There is no career advancement for technical professionals (like engineers). The only advancement is done on the production floor level.
    - Half the day would be spent in meetings. Sometimes there were meetings to discuss what was going to be said in the next meetings. Nothing would get done and they were a huge waste of time.
    -Safety was NOT the first priority. Unsafe practices were common and many safety concerns were not heeded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, management wouldn't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at OFS Fitel

    Pros

    Manager does not micro managed their employees. Very flexible hours and good company if you just need a job.

    Cons

    No pay increases, not an opportunity for advancement career wise unless you are an engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, offer more incentitives for mid employees. Stop making people do the work of five people without any compensation.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Core of Sharp Scientists and Engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at OFS Fitel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating Technology experience if you get the privilege thrown your way.

    Cons

    Management is clueless, they waste opportunities and products and get jerked around by customers because they are incompetent and confused. It's a shame that such a strong Bell Labs division is getting ground down to nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people and maybe you will get some management talent and keep the techncalfolks that know what they are doing. Clean house in human resources completely, wow what a waste.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for OFS was nice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking in their technology
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Running in circles
    Top heavy
    Reactive vs. Proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people at all levels.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company doesn't care about their employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Inside Sales

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

    Pros

    Direct managers will fight for you, pay is good, benefits are good, bonuses are good when you get them

    Cons

    Corp. doesn't care about how hard the employees are worked. They down-size and then don't allow managers to hire so work is continuously being put on top of employees that already have more on their plate than they can handle. They lay off and then will not provide an explanation as to why you were the person let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to fight for the people that report to you. Upper management/Corp: It makes no sense to cut a department down to nothing and then pay the remaining employees overtime that amounts to the salaries of all the people you just laid off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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