I worked at E.A. Fischione Instruments full-time (More than a year)
Great work-life balance. Opportunity for growth within the company. Basically every "pro" you could think of working for a small business- Fischione has it.
Small business experiencing growing pains. You'll have to figure out some things on your own, there may not always be a position or procedure for a challenge at hand
Advice to Management
Invest in top-level talent and employee retention. Also continue to take customer feedback to heart -after all the company was built on having a good reputation, so invest in keeping it!
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at E.A. Fischione Instruments (Pittsburgh, PA) in June 2015.
It took at least 3 phone interviews before the onsite interview. The whole process took months. But when the onsite interview finally happened, some of the engineers I spoke with seemed to be dialing it in during the interview. They weren't nearly as prepared as you would expect. They also had kind of a creepy loyalty to the owner, referring to him as a "visionary". I guess when the owner has absolute power and a big ego, flattery becomes the path of least resistance. They made me a little afraid to work there.
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