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FORMS + SURFACES Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
201 to 500 employees
1968
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Forms+Surfaces is a leading designer and manufacturer of products used in public spaces around the world, indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between.

Forms+Surfaces designs and manufactures architectural products used in public spaces around the world. From ... Read more

Mission: A Culture of Innovation.

A History of Collaboration.

Solution-Based Design.

Comprehensive Expertise.

Environmental Stewardship.

Global Reach.

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FORMS + SURFACES – Why Work For Us?


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Forms+Surfaces designs and manufactures architectural products used in public spaces around the world. From walls and elevator interiors to site furnishings and lighting, our line invites creativity and provides real-world solutions to the challenges our customers face.

Spanning a range of applications not typically associated with a single company, our portfolio of products is unified by a central theme: enhancing life in public—indoors, outdoors, and everywhere in between. You'll find our products in office buildings, airports, restaurants and hotels, and in universities, healthcare facilities, parks, and city centers.

Products, however, tell only part of our story. What makes Forms+Surfaces truly unique requires a look beyond our product line, to the creative processes that define our company and shape our ability to help our customers transform their designs into installed reality.

A Culture of Innovation. Touching every member of the F+S team, our culture reflects the personal passion of each individual; the connection to customers and understanding their needs; and the ingenuity to experiment and improvise. The desire to innovate drives us daily, and, in step with the world around us, allows us to constantly evolve.

A History of Collaboration. For nearly five decades we’ve embraced opportunities to work with our clients and suppliers to develop real-world design solutions. These collaborations have informed our product lines, yielded expertise on numerous fronts, and equipped us with a sophisticated understanding of the challenges our customers face.

Solution-Based Design. Whether addressing building code requirements, ADA guidelines or environmental issues, we view design as problem solving. Our highly configurable systems and products can be tailored to suit the aesthetic and performance needs of any setting. Interrelated product lines make it easy to carry design and material themes across an installation. And we design our products to be as durable as they are beautiful—specify Forms+Surfaces, and you get quality that will last a life time, and designs that will endure.

Comprehensive Expertise. Multi-faceted projects require an array of talents and capabilities. Our steady investment in high-end manufacturing facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, leading-edge materials, and the skilled professionals that make up our team yields expertise at all levels of our organization and enables us to respond to new opportunities without missing a beat.

Environmental Stewardship. Aimed at protecting the globe we all call home, environmental responsibility has long been part of our core business ethic. Our products emphasize stainless steel, aluminum, FSC Certified woods, high recycled content and recyclability, and low- and no-VOC finishes. We’ve developed a comprehensive system to provide reliable, auditable environmental impact data to our clients. And our knowledgeable sustainability team is available to work with customers around the world to help them meet stringent sustainability standards.

Global Reach. Key relationships on local and regional levels contribute to our global agility. We have large manufacturing and customer service facilities in the United States, India and Taiwan and an International sales team with offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

More than just the sum of our product lines, Forms+Surfaces is a truly integrated resource with the passion, expertise and manufacturing prowess to help our clients achieve success. No matter what the size or scope of a job, we're committed to enhancing life in public spaces and we embrace our role as an innovative, responsive partner that architects and designers around the world can rely on and trust.

At Forms+Surfaces, we don’t only pride ourselves in finding the best people to work with, but also the right people – people who can most benefit from and contribute to our unique workplace culture and customer experience.

First and foremost, we offer a family atmosphere. Despite the fact that our company has grown into a global presence, we’ve retained our small company feel, attitude and agility. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and everyone can make an impact.

We foster a creative, team environment that values diversity and innovation. While we emphasize the importance of individual growth, none of our products make it out the door based on one person’s efforts. Together we are stronger, better, faster, and teamwork is our most valuable asset.

In fact, unlike a lot of manufacturers, our offices are housed in the same buildings as our factories. That means we offer a hands-on experience where all of our employees can work together in close collaboration. There are no ivory towers here.

We believe in treating everyone with respect, and that same respect is extended towards the planet we share. While “greenspeak” may be a trend among companies, we know actions speak louder than words. That’s why all of our materials, products, processes and policies are geared towards reducing our environmental impact. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing.

Our culture values hard work, mutual respect, innovative thinking and real-world experience. With the right people, there is no challenge we can’t rise to meet.

If you think Forms+Surfaces sounds like a good fit for you, apply for an open position, or send us your resume. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    I have been working at FORMS + SURFACES full-time (Less than a year)

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    F&S works really hard to make this a safe, fun, family environment. Upper management host monthly employee birthday/anniversary parties and we have company wide employee appreciation events . The benefit package offered is also great.

    Cons

    Communication is often lacking between departments. Enough notice is not given to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Work to get to know your employees on a personal level.

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FORMS + SURFACES Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at FORMS + SURFACES (Pittsburgh, PA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    A smooth process from start to finish. I was found on LinkedIn by the Recruiting Manager and while not actively looking the job sounded very interesting and it made sense to pursue. After the initial phone screen with HR I came in to interview with the Recruiting Manager and then spoke to two folks in the Engineering department.
    I was given a nice tour of the place and overall had a very positive impression. Feedback from HR was quick and concise and sadly I was not chosen for the role.

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