Ferno-Washington - Good learning experience, but as gas prices rise hardly worth the commute. | Glassdoor
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"Good learning experience, but as gas prices rise hardly worth the commute."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Design Engineer
Former Employee - Design Engineer

Pros

Young group of motivated engineers. People are nice.
Cool products, state of the art ambulance cots.
Good hardware and software. Latest 3D CAD, 3D printer.
Engineers did get a raise dispite company-wide no raise policy.
Everyone in the company receives a bonus based on company's performance. (over 5% my 2 years)

I left the company on May 13th to move back to my hometown for my wife's job, otherwise I would still be working here. Another review seems to be pretending to me and is much more negative than I am, probably a disgruntled current or former employee.

Cons

Company is in the middle of nowhere.
Engineering area needs renovated. (Supposed to be happening in the near future)
1 hour+ commute from Columbus, Cincy, or Dayton
45+ hours a week expected, but I never worked more than 45 and was not penalized.
Salary seemed competitive, but I received at 10k+ raise with better benefits upon leaving.

Other Employee Reviews for Ferno-Washington

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Join this comany at your own risk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Medical company always in profits
    nice to work on lifesaving products

    Cons

    Company has been in profits but they have new policy NO raises
    Mandatory to work 50 hours per week and now they want everyone t come in on Saturdays
    No appreciation. Promise false bonuses for extra work but don't give ay
    Highly hypo critic management
    Salaries are okay but if there is no raise and the company is in the middle of no where..you don't even have money to pay for gas
    Especially if the Vice president demands engineers should come even on saturdays
    I worked here for 2 years and i am moving on to another company with 15k raise and much better benefits

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people if you add projects don't beat engineers down to death
    Talk to your engineers, listen to them and respect them
    Donot keep saying if you dont do the work , you will be fired and i can hire so many people available to do your job


  2. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferno-Washington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over a 20 year career in Manufacturing I have seen many ups and downs in the business
    cycle. It has been my good fortune to spend the last 5 years of my career at Ferno. They
    face the same Global Competition that many US Companies face every day, yet manage to sustain a culture of fairness and support.

    Cons

    There are times where due to business demands,that good people have had to leave the company. This is unfortunate, but Ferno rarely makes the wrong decision, when it comes to the best interests of the company.

    Advice to Management

    It pains me to read some of the negative comments on Glass Door. I know who these people are. They do nothing, but validate that Ferno made the right decision regarding their people.

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