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"An unfortunate letdown."

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Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA
Former Employee - Seaming Operator/Finishing Dpt in Brunswick, GA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is as fair as it can be and they spare nothing for training. Safety is important and promoted; most PPE is supplied. Sometimes the shift/schedule allows for long weekends (3-4 days). Overtime is allowed when possible.

Cons

You may have to start through a temp service--which can have it's own challenges separate from the Fort Dearborn company. Some of the shifts can be long, especially 12hr nights. Some weekly shifts may be short of 40hrs. The work schedule changes often and the facility is lacking ergonomically.

Advice to Management

Recognize talent and qualifications of talents with the same passion seniority is recognized. Allow for an anonymous/protected venue for sincere concerns suggestions. Improve ergonomics in departments where needed (e.g. floor mats etc.), especially in conjunction with lengthy work hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Fort Dearborn

  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Leamington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Leamington, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fort Dearborn full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment. Steady work. A growing employment opportunity.

    Cons

    Wage increases could be a bit more forthcoming. Bonus structure is out of whack.

    Advice to Management

    Give more time to employees. Make employees feel more appreciated. A simple "good job" or "keep it up" goes a long way ...

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