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"Monotonous"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The pay was actually fair, some of the equipment was ok.

Cons

Zero sick time, catty co-workers, changing policies on the fly, whenever requesting help of any sort - it was always denied, incompetent higher management, incompetent HR, inflexibility, being evasive & dishonest in regards to company accounts (IE not letting the clients know that their competitors were also clients) and the rants from the CEO in the quarterly meetings. The 'core' values were always just spewed like a tape recording - 'customer intimacy' in particular was not only annoying, but completely hypocritical. The constant patting-himself-on-the-back about reinvesting in the employees was a joke. There was always a caveat or excuse why they couldn't offer training, or if you did want to proceed with Educational reimbursement, it had a catch to it (IE, you would be locked into a 5 year commitment as an employee, and going beyond a bachelor's degree was never an option).

Advice to Management

Stop lying to the customers as well as the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Fort Dearborn

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Positive Work Environment, Friendly Associates"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fort Dearborn is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Hard work is rewarded and new opportunities often present themselves. The dedication and comradery of associates is what sets us apart.

    Cons

    It seems that as we've grown as a company, we haven't always staffed accordingly. Adding staff to struggling departments would be beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    Make people feel appreciated and they will deliver results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fort Dearborn full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unusually good 401K match as of mid-2017.

    Cons

    Chaos reigns. Financial discipline had been a core value in the past, but that concept has been totally shattered over the last 4 years. With numerous acquisitions workloads are extremely heavy, there is no intention of increasing staff, and people are drowning at their desks. Plenty of higher level director posts, but no growth in the ranks of people actually performing the work. The company has no direction, and is floundering. Compensation is mediocre and bonuses a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.

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