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  1. Helpful (1)

    "this is a great company to work for if the loser can come out and fix his company policy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    it is a fun place to work at if you like the trade show industry and if you don't mind working on weekends and through out a month without single day off.

    Cons

    work on weekends without comp days and allowance
    no vacation days for the first year
    no holidays schedule
    no company policy, everything is up to one person
    life is miserable

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee like how you would like to be treated if you want your company to grow and stop training new person every month.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "I am convinced I escaped hell!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FB International, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Most and I emphasize most (majority) of the employees at FB are some of most kindhearted people you could ever encounter.

    Cons

    No H.R. dept. Don't expect to be treated respect. The devil in sheep's clothing. I wish I had listened to the reviews and canceled my interview. It was the absolute worst experience of my life. Left my mouth agape with shock and disgust at how employees are treated and overworked. the feeling I experienced working for this company can only be described by Imagining the worst that can be experienced and multiply that by 100,000. Soul crushing, distasteful and out to make a dollar at the expense of others. Smiles can hide the darkest secrets.
    I truly give no stars.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the amazing people that work for you and treat them with respect. They deserve not to feel fear or stress. Reward your employees who give so much of themselves to make your company successful and allow them to take a breath.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Hostility at FB International"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FB International, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are hard and loyal workers

    Cons

    Owners lack knowledge of people skills

    Advice to Management

    Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "White collar sweat-shop"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Accountant in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International employees and nice office space

    Cons

    FB International is an extremely abusive company, where employees are exploited and very often blackmailed in exchange of working visas. There aren't employees' manuals,nor written rules. Work conditions are tough, stressful and unhealthy (the carpenters and painters in the warehouse work with toxic materials without mask protection, they are denied air conditioning during summer and winter, their toilet is extremely dirty and not only do they have to pay a monthly fee to use it, but they also have to clean it themselves as the cleaning company categorically refused to do so because its conditions). Management treats people differently according to their behavior. There aren't written specifications about sick days and holidays and while some people have only 3 sick days paid a year, others who are in the boss's graces can benefit of over 10 paid vacation days a year. There is no training and mistakes aren't tolerated. Punishments consist of money deduction from your salary and public humiliation. A fe people tried to introduce regulation and were promptly fired. No matter how desperate you are, my advice is not to work for this company if you care about you mental and physical health. Also, salary is below the average for project manager positions and designers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people who work for you. This is not a concentration camp!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FB International, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work along side good honest hard working people.

    Cons

    Company is privately owned and has no real direction

    Advice to Management

    Organize and respect your employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Abusive and unhealthy environment where to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FB International, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of the people working there are genuinely nice, yet desperate

    Cons

    Abusive workplace, complete lack of rules and structure, extremely low salary, continuous psychological abuse from upper management, illegal workers, no over-time paid, complete lack of respect towards the employees, complete lack of career advancement


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Abusive Company- I wonder why it is still in its business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FB International, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    98% of the employees are foreigners so it can be culturally interesting

    Cons

    FB International is a highly abusive workplace. Also known for being a 'visa factory' for the high amount of foreigners employed,the turnover of employees speaks by itself. People on visa or Green Card sponsored by the company are considered as slaves with little/no rights and zero benefits. Psychological abuse, extremely low salary, zero benefits,lack of rewards and respect from the upper management make this place a very unhealthy reality where to work. People work in constant terror to make mistakes and are punished with public psychological abuse and cuts on the salary for the tiniest mistake. Upper management has no respect for the employees. NOBODY in the company has a contract and there are no written rules to facilitate the employee's job. Internal company rules are made up according to the upper management's mood and are applied differently within the company.


  9. ""Don't even think about... they will use and abuse you!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you met a "Very Hard Working" people from different countries like, India, Mexico, Morroco, Domonican Republic, Colombia, Swedish and some others places.

    Cons

    Owners will make your life miserable if you don' t work like they tell you work
    Management (if, there is one) is not open for change or constructive criticism
    No company policies, procedures or rules
    Method of work changes from day to day based on owners mood
    Work on weekends without pay and allowance
    No vacation days for the first year
    No holidays schedule
    No bonus of any kind

    Advice to Management

    there is NO management!!!
    stop insulting, lien and abusing your employees, they are the ones that make your money (if you note this)


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BAD COMPANY TO WORK FOR"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Travel perks, Nice office space, Opportunity to be at a lot of trade show events

    Cons

    Miserable environment
    No Rules / Policies
    DEPRESSING work environment
    BAD management
    No appreciation for employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like slave. They are professionals and they work hard for the money that they earn. You don't own them


  11. Helpful (1)

    "This would be an awesome place to work if someone else bought & ran the company. Current managemnet/owners are horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employees (this does not include management) are are friendly and supportive
    Office space is nice

    Cons

    Life is miserable
    Management is very unprofessional and is not open for change or constructive criticism
    No company policies/procedures...rules/method of work changes from day to day based on managements mood
    No employee reviews...you will only be told what you do wrong
    Overworked and No compensation for a job well done
    No room for growth
    Empolyee opinions are not valued

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen and trust your employees and realize that the problems within your company have to do with you and not them. People work very hard for you and you need treat them with more respect.


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