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FORMS + SURFACES Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Very Pleased"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    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.

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the kind words and 5-star review. We constantly work on improving all issues that we face including communications and engagement and are glad that it appears our initiatives are working.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No, don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etna, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etna, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The workforce has some amazing people!

    Cons

    This place is just horrible. When you finally get out, you feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of you. Easily the worst company I've ever worked for. Can't remember knowing any employee there that thought it was a good place. Maybe the ones who thought they were going to get somewhere if they kissed enough butt. But eventually they will be miserable like every other worker. Also not sure how safe the working conditions were. No ventilation, hot as can be. If no fan you roasted. Sand and dust everywhere. Long hours forced on you! Yes, this is a bad place to work!

    Advice to Management

    They are the problem!

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience working here. I can assure you that safety is taken very seriously at F+S and is one of the stars that are a part of our five-star program. We are a... More

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were down to earth and friendly, especially in the manufacturing industry.

    Cons

    Management was an absolute joke. They set wild expectations, mandatory overtime, and were often the last to show up but first to leave each day.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the processes required to produce the products if you think that a higher output is possible.

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Sorry that you had some issues with management. Yes we do have a great team here and I can assure you that the managers put in as many hours if not more than the workers especially during crunch... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company with cool products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time

    Pros

    Good product,l they focus on quality. Manufacturing managers are pretty clear on their expectations and try to hold people accountable which means you can count on the person working next to you. Support administrative staff too.

    Cons

    Upper management don't seem to communicate well with each other.

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the kind words and feedback. We are always looking to improve!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time

    Pros

    Great experience and atmosphere! Very fast moving company

    Cons

    Very few if any other than tight time lines

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the kind words. In addition with great (and demanding) clientele and quick turnaround times for our clients at times, the tight timelines for production are necessary.


  6. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and clean office areas

    Cons

    Dusty,dirty work enviornment. Masked required in production areas

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the kind words as well as the concerns. Some of the work that we do requires a great deal of grinding, polishing, blasting etc and it can get a bit dirty and dusty at times. All... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Not the best organized yet, but still growing!

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the kind words. We are always striving to improve and get better in all aspects.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "don't trust them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fox Chapel, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fox Chapel, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This company has a pretty good starting wage they talk a good game and it's quite believable on what they say

    Cons

    They work you pretty good through the spring and the summer and as soon as it gets slow they will find a reason to let you go. plus there are some rude and quite ignorant people that work with them

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    May 23, 2016 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Sorry that your experience was not a positive one. I am glad to hear however that we pay above the average scale as we try and attract the best candidates. Ours is not a seasonal business and I can... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Making the cut"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plum, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plum, PA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hourly workers can have many opportunities for overtime. Some internal advancement is possible. A lot of people who are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Hourly workers can only make good money through steady overtime. Some OT is mandatory which can wear on you. Employee development can be limited by the position or department you are in. Layoffs happen regularly due to business fluctuations.

    Advice to Management

    Post job openings internally. Find out more about employees skills and career desires. Don't take for granted people who are willing and seemingly expected to continue doing some of the dirtier but no less important jobs.

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Feb 18, 2016 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the great comments. All jobs are posted online and also spread internally via referral. We can however do a better job posting internally and will look to formalize a program in this area... More


  10. "Great coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Samples Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Architectural Samples Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at FORMS + SURFACES full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Good hours of Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult, plant is not air conditioned.

    FORMS + SURFACES Response

    Feb 5, 2016 – Director Recruiting & HR

    Thanks for the comments. Yes parking is tight for sure but still beats paying $200 per month!


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