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Fabri-Kal Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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  1. "Family oriented, growing manufacturing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fabri-Kal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is very family oriented, even offering the Fabri-Kal foundation for college tuition for employees and their children. Both corporate and a manufacturing facility are local and continue to grow. Leaders serve the employees instead of ignoring them as often seen in manufacturing companies. Departments work together to solve problems and complete projects.

    Cons

    Growth is good but it also means they operate at 0-100 at the blink of an eye. If you don't know how to say no to a project, then you will burn yourself out. Employee culture is shifting but there are still some negative Nancy's in mixed into departments with no ownership at all. Same as any company.

    Advice to Management

    Review work loads at all levels and continue to push the culture change.


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    "Happy to go to work everyday because of the people and activities I get to be involved in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fabri-Kal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to reach/communicate with all levels throughout the company. Family oriented company with a lot of long time standing employees. Always working towards ways to improve overall company and employees.

    Cons

    Hard to push change through some times. Can also be a gossipy environment but if you stay out of it it's not too bad. Not a lot of layers (however to counter that most managers are typically good at evolving current jobs to grow with the person to make up for huge level changes which still allows for promotions).

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to more people around you and not just what you want to hear. Also best to act the part if trying to ever shift the culture a certain way.


  3. "Product Design Intern"

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    Current Employee - Product Design Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Small company
    -Product Design/Manufacturing
    -Small management group

    Cons

    -Lots of desk work
    -Not the best pay, but it was intern pay

    Advice to Management

    None, small management makes the company quite pleasant.


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  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay for the work.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, they mostly hire temps.


  6. "Greenville Plant TOO MUCH MANDATORY overtime!"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fabri-Kal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed getting to learn a new field. Training was A+ if you wanted to learn.

    Cons

    Not A FAMILY ORIENTED PLANT due to over 72 hrs a week MANDATORY work schedule ... as a single parent of 2 kids... they didn't seem to care too much if i wanted my days off. WORK OR TAKE A POINT IS THEIR ATTITUDE.

    Advice to Management

    EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION. and FAMILY TIME


  7. "Family oriented corporation with great benefits and low turnover"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Finance in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fabri-Kal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and a friendly culture. They offer great benefits including medical and the Fabri-Kal foundation which will provide tuition re-imbursement for your children. The workload is relatively low.

    Cons

    Little room for career advancement. Don't expect a promotion anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out and develop your rising stars within the organization.


  8. "Lots of Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are lots of extruders out there so you can really learn a lot about manufacturing industry

    Cons

    They only need some mechanic and machinery engineers, not so much R&D jobs.


  9. "Ability to perform the job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are provided freedom and the ability to perform.

    Cons

    Recognition and reward is limited.
    Self motivation is a strong attribute with Fabri-Kal.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition and reward is important for success.



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