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First Quality Reviews

Updated July 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "great benefits, good pay, discount company products" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Great people, very focused on helping interns succeed" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Culture broken - very poor upper management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Ownership turning a blind eye to lousy management team" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Tech level 2 full time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Quality full-time

    Pros

    Evitoment, people, you name it it’s awesome

    Cons

    Nights, that is about all cons

    Advice to Management

    When people leave for another job you should allow them to come back if it didnt work out


  2. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Quality full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, growing company

    Cons

    Long shifts but otherwise No complaints

  3. "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Lewistown, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Lewistown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Quality full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safety and Quality are top priorities. Facilities are impressively. Management is better than most companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Remote location means driving awhile to and from work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing things the way you have been.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Quality full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people fast pace

    Cons

    Corporate direction was a dervish

    Advice to Management

    Plan long term and execute that plan


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Quality (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good company. great pay and benefits

    Cons

    no cons here.Just a very good company expanding


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sad to see the business be sold, but...."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at First Quality full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a lot of room for advancement in a short amount of time. I worked hard to get where I was and now my future is up in the air..

    Cons

    Too many politics.. too many chiefs..

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to micromanage EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. The biggest reason this business has been sold is because it's run very backwards and the owners had no clue what happened when they weren't there(very rarely did they visit).


  7. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at First Quality full-time

    Pros

    Romm for advancement for competent employees

    Cons

    Not alot of hands on training, but it is coming in the future

  8. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Currently Retired
    Former Employee - Currently Retired
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at First Quality full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, maintained facilities in "like new" condition, investments in latest technologies, commitment to finest quality products

    Cons

    Ownership of company was too "hands on", were very reactive, had a tendency to micromanage and struggled to focus on long term operational strategies and results.

    Advice to Management

    Allow leaders to lead, listen to new ideas and maintain focus at a higher level and longer term


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from this place!"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Lewistown, PA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Lewistown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at First Quality full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, there's nothing good about this place

    Cons

    Everything, the company is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    There's no advice to give, it goes in one ear and out the other.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mind numbing and toxic, there are better places to work"

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    Current Employee - Project in McElhattan, PA
    Current Employee - Project in McElhattan, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Quality full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reliable pay, bonus and discounted paper products

    Cons

    Toxic, angry, arrogant work environment and you will constantly walk through land mines everyday. Very unhappy coworkers in all departments which is difficult to maintain mental wellness. The RD female executive screamed at me several times to drop everything I was in the middle of and address her demands, avoid her or do not work in diaper products. Witnessed several finance persons berated by a tenured cruel male. Logistics department is non existent and works below industry standards. After waiting weeks, he still could not calculate basic freight estimates to prepare capital estimate. Project management team in Philly does not follow basic PMP standards and practices. Reports are inaccurate, incomplete, undocumented and hard to follow; there are no defined processes and they don’t respond to email. Raw material supply chain analyst is very confrontational and provides unsubstantiated and incomplete information which makes calculating project very difficult. All of this makes daily and simple routines very challenging and stressful. Blame game is everywhere and no one cares. If you have thick skin and need to gain more experience, spend a year or two but do not linger. Carefully (!!!) consider relocating for this company, so many people regret it, even with their generous relo package.

    Advice to Management

    Management (not ownership) only listens to their own voices despite hearing repetitive concerns. Please make employees and management accountable for low performers. Engage employees to do better without threats, financial or otherwise. Hire people who care and hold people accountable to be professional, productive, and respectful no matter rank or tenure.


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