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First Quality Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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Nasser Damaghi
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  • "great benefits, good pay, discount company products" (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Tech level 2 full time"

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    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. Helpful (5)

    "Failing Empire"

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    Former Employee - Technician III in McElhattan, PA
    Former Employee - Technician III in McElhattan, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Quality full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honestly, there is nothing there anymore to be excited or grateful for. It truly is a "who you know" workplace. So dont bother busting your butt, it gets you nowhere. You cant even get a "thank you" for 12 hours of trying to get a machine to run.

    Cons

    Every ounce of management is the core issue. You can listen to the Damaghi family speak about what they want and expect and that goes in one ear and out the other with the overpaid retards running the place.

    Hell, we've had a leaking roof in our 3 main buildings for over 5 years, but hey, here is some ice cream for busting your nuts and risking your safety everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Fire every single supervisor, manager, HR... anyone who has quit working for the people that built FQ into what it is.

    Stop in more. Be discreet, dont tell anyone. You will be in awe how that place is really run everyday.

  3. "Fq review"

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    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Lewistown, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Technician in Lewistown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Quality full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Christmas bonus and quarterly bonus

    Cons

    No accountability for bad workers and management and training are not good

    Advice to Management

    Reward good workers and stop promoting lazy workers


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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).

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fake Culture/Disrespectful Ownership"

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

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

    Pros

    None. They pay well as it's the only way to keep you!

    Cons

    Fake culture; lack of integrity at ownership level; ownership places themselves above everyone else, they know it all; it's do as I say not as I do; 3rd generation are spoiled brats.

    Advice to Management

    Make the 3rd generation get their hands dirty. Learn to accept advice from non-Damaghi's. FQE is a perfect example of why family owned companies rarely make it past the 3rd generation