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Firth Rixson Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    Current Employee - FORGING PRESS OPERATOR in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - FORGING PRESS OPERATOR in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Firth Rixson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay, quarterly bonus,

    Cons

    very hot and greasy place to work


  2. "Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Inspector in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Inspector in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Great if you don't have a family life to consider.

    Cons

    Too much overtime. Horrible if you have a family life to consider.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "CNC OPERATOR"

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    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Midway, GA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Midway, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Firth Rixson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    LOOK I have been with firth rixson almost a year, Yes it's a naw company and new company's come with speed bomp. So how can you judge a company that is groing. You should look at all oppertonaties that F.R. has to offer you, if you come to work with us remimber f.r. is offering you a job, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO OFFER THEM. You will only get out of a job what you put in it. You give them 100% they will give you more than 100% I have seen it personally.

    Cons

    THEY ARE GROWING THAT COME WITH PAIN.................

    Advice to Management

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. JUST ASK I DON;T SAY NO..............


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Multitude of experience at a price. (Firth Rixson Monroe)"

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    Former Employee - Sales Graduate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Graduate in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get your feet wet in the forging industry. You can learn a lot in a small period of time.
    -Long leash. You get to do your job the way you want.
    -Pay is ok.

    Cons

    Promises of sales graduate program are a hoax. Meant as a place for senior management to give jobs to their relatives and connections who have yet to aspire in life.
    -Quarterly bonus program is not actually quarterly.
    -For salary workers 11h days are regular. Saturdays mandatory. Lunches discouraged.
    -Saturdays at the end of the month are 12h minimum days.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sacrificing Monroe for the good of the company.
    -Build the integrity of the Graduate Program.
    -Keep to your promises. Firth Rixson no longer has any honor.


  6. "Supply Chain Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good People who care about growing the business

    Cons

    High growth led to some long hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities when organization first started. Was acquired by Alcoa in early 2015

    Cons

    Has gone through four HR people in 5 years. Complete changeover of management when acquired by Alcoa.

    Advice to Management

    Plant Manager is trying hard to make it successful, let him do it!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Firth Rixson - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

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

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice small company. All shop floor workers are very hard workers.
    Previous CEO was way ahead of the game. Knew everything from start to finish - Good man.
    HR person has been the most enjoyable person to talk too. She listened and also worked very hard.

    Cons

    Company owned by investment firm. Thus, profits come before customer on-time deliveries.
    Example: your $10K job will be pushed back even though it's due at the end of the month. The $20k job that's not due until the middle of next month will take your spot. It's all about the money.
    Obnoxious sales manager.
    Silo environment.
    Environment (including the offices) were very dirty. It's a forging plant so it's expected.

    Advice to Management

    Prime customer service first, profits second. No customers = No profits


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company afforded many opportunities to learn and work on challenging projects. Very good compensation and bonus programs. Locations throughout the US as well as UK.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move up unless someone resigns. Long term executive group.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot on the job, more than any other entry level."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel, good location, learn a lot on the job.

    Cons

    Hours get rough and expectations are high

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation and you will be able to hold on to better talent.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing and a black spot on your permanent record"

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

    I worked at Firth Rixson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay is about it (they will tell you anything to get you in the door though...I wanted training so of course I was told I would get it...but didn't)

    Cons

    No Bonuses
    Poor Management
    Poor work environments
    HR doesn't handle any HR related issues
    Expected to work +40 hours no questions
    Ridiculously high turnover rate...6 people in 1 week happily resigned...

    Advice to Management

    The forging industry is not rocket science, please do not pretend it is. Managers form better employees. Employees need incentives. The mass majority of society is not okay with making mid-5 figures working 70+ hours a week, let a lone enjoy it. If you want a happy company you are going to have to treat your employees like $1,000,000 investments. Hiring and firing people is not the fault of the employee; it begs to ask the question, WHAT IS MANAGEMENT DOING WRONG? Focus on outside training for managers and hold management reviews or performance reviews. When 11/12 people complain then you know you are making their life hell and you need to soften up a little bit in the tough industry we work in. I would hire expert managers in other industries to learn everything from the current inefficient and nasty managers then once the trainee can effectively move around the shop floor and handle things on their own, its time to hand the ruthless managers their separation packet and ask them to leave in the best interest of the company. Good Luck!


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