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Chris Thornton
13 Ratings
  1. "Great Manufacturing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Company, Very good perks (especially summer hours)

    Cons

    Non-existent technical track after senior development engineer

    Advice to Management

    Create a more in-depth technical track

    Focal Point2018-05-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The offer flexible working hours

    Cons

    Poor Wages and Poor Raises.

    Focal Point2018-10-26
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Third World Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent salary scale, flex hours

    Cons

    Needs to develop more effective management controls and processes for engineering, quality and manufacturing.

    Focal Point2018-08-23
  4. "Management Leadership"

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

    I worked at Focal Point full-time

    Pros

    Very financially stable and profitable company that is growing.

    Cons

    Approaches the business on a day to day basis making personal decisions regarding salaries, promotability, staff

    Advice to Management

    Don't make personal decisions about your business. Approach it as a company not a family business.

    Focal Point2018-01-04
  5. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent atmosphere and compensation plan

    Cons

    Remote employees are often forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers of people to be leaders.

    Focal Point2017-09-22
  6. Helpful (6)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work side by side with, great lighting products.

    Cons

    CIO was manipulative, deceitful, a micro manager, and lacked technical skills. He would say one thing one day and then contradict himself the next day. Didnt understand IT workload or barriers and how to work around them. Never trusted in his staff. He is family friends with the owners which is the only reason he is still there. Very hostile environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning your back on the issues with IT Sr. Management. The high turnover in IT should have been a sign a long time ago.

    Focal Point2017-09-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point

    Pros

    Close to the city Small company that is growing Lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Can't think of any, I was only there for 3 months as an intern

    Focal Point2017-07-12
  8. Helpful (1)

    "engineering tech/BOM CAD drafter"

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    Former Employee - BOM Tech in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point for more than 2 years

    Pros

    challenging work, a lot of detail oriented work.

    Cons

    growing to fast to keep good people

    Advice to Management

    train to replace them selves, train your personal and get them up to speed to keep things going.

    Focal Point2017-02-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great high end products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice office great products great benefits

    Cons

    Revolving door I have seen people come and go.

    Advice to Management

    Flexibity is great but management only seem to accommodate certain individuals and NOT everyone in the department is treated equally. Performance reviews shouldn't be based only on one's weakness but also their strength. Scare tactics and intimidations only drive people away.

    Focal Point2017-03-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Tech/BOM Tech"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Focal Point full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It is a very challenging work environment, so much going on at the same time.

    Cons

    Focal point is a fast pace company growing a bit to fast for it self, they have a tendancey to leave good people behind.

    Advice to Management

    solidify your incoming training and current training programs, make your standards available for anyone to coming in and know what they need to do and not do. keep it simple.

    Focal Point2017-01-31
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