Focal Point Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2020

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3.5
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16 Ratings
  1. "Great Office Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is willing to change and adapt rapidly to demands of its market and its employees. This is backed by a culture that encourages the development of people in both hard and soft skills. Focal Point is growing rapidly (~750 employees on site currently) but it still retains the agility that a smaller company does. Management is relatively large relative to the number of staff and are comprised of a diverse group of individuals. The management, in my opinion, is one of the best assets of the company.

    Cons

    Efficiency of processes within product development. Benefits are average, with low initial PTO. Perks like summer hours help offset this.

    Focal Point2019-09-16
  2. "Great People to Work For but there's room for improvement"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Poor Training Programs and Lack of Accountability in Production training documentation.

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    Focal Point2020-03-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Culture and great people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful, the company is willing to invest in creating highly effective teams. The leadership team is committed to developing people and it shows. There is a lot of freedom to try new things and do things differently. Lack of bureaucracy is real and allows people and projects to move quickly.

    Cons

    The business is busy which creates many shifting priorities

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    Focal Point2019-08-02
  4. "Nice"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Tech 

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great culture people

    Cons

    There are no cons that u have

    Focal Point2019-08-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Could have been a great company to work for."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many employees with no real job to do, makes it easy to get by.

    Cons

    Too many Directors/VP's with no real job to do. They are master "manure spreaders" that have excelled at the use of smoke and mirrors to do a job on the ownership to promote their ideas and programs adding nothing to the improvement of the products or processes. They use people that work for them to do their work for them then pass it on as their own accomplishments..

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    Focal Point2019-06-06
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Assistant"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years

    Pros

    The offer flexible working hours

    Cons

    Poor Wages and Poor Raises.

    Focal Point2018-10-26
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Third World Workplace"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year

    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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Manufacturing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Focal Point full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company, Very good perks (especially summer hours)

    Cons

    Non-existent technical track after senior development engineer

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

    "Management Leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year

    Pros

    Decent atmosphere and compensation plan

    Cons

    Remote employees are often forgotten.

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    Focal Point2017-09-22
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