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Formica Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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29 Ratings
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  • "The place has little to no organisation, the management were up themselves and laughable with no respect(in 3 reviews)

  • "Poor communication from local upper management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Formica full-time

    Pros

    Formica continues to grow and has experienced record setting safety numbers, cash flows, EBIT, and service numbers several years running.

    Cons

    Company is currently for sale which adds potential risk to the current progress made over the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Stay hungry, listen, and keep pushing forward.

    Formica2018-09-01
  2. "Egotistical and Unethical Management"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Formica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of Product and Analytics

    Cons

    Beware of what this company says they will do, versus what they actually do. Was brought into the position with promises of tuition reimbursement (only paid half of what I was promised after fighting the company for over a year) Said lots of opportunities to move up within the company, but truth is upper management is a bunch of favored employees who have been with the company decades and promotion from within... won't happen unless you're a favorite of them. Promotions not based on skill set, nor accomplishments

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    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at how you treat employees and living up to your word. Upper management leads by intimidation, not motivation. They are eager to jump on the backs of other's successes without giving due credit to employees. Culture is dictatorial and most outside employees walk on eggshells around corporate management due to their lack of communication and unwillingness to

    Formica2019-08-22
  3. "Digital Marketing Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Formica full-time

    Pros

    Small team allows for more opportunities to manage projects and platforms.

    Cons

    Little to no room for growth.

    Formica2018-10-28
  4. "Director of Information Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Formica full-time

    Pros

    Big company but not many layers - more of a small company feel

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees

    Formica2018-10-02
  5. "Loved working here, great employees and managers were easy to communicate with."

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Shafter, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Formica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good schedule, & everyone got along well.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was too much to do and not enough staff but other than that, all good!

    Formica2018-08-12
  6. "Great place to work. Friendly work atmosphere."

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    IT Professional in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Formica for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smaller company with global ties. Plenty of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Manufacturing industry is up and down. Long term job security always in question.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve. Adapt to the new world.

    Formica2018-06-07
  7. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production in Evendale, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Formica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A livable wage at the price of your mental and physical health. You'll be overworked and disrespected by management.

    Cons

    The Supervisors treat employees with very little respect and act like we are possessions instead of people.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management and start over with people willing to treat human beings as that, humans.

    Formica2018-07-13
  8. "Process Engineer"

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    Process Engineer in Evendale, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Formica for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary. Some co-workers were good engineers, but treated horribly

    Cons

    Horrible place to work (Evendale)

    Advice to Management

    A culture of fear is not productive

    Formica2018-06-22
  9. "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Formica full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. There is plenty of opportunity for growth upward or to other departments.

    Cons

    Not much vacation time when you first start.

    Formica2017-11-28
  10. "okay"

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

    I worked at Formica full-time

    Pros

    you can make a lot of money there

    Cons

    No clear direction set by upper management

    Formica2017-09-22
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