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3.3
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James A. Lico
12 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business System Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortive full-time

    Pros

    Great People. People move fast. Results driven.

    Cons

    Lean organization. You wear many hats.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear paths and conversations about career development and next steps.

    Fortive2018-08-28
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Odd culture"

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

    I worked at Fortive full-time

    Pros

    Many career opportunities available with various opcos

    Cons

    lack of work life balance - there are no reasonable priorities as everything is expected to get done with minimal resources

    Fortive2019-01-09
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Why join a company that doesn't even care?"

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

    I worked at Fortive full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The bathrooms are nice and usually clean

    Cons

    Constantly failing SOX audits due to incompetence. Yearly tape backups overlooked. Company didn't feel it was important to replace battery backup units for their network equipment that were dead or failing. Absolutely no file security for users. Service desk is based in India where you can attempt to communicate using a strange form of English. Company is a constant revolving door for H-1Bs that don't last for more than...

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    Advice to Management

    Why don't you guys Kaizen yourselves some proper infrastructure and management?

    Fortive2019-01-18
  4. Helpful (15)

    "Growing but poor culture"

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

    I have been working at Fortive full-time

    Pros

    1. The company has been growing in the recent years by merger & acquisitions 2. Great work-life balance 3. The Fortive Business System has been helping the company grow by eliminating wastes 4. Extremely lean

    Cons

    1. White & old-fashioned: The leadership "talks" a lot about diversity. In reality, over 90% of the management positions are held by white people. You have to be either white or have an elite MBA degree to get to a higher position. Skill & knowledge don't seem to be important. (also, if you walk into some of their factories and offices, you can see Trump-supporting posters & signs) 2. Extremely top-down management:...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't just "talk" about diversity, innovation, and how you value employees. You have to follow through and get rid of all the politics and bureaucracy if you want to make the company better.

    Fortive2018-09-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Logistic SpecialistHoust"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average benefit packages compared to most companies.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for advancement.

    Fortive2018-09-09
  6. "Growth Catalyst"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Fortive

      Pros

      We’re working on some great things - really beginning to get at some of the deep culture stuff. Fortive is breaking out of the past and pushing growth, taking risk and learning a lot!

      Cons

      We’re working through a transformation- it’s not perfect. Some days are better than others

      Advice to Management

      Keep pushing - we want to see more change faster

      Fortive2018-07-27
    • Helpful (2)

      "Couldn't be happier"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The growth is creating great opportunities for advancement. If you work hard you will be noticed and rewarded. Management seems to really care about the employees happiness. The company also tries to give back to the communities they are in.

      Cons

      Need technology improvements. Some departments are slower to change than others.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing.

      Fortive2018-03-10
    • Helpful (5)

      "Former employee"

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      Former Employee - Production in East Aurora, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Fortive full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      There is no shortage of work to be done, most people are fine to work with. Has its motivated moments.

      Cons

      Poor management which is contantly changing , company keeps hiring young inexperienced supervisors with no background that relates to the product built. There is no organization, its a constant mad dash chasing dollars while work load keeps piling up. Experienced workers treated poorly, over worked for little pay and end up leaving leading to heavy hiring of temps to back full with little success. No standard work enforced...

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      Advice to Management

      Consistency and follow through can go a long way.

      Fortive2018-03-26
    • Helpful (5)

      "Great Opportunity"

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      Current Employee - Senior Leader in Everett, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Fortive full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      A blameless culture that rewards high performers with amazing leadership authenticity and humility at the Corporate level. If you're a resilient problem solver who can handle high pressure situations and ambiguity then you'll go far here.

      Cons

      Workload not managed well, no FBS tools for managing resources (that's in direct conflict with stated values about building extraordinary teams). FBS can't be the only answer - FBS leadership needs to recognize the value of what other companies are doing well and swallow that they must adapt.

      Advice to Management

      Be more open to CHANGE

      Fortive2018-01-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Regional Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Fortive full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great company, great system, investing in business.

      Cons

      Big, large, support, listening from inside

      Advice to Management

      more investing into people

      Fortive2017-08-15
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