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Foster Printing Service Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bad decisions"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unknown in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Unknown in Michigan City, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foster Printing Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employees (and owners), good pay, good benefits, and the workflow/structure is not bad.

    Cons

    The owners have given control of their company to the former human resource lady and have deemed her C.O.O. so that they can go on their vacations (which they have worked for and deserve) but they put their golden goose into the hands of the wrong person, which will be their downfall.
    The C.O.O. only knows how to control the employees by fear. She has brought on an advisor to basically teach her how to do her job at the cost of the company, and she is grasping at any possible solution trying to maintain, because she doesn't know what to do.

    Advice to Management

    The owners need to take control of the company again.

    You need to gain more sales, maybe use the money that you plan to use on the advisor (who has not contributed anything) and use it as an incentive to gain salespersons interest.

    Get rid of the C.O.O. and hire someone who has a proven track record of print management, financials, and development.

    The owners should train their family to take over (because they are old) and once the owners retire Foster will be most likely be liquidated and a lot of good people will be out of a job.


  2. "Wrong person in charge"

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

    I worked at Foster Printing Service full-time

    Pros

    Great employees. Cheap insurance. Casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    The C.O.O. is most definitely not the best person for running the company. Unfortunately the owners, who are wonderful people, have put their trust into someone that doesn't have the skills, knowledge, experience or personality to do the job as they deserve it to be done. There is very little, if any, feedback from her. Not good or bad. As other reviews have mentioned, it's her way or the highway and no help to be had from her. Nearly zero training in place. Unwilling to show appreciation or interest in the activities of the staff she manages.

    Advice to Management

    Nick and Toni, I'd advise you to find a better fit for your company. Perhaps another family member.


  3. "Not a good place to work, you do not want to work here..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Foster Printing Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. Nothing else

    Cons

    Management doesn't care, It's all about the money. They have replaced all the loyal older employees that with younger at a lower pay. If your not one of the special people, it doesn't matter how well you do your job. They "Foster" greed, back stabbing, negativity and treat your fellow employee like H**l because you can. Deplorable management. If you are good at what they "Foster" you will go far...

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn how to treat people with respect (you won't). Shame on you.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "company atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you know the people at the top you'll be fine, if your just another worker watch your back.

    Cons

    Management has been completely taken over by another company and has managed to drive out (lay off) all of the loyal local workers. It is sad when you get laid off because of what is said to be slow work but then after you and many others leave they hire several new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people who work hard to get you where you are today.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "if you know the management you'll be ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    nice size printing company outside of working in Chicago or south bend IN

    Cons

    no encouragement for good work
    you do as the company says or else you find another place to work ( this was said by many managers)
    very partial to cliques if your not in your not treated well

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a respected company start caring about your employees. If you are not a friend of management you do not get the respect you deserve not matter how well you know your job. People who are in charge are only concerned with themselves not the employees, especially when you say do as we ask and be happy you have a job.