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L. B. Foster Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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L. B. Foster President, CEO, and Director Stan L. Hasselbusch
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wow! Exciting and Rewarding company to Work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L. B. Foster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upper Management opportunity and growth. They have a very clear vision and focus with where the company is headed. They continue to make strides and continue to grow despite the changes in market, economy, or consumer purchase patterns.

    Cons

    Love working for them too much!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the same path while adding young talent.


  2. "Manager"

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

    I worked at L. B. Foster (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    LBFoster rarely fires anyone.

    Cons

    Heavy top-down management - They don't listen to anybody and work like they're in the 70s.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and can the CEO

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A little upset"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L. B. Foster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To be honest not 1 thing I can think of

    Cons

    The hillsboro texas yard could be ran better by someone that actually cares about the company and its growth

    Advice to Management

    I would like to apologize for quitting without notice I am almost 50 and it's the 1st time to do that and I feel bad for doing it but I couldn't take anymore . The first 2 weeks I rode with the driver delivering septic tanks and it was ok with the company phones GPS we found every stop some late but not all of them after the 2nd week they put joey at night in production and let him take the company phone with all the contacts numbers and the GPS my phone was a track phone that ran out of data and had poor service so right in the middle of a delivery my phone would lose service or run out of data therefore got lost this went on for 2 weeks before they gave me a company phone and then Jason tells me that I delivered as much as two trucks by myself and the next day they tell me I can't use the company phone for nothing but company business and that's okay if the other driver didn't have his own personal email personal pictures personal phone numbers all in this phone they told me I couldn't even call my wife or nothing that's okay I understand it's a company phone but why wouldn't it explain to Joey it's kind of like I was the only white guy there in neighbor aggravating the white guy don't know if it's a racist thing or what it is but the tell me I delivered more than two trucks and then stay on me constantly like I just couldn't take it and I'm very sorry


  4. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at L. B. Foster full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, hands on engineering experience

    Cons

    Benefits and holiday place is not that awesome


  5. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good team

    Cons

    No profit sharing or stock options


  6. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid company that is trying to diversify and expand its business niches

    Cons

    Going through a tough moment as the oil and gas industry, cash flow is in trouble at the moment

    Advice to Management

    They have been hiring new and younger professionals and forcing retirement for others. Theh are doing a good job.


  7. "OK job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L. B. Foster full-time

    Pros

    Good place they really care about their residents clean place to work

    Cons

    Some people, an be rude

    Advice to Management

    Need improve

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dissapointed"

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

    I have been working at L. B. Foster full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, lots of autonomy, OK benefits (but declining), some flexibility, interesting industry

    Cons

    dysfunctional, huge chasm and disconnect between senior management and the general workforce. There is absolutely no unifying coherent vision.

    Advice to Management

    connect with your organization and let the people know that you care about them.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Filter Press Operator in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Filter Press Operator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    I worked at L. B. Foster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Shift work with ability to attend school and work

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts were impossible to fill


  10. "Field Service Technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L. B. Foster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a field service specialist for L.B. Foster I was afforded the amazing opportunity to travel the US and work with some interesting and all around good people.

    The benefits start day 1 of employment, management truly takes EVERYONES input and thoughts to try and make the entire system work for everyone.

    They have a service meeting once a year where all the pieces of the puzzle meet up and give input on how the company is going. From the lowest on the totem pole to the CEO. I couldn't have worked for a better company.

    Cons

    The position of Field Service Technician is for a single guy or someone who already has the kids out of the house. Not saying it is impossible to juggle 100% travel for work while having a newborn but it sure is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and listen to your veteran techs/service managers.


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