Process Improvement Lead (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – May 13, 2015
Fox is a company that is right by the beach, and the culture represents that. Many people there are really nice, but they lack structure. This lack of structure exists all the way up the ladder. Many management positions were hired in attempt to resolve larger systemic issues, but were given very little training, direction, or background of the issues. This was mainly because there was never anyone who know how/what to train employees, and work hand-offs were very poor. Many newly hired management employees were fired shortly after being hired (most of them "permanent" positions) because they couldn't solve the systemic issues, but weren't set up to succeed.
Shortly after I was hired for Fox they were IPO'd. They didn't offer any kind of stock options or any benefit to their employees, including seasoned management. This is a company that does very little for their employees. They take advantage of their location close to the beach, where it is tough to find reasonable work, and offer meager employee salaries.
It was a very productive job and a fun place I had ever work at.
Cell Lead (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – December 19, 2014
At Fox Racing I started my work day at 2:30pm went to a meeting with the supervisors and the boss to discuss problems and how production was going. Then went to packaging department and start setting everything up so when all the works came in everything was ready to star working. At 3pm all the people came in and I assign to each individual what they had to do or where they had to go. Then I check the orders that had to be pack that night. Choose one and gave it to my kizen which was the person responsible to check every fork and decided if it was okay to be pack and be ship. After that I etch a serial number to the fok and gave it to the next person so she/he could bag it and put it on a box. Print lables for each box and for each fork.
i learn how to run a group of people and tell them what they had to do.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – May 23, 2015
When I got to Fox in the morning the team would check the work orders to see if there were any "rush' orders. If there were we would do those right away. First pull the parts for the build from a wall of hundreds of numbered bins, gather together kits for sub assemblies, & then build them. After they were done the main shock or fork would be builds & cleansed in an isopropyl alcohol bath. Finally I apply decals & package the suspension in a box with pre-cut foam, sealing it with an order number sticker.
Great food trucks, free t shirts and hats occasionally
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Watsonville – December 11, 2013
Top management threatens their employees in an effort to get them to work harder and faster. All employees get to stand at their workstations for 10 to 12 hours per day. I would be interesting to see if top manager could stands at the employees workstation for 10 to 12 hours everyday. Start time is 6:00 and their is a lot of overtime depending upon the season. Otherwise, the employees have to take their vacations or take the day off without pay. Management does have a clue how to run this business. There is a tremendous amount of idle time from part to part.
Line Worker (Former Employee) – El Cajon, CA – August 5, 2015
Its about who you know not what you know. Otherwise a good place to work. Employees work hard but no one really wants to stay due to pay and raises. i personally enjoyed my time there. it was a learning experience to say the least.
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – April 19, 2014
It was a great job were to start working i really loved working in fox racing shox i was always punctual and never missed days of work. AT Fox racing Shox they make shox for bikes its such an enjoyable job .