Operator (Former Employee) – Penn Yan, NY – March 12, 2018
Ferro is a great place to work for anyone who likes to keep busy yet get a few laughs in with co workers. There is always something that needs to be done to keep occupied, and if in a jam, the other workers were always willing and ready to lend a helping hand. the supervisors are great and very understanding and helpful when a problem would arise. The hardest part of the job would be keeping track of all the information you need to know to execute the job well. The best part would be the people. Always looking out for each other, and finding any way to make other co workers smile.
Master Data Specialist (Former Employee) – Vista, CA – February 26, 2018
Business slowed down, lay-off's in effect. Doing the job of a supervisor but not getting paid for it. A typical day, things can change at the spur of the moment, must get used to starting one assignment and in the middle it will change to something totally different.
I've worked for Ferro Corporation twice at two different locations and was laid off from both locations. Unstable company. Don't count on having this job to retire from. People were nice. Liked the working environment as far as my co-workers. Unfortunately, they promoted someone to be my manager that was just not experienced nor qualified to be a manager. This created a tense situation, but I enjoyed my job and the other people that I worked with. Needless to say, I will not be applying for a job with this company ever again.
Stockroom cordinator (Current Employee) – Vista, CA – January 11, 2018
I've worked here for over ten years. It was really hard to move up as a lot of employees chose to stay stagnant. Some people have been here twice as long as I have and only done one task their entire duration. However, I made some great friends over the years. Sadly the company moved their operations to the east coast.
LAN Administrator / Desktop Support (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – December 12, 2017
It was a great place to work, enjoyed the people and learning new things.. Also liked the fact I was able to work on printers, laptops, desktops, etc.. Some server work, learned new software, and new ways of doing things.. My boss was excellent and the staff was terrific,, Maintained over 200 computers in the office and plant so was a busy time, but busy makes the day fly by..
Was also able to use a lot of my talents, Zebra printing, writing drivers etc, as well as using Citrix Thin Client as I was the only one there that knew the software.. Made me feel important and that is a good thing...
After the company was purchased by Ferro, it changed alot.
Mediums Supervisor; Product Safety Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – September 28, 2017
Work was fast paced and required coordination to meet shipping deadlines. The people made the company. With the merger, the department expanded and new tasks needed to be learned. The budget allowed for training to properly address these new responsibilities. Unfortunately, upper management had their favorites. These "favorites" were treated and paid differently. I don't believe that "favorites" belong in the workplace.
More comfortable work environment.
Poor benefits for women and the acceptance of "favorites" in the workplace.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Edison, NJ – September 19, 2017
conduct work generated by the need to satisfy both the internal and external customer. priority drive with responsible care actions, for both the environment and customer care. Learn to manage emergencies,quick to respond to immediate requests, provide valuable feed back and on time request for information at a fast pace.
work with management to provide detail requests, on monthly and daily basis. worked in a diversified cultural environment with many different personalities and options.
Customer Service Representative (contract) (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – September 1, 2017
• Processed customer orders received via phone, fax and e-mail; provided pricing and delivery information to customers • Processed customer sample orders, MSDS and technical data sheet requests through SAP
Research Intern (Former Employee) – Independence, OH – January 21, 2017
A Cleveland based company that cares about its employees and has a backbone for innovation. Working in R&D helped me to begin to explore the vast world of Engineering and Material Science. Translating products to the manufacturing side of the business to bring new products to market was very rewarding.
Deskside Support Technician Level II (Current Employee) – Mayfield Heights, OH – September 15, 2016
Not much to say other than I enjoy the job and everything that I have learned working for this 100 year old company. I would love to see the management culture change, but that's probably not going to happen, which is why I'm looking for other opportunities.