Blaster Operator, Coating Technician (Former Employee) – Etna, PA – March 18, 2018
The whole time you were working you were being watched by cameras. The cameras were put in place to watch the work flow and make sure everyone was working. If you weren't doing anything you'd get called to the office and written up. If you weren't working you had to be cleaning your station and once you've done that and ran out of work you would have to a your supervisor for more work. Very strict workplace. if you weren't 3 minutes early you were late. Late three times and you were fired.
Welder (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 20, 2018
When I started here it seemed like an okay place to work but quickly went downhill due to mismanagement and micromanagement. It became like i was in school again with having to sign in/out of my work area to use the restroom or anything else. The front end has no idea what goes on at the back and OT is mandatory because they get over scheduled for products. Do your self a favor and don't work here unless you're desperate.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 14, 2018
This is easily the worst job I ever had. People were expected to work 12 hours a day without any noticed. Workers were expected to work Monday to Sunday mandatory. Managers have no idea how to organize themselves resulting in slow unproductive times, leading to forced overtime at the end of the day. People were expected to build panels with no training. My job at production was extremely stressful, managers are unaware and rule with an iron fist, stay away not worth the trouble.
Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 26, 2018
This company feels they own the people that work for them. Even if they approve your vacation it is not guarantee that you will be allowed to use it. They claim to have 40 hour work weeks but expect 50-60 hours at a minimum. There's a reason there is so much turn over with this company.
Crate Builder (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 19, 2018
The company is a decent place to work for but the management are an absolute pain to work for. The management does not listen to possible ideas to make the job better and is quick to put you down in your place. They (the management) also have a mentality where they believe they are almighty and can rule with an iron fist.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Etna, PA – February 8, 2018
The product we make is great and the coworkers on the shop floor are great. Good pay. The year I worked there there was tons of ot. Problem is you never knew till the day before that you had to work it. You have no life other then to please the management. Worse part of the place is you must sign out and in every time you leave your work station. Feels like your back in grade school and have to ask to you the restroom. You are just a body there and have the attitude that you can be replaced in a phone call. Defently not a company to retire from!
Management, building is unsafe, no life outside work, wont fix anything till its totally necessary!
Sand blaster (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 5, 2017
Forms and Surfaces wasn't terrible. But you could find a better job. Work / life balance is 4-1 during a certain time of the year. I worked hard there, so never really received too much slack, but grew tired after a while.
Group Leader (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 8, 2017
If you like to work for a management team that is unprofessional, juvenile, condescending, and cannot thoroughly train a new employee then this is the place for you. Be prepared to be held accountable for procedures you do not know about due to this lack of training.Also if you have "undesirable" physical attributes they will be talked about and have a negative impact on your performance review.
Authoritarian environment with no room for advancement.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Etna, PA – December 27, 2016
If you want a disorganized company with hostile management, cameras everywhere and more dust than actual deserts , then this place is for you. If you like being told you could advance if you work hard ,self motivate,and meet deadlines , only to have the promised position eliminated or filled from outside the company, then apply to F+S today!
Operator (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA Etna – May 11, 2016
Everything here seems to be okay, but they do mostly temp hiring. Very safety oriented but it's actually a bit over the top to the point that it can become unsafe at times and get in the way of completing your work. On very negative aspect is that ,it's that place that literally wants to work you for every minute and that's OK for most positions but when you operate machines it's not ideal as you really play a waiting game while it runs. Everyone seems nice but you absolutely can not trust management if your a temp worker they will dump you for any little thing even if you don't realize your doing something wrong, they clearly don't look at you as a person and more of just a disposable number. Very high turn over rate for employees. Inventory system is very backwards and they waste material like crazy. Just don't recommend working here unless you need something desperately.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Carpinteria, CA – January 28, 2016
Company was going in the wrong direction and my expertise of the product of the last 11 years where not being considered by new up management. I felt it was in my best interest to move back to California after helping the company relocate to Phoenix, AZ.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – October 5, 2015
Able to expand my knowledge in the company. Learning manuals setups for the CNC machines were the hardest part but I always remained focused and got things done and all my parts in by a deadline given.
Powder Coater (Former Employee) – Fox Chapel, PA – July 26, 2015
I had an enjoyable experience throughout my employment at Forms + Surfaces. My direct supervisor was thorough and detail oriented in his job and that flowed down to the floor workers, benefiting us in a positive manner.
Shipping/Material Handling (Former Employee) – Etna, PA – February 9, 2015
This job taught me many things primarily how to handle responsibility. I worked as the primary correlation between production and consumers along with drafting and handling shipping documents. I enjoyed making a meaningful contribution by ensuring all orders were delivered correctly and on time and I found this very gratifying.
for the last couple of years delivered product from warehouse to our other warehouse , deliveries/pickups to vendors/clients
Materials Handler (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 6, 2013
A typical business,Isuppose-a steady flow of work and a good culture of safety for its people. For about 25 years I saw many changes in needs,duties and personnel but all of the challenges helped mold me into (I hope) an employee who can adapt and adjust to the needs of a business.
a decent job which had its highs and lows but helped provide for my family