Second Press Operator (Former Employee) – Fountain Inn, SC – February 16, 2018
I loved my job at Fort Dearborn. I ran my own press. I could fix anything in the plant. Me and my supervisor carpooled because theirs such little people working on 3rd shift you can ride together. They worked with me as long as they could with my family crisis, but then we were sent to Charleston SC for 2 weeks and I didn't have the vacation time or the sick days. So we sadly parted ways.
Good management, competitive wages, and entry level for most people.
Office Clerk (Current Employee) – Elk Grove Village, IL – January 28, 2018
All about the top line, not about improving or growing the business Too much emphasis on selling the company. The co-workers are great and are a lot about the company, but the management not so true. At my location, too much emphasis on acquisitions.
MAINTENANCE MANAGER (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – January 28, 2018
The first thing I do when I get to the office is turn my computer on and check my emails, and check to see what new work orders have been turned in. I then take a walk down the aisles of the parts area and make sure we are not running low on any of our "critical" parts. If we are low I use my phone to send myself an email listing what parts to order. Next, I do my daily plant walk through. This includes checking on the facility main air compressor and boiler. Next, I walk from machine to machine and talk to the operators about any issues they may be having that I could help with. Next, I go back to the office and order any parts that are needed.
The rest of the day I take calls for machine breakdowns. Since I am the only production maintenance person on days, this includes all electrical and mechanical issues.
It is rewarding to get a machine back up and running but it is also stressful working by yourself.
I've been asked to attend one of the daily management meetings. When I'm free I attend. But my job usually keeps me to busy to go.
Upper management listens to what I have to say
Sometimes I have to work late in order to get a machine running
Job where there is no chance of advancement unless.......
Packer (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 8, 2018
In this position you have to either know someone in a higher position or be a family member of an employee to advance within the company. They also tell you that they will pick within the company and it is by Seniority but if another person that has been there longer than you have a friend and they are willing to train them they will hire them over you.
Retail Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 4, 2017
I enjoyed my time with Fort Dearborn, and left the company for a better offer and career advancement. It is unfair for me to comment on Fort Dearborn today, as they have gone through multiple Private Equity ownership changes since my departure 12 years ago. They have also grown the company significantly as a result of acquisition. Many coworkers of mine from then, are still there now.
Employee (Current Employee) – United States – September 17, 2017
FDC is a growing company that has opportunities in many areas. Upper level management is working hard to drive change for the better. Mid level management is engaged, care about their associates, business growth and providing future opportunities. Hourly personnel are engaged in plant improvement opportunities as well as given opportunities for advancement.
FDC has competitive wages and strong benefits plan
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – September 7, 2017
A typical day was very rushed and stressed. There is a lot of information that can be learned about the printing business and FDC is a great place to learn it. Benefits are extremely good with this company. Management tends to take advantage of the good workers and reward those that are not engaged or dedicated.
Quality Assurance Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – August 5, 2017
I worked with great people there, and my supervisor was wonderful. I gained 12 years of experience here and wish I had not been laid off. Although I no longer work there, I have made lifelong friendships (which I did not expect).
There was a lot of paperwork (it is a factory), but the job was not too difficult