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Great Company
Auto Desk Inventor Designer/Drafter (Former Employee) –  DeLand, FLDecember 5, 2018
I was employed on a temp basis for three (3) months with Forterra. My time though short, allowed me to create a good rapport with the staff, which to this day I still keep in touch with.
Pros
Great work environment, great staff willing to teach.
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3.0
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Busy and occasionally chaotic
Production hand (Current Employee) –  Prentiss, MSAugust 12, 2018
The people on the property are not bad. But the corporate executives have big ideas that the employees have to do, meanwhile they dont want to spend the money necessary to implement their idea. They just want the results it would have created. The sales team has the power to dictate the production schedule, which keeps everything constantly changing. This company has the nature of pointing fingers for any results less than ideal. They complain how hard it is to find skilled personnel, but they do not want to pay for skilled labor. Because of that, the brunt of the workload tends to fall on the skilled personnel to fill in any gaps they cannot fill
Pros
Work outdoors
Cons
2 breaks in 10-14 hours, 50+ hours per week, often 6 days
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 17, 2018
Great place to work, family and work environment friendly, awesome professional culture. Team work environment.. very nice people to work with and associate with
Pros
Productivy
Cons
Meetings
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Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAJuly 12, 2018
Top heavy organization. Pay was great, but work life balance was non existent. We made great changes in a small amount of time but we were still let go.
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2.0
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Uncomfortable workplace
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Prentiss, MSJune 26, 2018
Could be an ok job. Management and work environment is poor. Hours per week are starting to decrease more and more. These conditions are making it hard for me and my family.
Pros
Lunch break, plus a 15 minute break.
Cons
Terrible work environment, poor management
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A hood place to learn office politics
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXMay 11, 2018
This could be a great company if communication were better. CEO and VP's removed from the daily process. Company is relatively new I believe as they grow things will eventually settle down.
Pros
Location
Cons
Bad communication
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3.0
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It's ok the new hires got laid off
Custodian (Former Employee) –  Autoliv in Brigham CityFebruary 12, 2018
Forte was a good place to work and they had to lay off the new hires because a company can pay us the wages the management was really good there it has its up and downs that just like any other job that has its up and downs but other than that it was really good too bad that they laid off from Brigham City and Tremonton facilities
Pros
Ok
Cons
Didn't have no health insurance are no other insurance for that matter
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5.0
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good place to work
Drafting Technician (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYJuly 28, 2017
it was a great place to work and would love to work there again, due to company cuts I was let go, great people to work for and a relaxing work enviorment
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over worked and under paid
Production (Current Employee) –  Stacy, MNMay 29, 2017
This company is a joke,they brag about making 6.7 billion dollars a year but they can't pay there employees 20 hr with union benefits.Not to mention the exposure to lung cancerious dust ,there's nothing to offer to the employees but a weekly pay check n live day to day straight out dead end road.Your better off working for mcdonalds.All the product Is below quality specs I wonder how they get away it ,no wonder why the roads are failing,The state show yank there license.
Pros
Free lunch one a month
Cons
Non union, low pay scale only start at 12-15hr and they only give 1 to 2 percent raises.
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4.0
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Pipe production
Pipe Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Robstown, TXMarch 6, 2017
Start morning with safety daily meeting. Preform PM on pipe machine and mixer. Start production and maintain excellent product all day. While operating machine helps by learning from mistakes. Learned something new with many different settings to adjust. Communicate with management and make sure on same schedule. Everyday was safe workplace culture, everybody believed in same safe beliefs. The hardest part of the day was cleanup last hour of the day. Betting cement of machine with hammer and air scalar. Also climb into mixer (confined space) and scale cement out. Most enjoyable part of job going home everyday not hurt because constant safe practices.
Pros
Overtime, Location
Cons
Healtcare, breakdowns
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4.0
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start up company
Sr. HR Benefits Analyst (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXOctober 26, 2016
Although this company is the "child" for a large and successful business the management that I worked showed no skill in fostering team work and building team continuity and moral. The team I worked with was not large enough to complete the transition without each member working 70 hours per week. However the stress was not the work but the departments leadership.
Pros
excellent benefits
Cons
poor ledership
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4.0
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Heavy industrial work
Material Handler/Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCSeptember 23, 2016
A very demanding job with opportunity to grow with the right personality and attitude. Job consists of working in extreme weather conditions in a team environment. Overall I enjoy the people that I work with and opportunities for overtime and advancing in the workplace.
Pros
incentives
Cons
work too long in between breaks
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3.0
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Sweatshop
Manager (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXAugust 8, 2016
Company has great products, great people and should continue to remain successful. Information technology is improving. Lots of acquisition activity. Corporate office is somewhat of a sweatshop and political minefield. Executive management has created a paternalistic "benevolent dictator" "military-like" culture and the heavy work load has left many employees burned out and unhappy.
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Not a good work environment
Director of Operations (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 8, 2016
A new CEO came in from a private equity firm and created an environment of chaos. He operated as a dictator and on fear to run the company. The guy is very unpolished and unethical...
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Executive Management is horrible
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