As many opportunities as you want to create for yourself
Associate (Current Employee) – Georgia – August 5, 2018
I have been at Fortna for nearly 5 years. The culture, work environment, opportunities for growth and leaderships focus on development are all strong. During the five years I have advanced three times - I have found you are only limited by your initiative.
Senior leadership did a great job last year correcting course for a strong 2018 and really positioning the company well within our core markets and our new markets.
Challenging work, Organizational transparency, great people and strong culture
This is a organization that focuses on continuous improvement - if you want slow and steady, this is not it.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – West Reading, PA – December 27, 2017
Fortna used to treat everyone as a family, kept it's values and was extremely successful with an open door policy with clients, suppliers and team members. 3 years ago a new CEO stepped in and Fortna became top heavy with management, unrealistic project timelines and little budget to work with.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – June 18, 2018
Upper management is more like a club. There is no clear direction to pull out of the current downward spiral. Too many layoffs to count in 2017. Layoffs included long term employees and all those out on medical leave (maternity). Proceed with caution, would love to see Fortna become the company it once was. Currently, not an atmosphere that is comfortable. Good employees leaving every week. Current leadership is completely out of touch.
Manager (Former Employee) – United States – January 28, 2018
The Senior management did not understand how to handle growth, so they hired like crazy. They then laid off people faster than they had hired. This was all a result of a senior management team that didn't understand what was happening in the marketplace. If you are one of the doers: project managers and consultants, you are traveling every week, working 10 to 12 hours a day. This is so the company can generate enough revenue to pay for the incompetent senior management team. It's hard to imagine a company that could abuse its employees more.
My checks didn't bounce
Travel, hours, senior management, no work life balance, time off is a joke
Direct impact on industry verticals. Maximum autonomy, minimum personal life in deployment. Responsibility to project schedules which can become very intrusive sometimes but pay and bonus is very equitable compensation.
Senior Project Manager Supply Chain (Former Employee) – West Reading, PA – August 14, 2017
Travel is 100%. All consulting jobs, all remote. Thrown together with team members; high turn over, so it's likely they haven't worked with any other team members. Management disconnected and ineffective. Poor communications. Focus is bringing in the money.
ITS Project Manager (Former Employee) – Reading, PA – December 27, 2017
Great employees. Morale was always low. Lack of clear and concise direction for your position as well as the company. Was not centered on the clients needs but rather what they believed and forced upon the client.
Management constantly breaking company policy, demeaning associates, talking behind their back. Complete disrespect.
QA Analyst (Current Employee) – West Reading, PA – August 28, 2017
Depending on your position, you either spend you life in a hotel room or work 9 to 5. Some people are micromanaged, some are not managed at all. Either way, it's not effective, considering the number of management layers there are. Workplace is distributed in places like South Africa, Vietnam and Columbia, as well as in various places around the US (Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania. This makes for communication difficulties which impact interoffice communication. Some people are outright hostile. There is a lot of infighting between departments. Two rounds of layoffs this year (2017). Who's next? Awkward and unreliable timesheet system. Filling out timesheets is sometimes onerous. There is always turnover. The basis of the companies knowledge is held in the heads of a few. Fewer as more people leave. All in all, they mean well.
Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) – Chadds Ford, PA – July 10, 2017
It was a great place while being there but they could have done better with the executive management. They didnt really seem to know the people that were working under them or representing them, let alone try to advance the business and technologies being used by working with other teams, that often wasnt the easiest. They need to improve on that.
Loved the people I work with and a great place to work.
Project Manager/Portfolio Analyst (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 30, 2017
My favorite part of working with fortna was my ability to lead project management teams to success, across multiple projects located around the world. I also like the autonomy of being able to work remotely when not engaging in site visits or office meetings. The company has grown a lot since joining, which was great, but it also required a lot of learning and assimilation between different ideas and methods.
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee) – Reading, PA – May 3, 2017
Fortna is a world class logistical solutions provider to the B2B, B2C, ecommerce and retail industries. Fortna designs, engineers, procures, installs and supports material handling systems, rack and pick module systems, etc., for many national and international clients.