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ownership
Contract Sr. Systems Analyst- Migrating (Former Employee) –  West Reading, PANovember 13, 2018
After many years of hard work, I was offered a pert ownership position. Still not in charge and couldn't vote. But I was in an elevated position and had respect.
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As many opportunities as you want to create for yourself
Associate (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaAugust 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.
Pros
Challenging work, Organizational transparency, great people and strong culture
Cons
This is a organization that focuses on continuous improvement - if you want slow and steady, this is not it.
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2.0
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No Security- Layoffs
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAJune 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.
Pros
Flexible work schedule.
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2.0
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top heavy
SharePoint Online Administrator (Former Employee) –  West Reading, PAApril 15, 2018
poor management and lack of direction. tried to grow bigger then they could with current environment and practices. did not want to invest in employees and modernize technology to take to next level.
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3.0
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Growing company with smart, hard working people
VP Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 22, 2018
If your interested in supply chain and distribution consulting, Fortna is one of the best places to gain experience and work with large companies with complex distribution center operations
Pros
most jobs are remote (travel to client)
Cons
ups and downs in the sales cycle
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Crash and Burn
Manager (Former Employee) –  United StatesJanuary 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.
Pros
My checks didn't bounce
Cons
Travel, hours, senior management, no work life balance, time off is a joke
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Poor Management
N/A (Former Employee) –  Reading, PAJanuary 22, 2018
Fortna management over-hired and then was not able to meet salary requirements. They then needed to lay off employees several times in the last couple of years.
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Would not recommend
ITS Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Reading, PADecember 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.

Constant downsizing.

Management constantly breaking company policy, demeaning associates, talking behind their back. Complete disrespect.
Pros
Great Associates
Cons
Culture towards associates was extremely poor.
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Toxic Work Enviroment
Support Staff (Former Employee) –  West Reading, PADecember 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.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Micomanaging, unstable
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4.0
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Challenging Project engineering environments
Software Controls Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  RemoteNovember 21, 2017
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.
Pros
autonomy
Cons
work/life boundaries
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3.0
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Fast-paced team environment
Software Controls Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  RemoteNovember 13, 2017
Opportunity to provide extreme client value across all areas of supply chain. Ability to understand many industry markets. Continuous expansion on an international level
Pros
Maximum autonomy
Cons
no work life boundaries
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5.0
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Productive and Fun Place to work
Client Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  RemoteOctober 18, 2017
I work remotely for FORTNA and the support that I receive is great. Anytime assistance is needed at any hour someone is always there. I would recommend FORTNA to any of my friends.
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3.0
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If you're into finger pointing or brown nosing this is your place.
CAD Technician (Former Employee) –  Reading, PASeptember 13, 2017
management wasn't the greatest. Lots of finger pointing and favoritism. Plenty of unqualified employees working over people who have the right qualifications.
Pros
good pay, flexible hours
Cons
lack of management and quailty control, no advancements
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Fortna, Fortna, Fortna
QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  West Reading, PAAugust 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.
Pros
There are good people there.
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2.0
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Consulting at its worse
Senior Project Manager Supply Chain (Former Employee) –  West Reading, PAAugust 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.
Pros
Decent benefits
Cons
High stress, long hours, ineffective teams
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4.0
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Customer Centric
Senior Consultant/Senior System QA (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaAugust 1, 2017
Fortna is very focused on delivering for the customer. Excellent analytical abilities for designing long range plans and designs. Dedicated employees.
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3.0
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Good Place to Work, Poor Executive management
Software QA Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chadds Ford, PAJuly 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.
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4.0
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Good Company
ITS (SW) Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 15, 2017
I enjoyed working at Fortna. The company is spread across several continents and allows workers to telecommute, which I considered a great perk working there.
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4.0
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Strong Ethical Associate Oriented Corporate Culture
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMay 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.
Pros
flexible work locations. virtual and remote.
Cons
corporate politics
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5.0
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Great place to work
Project Biller (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAMay 1, 2017
I'm just a temporary worker and would love to work here, but they are just not hiring at this time. Everyone is very nice here and willing to help with anything!
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