Inventory Specialist/ Warehouseman III (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 1, 2018
Overall not the worst company to work for, it is unclear the possibilities for advancement opportunities though. There is an abundance of climatic changes in management and personnel. Good entry level introduction into parts associated with oil and gas. So far I have learned to make sure that you remain accountable for all of the work that is assigned to you...your name is all you really have. I have also learned that the job is what you make it, there is not an open path to advancement. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the lack of continuity, but the overall culture allows you the ability to hold yourself to a standard that you set. You can really take ownership in your role.
Holidays off, steady pay
No real advancement opportunities, managerial deficiencies, lack of pay for assumed responsibilities
The company did not support employees in anything they did. Management, Did not maintain contact and respond to need of employee. when lay offs happened they would lay of entire family's instead of trying to keep one working at least.
shipping/material lead (Current Employee) – Bryan, TX – September 7, 2018
There's a weird dynamic here where it seems like there's more people in management then what is on the working floor. We are steady bring in other people in management positions who don't have the experience to deal with what we make here. with this many new people you'll find that people are often trying to implement some method from somewhere else without working out of flow with the people that they are now employed with. This is fairly difficult to deal with because there's more panic mode being set here in guidelines for fluid work method.
I got to learn a very cool system, and I did get Hazmat training, and I did get more responsibility in activity even if not in job title.
frequent layoffs low morale feeling like less of an area for advancement here
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – August 22, 2018
Forum Energy was a good company to work for. I was laid off along with 17 other employees.
I think they should have called me back when things got better. I thought companies did that.
The operations manager listened to one of the Customer Service employees to much. I was not allowed to do the job I was hired for as she was always there. She talked about me. Didn't like me. Don't know why I was only there 6-months. Maybe she felt threatened?
one of the employees I worked with made it difficult
Welder and Fabricator (Current Employee) – Elmore City, OK – July 14, 2018
forum is not a very good place to work. they are very unorganized. the leadership is of poor quality. they do not keep the tools needed to do the job. you spend about one forth to one third of your time looking for the tools needed for the job. they keep the shop too crowded with jobs to be very safe.
Down-Hole Casing Tool Consultant (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 12, 2018
Publicly traded companies are a whole different breed requiring a employee to sometimes make uncomfortable adjustments. Many issues that seem like common sense have to be handled with a "Big Picture" mentality. I learned a lot there and would love to go back. I would defiantly take the lessons learned back with me.
Mangment was good to their workers but weak to stand their ground from higher authorities
Forum is a good place to work. Unfortunately, it isn't a place where you get promoted and rewarded. I feel like they try and keep you where you are at and hire from outside. Management could work on leadership skills.
Daily working closely with everyone from Engineering, Production, Planning, Supply Chain, The Expediters, the Warehouse team, Shipping/Receiving, Accounting as well as my sales team. Receiving and responding to inquiries, setting up new accounts and growing those accounts by establishing good customer rapport trough excellent customer service. Processing orders and resolving any issues that may come up in a timely manner. Communicating with the sales team to ensure no duplicate quotes or orders were occurring. It was very much like a family environment.
TIG Welder/Fabricator (Current Employee) – Clearfield, PA – June 27, 2018
Pay increases are next to none, new hires make same as people who have been here for well over a year,and are very good at what they do. No sick time, just paid time off(15) days. Not a company would want to work a long time for. They do not care about you. Dont care how hard you work or how good your work maybe.
Wouldn't recommend anybody to this job or this company!!
Assembler Technician 2 / structural welder (Former Employee) – Elmore City, OK – June 10, 2018
One of the worst companies ever work for unorganized management and everything else is poor. No raises no bonuses. They just rush rush rush they don't care about anything else if you get hurt they try to cover it up so they won't lose how many days have gone without getting injury.
I enjoyed working for Forum Technologies because it was fast paced, I enjoyed learning all I could from my manager and co-workers. Enjoyed the different ethinic group of people and learning about their cultures. The management was wonderful and easy to work with, learned several computer programs, was challenging due to high phone calls, enjoyed all the people I worked with.
Quality Assistant (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 2, 2018
I had an exceptional Quality Manager who thought me and was very supportive while we were training the warehouse and company employees in all relevant to API and Quality Inspections of the manufactured products.