Forum Energy Technologies
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Family comes first

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The management was very flexable with my schedule and i was also able to work from home.All of the employees worked as a team. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to travel to other facilities occasionally to help out in the office
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do as i say not as i do

the leadership here has a way of making things overly complicated. The rules they make do not apply to them. The benefits aren't that great for the amount of stress the put you through, and when you do miss work to go to the doctor, they punish you
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What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Sense of belonging
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Trust in colleagues

Opportunity for Improvement

Upper Management needs to connect with their sites more and not take critisim of employees from management. Cultivate a relationship and get the company on the same page.
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productive and fun place to work

1) going over my schedule to make sure any meetings or calls need to be made.2)make connecting with others a priority3) consequently, promoting success4)employees are friends with people in other departments5)keeping all employees motivated6) the opportunity to work alongside my friends

Pros

free lunch, healthcare, great pay

Cons

management, salespeople
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Decent place to work with good manager

Enjoyed working with the people at the local level. Local management was great and made it fun. Pay was a little low but be if it’s were great. Would recommend to anyone.

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Benifits

Cons

Work life
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Productive place to grow

The money is good and production is great. I don’t like the management but that changes a lot. That’s all. No cons. The pot could be a lot better and better 401.
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Hard work made better by working with good people.

Gained many skills. Forum offered many opportunities to learn new things and get new certificates. Overtime available most times of the year. Decent compensation.

Pros

Team environment. Help always available.

Cons

Limited room for advancement. but its possible.
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Productive and great place to work

Great company, good people. Salaries are not competitive. It is a good place to learn and meet great colleagues. The industry took a hit and it affected mid/small companies like Forum.
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Forum gave me great opportunities for growth.

Forum gave me great opportunities for growth. It was a great crew. It wasn't perfect but no job is. If you work hard, they noticed and mostly all managers had an open door policy.

Pros

Benefits, pay, people

Cons

Layoffs
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Very toxic environment

Very toxic workplace. Feel as though our location gets no recognition for the good things we do. This also plays into the toxic environment created by our manager and his posse.

Pros

Extremely flexible (because of a lax/lazy manager)

Cons

None
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Good coworkers and fun work, poor upper management

My time at Forum was overall not bad. The work was challenging and constant.The biggest issues I had is that in three years nobody in the plant had a review and nobody were given merit raises.When you speak to upper management and HR about this issue you were told “we are working on that” then another year would go by

Pros

A lot of available overtime

Cons

Upper management and HR.
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Management and Advacement

Management was unstable and company long term objectives were not clear. Advancement from within was negligible with the company routinely hiring from outside.
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They hire and hire as the stock market goes up and down

Not secure a job closing diferrent departments to help their price on the stock market. Wrong people get raises and advancement the hard working people doint.
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Purely Corporate

You are purely a number and nothing more. No pay raises/no bonuses in 3 years. Employees mean nothing to this company. They say one thing and do something else.

Pros

Good benefits

Cons

Pay is horrible for the amount of work expected from you
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Floor supervisors fight for the workers, upper management could use some communication skills

there are better an worse places to work, emoyees that don't like how this company operates are those who don't want to put in the work or simply can't prioritize an balance work an home life properly. The men an woman at forum are all good people some better than others. The pay is good for the area for sure, however getting raises isn't as common as it should be. The PTO is better than most places along with the night shift differential, ($1.75). Overall the workplace is as you choose to see it. Its all about your perspective an mine is good.

Pros

Good PTO, descent pay, shift differential, good floor supervisors

Cons

Lack of appreciation from upper management, very little raises
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Great place to work if you like lots of hours, ok pay, and no home life

First off, I really enjoy the work. The actual job, not so much. The upper management is pathetic, no communication from office to floor. The work schedule changes so much, even from day to day, that there is no chance of planning anything even if you get a full weekend off. The end of month rush is stressful, especially when you get pulled from your department to help out in the assembly department because they are always behind. Yet assembly personnel are never given out to help your department when you are behind. Sometimes you go all week thinking you have a Saturday off until an hour before quitting time on Friday then they let you know. Theres no motivation to work hard, or to be good at your job because the less skilled and less motivated people make just as much money as you, and you are expected to pick up the slack for them and fix their mistakes all while keeping your production up. Raises are almost nonexistent, and in the rare occurrence that we do get a raise, iteaves alot to be desired, unless you are a suck up, then you'll get a decent raise. When you bing up problems or have complaints about production or quality, you are ignored completely or are told "... we can't all be superstars...". I will say that the pto is great, which may be the only thing clearfield or this entire company has going for it. Safety seems to only be a concern when we are 'slow' meaning a normal 50 hr work week. Equipment is lacking, or never gets repaired. Basically if you want to work here either make sure you play golf or can suck up to bosses, then you will get the easy assignments - 

Pros

Pto is actually very good

Cons

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Good place to work

It was always something to do and the coworkers and management all of them were good people. Long hours the pay was good benefits were good flexible for someone that have a family I never had issues.
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Every person for themself

Management are enforcers and are only in it for themselves. Very little about team productivity and team support. To them, there is an "I" in team. It's all about connections at forum, and those with the most influential connections are the ones that survive the longest regardless if they're good at their job. The long term people just know how to survive at the company and are in it for themselves. All credit is given to leadership and not the team. Open door policy is a farce. Don't get on management's bad side. You won't last very long there if you do. If you're lucky to get a good manager, don't be fooled. It won't last long. The "Good die young" there.

Pros

Peers are good people

Cons

Management are dysfunctional and "fake"
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You do not pay good

you work there 60 hours a week and they do not pay real good an hour very specter workers to work a lot of hours in the management does not care so I will not recommend a friend there
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Great Place to work for the area

Overall, Forum Energy Technologies is a great place to work for the area. Pay is well above-average, paid-time off is exceptional and benefit packages are good.There is a lot of overtime work, but it is better than working away and being away from your family for weeks at a time. If you don't mind the hours, you can make a very good living working at this facility.Management is great, no one screams/yells or degrades others. Other than a lot of hours, the overall work environment is excellent for the industry.

Pros

Compensation, benefits, paid-time off, work environment, management

Cons

Hours (if you don't like OT)
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Terrible place to work.

Will work you every day of a week.Believe they own you.Barely any days off.Try to tell you you can advance. Then take months to let you move. No raises for years.Don’t care if you have a family. They believe that the company comes first. Management doesn’t care at all about you.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Based on 342 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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