Fraen Corporation Employee Reviews

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Ambiente de trabajo bueno
QC Inspector (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAJune 4, 2017
Tengo un horario flexible y los compaƱero de trabajo son bien
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Solid, growing company
Engineer (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsMay 17, 2017
Fraen isn't GE or Raytheon, but it's been in business for decades, and is a very stable place to work. As a smaller company, I have much broader responsibilities than my ME friends at large companies, who do the same thing over and over again with little exposure to the overall programs.

Fraen employees must be willing to take on additional responsibilities from time to time as part of a team, but I've learned a lot since I've been here.

Fraen's facility is old, but a lot of its equipment is new, and it seems to be expanding each year. I've sensed (but haven't been told) there is a steady increase in their business.
Pros
Steady work, nice people, lots of responsibility
Cons
Outdated building, limited review process and management communications
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Solid company, good people
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Reading, MAMay 2, 2017
Fraen is a good place to work if you like to be busy. They have a lot of work and like give people more responsibility if they prove themselves. People stay for years and the good ones work their way up.
Pros
steady work, steady pay
Cons
not many raises unless you change jobs
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Giving your all means nothing!
Assistant to Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Fraen Loudon TNApril 24, 2017
Management doesn't care about the employees. No breaks, run at top speed, do three people's jobs. Lucky if you get a little OT pay. Benefits are a joke. Raises are unheard of. You get promised, but it never happens. Budget for tooling & equipment needed to do your job is a thread, not even a string! No amount of loyalty and hard work means anything to them. No workman comp, if you get hurt, you pay for it, don't expect the promise they make to cover your deductibles to be kept!
Stay away!!
Pros
Workers are great and help each other to keep a pay check.
Cons
No raises, untrue promises abound, no breaks, too much upper management and not enough workers.
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Fraen
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Woburn, MAApril 14, 2017
Very relaxed work, except the expectations are very high. I would recommend this to self motivated people who do very well working without supervision.
Pros
Good people and good hours
Cons
no reviews
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Don't stay long
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Reading, MAJune 15, 2015
It's a paycheck. Those employees who last past 6-12 months tend to stay and give up on trying to create progress & change.

No chance for advancement. Proper merit-based raises are a unicorn.

Great co-workers, broken management structure, blind upper management. Toxic employee vs employer environment.
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Heartless and unrealistic management
Manager (Former Employee) –  Reading, maJune 12, 2015
Upper management treats employees as a last thought and weakness rather than strength.

Short sited approach to all problems. Too eager to take on projects with unrealistic timing and high complexity for short buck and long term loss.

Top heavy upper management approach with small and weak manufacturing team- think upside down triangle.

High turnover and take it or quit mentality if you don't like doing another persons former job

Most core employees are long term and have conformed (given up), while newer people see the writing on the wall and get out.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
Short breaks- 30 min for lunch, raises do not exist, expected to work extra hours "as needed" means mandatory
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wow good luck
Hands on Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Reading, MAJune 9, 2015
some great people and i mean great people work there but not as good as it could be, over all not a bad place to work, I have learned a lot from this company
Pros
good pay
Cons
short breaks and well u get the point
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Nice place friendly
CNC Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Woburn, MAJanuary 7, 2015
Liked working there, lots of positions to learn & advance in. Nice managers / floor persons & employees. Very helpful in getting you started. Come in, get to your station about 15 min early, get relayed information from other worker in case of any changes for production & or Rev changes. Very nice people help you adjust to position(s) & ensuring that you understand & learn & setting up of Old & new CNC machines. Nothing was really hard to learn, just a good understanding of how the machines worked & some quick math skills. Other than that no Problem.
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Average Manufacturing company.
Lead Person (Former Employee) –  Reading, MAMay 29, 2013
Average Manufacturing company in which I always work thru an employment agency!
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