Freedman Seating Company Employee Reviews

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Buen ambiente de trabajo
Chicago, IL (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 22, 2018
Más oportunidades para todos los empleados que quieren superarse
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Great place to work, family
Sales and Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 28, 2018
Very family oriented company. Worked there 12 years. Learned a lot from them and still talk to most of them from the company. Family owned company. Very fast paced.
Pros
Family owned
Cons
workload
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Love the culture!
Transit Project Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 8, 2018
Great place to work, they really care about their employees! Always willing to help in personal matters, Family first!! great training, good people, healthy work environment!
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great work with stupid people.
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 3, 2018
I love the work I do, but I cannot stand the level of incompetency that is allowed to go on continuously without anything being done about it. I am regularly responsible for doing simple tasks for other employees or departments who should be more than capable of doing them but for one reason or another are not.
Pros
Relaxed management, respect of owners/managers
Cons
poor compensation, first department to receive cut-backs
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A good work environment with easy hiring and firing cycle
Laser and Machine Shop Lead (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 9, 2017
Bad leadership does more damage than the numbers show. The company can hire and fire as they please. Getting experience should be the only reason anyone would want to work there.
Pros
The days go by quickly
Cons
Bad leadership
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Needs improvement
Assembler/Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 27, 2017
There was a slow start when I was onboarded. I was at 1150 an hour and the pace was just a little slower. They put slot of pressure on you to build. They need a new method of training
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You must be strong to work here
PURCHASING AGENT (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 16, 2017
The Freedman Seating Company model is break neck paced. You definitely need a strong go get them attitude, only the strong survive here. Fast paced never ending workload.
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Fun coworkers
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 26, 2017
Make my quote everyday .learn print.manager ok.work sight good but Dusty.rush order the hard part.most fun when we get a big order Make it to work on time.
Pros
No
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Yes
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Fast paced
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 19, 2017
A great place to work, the fellow employers are a great crew. Whom would help you in learning your job and with guide line to help you work more productive.
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Poor Training process. Supervisors don't know much.
Upholsterer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 26, 2017
Job would be decent if they would get rid of annoying supervisors or leads that you can barely understand what there saying but expect you not to make mistakes
Pros
Bonuses
Cons
Breaks too short for the amount of stress put on your joints
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Family Owned make all the money
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 19, 2017
Company offers a great product to their customers. Minorities makes the company millions but they pay pennies but expect to work to meet their needs. Advancement isn't an option no growth. Management has people skills and can be unprofessional at time and rude and racist. There are no minorities in upper management. Poor conditions for factory workers. Nor do they offer track development program either.
Pros
Flexible when it comes to family situations
Cons
No advancement or growth little pay for the work.
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Not a good place to work
Welder (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 28, 2017
This place is a complete mess. They have so many underhanded practices going on I don't know where to begin. I will never work at this place again. I'm glad to know that there are places like this out here and to steer clear.
Pros
Thanksgiving Lunch
Cons
Managers, Supervisors, pay rate
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Tube laser operator (Former Employee) –  Chicago ilMay 24, 2017
Good place to learn a skill such as cnc machine,and welding.
All the supervisor and leads are very arrogant.
Very unorganized as far as scheduling....
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Productive and Fun Place to Work with a Ping Pong Table
CAD Designer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 23, 2017
A typical day at work involved working on Solid Edge ST5 Cad System and AutoCAD 2006. Management is a family owned business bearing the namesake of its founder that built seating for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago!
Pros
Food Trucks during warm months
Cons
Coffee better than some but still "work" coffee
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Productive and fun place with ping pong table
CAD Designer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 17, 2017
A typical day at work was working at the computer.
What was learned was Solid Edge ST5 & autoCAD 2006.
Management was and still is a family owned business bearing the namesake of its founders who actually built items for the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893! There were food trucks that came every other Friday during the warm months...The cons: the coffee was mediocre at best & the CAD system was Solid Edge, not Solidworks...
Pros
Food trucks
Cons
better than some but still the coffee you expect when its free
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Family business
Database Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 24, 2017
It's a family owned business, which has its pros and cons . One of the biggest pros of working here is feeling like you're with family. This can be a con since employees tend to have a very lax demeanor and can be very unprofessional in their communication and approach to problem solving.
Pros
Onsite fitness facility
Cons
Lack of advancement opportunities
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no overtime, poor pay
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 16, 2017
heavy workload not enough compensation for hard work. Management has no care for employees health or well being. Poor communication between management and other staff.
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A solid company but
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 8, 2017
A solid company but needs to provide more opportunity for employees to grow skills.which only allow employee limited earnings .the company continues to try and improve their product.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
No opportunity given to obtain skills in other equipment used.
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fun workspace with easy tasks
Full Time employee (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 13, 2017
This job was pretty straight forward. I would clock in and start sanding down the metal sheet panels. Sometimes I would have to work under pressure to finish the panels on time.
Pros
Free food at times, clean environment, health benefits
Cons
short breaks
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good place to get experience
Robotic Welder (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 21, 2017
It is a good place for someone new to manufacturing to get experience. For someone who has been in manufacturing at other companies it can be very frustrating and the pay for most jobs is not the best.
Pros
for the most part very good people to work for/with.
Cons
at times a lot of infighting
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