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Great company to work for.
Production / Assembly / Operator (Former Employee), Decatur, TXJanuary 14, 2014
The management staff was terrific, they always had work coming in, inhouse and outcall.
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Great People!
Implementation Specialist (Former Employee), Broussard, LADecember 12, 2013
Great People, not so great management. Family environment .
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not a very good place to work
office staffer (Former Employee), red deer, albertaNovember 13, 2013
Pros: good office environment
Cons: northern edmonton office abusive
The Red Deer location is actually a great place to work. Everyone gets along very well. Very friendly and team oriented.

I must state that the negative comes from the Edmonton office. Op. Manager certainly brings everyone down with his demeanor and aggressive management style. This has caused a large amount of turnover in the ranks because of his unwillingness – more... to listen and be realistic in his dealings with staff. Concerns have been voiced however ignored due to personal relationships within the company. Tends to come back on anyone who voices concerns. Change is definately needed in headoffice. – less
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Growth oriented company in oil and gas industry
Global Business Development Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXOctober 26, 2013
Pros: opportunites for growth
Major global upstream and downstream global manufacturer of quality equiment.
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Horrible place to work, turn around and run away as fast as you can!
Admin Assistant (Former Employee), Elmore City, OkOctober 22, 2013
Pros: family friendly hours
Cons: not compliant with osha regulations, unsafe working environment, not in compliance with the epa's clean air act, your vehicle will be covered in overspray within one week of working at elmore city, and management could care less!
Upper management in the Elmore City location are all former Walmart employees with NO oil & gas experience, they are back stabbing, lying, un-ethical people. A very clickish environment, definately a very high turnover rate in personnel, had I known what a terrible place to work, I would have never even left my old higher paying job to be closer to – more... home. Most people are all contract for a specific number of hours, once you reach those hours, very hard to roll over to permanent employee. – less
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advancement
Flying Lead Tools; Hot Stabs (Current Employee), houston, txOctober 13, 2013
Pros: growing company
Cons: don't think of the mechanics too often
Growing company with lots of room for advancement. Co-workers are very knowledgeable in their field. Forum offers great benefits and will pay for schooling in the energy field.
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great work experience
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 5, 2013
great atmosphere, people always greeted you with a smile, always looked forward going to work everyday
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warehouse personell READ THESE REVIEWS FOR APPLYING
shipper/receiver (Former Employee), red deer locationOctober 3, 2013
Pros: free coffee
Cons: management from headquarters in leduc
Wouldn't be such a bad place to work if they would replace leadership in Leduc. Op. Managers are rude/condesending/overly demanding/unreasonable expectations for getting work done. At a moments notice will tell everyone to come in on weekend, or change work plans so they can fix problems they created in Leduc. Dumping they're work on you that they are – more... suppose to do so they can leave early for the day.

Turnover is very high because of management. 3 people in shipping position in 6 months. Equipment is shoddy and outdated, won't get fixed because it costs too much, safety is an issue.

Don't apply here. you won't last long. – less
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Bad management; HR doesn't know Jack! Katy TX
Project Engineer (Former Employee), Katy, TXSeptember 12, 2013
Pros: small office
Cons: ignorant hr rep, clueless operations manager
Started off as Offshore Joint Servicess, got bought by Forum. Worst thing to ever happen to a good company. The morale is very bad. Huge turnover because of bad management. People quit left and right. Everyone is trying to do many jobs at one time, because management is clueless. Accidents in the warehouse were covered up, like they never occured. Overall – more... bad place to work. People act childish in the office. – less
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Cycle Counts
Order Puller (Current Employee), Houston, TxAugust 16, 2013
Pros: healthcare and 401k
Cons: new company gone public to fast, rocky managment.
Come in early and generate cycle count. Give to counters and have them count. once counts come back counts are imput into the computer. Generate variance report and send counters back to recount based off the variance. once second count came back I would verfiy the counts are correct. once verfied i would close the counts and provide an adjustment report – more... to management for designation of authority. once adjustment are signed off and all adjustments posted. I help provide aid to operations and assist customers with internal and external needs. – less
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Awful Place
Skid Welder (Former Employee), Gainesville, TXJuly 28, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Supervisors just yell at you all day for no reason. If you don't have an out of work relationship with boss's you cant get along with them. Supposed to follow rules when its hot outside to take 10 minute breaks every hour, but if we do it will slow production down, so no breaks. They hound you all day.
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Flying by the seat of your pants everyday
Service Technician (Current Employee), Benoi RdJuly 25, 2013
Pros: good wages, good offshore allowance
Cons: bad management
> the day starts with a tool box meeting , technicians are assigned to various task. which will change as the day progresses,
>there is no substitute for organization
>management is fragmented
>The quality of technician's on the floor is what keeps the company going. a good bunch
> No support from management
>Working hand in hand with some of the best – more... technicians in the industry – less
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Construction and Manufacturing Company
Manager of Administration/Accounting (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 11, 2013
Loved the people that I worked with for 19 years. Forum acquired Certified Technical Services/Allied Technologies in 2011. Started as a payroll clerk in 1994 and was part of management when the location was closed in April 2013. During this time I was able to use my accounting skills and learned the many aspects of human resource department. I was the – more... office manager of this location as well. – less
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RUN
MANAGEMENT (Former Employee), STAFFORD, TXApril 30, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: everything else
UNLESS YOU ARE RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND DONT WANT TO LEAVE THAT ATMOSPHERE. OR IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND, RELATIVE, ETC THAT WORKS HERE, IF NOT, YOU ARE OVERWORKED, UNDERPAID AND NOT GOING ANYWHERE WITH THIS COMPANY. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNFAIR. THE STAFFORD LOCATION SHOULD BE FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED. I HOPE THE OTHER FORUM LOCATIONS ARE NOT RAN THE – more... WAY THIS ONE IS. EMPLOYEES WILL NOT SPEAK THEIR MIND OF THE RIDICULOUS SITUATIONS THAT GO ON HERE, FOR FEAR OF THEIR JOB, SAD SITUATION – less

Feddup2here – May 1, 2013

UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS THE SAME SITUATION THAT PLAGUED THE LEDUC, ALBERTA. LOCATION. SAD WHEN YOU HAVE A FEW BAD MANAGERS MAKING EVERYONE MISERABLE. THAT'S WHAT UNIONS ARE MADE OF!

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Overall a Great Company to Work for
Clerical (Current Employee), Broussard, LAMarch 8, 2013
Company is growing fast and changes are painful as with any company. Change is never easy unless all employees buy in. Management is fair, but sometimes possibly hard to get direct answers. Company has made a great effort to stay competitive with the market with benefits and compensation. I’ve had heart ache myself but stuck it out. I’ve seen many employees – more... leave and swore they would never work here again only to call back or reapply within 6 month to 1 year later. Hummm, I would say it’s a pretty good company to work for if you’re up for the challenge. – less
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Do not ever work there
Supervisor (Current Employee), HoustonJanuary 19, 2013
Pros: benefits are okay!
Cons: management is terrible !
Stay away from this company, management is really bad, they don't listen and the morale is sucks!
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Good not Great
Quality Supervisor (Current Employee), Davis OklahomaAugust 27, 2012
Pros: family friendly, challenging
Cons: compensation was not adequate
Forum Energy Technologies is a good place to work. Especially if you can make it to the upper salary tear of the organization. A typical work day begins with a safety meeting and a short discussion amongst supervisors and management about the days activities. Depending on the day of the week there is either a safety committee meeting or a production – more... meeting at 8:30am for supervisors and managers. My co-workers were all good people and were nice enough. The hardest part of my particular job was managing personnel and prioritizing tasks to complete. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting to create policies. The company is so young that I was actually creating policies that will probably be used for decades to come, which is kind of cool.Their management is well compensated and have very flexible working hours with little deadlines to meet. As a mid-level, multi-site superivisor I had a taste of both worlds. I started out on the floor so I got to see what it was like for the everyday workers, (not exactly a dream job). However, as I progressed through the ranks the job and working conditions got better by miles every ring of the latter. Sadly, their compensation for those who achieve is non-existent. I'm not sure if it is corporate or just management, but the whole promotion process takes months to complete and always after the responsibility of the new position has been assumed. To make matters worse the increase in salary for the new position is not much more than what the old salary at the lower level was. Many employees know this and good, talented employees will, in many cases, pass on a promotion because they know that it will include much more work for not much more money. All that aside, it is a young and growing company and there is a good chance that this compensation sluggishness will abate if the recession ever ends and once they become more experienced using their own promotion systems. – less
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Hard place to work
Another chump (Current Employee), Elmore CityJuly 19, 2012
Pros: lots of things to work on morale.
Cons: highschool atmosphere.
Lots of wishy washy people there. If your good at the game of sucking up, you will succeed. If your a hard worker and keep your head down and do your job, you will never make it there.
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Fast Pace and Accuracy is the KEY
Production Planner (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXJuly 15, 2012
Oild and Gas industry savers. Production planner for gate vavles, DPFV drill pipe float valves, rubber repair kits for DPFV, fluid end assembly, seats, valve assembly, rubber inserts, pipe vises, pressure reduction valves, liners.
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Great place to work!
Human Resources (Current Employee), Houston, TXMay 8, 2012
Forum is growing quickly and provides alot of opportunities for growth. It has a small company feel with the resources of a large company and a true entrepreneurial spirit. Its rare to hear these days, but I love my job!