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Everybody wants to be the alpha
Phenolic Treating Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH15 August 2019
Engineers and management try to compete with operators. They are so out of touch with their workers that it's crazy. 12 hour days... forced overtime.... extremely hot in the summer and the smell of phenol fills the ai! It used to be a great place to work but that was long ago. I quit after 25 years. What's that tell ya?
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Very poor upper management
Anonymus (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH13 August 2019
The "Fake it until you make it" is prominent in this facility. Very poor supervisor training. They throw you to the wolves and set you up to fail. It's a man's world at this facility. If you are a man with a degree, you got it made, but having a degree does not make you intelligent as we often found out. Managers and supervisors don't apply here. Production workers, apply!
Pros
Money but not worth it.
Cons
Upper management.
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Dirty, moldy stressful, terrible management!!
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH16 February 2019
Management needs to be wiped out and start over with honest knwledgeable peoole who actually care about the company, quality and the employees.They are the cause of 99% of the problems at Formica.
Different races are treated differently. Management is lacking in leadership and knowledge. Management is sneaky and turns against other shifts to make them fail so their shift is successful.
Overtime is forced in 4 hour increments either in early or over late. You have no choice in the matter and can be pointed out in a short time. There are no personal days.
The facility is extremely dirt, wet and moldy.
Working at Formica and dealing with all the drama from management is stressful.
Vacation has to be held for Christmas shut down.
Pros
Paid weekly
Cons
Management, filth, mold.
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Overall it wasn't worth my time nor experience!
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, IN 4614014 February 2019
It was a good place to work at...great co-workers! Unfortunately there was no chance of advancement, had to work alot of overtime to make a decent check there...high turnover rate was the outcome!! It was a laid back atmosphere though, weekends off as well. Really wanted it to work out but I just couldn't afford to work there!!!
Pros
Great co-workers.
Cons
No ladder to climb!! Low wages.
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Good Luck
Samples Manager (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN23 November 2018
Long story short this company expect miracles out of minimum staffing. Employees are severly underpaid and there idea is that anyone can be replace with a snap of a finger. I could go on and on but my main advice is just be careful with considering this company for employement.
Pros
Full + Overtime
Cons
Everything Else
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Good Company Overall
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH26 July 2018
I worked as a co-op for one year. I was given the chance to experience many aspects of the plant and organization as a whole. Management was a little overbearing at times with unrealistic expectations, but overall a good experience.
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Very Good place to work and to meet other positive emplpoyees
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CA18 July 2018
our daily tasks would be to put products away and shipped products out. Forklift and pallet jacks or used on a daily basis. We worked set production down within an hour before shift was over to do house maintenance.
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Easy Laid back
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Greenfield, IN25 June 2018
Working at Formica is fun. My opinion they don't pay enough, there's no way to advance and during the summer months its sometimes unbearably hot. But for the most part its an awesome place to work.
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Productive and fun work environment
Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH16 June 2018
Working with Formica Corporations was always a fun and interesting time. Projects ranged in ultimate goal but huge focus was on safety of their workers.
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Production was good but Management was poor.
Walker (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN30 May 2018
I liked the job because it was easy and what I wanted to do since it had manual labor and I like lifting things but the management there was bad and they didn't like temps but hired many.
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No Room for advancement
Architect & Design Specialist (Current Employee) –  Orange County, California7 May 2018
Too many reports to do take time away from face to face meetings with customers. Your worth is measured based on SalesForce activities and data entries.
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Fine place to work
Hauser 1 (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, ohio2 May 2018
Fine place to work really good opportunities for individuals just starting out in the work force awesome opportunities too learn and grow in management
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Live to work vs work to live
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Evendale, OH22 March 2018
When you sign the acceptance letter for this job, be advised you are signing your work/life balance away. You will be forced into 12 hour days regardless if you want to work it or not. In some cases you can work 12 hour days, 7 days a week, for multiple months. This really is a company that does not care about their employees, no matter what type of front they may put on.

If you live to work though, this is the place to work. Some individuals work 16 hour days and absolutely love it.
Pros
Good pay for minimally intensive labor
Cons
Work/life balance, management
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Great place to work
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Evendale, OH4 March 2018
There are a lot of fun co-workers here. The jobs are fairly easy to learn. One must have the ability to pay attention to detail and adhere to quality standards. Good attendance is required and there is mandatory overtime. Depending on the department, most of the employees are off the majority of the weekends. Occasionally Saturdays are required. Department Managers are supportive for the most part. This is a Union atmosphere.
Pros
Steady work, good pay.
Cons
Lack of communication
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Maintenance/ Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Roseville, CA22 January 2018
I have nothing to say about Formica as an employer. It is a place to work if you need a job, just like any other place would be if you needed a job.....
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Union job
Machine Operator/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH5 January 2018
If you can handle working around chemicals like formaldehyde and many more, you will be ok. Formica make lamination paper, the job is easy, for the most part you sit and watch the machine and about every 20 min. you get up to change a roll.
Pros
easy job, alot of sitting time
Cons
have to work around chemicals
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Very Productive
Director of Finance and Treasury, N.A. (Current Employee) –  Evendale, OH28 December 2017
Formica Corporation is a team based environment with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. Formica has been an enormous learning experience and i would recommend it to anyone if you are looking for opportunity and growth.
Pros
Formica Corportion promotes owner's core values throughout the organization
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Extremly high & competitive work place
Comptroller (Former Employee) –  Guaynabo, PR31 October 2017
Full accounting cycle
Review the receivable account in order to allow the client to buy more
Collections calls & collection promises
Receive the cash from the clients to apply on their accounts
Constantly review the inventory
Pros
Time goes very fast
Cons
Too much work
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Nice environment to work in, cool people, nice pay, great advancement
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) –  Greenfield, IN22 October 2017
The place had wide enough space to be able to work in. The heated summers, well they should be able to do more for that. The cold winter, well that's something that could be changed to as well.
Pros
Nonthing
Cons
Nonthing
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Fast paced and productive working place.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NY24 May 2017
There was no typical day at work. Very fast paced and exciting. Amazing work environment and great people. Favorite part was the photo shoots. Hardest part was the company relocating to Ohio.
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