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Forbo Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2019

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Forbo CEO Stephan Bauer
Stephan Bauer
5 Ratings
  1. "Forbo flooring Systems"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ripley, East Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forbo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Bespoke product = Job security Challenging Flat structure = Autonomy Benefits

    Cons

    Development Too much empowerment / job enrichment Workload Flat structure = Little chance for promotion / progression

    Advice to Management

    Inconsistency in applying some policies between individuals and departments Lack of professional development and training Some key roles not replaced / recruited - increased work load

    Forbo2018-04-19
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Production in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forbo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good pay and benifits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions. It is very much a "who you know" or who your related to.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the raw and untapped talent around you. There is plenty of it there.

    Forbo2019-06-03
  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forbo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing authentically 'green' sustainable building products that contribute to beyond Cradle-to-Cradle and LEED requirements. Great people, employees and Company leadership, and Executives. The products are very well respected in the industry, beautiful, diversified product offering is easy to sell and educate on the health contributing, beneficial properties and manufacturing processes of the product line with specifiers....

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    Cons

    Perhaps upgrade of employees technology resources to do their job more effectively.

    Forbo2019-03-04
  4. "Business Development Director"

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Dubai

    I have been working at Forbo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Honest and very loyal middle management

    Cons

    Low expatriate packages with no incentive

    Forbo2019-01-05
  5. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forbo full-time

    Pros

    Loyalty to employees, stability, good comraderie

    Cons

    Office is hard to get to

    Forbo2018-11-06
  6. "Customer Service Oriented"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forbo full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good after you have a degree

    Cons

    No room for promotion for a long time

    Forbo2017-11-09
  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forbo full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible & family oriented

    Cons

    Too many micromanagers. Many management positions are gained by "who knows who"

    Forbo2017-10-02
  8. "Credit Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Forbo

    Pros

    People were their best asset

    Cons

    Company was sold to HB Fuller and moved up to MN

    Forbo2016-12-14
  9. "Stable employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Forbo full-time

    Pros

    - Financially very strong, pursuing growth, sound business plan. Overall a very stable environment for long term oriented people.

    Cons

    - Very structured organization, "Old fashioned" culture, some leaders are too autocratic. This can be expected for an engineering company, but there is room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    - Be truly open minded to ideas and needs of your organization; empower your employees by giving some flexibility.

    Forbo2016-10-24
  10. "Nice place to learn from"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Forbo

    Pros

    Great people and stable industry

    Cons

    Not often rewarded for going above expectations

    Forbo2016-08-17
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