H.B. Fuller Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
20 Reviews

3.6
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    Employment at HB Fuller Construction Products

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H.B. Fuller full-time

    Pros

    Company pays well. They stick by their philanthropist ideals by donating time and money to different organizations.

    Cons

    Makes changes without thinking them through - how it will effect others in the company. They talk about safety and how important it is to them but if you get hurt, they make up some excuse not to pay or report it to Workmans Comp. They dont want any injuries going on record. They talk about being "green" and dont even have a recycling program established.

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    Collaborative atmosphere with great upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are extremely friendly and helpful.
    There is a large amount of visibility throughout the organization.
    Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    At times the work load can be quite large because the staffing is particularly thin. There is not a cafeteria at my location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great leadership, focused on people and growth. Global footprint, but still has a small company feel, built on relationships and focused on our customers. Great people, hard workers.

    Cons

    Most people wear many hats. You have to be willing to help out and reach out across functions, segments and geographies. As a company, we tend to take on too many things at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the game changers and resource them appropriately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Corporate company but can do many different projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller

    Pros

    I like being able to take ownership and give ideas for driving more efficiencies within the organization. They are open to new ideas and streamlining processes. They are corporate but don't get caught up in a bunch of red flags. I have never heard, "oh this is how we do it here."

    Cons

    It is a lean manufacturing environment. They try and get the most out of every person. If you want down time, this isn't the right environment for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management doesn't care about people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are really the only benefit.

    Cons

    Management knows things are bad but keeps saying things will get better. They don't care at all about people tbeing being stressed out. Askng for help with issues beyond our control is like talking to a wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having meetings and actually DO something. Support people who work for you. Replace management at this location of the company with people who know how to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great collaboration with global counterparts - like the diversity
    Good benefits
    Friendly coworkers
    Community minded - not just at HQ
    Management works to keep employees aware of and working toward corporate goals

    Cons

    Career development is possible,but sometimes process is ignored by supervisors
    Work/Life Balance is possible , but sometimes difficult to achieve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes so focused on reaching short term goal that it impedes reaching long term goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time

    Pros

    The flexibility of the job.

    Cons

    There is no advancement in Houston Texas.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its the best, worst job I ever had!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Operator  in  Paducah, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Paducah, KY (US)

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay above average after you get a few years in, decent benefits, very strong company in the adhesive industry.

    Cons

    Depressing atmosphere, poor comrodery among workers, poor comunication, poor training ,poor local management, poor working conditions (heat, dust, noise, est) poor job staffing shifts, (work to lean). Old technology, old worn out equipment, you name it!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your people, like Tony Anderson did. Reinvest in the plants, get them up to date, stop jacking people around, give them their promotion when due.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller

    Pros

    Good out-look
    Great Values
    Fun place to work with fun people
    I would like to work here in an entry-level job if I was given the chance

    Cons

    I really do not have a lot of cons. I have only worked at HB Fuller for 3 months and have nothing but good things to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career opportunities with a growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vadnais Heights, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vadnais Heights, MN (US)

    I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership with extraordinary experience and expertise in adhesives and industrial manufacturing
    Clear short- and long-term goals
    Solid purpose, vision and values

    Cons

    Global roles require 24/7 dedication to work (work/life balance)
    Need to do more to break down regional vs. global function silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to communicate brand equity to employees and customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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