H.B. Fuller
3.7 of 5 15 reviews
www.hbfuller.com Saint Paul, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

H.B. Fuller Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2014
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3.7 15 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

H.B. Fuller President and CEO James Owens

James Owens

(9 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Technical Manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Flexibility in pursuing business development opportunities
- Friendly co-workers
- Company has focus on value rather than lowest price

Cons- lack of emphasis on career development
- corporation was slow to adopt technology
- poor communication across business functions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe flexibility of the job.

ConsThere is no advancement in Houston Texas.

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes so focused on reaching short term goal that it impedes reaching long term goal

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its the best, worst job I ever had!

Production Operator (Current Employee)
Paducah, KY (US)

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

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

ConsDepressing 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at H.B. Fuller

ProsGood 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

ConsI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great career opportunities with a growing company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vadnais Heights, MN (US)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to communicate brand equity to employees and customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to grow professionally

Cost Account (Current Employee)
Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

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

ProsGreat mentality and continuous incentive to improve

ConsToo many people in the chain of command for decision taking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Human Resources Representative (Current Employee)
Abū Rawwāsh (Egypt)

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

ProsRecognition and support, coaching and development, excellent exposure

ConsUnfairness sometimes and inequity
Frustration due to people who get their way outside the policies

Advice to Senior ManagementPolicy compliance must not have exceptions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun Place to Work

Strategic Account Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsGrowing company where everyone, including senior management, rolls up their sleeves and gets involved in day to day operations. You know you have the ability to make a difference everyday and there is ample opportunity to grow within the organization. There is a strong desire to promote from within.

ConsGreat trajectory means that sometimes we do more with less. Very busy for everyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Just ordinary company doing chemical business

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at H.B. Fuller full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood history and good employees who can cooperate with internal/external people

ConsDon't have passion
US oriented
Don't have strong valve

Advice to Senior Management1.Don't have strong credo which can guide us and bring a new people under it.
Please make it.

2. Need to do real innvation to become game changer, but we're doing very bad. just tweaking and changing formulation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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