Our employees are our greatest asset. We’re looking for dynamic people who get excited about contributing their unique expertise and skills and can thrive in a collaborative culture devoted to creating the best in architectural lighting. Check out the testimonials below and hear directly from our employees what makes Focal Point so special - from the work we do to the people who do it.
Every day we live our mission of creating lighting solutions that enhance architecture and elevate the human spirit. Our products are recognized as the best in the business due to their premier quality, exceptional function and unique beauty.
We’re a family-owned company that urges every employee to act like an owner. We want – and expect – leadership from everyone, no matter your title or level. Our employees get to make a difference every day.
We work hard and have fun doing it. From our ping-pong league to the employee band, there is something for everyone at Focal Point. Employees also enjoy regular team-building events, company celebrations and opportunities to give back to the community.
If you think there isn’t much new in lighting, think again. Technology is rapidly changing our industry and we’re right at the forefront. We’re investing in innovation and pushing boundaries as we design for the future.
Everyone who walks through our doors has the same reaction: WOW. Our modern office space located near downtown Chicago is full of amazing amenities and cutting-edge equipment. And, being a family-owned company there’s no corporate feel; instead it’s a close-knit culture where everyone knows your name.
We want every aspect of our company to be exceptional, including how we treat our employees. We offer competitive pay and a full range of benefits like tuition reimbursement and parental leave. We also support alternative work arrangements and subsidize employee lunches at our on-site pop-up restaurants.
Our employees consider our values one of the best things about working at Focal Point. We operate with integrity and will always choose to do things the right way versus the easy way. It’s work you can always be proud of.
We’re all about growth – and not just the kind that impacts the bottom line. Our culture of development ensures employees have the resources they need to grow their skills and capabilities. We don’t want you to have a job here, we want you to have a career.
Focal Point’s summer internship program is pretty unique: we don’t treat you as an intern, we treat you as a member of our team. Our interns are fully integrated into the business and given real projects to lead. We believe this is a win-win: you help us achieve our business goals and we help you apply and expand on the skills you’re learning in the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to work regularly with company leadership and gain invaluable skills that prepare you for your future career. In fact, many of our interns return to work at Focal Point after graduation - it’s that rewarding! Not only do we give you meaningful work but we also make sure you have fun doing it. From team-building events to company outings, we’ll ensure you enjoy your time with us. Plus, there is nothing like a summer in Chicago, from the beaches along Lake Michigan to the vibrant weekend festivals.
Students interested in Engineering Internship opportunities can apply directly by clicking on the “Engineering” current opportunities listed above. All students interested in other departments within Focal Point may apply by sending their resume and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must be a junior or senior at an accredited college or university. Internship program is 12 weeks.
As a family owned and operated business, we’re not driven by the need to maximize shareholder value. Instead, we focus on values that inspire us to do our best work. To our customers, our employees and the arechitectural and lighting design communities we commit to:
Focal Point values inspire every luminaire we create and every relationship we nurture, every day on the job.