Oerlikon

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Oerlikon Reviews

11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    could be better!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optical Systems Engineer in Trübbach (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Optical Systems Engineer in Trübbach (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Oerlikon

    Pros

    solar, renewable energy market!!! good technology, eco-friendly

    Cons

    inside communication, bad managment! less motivation for employees,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

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    CEO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people in factories around the world.

    Cons

    Horrible management team including both the past CEO Michael and current acting CEO Juerg. They have destroyed the heart of this business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the development and satisfaction of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  3.  

    exciting, fast learning pace, different projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Oerlikon

    Pros

    the experience within a couple of years one gets at Oerlikon one would need two or three times longer in another (more stable) company. ie for the career and technical development it is great, if you can handle the instability and turns around

    Cons

    ups and downs and fluctuatin of colleagues is a clear minus... change of strategies and projects are often too fast so that one ist not yet really implemented and the next mngt team generation is already coming with a new strategy...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    speed up modern HR tools and motivation of the staff, reduce fluctuation, build up inter-departamental exchange

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    a company focused in in the future (but not rarely neglecting its personnel at the present)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oerlikon

    Pros

    Experience is a plus on CV, as far as Oerlikon is a welknown company (at least in Switzerland) and dealing with high tech products. There is some good people there that you can learn a lot from. Very differentiated segments of business, which gives the chance to learn a lot about dos and don'ts at corporation life.

    Cons

    Difficult to mangage corporation tasks within subs, as far as quite decentralized management. Segments are not always cooperative with HQ.
    Huge fluctuation of personnel in HQ and also Segments makes work difficult, as far as even mid term knowledge is often gone.
    Finally, extrem cuts of headcounts lead not rarely to quick and dirty work by the remaining ones, and huge fees to external consultants...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please strongly rethink your support, compensation and motivation schemes in order to avoid loosing even more people with valuable knowledge of the company. Even if in the short term it sounds "efficient" to reduce headcount, in the mid and long term you are throwing paid for and built up knowledge away!

    Doesn't Recommend

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