Oerlikon
2.7 of 5 10 reviews
www.oerlikon.com Pfäffikon, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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exciting, fast learning pace, different projects

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)

I have been working at Oerlikon

Prosthe 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Oerlikon

ProsExperience 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.

ConsDifficult 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 Senior Managementplease 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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