Oerlikon Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, steady salary with raises and benefits

    Cons

    not to much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Better opportunities for employees


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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for. You will learn a lot if you are a "go getter". If you are a driven individual, you will succeed at this company.

    Cons

    You need to manage your own career. It is not necessary a bad thing. For me it was a good thing.


  3. Offers opportunities if you create them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oerlikon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you can create opportunities within your field of responsibilities. Offers a good amount of freedom in workstyle and Tasks. Very international scope internally as well as externally.

    Cons

    High level of independence is required by its employees (which is not necessarily a bad thing)


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  5. exciting, fast learning pace, different projects

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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!



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