SGL Carbon

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SGL Carbon Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
14 Reviews
3.5
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Supply Chain analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGL Carbon as a contractor

    Pros

    Great supervisors, nice colleagues, good company benefit, good work life balance

    Cons

    Company not doing too well lately, lots of cost down and re-org going on

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer but not economically stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Low turn-over rate. Good colleagues. Many knowledgeable and experienced people work here. Many perks, such as very nice safety gifts and Christmas gifts.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as an annual raise for exempt employees...not for merit, not for cost of living, not for anything. The company has claimed they couldn't afford to give raises 8 of the last 10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Laborer in Saint Marys, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Saint Marys, PA

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

    Pros

    More stable than powder metal.

    Cons

    Still able to be laid off.

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  5.  

    No future for advancements in the plant

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    Current Employee - Finisher in Saint Marys, PA
    Current Employee - Finisher in Saint Marys, PA

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time

    Pros

    money is good and fair benefits

    Cons

    they don't treat their employees very nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees a a human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hard Work and very dirty.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morganton, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morganton, NC

    I worked at SGL Carbon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Overtime opportunities and many chances to bid on other jobs that may be of interest to you. Union owned.

    Cons

    Very hard and dangerous work. You get extremely dirty and have to shower before going home. Some jobs are so dangerous that people have lost their lives in the past. The carbon dust poses a health hazard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better training and give new employees more of a chance to learn the jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A outlook of SGL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors & Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors & Administrative Coordinator

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1) Working Hours are fixed and can be in favor of the Employees as per the situation.
    2) A very relaxed yet at the same time motivating Place to work in.
    3) Appreciation of work done , by the Group is consistent and always visible.

    Cons

    1) The (Indian) Management is not considerate on professionalism and not at all reliable with context to views
    2) Are not focused enough on the generation of Revenue as professionals.
    3) Management is more interested in others work instead of focusing on their work at hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) A little more realistic approach is required.
    2) Reduce the Services / benefits provided to the Sr / middle management and keep all these target based only.
    3) Appreciate the Employees at all times for their work.
    4) Establish Standards / Hierarchy and other norms and policies for an effective & smooth functioning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It has been 3 good years with this employer who has a very unique working culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources in Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources in Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

    I worked at SGL Carbon

    Pros

    Colleagues are pretty helpful, compensation and benefit packahe is comparative with the market.

    Cons

    Certain top management lacks leadership skills dealing with senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top Management has to be more open to accept people from all backgrounds esp when you are starting up a huge plant which is bound to face hiccups from every angle.

  9.  

    Economy downturn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGL Carbon

    Pros

    Interesting product line; some great coworkers

    Cons

    the headquarters outside the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local management and workforces are key to successes

    Recommends

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