STIHL Incorporated
3.8 of 5 20 reviews
www.stihlusa.com Virginia Beach, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 20 reviews

                             

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STIHL Incorporated President Fred J. Whyte

Fred J. Whyte

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great products

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

ProsGood pay and benefits
Bonuses
Clean work environment
Challenging

ConsVery Strict and tough on mistakes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with fantastic employee benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay, discretionary bonus, wonderful health insurance, tuition reimbursement, mostly good managers, GREAT product, overall great leadership

ConsI really do not have any complaints about this company. I have worked at STIHL Inc for many, many years and my overall experience has been really good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSTIHL has an unbelievable team spirit. Benefits are unbeatable as is the product. It's really nice to work for a company producing the best on the market.

ConsIt's a no nonsense place to work. STIHL is a lean company and expects a lot out of employees. Nothing unreasonable, but the company does expect hard and smart work out of you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love this place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFantastic benefits, company that cares about and takes care of employees

Cons"boys club", not much opportunity for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging work load, very fast paced and interesting work, easier if you have an Engineering Degree. Travel opportunities abound.

ConsVery harsh management, high turnover and no legacy knowledge sharing with new hires. Training is selective as far as the usable transfer of info. Senior management can be unreasonable and abusive and this trickles down thru the ranks

Advice to Senior ManagementStop management by fear especially with relocated employees. See the value in long term employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Proud to work at STIHL Inc.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI enjoy the closeness that the employees enjoy with supervisors and management team. Management is approachable and has an open door policy the employees enjoy and take advantage of. I always feel as if I'm coming home when I come to work.

ConsNone that I can think of; I am very content. Well, only the fact that we do not have a Starbucks Cafe on premises to get my regular java jolt.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strange positive management reviews

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

ProsGreat product, strong brand, great benefits (incl. company health center), excellent president.

ConsStrange that the last two positive management reviews were posted just after upper management found out about the negative reviews on this website....
Purchasing and engineering jobs are brutal which is reflected in the high turnover rate among purchasing and engineering jobs. Departments work against each other rather than together. Key managers try to out-do each other rather than having the best for the company in mind. Top management has zero trust in their middle management and micro manages all decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote team work between the departments and start trusting the people you hired. Set realistic goals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best job I have ever had

Manager (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI am thankful every day that I get to work with amazing professionals producing and distributing amazing products. I get to do work that constantly pushes me to be better every day and in the process meet truly remarkable people all around the world. I spend my day in a professional and positive work environment. The company believes in employee development and I have no shortage of opportunities to improve myself through company provided training as well as support for outside education I want to pursue. The company is privately held by the Stihl family, and those family values show up throughout the company. I have fun at my job and receive excellent pay and benefits in return. For the most part I like everyone I work with, and everyone seems to understand what the common goals are that we work towards. Can't ask for more than that.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Middle and top management very political and disloyal to subordinates, good product line, good opportunities for females

Senior Buyer (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

ProsOpen opportunities for promotion for professional females

ConsVery harsh middle / upper management style, high turnover in purchasing and engineering

Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management team to drive out fear to allow the employee talent base to flourish

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A fast paced workplace with great benefits

Manufacturing Engineer B (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

ProsProjects can be completed quickly with little bureaucracy. Benefits are some of the best.

ConsA day care option would be awesome for young families.

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