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ThyssenKrupp Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
47 Reviews
3.0
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ThyssenKrupp Chairman, Executive Board Heinrich Hiesinger
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  1.  

    Worst company ever.

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    Former Employee - Lead  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Lead in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like long hours, bad leadership and want no recognition for your work. This is the place to go.

    Cons

    Working conditions, no expectations other than work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your front line supervisors closely they are causing many of your delays and muda

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience working for ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America was regretful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, good benefits, growing company

    Cons

    Work/life balance, work hours, company culture, poor management, disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall the culture needs to improve. Currenlty there is a culture that mimics a dictatorship. Free thinking is not encouraged and it's a "do it my way or the highway" type of environment. Also the management does not seem to be concerned for providing a good work/life balance for it's employees. Many employees are used to working 12+ hour days for months on end with no time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not your best choice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance  in  Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Finance in Danville, IL

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The salaries are ok if you have good negotiation skills, and if your division has good performance, there may be a substantial bonus. Benefits are fairly average to good. Lots of things to learn.

    Cons

    Management is based upon politics, not skill level. Upper management is generally staffed with Germans or Brazilians, the latter of which are totally unfamiliar with American social norms and culture. As a result, women have very little opportunity to advance based upon demonstrated skill. Often, upper management feels it is appropriate to make comments (in both Portuguese and English) about women's physical attributes and make unwanted advances.

    Additionally, upper management repeatedly demonstrates management by intimidation, meaning it isn't uncommon for employees to be harshly chastised (yelled at) in front of peers. Many long-term, salaried employees are afraid they'll lose their jobs, so they don't share information with newcomers. When there are operations shortfalls, salaried employees are frequently asked to take "no pay" days to alleviate some fo the difference. Lack of teamwork is rampant among salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people in upper management who know and understand American culture and social norms. Treat your employees as if they are your number 1 resource - not sweat shop workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hell on earth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are decent .... that's the only pro.

    Cons

    No team work and that's management's fault.... my dept. pitted employee against employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a survey and find out what employees really think about their supervisors/managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay far away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Quality Engineer  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Production Quality Engineer in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, valuable work experience, clean work environment, some of the non-management personnel are easy to get along with most of the time.

    Cons

    Upper management rules by fear, intimidation, and strictly negative reinforcement. You will never get a pat on the back for a job well done, but if you make a single misstep you will hear about and be scolded by at least 3 of your superiors. There is literally no work/life balance and if you are salaried then you should expect to work a minimum of 55 hours a week (in fact, that is what is expected of you) and you will be expected to literally always be able to answer your work cell phone. If you happen to miss a call even if it was at 3:00 am, you will be scolded for it as soon as you get to work the following day. If you go home after a 9 hour day, your character and work ethic will be called into question by upper management.There is a great deal of unprofessional hostility between all departments which will make your job more stressful than you can imagine. Not only this, but even within the poorly managed quality group you will find hostility between coworkers whether it is spoken or not. Training is nearly non-existent, superiors and coworkers hoard information, and your character will constantly be called into question no matter how hard you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a shift from negative reinforcement to positive reinforcement, stop the information hoarding, address the hostility among and within the different departments, allow for a work/life balance, work more closely with and show more concern for your engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Toxic

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    Get to work in an interesting industry.

    Cons

    Poor training and communication. Very low morale. A lot of disrespectful things being said by 'worker bees' towards management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people proud of you.

    Doesn't Recommend

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