ThyssenKrupp

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ThyssenKrupp Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
58 Reviews
3.0
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ThyssenKrupp Chairman, Executive Board Heinrich Hiesinger
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29 Ratings

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Pros
  • Progressive company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • work/life balance, good compensation, good mentorship (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, work hours, company culture, poor management, disorganization (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Safety is required at all times....ALL TIMES

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oregon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oregon, OH

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, average benefits and work-life balance is decent.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT. Big Brother is watching you in that manufacturing facility. One minor mistake and your head will be on the chopping block.

    Training. Watching videos is the lazy way of teaching training employees. The proper way should be to show and illustrate examples from workers themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firing people should be last resort. Maybe re-training or having better training practices are needed instead. Also update the training videos so that

  2.  

    Its been a experience and a opportunity to learn the automotive and containment business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Its a diversfied company that promotes from within.

    Cons

    They are in the contract business that is really takes the balance out of work and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To always make sure you look out for your employees, and always promote training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    German Multi national good to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I would recommend freshers to start their career with this company. You will get decent salary and training. You will get transport facility from main area also. On time promotions and increment.

    Cons

    For bargainers it is difficult to cope up with work pressures, HR department is very unorganized because of that you may face many problems in your daily life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good Company, with a poor local management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Payments on time.
    It depends on a big company with good cultures and values.

    Cons

    After long years of successful career in sales and customer service, having developed and trained all the sales team, having created business and costumer relations, the company where very ungratefull. The company is not interested in employes you are just numbers, the company . Bad environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and costumers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    They think they know better how to do a job than the person that does the job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker
    Former Employee - Production Worker

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    The majority of supervisors were decent hard working people that treated you with respect.

    Cons

    I though it was a nice place to work until I was given very difficult work with no support from above. They pretty much had me in charge of making a product . I often had to stop what I was doing to help the employees they sent to work to help make the same product because they put different people there almost every day. I often had to go look for someone to send workers over as I had strict instructions to just keep working the final process of putting the final product together and there would be no one making the components I needed. The shift supervisor(the only bad one I ever had to deal with) was not taking proper inventory of those components which may be a reason they did not assign people to work there. I talked to the plant manager about the issue of no one making components we were running out of one day and he was dismissive and claimed I had enough parts. I later ran out of the components the same day that I needed because he was wrong. . I went to someone else in management another day. He raised his voice with me as soon as he saw me, as if agitated . I tried to get them to take proper inventory,keep the same people working together,make suggestions to increase productivity, and to at least assign someone to work the first part of our shift until we had enough parts stocked up so I could keep working. .I had enough when it was first demanded of me to once again work the weekend. This also makes no sense because the company had just gave 2 guys days off that knew how to do the work as well as me. They started us working there together then had us split up most the time which slowed production. Then later the shift supervisor was waving around a large metal part and screaming at me because they did not have parts . The weekend came along and besides being exhausted i was not feeling well,but I had no intention of coming in any way unless changes were made.. I tried to talk to the person in charge of HR ,but she was away on vacation,so I left a message with someone else I was out sick. When she did finally come back the only thing she cared about was that I was out 3 days and the fact I did not leave a message on her answering machine. There was no rule that I had to notify to the head of HR. They made up a rule that did not exist to fire me from a job I left . I could make the argument she did not make herself available to talk to. I was a slave to them 7 days a week,she could leave a way to reach her. I wanted my regular shift back . There were others notified I was not coming back in also. If they wanted to do business as usual I also wanted a different work assignment. I ran out of people to bring up any of the above issues with and tried to talk to her as a last resort before going to Corporate HQ. I wrote to both her and corporate to fully explain the situation so they knew the big picture and because the claim that they fired me from a job I did not plan to come back to seemed rather ridiculous. It also made no sense they wanted a production number I could not possibly get with the equipment not functioning well. Some problems I could handle.Others were beyond my abilities. I was a production worker ,not an engineer .As a production worker there I could exceed their goal by 20 % on a normal day and they would be quality parts . I should have had more support from maintenance or someone. There were always problems every day the last 5 weeks and most days they did nothing to try to get the machines working well. This is a reason I had to spend so much time with the other employees they sent over. I put it all down as people just being stressed at the time and just not having the time to talk with me at the moment so I was not holding a grudge or anything,. I thought maybe when I wrote them and spelled it all out they would be more understanding and be willing to work this out,but it was not to be. This is not a case of me just going on a rant. I just want the credit and respect I deserve and make it clear exactly why I am no longer working for them.. I never raised my voice with them. I think I deserve a lot of credit for keeping my cool the way I did. If I did not think there was chance this could all be resolved I never would have said anything to begin with because this info can only be helpful. Maybe they will realize they need to set aside time to talk with their employees. If you are busy at the moment get back to an employee later and give them some time to talk without jumping in or cutting them off. They took the number on parts ran using a counter the last person who worked there did not reset. Make sure someone was working there making parts before you write down the numbers-Remind employees to set the counter back to zero. Don't take it personally when someone has suggestions that are different than the way you want to do things. I knew how to do my job,not the plant manager or any of the others. Their only solutions were to keep me doing paperwork every time a machine kept working which was frequent. I then had to tried to figure out why the machine stopped and write that down. Not being an engineer they expected too much. The suggestion was also made that I clean the whole machine which made no sense. Occasionally one of the parts of the machine would get clogged up. The whole machine did not need cleaning. They were giving me the solution to a problem that I knew how to solve. I don't understand why no one asked me or listened to me.. When you go to work for them they paint an entirely different picture of what the company is like-teamwwork-support-listening to employees. They never responded to any of this. I wrote them all this with my phone #. I no longer give them so much benefit of doubt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They treat their employees like they are idiots. Poor communication skills.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    lots of promises, no action

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    major company in Germany with good benefits and acceptable working time. Holidays and extra benefits are above average.

    Cons

    no career advancement due to big number of senior managers that wont retire in the near future. no career strategy for young professionals and professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enahce clarity of promotion desicions, provide clear future groth paths espc. for young employees.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    Job Security is probably good
    Typical manufacturing work culture, not very stressful
    Company has good facilities
    Five day work week

    Cons

    Not many chances for advancement
    Not very supportive management
    Overall growth is very slow and limited
    Even after 5 day week you will end up working 6 many times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have some good and skilled managers who will treat employees well
    The canteen facility really sucks
    Should be supportive to employees

    Doesn't Recommend

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