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Halma has about 35 companies located in North American, Europe and Asia. Their headquarters is located in the UK. Their largest North American companies include Ocean Optics, BEA and Halma's Elevator Safety Group. They give each company a lot of autonomy. If the management within the particular company is good, then you'll enjoy the experience. It is not overly political. Their executive and management training courses (HEDP, HMDP) are excellent, if you can get into the programs. The upper management in the UK is good. There sometimes seems to be some minor political issues between the various DCEs (Div Chief Execs), but that does not seem to impact the companies. People tend to stay with Halma or the group companies for a long time. Turnover is generally low, which is a good sign.
Very decentralized organization. The corporate culture can vary quite a bit from company to company. Development budgets within some of the smaller companies are not large, but they all seem to get things done. Top management is very UK centric and all male. They could promote more American and Asian DCEs and more women. This isn't a huge issue.... minor comment.
Advice to Management
The HMDP and HEDP programs are excellent. The company has improved a lot under Andrew Williams. Good job.
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at Halma.
I applied through my college job board. First there was an online evaluation test followed by a phone interview, followed by a day long on-site recruitment process with three interviews and a group activity. The interviews were conducted by CEO's of their subsidiary companies which was a very good experience.
- The questions were primarily behavioral. One of the three interviews was resume based, but most of the process was to check the culture fit and if you are smart enough for the job. The position is rotational and promises good visibility. The people were very friendly and a very good experience overall. Answer Question
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Protection and detection are the common themes at Halma. Through about 40 operating companies and three segments, Halma manufactures and markets products that are designed to improve public and personal health and manage water (Health and Analysis), detect hazards to protect buildings (Infrastructure Sensors), and protect people in industrial work environments (Industrial Safety). Specific products include medical optics devices, water quality test kits, fire and smoke detectors, elevator safety sensors, access control locks, and gas detectors. Halma operates worldwide...