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    Mixture...depends what division you are in

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    Former Employee - Manager in New Holland, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in New Holland, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexans (More than 8 years)


    There are many positives at Nexans. In the US, the benefits are excellent. Salary, I think, is average or maybe a bit lower than average. Job security is generally very good. There are many opportunities for training, including a program called Nexans University which provides internal training opportunities. Nexans says they are committed to training and I believe that is true.


    Within the LAN division, the management is frighteningly clueless about communication, vision, even common sense decisions. They tend to unwittingly demotivate people by careless comments during meetings. It's too bad because most of the employees are quite dedicated and they are just hungry for someone to actually lead them. In the other divisions, the biggest problem is "old" employees, and I don't just mean age. They are of the mindset that what they have been doing for the past 30 years is fine, and there is no need to change. That is VERY frustrating and will ultimately be their undoing. The aerospace division and the HV division seem on track and to be well organized and positioned to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new don't have to adopt every idea, but at least listen. For BerkTek, management (especially the President), what were you thinking in taking the scholarship money for your kid??? Seriously? People making $10 an hour on the shop floor need this money for their kids...the company president making way into the 6 figures doesn't! It is one of the strongest examples of bad judgment I have ever seen and it still makes me furious.

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    The lady that works in HR is very nice easy to get along with so she made it real easy the day of the interview . I didn't get hired by the company it was by an temporaries .they ask how long u have been working and if u can work nights.and if u can get to work on your own

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Headquarters Paris, France
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (NEX)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Marmon Group, Pirelli, LEONI

Worldwide leading expert in the cable industry With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network (LAN) markets. As a worldwide leader in the cable industry, it offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems to raise industrial productivity, improve business performance, enhance security, enrich the quality of life, and assure long-term network reliability. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 26,000 people and had ... More

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