ALSTOM Reviews in Baden

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Pros
  • There is a very good work life balance with freedom on decision making to a certain degree (in 22 reviews)

  • Good people development, nice working environment, solid team work (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor management in terms of valuable employees satisfaction (in 4 reviews)

  • Salaries and bonuses; technical training, communication with top management; bad getsion of Careers (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Baden (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Baden (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ALSTOM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    International experience, cutting edge technology, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    For a temporary student internship, salary is low for the cost of living in Switzerland. However, it's plenty sufficient for living expenses and a bit of travelling.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good place to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Baden (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Baden (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide variety of business and technology related aspects.
    Multicultural work environment.
    Multitude of training possibilities.

    Cons

    Not competitive salaries.
    No relation between salaries and employees' performance, leading to the performance reviews being just an administrative exercise.
    Bureaucracy leading to inertia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and give more weight to inputs from hands on / operations employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baden (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baden (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ALSTOM

    Pros

    switzerland, Product, next to the mountains

    Cons

    bad eco, current market situation

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A truly international company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baden (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baden (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ALSTOM

    Pros

    Overall, Alstom has been growing over the last 7 years, through both internal and external growth. This creates opportunities for good performers, and people ready to relocate internationally. This is an extremely international company: main HQ is in Paris, but Power HQ in Switzerland. Overall, many divisions enjoy an almost complete autonomy, and more and more power is transferred to the regions.

    Cons

    HR Community and support is not at the level of what you would find in GE or Siemens. Due to the growth of the last years, the company has lost a bit of its "project culture" and is sometimes too administrative, and too process oriented. Senior management has launched a new program ("ease") to reverse the trend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come back to a "project-based" company and cut through administrative positions at Power HQ.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cooperation within the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Baden (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Baden (Switzerland)

    I have been working at ALSTOM

    Pros

    International company with Global perspective

    Cons

    Regional thinking and reluctant to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to people, be reasonable with request

    Recommends

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