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ALSTOM Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 165 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

ALSTOM Chairman and CEO Patrick Kron

Patrick Kron

(79 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance most of the time (in 17 reviews)

  • Work Environment is flexible and adaptable to employee (in 13 reviews)


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

  • Lengthy process and long decision making (in 3 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of energy and poor results

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat products, Committed people, Customer oriented

    ConsTop management lost track, RH is not working

    Advice to Senior ManagementUrgently come back to basics and simplify the way we work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, employee caring and awesome opportunities

    Project Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGood work life balance. good opportunities, employee friendly company. Its been here for quite some time so pretty stable.

    ConsA little too big,sometimes you get lost in a big organization finding appreciation for good work and support to reach teh next level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Google search - Alstom bribery"

    Mechanical Designer (Current Employee) Midlothian, VA

    ProsFree coffee and discount snacks in vending machines.

    ConsMultiple bribery scandals ongoing - antiquated software - poor management - professed training not received - company politics - pay raises are rare - no teamwork or cooperation between groups or sectors - multiple reorganizations - management favoritism -

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement better pray for another French Government bailout.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I like it

    Applications Engineering (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsGood environment, friendly co-worker.

    ConsGet order from so many managers and for a moment I am confused.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Quality Manager (Former Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsNot many pros at all

    ConsA large number of cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain some focus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job for the most part.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsWork hours are generally flexible and work/life balance is respected provided you don't take advantage and do come through when it counts for the company. They have a very broad customer base, but also very specific products which lends itself to stable income and repeat business. Other employees are generally very friendly and work together well. Pay and benefits are on par or better then other tech companies. Opportunity for travel or working in another country if you like is definitely available.

    ConsMoving up in the company can be very difficult. They often hire management positions from outside the company and do not do a very good job of cultivating current employees. You can work here for a very long time and do essentially the same thing without opportunities for advancement. There are many employees with 10-15+ year careers standing in front of you before you start. Unfortunately even being a technology company, the internal IT department does a very poor job of keeping up with current technology and often implements policies and procedures that hinder rather then empower the business. The company could also do a better job engaging with employees for moral building events.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to govern the IT department in a way that empowers the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Engineering Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to work, I really love to work there.

    ConsI don't see anything thing bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    have to work hard as power system engineer with PhD, but low pay

    Power Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsSeattle location, diverse culture and nice natural environment

    Conslow pay, heavy coding work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGreat bunch of coworkers. Great cafeteria. Nice location - very close to 405.

    ConsSome projects may be long lead service type contracts - release cycles are long drawn - so they may not ship your code for a few months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Power System Engineer

    Power Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsGood place to work for

    ConsToo many processes and more time than necessary in meetings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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