ALSTOM Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great Resume Builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are great. There is career opportunities - especially in Engineering and Purchasing areas.

    Cons

    Corporate changes and mandates from the European-based management can be challenging. Major differences between sectors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lock employees into "boxes" just because they are great at their job. Give them opportunities to expand into other areas

  2. Helpful (1)

    Lot of energy and poor results

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, Committed people, Customer oriented

    Cons

    Top management lost track, RH is not working

    Advice to Management

    Urgently come back to basics and simplify the way we work

  3. Great place to work, employee caring and awesome opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 Management

    None

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Google search - Alstom bribery"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Midlothian, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee and discount snacks in vending machines.

    Cons

    Multiple 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 Management

    Management better pray for another French Government bailout.

  6. I like it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Applications Engineering in Rochester, NY
    Former Intern - Applications Engineering in Rochester, NY

    I worked at ALSTOM as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly co-worker.

    Cons

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Quality Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Product Quality Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros at all

    Cons

    A large number of cons

    Advice to Management

    Gain some focus

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good job for the most part.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    Moving 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 Management

    Find a way to govern the IT department in a way that empowers the business.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALSTOM

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I don't see anything thing bad.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seattle location, diverse culture and nice natural environment

    Cons

    low pay, heavy coding work

  11. Summer Internship at AlstomSummer Internship at AlstomSummer Internship at Alstom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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