Alstom Power Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Alstom Power Chairman & CEO Patrick Kron
Patrick Kron
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Pros
  • Good culture of work-life balance in most dept (in 8 reviews)

  • Reasonable salary for midlevel associates; good benefits for now (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • HR department is solely behaving as a cost center, little to no care is given to employees career path, not open to horizontal mobility (in 3 reviews)

  • no creativity involved: most of the (commercial and project management) work is delimited and no creativity is expected/required from you (in 4 reviews)

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  1. transportation & supply analyst

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    Former Employee - Transportation & Supply Analyst in Vernon, CT
    Former Employee - Transportation & Supply Analyst in Vernon, CT

    I worked at Alstom Power (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, great clean and working office and a great location

    Cons

    great benefits a d good chance to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Fair deal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alstom Power full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work / life balance fair, solid company

    Cons

    Tough market to be in - disfavored fuel - no sales prospects in North America


  3. Good but could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alstom Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance good vacation

    Cons

    Frowned at for taking your vacation too many hats for everyone to wear..everyone does at least three separate full time jobs

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Have work instructions for every job. Have upper management get together and come up with one clear set of rules to go by


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  5. it system support

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alstom Power full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefit. Stable. work life balance

    Cons

    will be part of GE.

    Advice to Management

    NO


  6. IT

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moseley, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moseley, VA

    I have been working at Alstom Power full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced and working with cross functional teams.

    Cons

    Heavy red tape and delegation of authority. France centralized.


  7. Changing times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Safety in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Alstom Power

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Locally a good place to work, professional, high quality of staff people. Even in changing times poeple strive to do the best job bthey can.

    Cons

    Seems there is a disconnect between higher management commitment and plant operations. Management seems to be focused on non-critical elements of business. Thus the opportunity for GE to purchase Alstom.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for Alstom management, To GE, focus on what matters to production and profitability.


  8. GE Buyout

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    Current Employee - Document Control & Requisitions in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Document Control & Requisitions in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Alstom Power (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Contractors are paid reasonably well. Alstom is a global company with domestic offices and offices abroad. Could be a good thing that GE has bought out the Power and Grid divisions.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of opportunity for entry to permanent employment, because there is such a high percentage of contract workers.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication would be helpful. Lack of communication encourages inefficiencies and duplication of efforts. Communication is key to appropriate training and integration of new positions or protocols.


  9. Field Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alstom Power

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work environment
    Good direct managers

    Cons

    top heavy management, lack of mobility
    Training could be better, to many of the softskills and not enough technical training

    Advice to Management

    Look to utilize your people for internal promotions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I have been working at Alstom Power full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they understand why they are in business and that people make the difference. they invest more in their people than any other company

    Cons

    there is to much paperwork , so things that have a deadline is coming to delay

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the paperwork


  11. Great company with international contracts abounding, power outages lucrative pay

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    Former Employee - Night Safety Specialist in Essexville, MI
    Former Employee - Night Safety Specialist in Essexville, MI

    I worked at Alstom Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Set me up in nice hotel accommodations paid plus per diem and good hourly wage with +2 $ overtime, mileage expenses too.

    Cons

    Short contract with no notice of ending so soon , one month after start, and night safety specialist job was over; no follow-on to other projects. Safety is not union. Too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Have better company guidelines, continuity, job description when new contracted management arrives to work; Heads up for other projects for follow on, not leave Safety Specialist out of job.



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