BSH Home Appliances USA
2.7 of 5 15 reviews
www.bsh-group.us Irvine, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

BSH Home Appliances USA Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
BSH Home Appliances USA – Huntington Beach – “Building Exterior”

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2.7 15 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

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Michael Traub

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was an amazing 6 years that I enjoyed overall.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at BSH Home Appliances USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe ability to make executive decision for customers without always looking for approval from a supervisor.

ConsNo real challenges, with every position one must learn the in's and out's. Just a matter of stop, look, and listen. This will make a world of difference, not only at home, but in the work place.

Advice to Senior ManagementI love my supervisor Grace Ambicki. She is not only a great person, but she knows how to be a great manager and leader, which is not as simple as it sounds.

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

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International opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

I have been working at BSH Home Appliances USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGlobal company with great career options in a number of countries
Small, dedicated teams
Good compensation

ConsCareer movement limited/slow without international steps due to smaller team sizes

Advice to Senior ManagementOutlook is promising for the future. Now is the time to focus on the people and the culture.

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

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Bern, NC

I worked at BSH Home Appliances USA

ProsThe campany used to make some of the best diswahers in the world, but now they make just average products.

ConsGrowth of BSH has been hindered by the lack of respect for the employees, which are the heart and soul of the New Bern operations. The upper management thinks it is more important to have beach houses in California than with the manufacturing facilities. The countess excessive spending on just traveling inbetween the two sites could keep 30 employees a year on the payroll rather than another countless layoff. There is a big inequality in the treatment, the pay, the job security of the US employees and the managment that comes from overseas.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should understand that thier current track record is indicitive of doing the wrong thing. Learn from your mistakes and be open to the advise of the people you hire in the US.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall Decent Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Bern, NC

I have been working at BSH Home Appliances USA

ProsGreat Family Atmosphere
Laid Back Working Environment
Decent Benefits

ConsGlass ceiling for Americans
German management can be difficult to deal with
Pay is a little on the low side
Americans can be overlooked for higher up roles

Advice to Senior Managementcompensate fairly
reward those who work hard
be open to new ideas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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American employees are all temporary hires!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Huntington Beach, CA

I worked at BSH Home Appliances USA

ProsGood quality products, great location in Huntington Beach and many good quality people work for this German owned and managed company.

ConsEvery American at the Director level or higher will be terminated after working for the company a few years. There are very few exceptions, look at the long list of good employees that were terminated just to repeat this unfortunate cycle. You will be no different!

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit firing good people every year as an excuse to retain German top management's lack of execution, performance and unwillingness to adapt to the U.S. market.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice Company for work life

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Esenyurt, Istanbul (Turkey)

I have been working at BSH Home Appliances USA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice company for work. Especiaaly for the job opportunities that you can find europe asia

ConsLong working hours. People are working 45 hours per week

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BSH Home Appliances USA

Prosbuild an excellent product, excellent work life balance

Conshave a good product but limit their marketshare by lack of advertising

Advice to Senior Managementstep out of the advertising comfort zone andtry to reach some markets that are currently not familiar with your product.

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

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company not yet on positive course

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I have been working at BSH Home Appliances USA

Prosgood balance between home and work, normal work weeks of 40 hours

Consno clear definied path for company

Advice to Senior Managementpromote from within

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Learned lesson that do not trust any one in professional co.

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at BSH Home Appliances USA

ProsLack of co-ordination within departments

ConsLack of top managment clear vision to lead the team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great products and subpar management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BSH Home Appliances USA

ProsGood work life balance
Flexible scheduling
Great products
Most coworkers were smart and helpful.

ConsGermans prevailed. German directors were brought in from overseas and some of them brought with them a level of arrogance and ego. German coworkers in Germany were personable but could be overly analytical and controlling therefore it took a long time to accomplish anything. Emphasis on hierarchy and knowing your place.

Americans almost never got hired into director level positions. Germans were brought in. We were supposed to accept this unfair lack of opportunity.

Lack of communication between departments. Lots of roadblocks, politics and bureaucracy.

Lack of mentoring or proper management. New employees were left to fend for themselves.

No chance to develop skills.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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