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Bertrandt Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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Bertrandt Chairman, Management Board Dietmar Bichler
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  1.  

    Respectful and great benefits

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

    I worked at Bertrandt

    Pros

    As a German Company, they understand the meaning of work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes, there is a lack of advancement opportunities

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working at an OEM.

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

    I worked at Bertrandt as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits package including vacation and insurance.

    Cons

    contract work so your hired only as the customer needs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friss oder stirb mentality / Neglecting the employee - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH - Köln - Cologne

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Cologne (Germany)
    Former Employee - CAD Engineer in Cologne (Germany)

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

    Pros

    * There is Gleitzeit - Flex time.
    * Weihnachts party in Rheinenergiestadion ( Only when it is not a crisis year).
    * Parking.
    * Trainings are available, (but you have to ask at least 3 times for it).
    * Salary payments always on time.
    * Employee stock option plan (1:1).
    * Friendly receptionists.
    * Leiharbeit company with a good reputation.
    * Promising blue sky at the beginning,
    * Good Industry network (Only when it is not a crisis year).
    * Good for starters only.
    * Fun when you belong to the incrowd.

    Cons

    * Management neglects employees.
    * Mostly Incompetent Teamleaders (Teamleiters).
    * You have to remind Teamleaders to do the yearly employee review.
    * As soon as you are not working "inhouse" the Teamleaders loose track of the team members;
    * Only one or zero team meetings a year.
    * Team gets together after yearly B-Asked survey takes place to discuss the outcome of the survey (B-Asked = Company Performance review done by employees).
    * Friss oder stirb mentality.
    * Teamleads usually do not know what the skill set is of the employee.
    * When working for an OEM, the salary of the Bertrandt engineer is 30% less than the OEM Engineer. (gleiche arbeit gleiches geld = not the rule).
    * Laissez-faire attitude of the management.
    * When there is Kurz Arbeit (Short Time) things are less comfortable at Bertrandt Köln.
    * Management systematically forget things.
    * You are on your own.
    * It is not a age 40+ environment.
    * One way communication.
    * No "open door" policy.
    * Big all hands meetings are done in German language, although many foreigners, who do not speak German, work for Bertrandt AG.
    * No real career development plan.
    * When outsourced, you have to go an a interview and sell yourself. This can lead to interesting situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a reality check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Diverse build-up of your knowledge base

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Bertrandt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning about OEMS without sticking to one project

    Cons

    Stagnation, low Salary, as an external engineer to OEM you lack the freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get more generous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Großer Dienstleister der Sicherheit bietet, aber seine Arbeitskonditionen deutlich attraktiver gestalten könnte

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at Bertrandt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bietet Sicherheit durch Größe, Infrastruktur und Kundenumfeld
    Diverse Einsatzmöglichkeiten als Arbeitnehmer
    Eigenes Mitarbeiter Schlungsmodell

    Cons

    Manchal wenig herausvordernde Aufgaben
    Geringe Gehaltsentwicklung
    Schwache Ausprägung von Teamgefühl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bessere Gehaltsmodelle und/oder Zusatzleistungen
    Flexibilität bei Arbeitsmodellen (Teilzeit/Home Office)
    Einfacheres Handling bei Fuhrpark/Geschäftswägen
    Mehr Förderung bei Weiterbildung Mitarbeiter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Von Allem ein bisschen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entwicklungsingenieur in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Entwicklungsingenieur in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I have been working at Bertrandt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Einblick in verschiedene Projekte / Abteilungen
    - Learning on the job, ohne eine ausreichende Qualifizierung für bestimmte Projekte möglich

    Cons

    - Etwas kleineres Gehalt als interne Mitarbeiter
    - keine Aufstiegsperspektiven, außer man wählt die Richtung Projektacquise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairere Beratung von Bewerbern, was die tatsächlichen Aufgaben und Probleme eines Projektes sind. Es kann nicht alles "spannend" und "kreativ" sein was als solches angepriesen wird.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Gut als Einstiegsposition Good for entry positions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cologne (Germany)

    I have been working at Bertrandt full-time (more than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Flexible Arbeitsrichtlinien, Karrierechancen, Teamgeist, Schulungen, Lage

    Flexible work policies, Opportunities.Team spirit,Trainigs,Location

    Cons

    Sollten mehr Zeit in die Weiterentwicklung der Angestellten stecken

    Should invest more time in employee development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keine

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Größere Einbindung in bestehende Projekte. more involvement in existing projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bertrandt full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Fachwissen über die Automobilindustrie sammeln.

    Getting knowledge in Automotive industry

    Cons

    Ich sehe eine gute Gelegenheit, wertvolle Erfahrungen zu sammeln.

    I see a good chance to get good experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    -

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exzellente Arbeitsumgebung, interessanter Job Excellent work environment, interesting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designingenieur in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Designingenieur in Hamburg (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Exzellente Arbeitsumgebung, Arbeit mit jungen, intelligenten Ingenieuren.

    Gute Chancen für persönliches Wachstum und Training.

    Interessante Position in der Versorgungskette, zwischen Ausstatter und dem Endkunden.

    Excellent work environment, working among young, bright engineers.
    Good opportunities for personal growth and training.
    Interesting position in the supply chain, between equipment manufacturers and the end-client.

    Cons

    Einstiegsgehalt könnte besser sein.

    Entry-level salaries could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nehmen Sie sich mehr Zeit, Ihren Mitarbeitern Feedback zu geben, das kann Ihre Motivation stärken.

    Dedicate more time to give feedback to your employees, this can boost motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nicht die besten Arbeitsbedingungen Not the best working conditions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Funktionsspezialist in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Funktionsspezialist in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Das Gehalt ist ok, die "Work/Life Balance" ist wirklich gut. Die Beziehung zum Chef ist ehrlich und offen. Meine Erfahrung nach kann man dem Manager vertrauen, aber vielleicht ist das in anderen Abteilungen anders.

    Salary is ok and also Work/Life balance is absolutely good. Relation with boss is sincere and open. By my experience you can trust the Manager, but maybe other departments are different.

    Cons

    Als Consultant für einen Erstausrüster wurde ich ohne Einführung in den Job geworfen, der Kollege, der mich einarbeiten sollte, hat sich überhaupt nicht darum gekümmert. Keine Zukunftsaussichten, den Job oder das Arbeitsfeld zu wechseln.

    Doing consulting for a big OEM I was thrown into the Job without any formation, the colleague that was responsible to train me, basically didn't care at all. No prospective to change job or field of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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