Danfoss International Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Niels B. Christiansen
37 Ratings

Pros
  • work life balance would be good (in 14 reviews)

  • Wonderful work culture, initiave driven, supportive and development oriented management (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • IT systems and infrastructure are poor (in 2 reviews)

  • Bad communition from the top management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for. Competitive pay and benefits.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time

    Pros

    Pay & benefits are better than anything in the area. Work environment is professional.

    Cons

    Very uptight "goody goody" attitude from the company as a whole. Management between sections of the company struggles with communication.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing Salesforce and force people to start using it more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lost their mojo.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are above market.

    Cons

    Americans are fired before 50.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Mr. Clausen


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Slow to get rid of bad apples


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Results oriented organization that doesn't sweet the small stuff

    Cons

    May not pay as high as industry averages


  6. Danfoss is changing

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    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time

    Pros

    Danfoss was a warm family-own company and there are many talents. Danfoss is a good place to start the career.

    Cons

    Danfoss is changing to be a shortsighted company. No exciting innovation and management is medicre

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation and future


  7. Helpful (1)

    Working at Danfoss international

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    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer (Internal: Navigator) in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer (Internal: Navigator) in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and great attitude by direct labor

    Cons

    Non-Danish employees are 2nd class citizens. No holidays or benefits away from US. Often expected to work 10 or more weeks at a time off site.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate some integrity.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good advancement opportunities, frequent reorganizations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For high performers, there are and will be good opportunities for advancement and development. It seems that reorganizations both present opportunities for the high performers and risk for under-performers. Overall the company keeps moving forward with innovative business practices, a forward-looking and sustainable vision, and a focus on results.

    Cons

    A complex matrix environment is tough to navigate for newcomers, but this is par for the course for multinationals. The top-down decisions about reorganization can seem concerning, but also create opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to communicate frequently to employees of all levels to ensure continued motivation in times of economic uncertainty.


  9. Helpful (2)

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time

    Pros

    company culture and values , large but private company

    Cons

    no clear career plans, IT services not good


  10. Helpful (2)

    Nice veneer, rotten core. Not a company with ethics or realistic view of business

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Loves Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Initially, the company held promise, lots of good promises, lots of training.

    Cons

    No plan, slow response to - everything. Nobody seems to care about quality, the customer is always wrong, no sense of urgency at all to accomplish any project. And- if a project becomes delinquent- the management in Denmark sweeps out the US managers and hires more almost immediately. This has been an often repeated process. Hire-fire-hire-fire.

    Advice to Management

    Take a business class at the local community college.


  11. 4 out of 5

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Arkadelphia, AR
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Arkadelphia, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Development, Work-life balance. Opportunities to work abroad.

    Cons

    Location of the factory, Opportunities for growth, life outside of work.



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