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Software Engineer at a Power Systems company

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Redmond, WA

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

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

Pros

Great work environment, you get an office not a cube. The people are very nice and very smart.
You get good technologies to work while developing power systems software for latest Windows & Red hat platforms.
Most teams use agile methods:
-Planning session every 2-3 weeks
-Daily scrums

Cons

People tend to work here for years so its somewhat hard to move up, but it's easy to move around.
Power Systems company, not a typical software company which some devs might not like.

Advice to Management

Plan better for deadlines.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Windsor, CT

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.
    Many employees have been with the company for over 20 years.
    Good work life balance in most areas.

    Cons

    Slow to change as a result of many people having more than 20 years experience.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit more feedback from the local business units to see what is going on at the ground level of the organization.


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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    There are a large number of engineers, software designers, and project managers who have been here for 10 to 20 years. The upside is stability, once you're in and proven yourself.

    Cons

    The downside is how slow the organization adapts to new markets, new ideas, new people.

    The age old battle between the sales & marketing group vs. the operations group is very pronounced. It's exasperated by the fact it's a matrix organization. Projects are rarely completed on time.

    Advice to Management

    Do proper estimates. Stop selling more than you can deliver.


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