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Manager de projets project manager

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Current Employee - Chef de projet in Plaisir (France)
Current Employee - Chef de projet in Plaisir (France)

I have been working at Groupe Zodiac full-time (more than an year)

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Pros

Bonne ambiance au travail.
Gens sympathiques.

good ambiance at work
nice people

Cons

Entreprise un peu loin de chez moi.

company a bit far from home

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great so far!

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Groupe Zodiac full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with genuinely want to design and build a top-quality product!

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare!!!
    Schedules are very tight so I work from home a lot but there's a good sense of satisfaction in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward you employees with a half-day off after they've been putting a bunch of extra hours...it would be a very nice gesture...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Galleys is not an innovative company, no potential growth professionally and no new product research

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Groupe Zodiac full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company use to be Driessen Galleys until bought out by Zodiac recently (French Company). The company has new opportunities to expand their product line globally. Good place to start your engineering experience as a recent college graduate. Beyond that not much to add for pro's.

    Cons

    Zodiac Galleys has many problems and have lot to learn to find solutions. They are problem creators and do not have long term goals for success. Here is a list of short term solutions to their long term problems.
    - Outsource engineering work to foreign nationals
    - Mostly short term contract employment (hourly and low pay)
    - Mostly tribal knowledge engineering practice and processes.
    - Parking problems. Employees receive tickets past 3 warnings.
    - Lack of proper training and no direction on professional growth
    - Both engineering and project management do not communicate effectively to tackle problems
    - 1 engineering manager does not share information and prefers to be the super manger to do it himself
    - Lots of egos in upper management - they do not lead or manage by best practice
    - Most managers have NO people skills to resolve conflicts and create a working team environment.
    - Older management that do not promote innovation just meet the numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many advice to management
    - Train your employees (most engineers) effectively to do the work
    - Train your fellow managers to have people skills to resolve conflicts.
    - Park your manager egos aside. Other people have solutions not just yours
    - No company strategic goals - only make the numbers.
    - Share information. Need to encourage better communication between departments.
    - Stop assigning employees 2 or more title roles and expect them to be super stars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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