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Not a good company if you're an American.

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Former Employee - Management Position  in  Denver, CO
Former Employee - Management Position in Denver, CO

I worked at Kudelski full-time for more than a year

Pros

Innovative industries are it's focus. Some brilliant people. A good percentage of their products are industry leading. A long storied history of technical innovation.

Cons

Unable to grasp longer term trends. Does not invest in it's various divisions. Does not invest in it's people. It was very quick to embrace USA employment advantages (i.e. no 'European' benefits for the Americans). They are no longer truly innovative. They have a very serious case of innovators dilemma (unable to destroy their existing/dying business to replace it with what's competitors are coming at them with from the outside). A dying company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more chances. Invest more in your future and less in maintaining just the present.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Mediocraty

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cheseaux (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Cheseaux (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Kudelski full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    operate in leading edge field, fighting against the most innovative companies like Apple, Google, Netflix and Amazon.
    long term focus, capable of seeding money in long term investments

    Cons

    family business where loyalty is #1 reason for promotion. Laziness and bad decision (or worse, no decision at all) shall be punished and fresh blood bring in to fuel innovation.
    Sr. management is scared to kill the cow.. very little industry vision.
    typical use case of Innovator Dilemma.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. management accountability!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dead COW

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cheseaux (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cheseaux (Switzerland)

    I worked at Kudelski full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get the oppurtunity to improve by being exposed in all conceivable dangers and bad practices.

    Cons

    The company represents an exemplary case of a what investors would call a COW at the ending stages of its life. Being sustained from a continuously shrinking market, efforts have been made to extend the market segment to the far east but have failed. Efforts to launch some new units seem more focused in presentation than innovation.

    - Bozo explosion
    - Extremely hierarchical
    - Corridor management
    - Company politics
    - Finger pointing culture
    - Ill-defined company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FAT - FLAT - FAST

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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