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It' s not bad

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Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

I worked at Oerlikon

Pros

You work from home and may be off between jobs

Cons

You travel 85% of the time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

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    a company focused in in the future (but not rarely neglecting its personnel at the present)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oerlikon

    Pros

    Experience is a plus on CV, as far as Oerlikon is a welknown company (at least in Switzerland) and dealing with high tech products. There is some good people there that you can learn a lot from. Very differentiated segments of business, which gives the chance to learn a lot about dos and don'ts at corporation life.

    Cons

    Difficult to mangage corporation tasks within subs, as far as quite decentralized management. Segments are not always cooperative with HQ.
    Huge fluctuation of personnel in HQ and also Segments makes work difficult, as far as even mid term knowledge is often gone.
    Finally, extrem cuts of headcounts lead not rarely to quick and dirty work by the remaining ones, and huge fees to external consultants...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please strongly rethink your support, compensation and motivation schemes in order to avoid loosing even more people with valuable knowledge of the company. Even if in the short term it sounds "efficient" to reduce headcount, in the mid and long term you are throwing paid for and built up knowledge away!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for. You will learn a lot if you are a "go getter". If you are a driven individual, you will succeed at this company.

    Cons

    You need to manage your own career. It is not necessary a bad thing. For me it was a good thing.

    Recommends
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