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

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  • Career Opportunities
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

Other Reviews for Oerlikon

  1.  

    Oerlikon Solar Review prior to 2012

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Leader in thin film solar technology

    Cons

    Difficult to predict if thin film will the technology of choice going forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Learning experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oerlikon as an intern

    Pros

    Oerlikon is an international company with diverse employees.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and management does not value people.

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