GN ReSound

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GN ReSound Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
14 Reviews
3.4
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. People genuinely seem to care about what they are doing. I have nothing but good things to say about being here.

    Cons

    There are no cons so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep bringing on the right people with the right attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well compensated, very empowered to make decisions, extensive training. Great location, wonderful people to work with. The hours were normal business hours. After putting in 3 years the pto goes up which was generous.

    Cons

    politics. customer service department as a whole was looked down upon. No where to move up within the company. The position was very mundane, same thing everyday over and over, not very much variety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get more out of employees with praise then with punishment. Sit with Customer Care at least once a year to find out what callers are calling in about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at GN ReSound

    Pros

    Great place to work. Try to link up and get involved

    Cons

    Lots of competition and needs to focus on strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that competition is strong in the market and that a solid strategy is the only way to overcome that. Don't play catch up, lead

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not perfect but better than other places... Management listen most of the time !

    Cons

    a little to much politic some times...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to many changes in upper management and to often...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I had a great experience at GN Resound

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I worked at GN ReSound full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic company, forward thinking, transparent, good salary

    Cons

    Not enough management support when it comes to theirs staffs career projection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that staff members know whats forthcoming in their career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall it's a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/family balance is important to this company. Coworkers are fantastic and with a few exceptions there is a lot of teamwork within and between different departments. The company is strong, growing, and makes excellent products.

    Cons

    Management doesn't tend to listen to suggestions or complaints made by employees. There seems to be quite a bit of distance between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to keep in mind that those in direct contact with the customer are the ones who truly know what the customer wants. It would be worthwhile to listen to their suggestions a bit more closely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Humane but modest on salary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Ballerup (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Ballerup (Denmark)

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    people are generally loyal to the company and so is the company to the employees. There is a good company culture and relationship between the employees (at least in R&D). All this makes it a good place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries are fair but not among the highest. Yearly increase is rather modest and has not been following the increase in cost (buying food etc.). The ordinary employee does not have any extras like free car phone or anything like that. It might be different at manager and VP levels (and up). There is often a significant workload In R&D and you feel that more employees are needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put in more people so that they and the skilled people already in the company can develop their skills and thus continue the good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

    I worked at GN ReSound full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice to work in an industry that works to improve people's lives.

    Cons

    Tries to hard to create the "Wow" factor with every product and launch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on quality, not quantity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company dong good things, questionable management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GN ReSound full-time

    Pros

    The product helps improve the quality of life for many people with hearing loss. The people are generally competent and easy to work with. There is a tendency to push the envelope on technology, which is a good thing, since some of those technologies become a significant competitive advantage.

    Cons

    Management of certain aspects of the company are questionable with negative outcomes proving out bad decisions. As a Danish owned company there is a cultural bias towards group think. There are also some significant differences in how people are treated. There's a general sense of inequity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand and properly handle risk. Recognize and reward talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GN ReSound is brand by their name, but may have forgotten why they made their products in the first place!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Contract in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at GN ReSound full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    GN ReSound provides advanced education on their products and they train their employees well. Employees are friendly and welcoming to new employees. Employee dedication is above and beyond expectations. Human resources values their employees and shows initiative towards meeting employees concerns.

    Cons

    Management intends to favor obedience and compliance verses dedication and educated participation in suggestive innovative ideas from their employees. Moral is very poor and employees are overworked. Employees are often shuffled throughout various departments where they are not trained, nor experienced in performance of duties that they may be placed upon. Temps are utilized most often during times that require additional help but are unable to be placed on permanently for gainful employment. GN ReSound management intends to take shortcuts in performance and financial duties. Which in this case, it intends to further cause more problems within company moral and problem solving in department performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through intends to be problematic for management, as well, willingness to listen to new innovative ideas from employees. Management needs to spend more time creating new innovative ideas that are more effective. Management needs steer away from taking too many shortcuts to meet quarterly performance. Management needs to be reminded as to why they made their products in the first place verses being preoccupied with branding their name and gaining more status quotas on financial gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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