Gemalto Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, rarely overtime required (in 8 reviews)

  • Installations and working environment are very nice (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • HR "career advancement" is a joke (in 4 reviews)

  • Career path sometimes can be a bit obscure (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Comfortable working with this company and good relationship with co-workers including management

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Gemalto full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I believed team work was priority, that motivated me to have work there until retirement period. The company is equipped in terms safety, with fine police.

    Cons

    It May have been a little difficult for me to understand, as a result of Boss unexpected decision reach after five and half unbroken years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should always review individual/personnel record before making final decision, most especially those that have worked with such company more two years or five yrs, in my case. This is a company, rated 99.5% well organized. However, the Boss is always the Boss.

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    Technical Project Lead

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Project Leader in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gemalto

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance; company is respectful of employees personal time.

    Cons

    Lack of middle management maturity and knowledge outside the company. The "promote from within" encourages long timers in middle management positions that don't understand the market, industry and employee culture. All employees work in silos and groups are small republics working on their own due to lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and connect to the employees. Seek true innovation and value human skills and employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    It's a French company. So, if you're not French or speak, good luck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gemalto

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity, you can work with people from all over the world. Good benefit

    Cons

    French culture, bringing people from French instead hiring local who understand US culture.

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    Machine Operator

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Montgomeryville, PA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Montgomeryville, PA

    I have been working at Gemalto full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work Overtime and it's optional and a solid 40 hours a week mostly but if it's slow they send you home

    Cons

    They're constantly changing procedures of the job we are doing, it gets confusing and the training was bad. I basically had to learn on my own. The boss approach me and ask me was I flexing every rework cards I said no because I was never told to do that, and then he starts talking about how he would have to let me go because I'm a train operator not doing my job right. While all this was happening the guy that trained me was standing right there and the boss ask him how is he training us! The guy blatantly lied and said he tells everyone all the time which he doesn't . Also there's too much favoritism going on there. Overall it's Not a great place to work.

  6. No matter what they say it's still a FRENCH company...politics over everything

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    Former Employee - Management in Montgomeryville, PA
    Former Employee - Management in Montgomeryville, PA

    I worked at Gemalto full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits & salary are competitive...
    ...and...
    ..umm...
    Did I say the benefits were okay?

    Cons

    If you are not French, then there is little advancement.
    No advancement for US managers: >12 demoted or fired in past 4 years to make room for international replacements

    Advice to Management

    You can keep on firing US folks while pulling labor in from other countries where it is hard for you to fire someone; it may not be couth but it is legal. In the end though it will still be US customers you are sitting across from. They are picking up on how you operate...

  7. Software Development Intern

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    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Gemalto as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They gave me an exciting project to work on. It was a new technology which did not had more than few thousand developers in the whole world. I studied everything on my own and finished my part of the work.

    Cons

    No immediate attention and managers were too busy to solve every single doubt I had. Should have been much more interactive and interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Everything was perfect but they should hire more of such interns and have them work on different projects.

  8. Great Place to Work to develop a Career!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gemalto full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Many opportunities for mobility within the company.
    - Most of the executive staff has been promoted from within.
    - Many opportunities for training.
    - Opportunity to work overseas

    Cons

    Need a better entry level employment program.

  9. Layoff company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gemalto full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, Nice people and good team spirit.

    Cons

    They hire for new projects, then they lay off after finishing it or if they loose it because of the bad management. they even don't give a notice when they do it, some of us got laid off when they were on vacation visiting their families.I don't recommend this company for anybody on H1B visa.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and don't risk their life.

  10. Good apprenticeship

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer
    Former Intern - Software Engineer

    I worked at Gemalto as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good team spirit
    - good training
    - good team building
    - free coffee

    Cons

    repetitive work
    projects development slow down due to difficulties to change

  11. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Gemalto full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nothing you can say not fun at all

    Cons

    management is the worst, you wouldnt feel safe there they can say bye bye anytime

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