Hella Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hella

    Pros

    The atmosphere here is friendly.

    Cons

    It is hard to get tool support.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CAD CAM Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Design Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - CAD Design Engineer in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Hella

    Pros

    Good work environment, good place to work

    Cons

    didnt get benefits what was promised when joining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could treat all employees same

    Recommends
  3.  

    Very friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mohelnice, Olomouc (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mohelnice, Olomouc (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Hella as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional challenge awaits at every corner.

    Cons

    Management is not truly interested in growth of company and does not care much about subordinate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate more work of subordinate employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hella India Automotive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Hella full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Good Resources
    Managers are not bossy

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Too much politics and lobbying
    Sweet talk given more importance than work, leading to employees leaving company as soon as bond is finished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher management has no idea what is happening below them, no skip level meetings... Please have an insight into the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No Financial Growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Hella full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you learn a lot and grow technicaly and as a person also

    Cons

    Low salary for employees in general.
    lot of politics and favoritism in management towards employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weigh an employees work not his personal relations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It is nice working with Hella. Good culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company. Perfect Managing Director.

    Cons

    Less personal growth, No smooth communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Developer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Hardware Developer in Timişoara (Romania)

    I worked at Hella full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    + You have the opportunity to work with high-quality people from which you may learn some tricky things.
    + Well documented development process.

    Cons

    - The working environment is very stressful and the pay is depending on your age.
    - Older colleagues are promoted and not the ones with good ideas and vision. In many cases the promoted ones have family members or close friends in management. Also, they behave like they “own” the company or the department.
    - They are not open to the new ideas. The products are made according to how management or senior employees dictate.
    - Cost reduction is taken to the extreme and the process is overly-complicated for acquiring equipment and materials. They use outdated software tools, because of cost reduction.
    - The lack of constant workload leads either to overtime or lack of activity periods.
    - They have a very aggressive retention policy. They have secret no-touch agreements with many companies, which they like very much to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication issues between employees are frequent because of the ultra-competitive culture. Lack of communication between German and Romanian management regarding productivity booking leads to problems for the employees. Hard to communicate with management.

    Listen more to the employee feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very gud experience...nice culture and system driven company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Hella full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you learn all latest manufacturing systems here

    Cons

    To keep in pace with competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nice support of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wouldn't go there again.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Timişoara (Romania)

    I worked at Hella part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Flexibility regarding working hours.
    2) Oriented toward code quality.
    3) Opportunity to learn best development practices.

    Cons

    1) Extreme competition between employees leads to a toxic environment.
    2) Intrusions into personal life. They want to make sure you don't leave the company. Unspoken no-touch agreements with other companies.
    3) Outdated software tools.
    4) Employees with seniority tend to gang against newer employees. New ideas are often frowned upon, because "that's how we do things".
    5) Very family-oriented. Some people are promoted/hired because they are related to other senior employees or management.
    6) Intricate office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Fire some of the senior employees who lack the necessary skills, in order to make place for people who actually have ideas and could make the company better.
    2) Listen to the employees feedback and actually be honest with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work culture,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Hella full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Career opportunities & Work culture

    Cons

    Sometime tedious process to get work done from other team as well as other department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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