Kudelski
3.1 of 5 7 reviews
www.kudelski.com Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Kudelski Chairman, President, and CEO André Kudelski

André Kudelski

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place for learning

    Software Expert (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsA great place for leaning about settop box technology end to end. Very competitive environment and gives a good feel of small company working on real customer projects.

    ConsHR policies are less flexible and hard to adapt if you are from an bigger companies which are much more flexible. For example: Foreign travel policy, leave management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should encourage more team work than individual performance. No recognition for helping other teams. Also management should focus on quality and achieve high CMM level certification.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good company if you're an American.

    Management Position (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsInnovative industries are it's focus. Some brilliant people. A good percentage of their products are industry leading. A long storied history of technical innovation.

    ConsUnable to grasp longer term trends. Does not invest in it's various divisions. Does not invest in it's people. It was very quick to embrace USA employment advantages (i.e. no 'European' benefits for the Americans). They are no longer truly innovative. They have a very serious case of innovators dilemma (unable to destroy their existing/dying business to replace it with what's competitors are coming at them with from the outside). A dying company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more chances. Invest more in your future and less in maintaining just the present.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dead COW

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cheseaux (Switzerland)

    ProsYou get the oppurtunity to improve by being exposed in all conceivable dangers and bad practices.

    ConsThe company represents an exemplary case of a what investors would call a COW at the ending stages of its life. Being sustained from a continuously shrinking market, efforts have been made to extend the market segment to the far east but have failed. Efforts to launch some new units seem more focused in presentation than innovation.

    - Bozo explosion
    - Extremely hierarchical
    - Corridor management
    - Company politics
    - Finger pointing culture
    - Ill-defined company culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementFAT - FLAT - FAST

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Switzerland's largest startup" is a fitting description for this innovator with a billion dollar in annual revenue

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA true leading pioneer in a very exciting industry, excellent benefits even for Switzerland and a strong ethos that gels teams together

    ConsThe skills developed in most roles may be too specific to be reused in other companies and industries, limiting career options somehow. This is however less the case with their new Cyber Security unit

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake teams smaller and more agile to better resist inevitable future changes in the industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Culture that promotes laziness

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cheseaux (Switzerland)

    ProsThere are a small handful of good managers, I've had the opportunity to work for at least one.

    ConsThose who work hard and get things done are often penalized by longer working hours and lower compensation, while those who tend to screw around and get nothing done are rewarded with promotions. Management is often completely deaf to the needs of the engineers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work in the OTT TV world

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Lausanne (Switzerland)

    ProsCutting edge CAS technology to get involved with

    ConsVery Poor middle and upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more responsibility and work/home ratios to empoyees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun company to work for with room for improvement on the communcation front.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cwmbran, Wales (UK)

    ProsFriendly, supportive and well paid for the region. Excellent pension. Good christmas and summer parties with all expenses paid. The company is happy to spend money on resources such as text books. Free tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and weekly deliveries of fruit.

    ConsCommunication from senior management to other staff members is limited. Employees don't generally know what they are going to be doing more than 2-4 weeks in advance. There is a three month notice period. The IT department is unhelpful and can be a serious bottleneck when it comes to support. Individual goals are not set for employees. There seems to be frequent emphasis on working evenings and weekends with non consistent reward for doing so.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell staff what is going on more reguarly. Let staff know what future plans are further in advance.

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