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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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4.0 9 reviews

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Axel Claus Heitmann

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) Spartanburg, SC

    ProsThey were very accepting and understanding of a fresh graduate.

    ConsThe business unit was going through reductions and layoffs as I was hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop management was great. She had a great understanding of what each team member was contributing and how the business needed to change to keep pace with the market. Middle management was embedded in their old way of thinking and doing business.

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    IS Consultant (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsLess than 10 % of employees are overworked (i.e more than 8 hrs/day to accomplish daily tasks). Customer service is the one area where employees put in long hours (>8) per day to accomplish their daily tasks. This is very little travel for employees unless they are part of the next SAP implentation or part of senior management.

    ConsWage freezes for 2009 and personnel reductions continuing since 2008. Sales are down and planned production outages are scheduled to compensate during the economic downturn. More and more responsibilites are being moved to the German parent which further reduces security oan moral of US based employees.

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    A great place to balance work with life without the economic demotion.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Orange, TX

    ProsThe work/life balance is the best reason.

    ConsPoorly structured organization with redundancy and arbitrary job positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways run the company as though we were in tough economic times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Chances if You know your way

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Cologne (Germany)

    ProsVery progressive. Very apt management and Legal Structure. Very selective in human resources - only top nudge candidates, therefore very large pool of intelligent educated people in each Department / Team.

    ConsManagement not always clear of intentions. Overspending and then unnecessary FTE budgetary cuts. Very slow rates of advancement due to old school hierarchical structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementScreen not only talent out, but also effective team-players. It is needed for the work inside of the company later.

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

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    Best People practices & Career development opportunities !!

    Human Resources Head (Former Employee) Thāne (India)

    ProsThe career development opportunities are best with very good People /HR practices for the employee which considers even for contractual employees..Highly motivated team with good Sr Management approachable team.

    ConsYou have to be on toe for your deliverables but who loves challenges , will love it to do. Not fit for the routine kind of work culture as highly demandable jobs.

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

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    More room for improvement with the Management

    Lab Technician (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGet to learn a lot of stuff from the company, great colleagues to work with.

    ConsEmpty promise give to the employees, not much motivation to employee that are all low morale working. career progression can take some time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN to feedback and open up.

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

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    Nice traditional Company with some really bad middle management managers

    Manager (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsDecent benefits... nice working hours...

    Consstand alone operations, every business unit runs their own show.. not showing as a united front, very linear org.. not much chance for furthering your career from within, training and learning opportunities are next to zero.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less on unnecessary events and channel the budget for retaining your staff instead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A rather good company to start with

    Development (Current Employee) Leverkusen (Germany)

    ProsBig company but not really huge, less bureaucracy
    Good performance at the board level

    ConsOld style at the level of middle management

    Advice to Senior ManagementWillingness to risk, believe in market driven innovation, create chance for young leaders

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy to work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery good place to work .

    Consnothing is bad by now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNIL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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