Nexans

  www.nexans.com
  www.nexans.com

Nexans Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
14 Reviews
2.7
14 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Nexans Président-Directeur Général Frédéric Vincent
Frédéric Vincent
7 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Mixture...depends what division you are in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New Holland, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in New Holland, PA

    I worked at Nexans (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many positives at Nexans. In the US, the benefits are excellent. Salary, I think, is average or maybe a bit lower than average. Job security is generally very good. There are many opportunities for training, including a program called Nexans University which provides internal training opportunities. Nexans says they are committed to training and I believe that is true.

    Cons

    Within the LAN division, the management is frighteningly clueless about communication, vision, even common sense decisions. They tend to unwittingly demotivate people by careless comments during meetings. It's too bad because most of the employees are quite dedicated and they are just hungry for someone to actually lead them. In the other divisions, the biggest problem is "old" employees, and I don't just mean age. They are of the mindset that what they have been doing for the past 30 years is fine, and there is no need to change. That is VERY frustrating and will ultimately be their undoing. The aerospace division and the HV division seem on track and to be well organized and positioned to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas...you don't have to adopt every idea, but at least listen. For BerkTek, management (especially the President), what were you thinking in taking the scholarship money for your kid??? Seriously? People making $10 an hour on the shop floor need this money for their kids...the company president making way into the 6 figures doesn't! It is one of the strongest examples of bad judgment I have ever seen and it still makes me furious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nexans full-time

    Pros

    Meet new ppl good hours

    Cons

    Manager not very fair not allowed to do much of nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should'nt pick sides treat everyone the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company - Getting a little too Big

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    I have been working at Nexans full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working here and generally speaking it is fun and supportive. We have good products and market share and better than average benefits and pay compared to other businesses in the area.

    Cons

    The corporate management is in France which adds red tape and stupid decisions on occasion. We've weathered one of those bad decisions just last year (which was our worst in the past 10), and are now coming back pretty well.

    I'd also say the work-life balance isn't great. Other places give better compensation time, time off, flexible time, and ability to work from home than Nexans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave more control to local businesses and plants instead of trying to dictate from the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Quality Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Tech
    Current Employee - QC Tech

    I have been working at Nexans as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is very small. So they are very flexible.

    Cons

    Temps work there too long before getting hired.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good product concept but poorly marketed and managed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bethel, CT
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bethel, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary is commensurate with position. Small company, not a corporate environment. Nice location.

    Cons

    Poor senior management. Unwilling to accept change, listen to new ideas and move forward with process improvements. Operating the company like it did 15 years ago. If you do not value home life, this is the place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politely leave the company... Hire a outside consultant to perform a due diligence analysis. Listen to employees who may infuse new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fuquay-Varina, NC

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

    Pros

    Good people management
    Good people to work with
    Lots of new products
    Attention to quality

    Cons

    Need more input from customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More customer tours and question and answer sessions with customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Elm City, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Elm City, NC

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

    Pros

    easy job, no too much pressure

    Cons

    you need to be aggressive and then improve yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Management - controlling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fuquay Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fuquay Varina, NC

    I worked at Nexans

    Pros

    interesting customers and product applications

    Cons

    upper management consist of control freaks; great if you don't like to make your own decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring micro-managers

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chester, NY
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chester, NY

    I worked at Nexans

    Pros

    - Benefit and compensation
    - Vacation and Holidays
    - 401k
    - Tuition Assistant

    Cons

    - poor commitment when it comes to quality product
    - poor knowledgeable supervisors
    - inability to maintain an organize work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualify individual for supervisory position, be consistent when it come to training new employee and keep track of their performance, and better communication between supervisors.

  11.  

    Fair company but needs "renovation"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Officer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Former Employee - IT Officer in Beirut (Lebanon)

    I worked at Nexans as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively no pressure and not too many tasks.

    Cons

    - Employment selection is family oriented and they tend to select people they already know instead of applying a fair selection policy.
    - Business is staying the same and perhaps getting worse locally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reward employees
    - Assess employee capabilities
    - Recruit skilled persons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Nexans Photos

Tårnet på Nexans (Photo thanks to Flickr user jechstra, Some Rights Reserved)
Nexans Deutschland (Photo thanks to Wikipedia Commons user Bernd Schwabe in Hannover, Some Rights Reserved)

+ Add Photo

Work at Nexans? Share Your Experiences

Nexans

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.