OSRAM Reviews

Updated May 21, 2014
Updated May 21, 2014
18 Reviews

3.0
18 Reviews
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Wolfgang Dehen
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  1.  

    Good company to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSRAM

    Pros

    good personal development, opportunity to learn and strengthen skills

    Cons

    opportunity for promotion very limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Can do so much but No where to go!!

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at OSRAM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefit package and nice work campus

    Cons

    opportunities are given either to those who are "yes" man or know the right people. This is true specially in the purchasing and production groups. Very political and the path to progress depends on who you know and not what you can do! It almost felt like US congress about how progress is made in one's career!! And of course if you are German, then you are on the path to any jobs you want, and again this is especially true in purchasing organization stemming from the top leadership position... Sky is the limit! And never disagree in public or private with the top dogs.. Career killer approach, no matter how correct you are about your professional point of view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the blinders and let the skillful employees express their opinion and contribute in the decision making process! Open up the job opportunities to those who can positively influence your organization and not to those you favor either due to ethnicity or favors to political alliances

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Slow follower, poor US marketing/senior management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OSRAM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair work environment, pockets of good

    Cons

    Everything old is not good, need more agile work force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up Marketing and Sales in LED lighting, bring in new blood with more focus on speed and innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    lack of strategy and vision

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at OSRAM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, empowerment, time-off policies, freedom

    Cons

    training, business travelling, no over time, location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start having a good strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Department  in  Georgetown (Guyana)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Georgetown (Guyana)

    I worked at OSRAM as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I did my internship here. I be located in people excellence department. It was a good experience for a fresh graduate. I learn a lot about a real environment of working. i have a great boss who train me well. And the best thing we will be given good incentives and meal allowance per day... :0

    Cons

    nothing much unless their old heavy laptop that we need to carry every day.

  7.  

    Just a temp job.

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    Former Employee - Storeman  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Storeman in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at OSRAM part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Different departments seldom interact with one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good netowrking and poor company strategy, management and related.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer  in  Osasco (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Osasco (Brazil)

    I have been working at OSRAM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good networking, good salary, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Bad management, poor career opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good exposure of Multicultural environment and great global experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at OSRAM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exchange Programs are really a plus which allow you to work for a longer span in the company.

    Cons

    Discriminations lying within some functions which stimulate you to work specially for new joiners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at OSRAM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    company keeps open communications lines
    there is a friendly athmosphere
    strong customer relationship
    a lot of improvement programms are running and good opportunities for young employees for development

    Cons

    company is now in change; no clear communication from the top about the vision and the strategy;
    chaos and restructuring on the top make feel uncomfortable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No vision, no strategy, terrible CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Asia (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Management in Asia (Philippines)

    I have been working at OSRAM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stable company (but might change soon)
    Relaxed atmosphere (driven by technology / PhD's)

    Cons

    No vison, No strategy, just looking at the market leader and trying to copy.
    Copy cat behavior is not stimulating.
    No trust in eachother. Atmosphere rapidly detoriated after new CEO (W. Dehen) got on board.
    EXTREMELY poor HR management
    Restructuring on restructuring. Starting new wave before the previous one was executed/completed.
    Extremely Germany centric.
    Managed by spreadsheets and lists to fill out.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint managers that understand the business. (replace the CEO)
    Choose a strategy and execute it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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