Oerlikon Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, steady salary with raises and benefits

    Cons

    not to much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Better opportunities for employees


  2. job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, insurance. Climate controlled.

    Cons

    Layoff every other year.


  3. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global company ability travel and learn different cultures. When the company was doing good financially it was great.

    Cons

    Each division I worked in was sold. Company products in my division did not keep up with market.

    Advice to Management

    Decide core competencies and stick with it. Value your employees more. Stay ahead of the market for the niche products.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for. You will learn a lot if you are a "go getter". If you are a driven individual, you will succeed at this company.

    Cons

    You need to manage your own career. It is not necessary a bad thing. For me it was a good thing.


  6. Offers opportunities if you create them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oerlikon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you can create opportunities within your field of responsibilities. Offers a good amount of freedom in workstyle and Tasks. Very international scope internally as well as externally.

    Cons

    High level of independence is required by its employees (which is not necessarily a bad thing)


  7. Ongoing Wild-West conditions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ongoing changes unstable conditions might be good for high risk adventurer

    Cons

    No stable or defined strategy, ongoing sell-buy chaos of segments and business units Very poor central operation, risk and audit management Within 5 years in corporate 4 CEO´s, in many segments C-level changing on 1-2 year basis.

    Advice to Management

    1. Specify and agree upon realistic strategy, align with segments and business development 2. Build transparent performance measures over segments, no blind inheritance from car industry 3. Build reasonable corporate governance, managed by corporate, formalized risk-, audit- and compliance mgmt, build it governance.


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    CEO

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    Current Employee - Executive Management in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in factories around the world.

    Cons

    Horrible management team including both the past CEO Michael and current acting CEO Juerg. They have destroyed the heart of this business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the development and satisfaction of your employees.


  9. Oerlikon Solar Review prior to 2012

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leader in thin film solar technology

    Cons

    Difficult to predict if thin film will the technology of choice going forward

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Nice company, lots to do, to many manual procedures at HQ

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HQ Position in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - HQ Position in Pfäffikon, Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice tasks could be picked up but focus is changing to quickly.

    Cons

    Some (German....) 'high-potentials' are getting too many chances, playing games and as management is busy with 'surviving' also people has been mobbed. New CEO (also German) has a totally other personality (and tougher) as the previous and nice Mr. Krueger. (By the way: Vladimir V. Kuznetsov is NOT the CEO)

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to people-management


  11. could be better!!!

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    Current Employee - Optical Systems Engineer in Trübbach (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Optical Systems Engineer in Trübbach (Switzerland)

    Pros

    solar, renewable energy market!!! good technology, eco-friendly

    Cons

    inside communication, bad managment! less motivation for employees,

    Advice to Management

    communicate



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