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  1. Good company but with several problems to solve...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Paul Wurth full-time

    Pros

    Healthy company with very skilled engineers and several Projects around the world. Working here you have a good opportunity to learn a lot about complete Blast Furnace/Coke oven/Gas treatment plants

    Cons

    No (or very few) meritocracy/opportunity to grow up your career; severe communication problems between entities and colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    improve collaboration / communication between entities


  2. A lot of smart technical people, led by terrible management, nepotism, and unfair compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very interesting technical work and lots of opportunities to learn. The projects are international and if you like to travel, this is an excellent company for that.

    Cons

    Paul Wurth does not function as a meritocracy. Alongside with some excellent people, you will encounter incompetent clowns, who got there just because they had the right connections. For example, instead of firing incompetent managers, Paul Wurth tends to send them off to subsidiaries in other countries. The compensation can be good, especially for those doing a lot of travel. But once again it is frustrating to see incompetent clowns at all levels of the organization making more money than their colleagues because they know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    The company is most defficient in human resource management, get some outside expertise to help.


  3. industry leader but too conservative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Global 8-5 work (not a minute of overtime)

    Cons

    too conservative reluctant to any change communication issues (supposed to be English-speaking, but English is not common at HQ) IT policy is completely outdated

    Advice to Management

    Communication problem is the main issue, which comes from very conservative attitude. The culture of closed mindedness has to be changed. Start from HR (get rid of conservators). Communication between subsidiaries has to be improved.


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  5. Good environment but low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Global large scale projects, opportunities to travel, opportunities to see how business is done in other parts of the world. Interesting work and good people.

    Cons

    Pay is low. For the same qualifications and level of experience other industries pay higher. Transfer of knowledge between Paul Wurth entities around the world could be better. Communication sometimes difficult - although English is spoken by everyone, culture and attitudes can be very different. Very strict IT security rules. Sometimes prevents people from doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Try to establish a set of guidelines and standards to be followed by all entities around the globe and actually train people what and how to do it. Might help smooth out communication and prevent people from spending time to figure out things that have been done before.



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