Paul Wurth Reviews

Updated March 11, 2014
Updated March 11, 2014
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company but with several problems to solve...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    improve collaboration / communication between entities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at Paul Wurth full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    industry leader but too conservative

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Paul Wurth

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good environment but low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Paul Wurth

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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