Paul Wurth
2.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.paulwurth.com Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Good company but with several problems to solve...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Paul Wurth full-time

ProsHealthy 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

ConsNo (or very few) meritocracy/opportunity to grow up your career; severe communication problems between entities and colleagues.

Advice to Senior Managementimprove collaboration / communication between entities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Paul Wurth full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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industry leader but too conservative

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

I worked at Paul Wurth

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

Constoo 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IT policy is completely outdated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 Senior ManagementCommunication 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good environment but low pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Paul Wurth

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

ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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