Prysmian

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Prysmian Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
19 Reviews
2.9
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic but a learning experince

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Prysmian as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers
    Excellent buisness/life balance
    Small office

    Cons

    Understaffed
    Moral was becoming an issue
    Low compensation
    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages to attract and keep talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked in a diverse environment with substantial freedom to manage projects.

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

    I worked at Prysmian as an intern

    Pros

    - Varied work
    - Good communication vertically and horizontally

    Cons

    - No formal feedback system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Abbeville, SC
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Abbeville, SC

    I worked at Prysmian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some new equipment, lots opportunity for maintenance

    Cons

    Bad management of human assets, racist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Hours With Revolving Door Management Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Finance in Lexington, SC

    I have been working at Prysmian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and growing markets with growing company that is industry leader in the energy cable and fiber optic cable markets.

    Cons

    Very long hours, management team is a revolving door of international people who don't know about how things are done. Bonuses are reserved for the very senior people. Salary increases for all others do not keep up with inflation. Management usually looks out for itself and not the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most workers in Lexington and Abbeville do not know who the senior managers are. The managers that dealt most with the workers have all left the company. Need more communication. HR should not be feared by the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Electronics Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Abbeville, SC
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Abbeville, SC

    I worked at Prysmian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with a variety of electrical and electronics used in modern industry. Good pay. All the overtime you can get.

    Cons

    Racist, promote teamwork only to single out other workers. That's common theses days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management tended to only care about the tenured workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Slave labor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Lexington, SC

    I have been working at Prysmian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a Blue collar or upper management, this is the company to be

    Cons

    Middle management is treated worse than BC or upper management. Bonuses cancelled, 25% reduction in pay across mid management compared to company cars for upper managers. Mid managers get action items and targets to ensure that upper management can get their bonuses. I have never seen a company where as a policy bonuses are cancelled in the 3Q for entire middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all employees. Dont nickel and dime people. Micromanaging is the reason behind the high attrition rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Company - Challenging Work Environment

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

    I worked at Prysmian full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company compensates its employees fairly and the benefits are o.k. The company is a strong player in the power and telecommunications cables markets due to strong costs controls. The company operates very lean and every employee is critical to the operation so opportunities to learn new skills are constant. Organization is flat so promotion opportunities tend to be lateral and few. A good place to start your career but the pace can be overwhelming for most.

    Cons

    The company is highly centralized across all functions and very slow to react especially in human resources. The company can be obsessed with poorly defined metrics that drive poor decision making (i.e. employee headcount instead of labor costs). Employees are not evaluated across departments in a consistent manner. Performance expectations are set so high that few can meet them to achieve annual pay increases. Management tends to be punitive so employees fear failure and avoid risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate authority to local management and hold them accountable to the financials. How the local teams reach the goals should be left to them. Human resources is terrible at understanding it has a dual role of representing the interests of the employees and the company. There has to be someone in the organization who is the "voice of the employee".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prysmian Fiber Cables was a great place to work during the telecom/broadband boom time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, SC

    I have been working at Prysmian

    Pros

    Excellent cost control is Prysmian's key to competitive positioning among other manufacturers of fiber optic cable. They are really professional at managing costs yet still getting the job done.

    Cons

    During slow growth periods of the telcos and CATV MSOs, Prysmian is prone to layoff lower level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the headcount number as level as possible to avoid the employee trauma of downsizing and layoffs because demand is slow.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Overall Disappointing . . .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prysmian full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large global business, that acts like a global business. Milan HQ truly tries to help the countries and has excellent leadership. Their training is excellent and their is a new culture of increasing the value towards people.

    Cons

    The matrix environment is still unstable. HQ do a good job but each country just play their own game. 7/10 for compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more collaborative, transparent, strategic approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good People, great young talent, but it is a manufacturing plant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - T&I Sales Office in Eastleigh, England (UK)
    Former Employee - T&I Sales Office in Eastleigh, England (UK)

    I worked at Prysmian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people & great office culture in the sales department, diverse products to learn about,

    Cons

    Need to pay young people better, focus on cost cutting as it is a manufacturing plant and they are trying to decrease unit cost, office could do with a revamp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the young talent more. They can be offered a lot more for doing the same jobs in different companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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