SES
3.5 of 5 15 reviews
www.ses.com Betzdorf, Luxembourg 1000 to 5000 Employees

SES Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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Karim Michel Sabbagh


83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very pleasant working environment for employees; good pay and benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsVery employee friendly atmosphere. In general, employees are intelligent, friendly and easy to work with. Management in the U.S. cares about employees.

    ConsWorking in the U.S. is sometimes a challenge as many of the decisions are being made in Europe. However, you can make a difference if you try.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more chances

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tremendous growth opportunity!

    Natioanl Sales Director (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsEarnings potential is fantastic for 2014

    ConsA lot of travel for short periods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue as you are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty Good place to work

    ConsEthical issues, no career progression

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good compensation & benefits, nice & smart work environment

    ConsAt times very political and slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, good people, weak management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGood compensation, great benefits, smart workforce, in general a nice place to work. Vacation policy is very generous. Work/life balance is good even though employees are prohibited from working from home.

    ConsUpper management communication is pitiful, CEO manages by consensus, common sense doesn't typically prevail. If you're ambitious, this isn't the place for you. Higher level jobs are filled in Luxembourg.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage. Listen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SES

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere isn't a lot of drama there and everyone is a professional

    ConsThe owners are not willing to let power/projects out of their hands

    Advice to Senior Managementdeligate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked for this company going on 2 years.

    Satellite Communication Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fort Bragg, NC

    ProsThis company has benefits that are out of this world and you are vested from day one. This is by far the best company that I have worked for.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Springfield, IL

    ProsGood Company to work here . Good benefits. No politics

    ConsSmall company. Not much to improve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood canteen, good fitness facilities, people are very good and the atmosphere in general is good. Most of the people in the company are good and the work is not that stressful compared to the other domains.

    ConsTechnical People are smart but are not prepared to the global standards. People are too focused to the satellite domain, they forget the power of the other domains and integration of other technologies.
    Lack of Good management candidates. They don't understand the value of high quality MBA candidates. The internship salary is one of the worst among an international organisation. No internship vacations.
    It hires a lot of interns but since permanent employees like the organisation, they don't leave and hence hardly any new vacancies. The vacancies that are posted are either for senior employees or for internal candidates who are working as a contractor or as a consultant.
    Lack of disruptive innovation within the organisation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInternational Interns(people from france, germany...) who come to Luxembourg to work get paid 1500 euros while interns hired within Luxembourg get only 1000 euros. Most of the students studying and living in Luxembourg have come from other countries, the internship salary should be given based on where is the permanent residence and where is the temporary residence.

    More processes has to be followed. There should be proper system of managing documents of each employees. Currently most of the employees keep all the documents on their desktop and doesn't arrange anything with naming or proper structure. When new employees come or is replaced data management is a mess. There should also be a proper training plan for new employees.

    Even though the brand SES has come together, the departments are working very independently. Competing departments don't want to share their resources, their procurement details, their partners, their future plans.

    People working in the organisation for a long time on a contractual basis should be made permanent and it should be on the top of the agenda. I met people who are working for 7 yrs and still on a contract.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosok salary compared to other private companies

    Constoo much politics, no flexibility, engineers are not well recognized as other jobs

    Advice to Senior Managementtake care more of engineers, advocate promotions and self-development for engineers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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