SGL Carbon
3.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.sglgroup.com Wiesbaden, Germany 5000+ Employees

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Theodore H. Breyer

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good experience

CAD Modeling Intern (Former Employee)
Meitingen (Germany)

I worked at SGL Carbon as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood supervisors, willing to guide interns. Easy access to supervisors and managers, partially due to the open office. The building (Research Center in Meitingen) is new and nice to work in as well.

ConsI wasn't exposed to a lot of other groups. There are a lot of different groups at the center working on varying different stuff, I was only able to work with the group I was assigned to.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive ability to interns to have more exposure to other groups in terms of work and collaboration.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Laborer (Current Employee)
Saint Marys, PA

I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time for more than a year

ProsMore stable than powder metal.

ConsStill able to be laid off.

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No future for advancements in the plant

Finisher (Current Employee)
Saint Marys, PA

I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time

Prosmoney is good and fair benefits

Consthey don't treat their employees very nice

Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees a a human

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard Work and very dirty.

Operations Technician (Former Employee)
Morganton, NC

I worked at SGL Carbon full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Benefits and Pay. Overtime opportunities and many chances to bid on other jobs that may be of interest to you. Union owned.

ConsVery hard and dangerous work. You get extremely dirty and have to shower before going home. Some jobs are so dangerous that people have lost their lives in the past. The carbon dust poses a health hazard.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave better training and give new employees more of a chance to learn the jobs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Company To Work With

TSA (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time for more than a year

ProsBest Working Environment - You will get work life balance in company

ConsMiddle Level Management should be more interactive with low level employees

Advice to Senior ManagementTake Care of Low Level employee satisfaction

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A outlook of SGL

Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors & Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)

I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time for less than a year

Pros1) Working Hours are fixed and can be in favor of the Employees as per the situation.
2) A very relaxed yet at the same time motivating Place to work in.
3) Appreciation of work done , by the Group is consistent and always visible.

Cons1) The (Indian) Management is not considerate on professionalism and not at all reliable with context to views
2) Are not focused enough on the generation of Revenue as professionals.
3) Management is more interested in others work instead of focusing on their work at hand.

Advice to Senior Management1) A little more realistic approach is required.
2) Reduce the Services / benefits provided to the Sr / middle management and keep all these target based only.
3) Appreciate the Employees at all times for their work.
4) Establish Standards / Hierarchy and other norms and policies for an effective & smooth functioning.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work smart, go far... Had a great career...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at SGL Carbon

ProsThere is an open field of opportunities if you are willing to readily relocate to exotic places to work and build experience.

ConsThere is little opportunity for promotion from within above middle level management. Top jobs go to extermal candidates in most cases.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive a chance to some internal candidates for top jobs to mix with the hired guns you bring in from outside. It will help you keep the best performers and improve your business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been 3 good years with this employer who has a very unique working culture.

Head of Human Resources (Former Employee)
Banting, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

I worked at SGL Carbon

ProsColleagues are pretty helpful, compensation and benefit packahe is comparative with the market.

ConsCertain top management lacks leadership skills dealing with senior managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementTop Management has to be more open to accept people from all backgrounds esp when you are starting up a huge plant which is bound to face hiccups from every angle.

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Economy downturn

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SGL Carbon

ProsInteresting product line; some great coworkers

Consthe headquarters outside the U.S.

Advice to Senior ManagementLocal management and workforces are key to successes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SGL Carbon

ProsGreat company. Lots of flexibility in the positions and the work roles. Managers interact and gain a lot of insight from non-mgrs.

ConsOnly problem is the hiring process takes to long to complete

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the hiring process down so that people dont have to wait 6 months for an offer. And other than that the management is graet

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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