STIHL Incorporated

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STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Strong company.

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company, secure job, good benefits, decent bonus potential, plenty of money available for new technology, lots of continued ed opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Room to grow from within depending on your career path. Several events each year like company picnics, christmas party etc.

    Cons

    As with most companies, political infighting exists (both withing Stihl USA and between the international plants) and can be frustrating but top management has focused on improving this area of concern over the last 12 months here in VA beach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is great with this company

    Cons

    Like every job there is some bad but nothing to talk about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us very well paid and we will go to battle everyday for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Experience - Truly World-Class Manufacturing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The clean, well organized work environment is a pleasure to work in. The people are friendly and have a desire to do things well. The benefits are excellent and pay is competitive.

    Cons

    There is a dichotomy of ideas for change: on one hand, there is a push for innovation and continuous improvement; on the other, there is a mentality to continue to do things as they have always been done successfully for the past 40 years. You cannot live and work in the middle, you must be able to bounce from one extreme to the other, depending on the project you have at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop, look, and listen. There are some great new ideas in your employees minds; take the time to listen to them and make an effort to let innovation happen from within. The talent that has driven success for the past 40 years is not the talent that will drive success for the next 40.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits pay stability overall good company

    Cons

    Long hours parking can be a problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good working environment

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Stable, no layoffs, good benefits

    Cons

    no American culture, no advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work minus the favoritism of managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good company, nice bathrooms, café, new equipment

    Cons

    favoritism within managers, no parking, human resources does not listen to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay fair to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Work life balance is the best I've seen yet.

    Cons

    No complaints. Great company overall!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work, wish it was better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice; area, campus, people, projects. Many engineering, and purchasing projects exist. High level of product specific focus internally and externally with supplies.

    Cons

    Management can be very harsh and critical. At times, department heads and/or international Stihl global plants battle with each other. This is encouraged by top management. This leads to very high level of politics and many headaches for mid to lower level office employees. Certain managers are not nice people (ex, they have been used by former employees mult times for work related issues and still work there).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burnout level is high due to politics. Certain managers are in the positions they have not due to experience and abilities, but because they are bulldogs and fight to get the job done. Some managers, for example Planning Group, are absolutely horrible to work with. I wouldn't recommend my enemy interact with that person. Overall good company, but step carefully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great products

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Bonuses
    Clean work environment
    Challenging

    Cons

    Very Strict and tough on mistakes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with fantastic employee benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, discretionary bonus, wonderful health insurance, tuition reimbursement, mostly good managers, GREAT product, overall great leadership

    Cons

    I really do not have any complaints about this company. I have worked at STIHL Inc for many, many years and my overall experience has been really good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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