STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. material handler

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

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good paying job great benefits

    Cons

    Work you like a slave

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding. Ridiculous attendance policy.


  2. Strong leadership, great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned, strong leadership, great team

    Cons

    nothing to complain, good times at Stihl

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and stay connected with your teams


  3. Overall a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Healthy company
    -Great benefits
    -Exceptional team spirit on the operational level
    -People really stand behind the product they make. High level of brand identification.
    -Very strong core values
    -Good work-life balance
    -Very clean and organized work environment (you can eat from the production floor)
    -Long term strategic thinking

    Cons

    -Leadership is far too political
    -Hard to change status quo
    -Managers often discourage their people from working together with other departments. Luckily the people know better and still help each other out (thanks to the already mentioned team spirit)

    Advice to Management

    Change the metrics measuring the performance of key managers. It should include more incentives to foster employee self responsibilty and cooperation between departments.


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  5. Germans think they are superior, in many departments an old culture exists and in many ways are not open to new ideas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benifits are second to none and the company seems to care about its employees.

    Cons

    The uneducated labor force are very difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Inspect what you expect


  6. Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Bonuses, company holiday party, lots of fun! Good salary and benefits!

    Cons

    Not much room for any growth in the company, but most are content in their current positions.


  7. Strong company.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  8. Great job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is great with this company

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Amazing Experience - Truly World-Class Manufacturing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Great experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits pay stability overall good company

    Cons

    Long hours parking can be a problem


  11. Good working environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, no layoffs, good benefits

    Cons

    no American culture, no advancement



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