STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
24 Reviews

3.9
24 Reviews
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STIHL Incorporated President Fred J. Whyte
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor work environment

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, very competitive pay, excellent product, state of the art equipment

    Cons

    Negative executive management, dissatisfied hourly workforce, just not a good work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the exit interviews to heart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love this place

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, company that cares about and takes care of employees

    Cons

    "boys club", not much opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Stressful,never can please these people

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits,clean environment,good co-workers. Good pay if you can overlook management.

    Cons

    If you are a machinist,get ready to work for leads and managers that throw common sense out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers that have years of experience and you will find it works out better for you. Quit putting too much work on a few select employees,while letting some get away with anything they want(like standing around talking in front of the few that work hard)!

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

    Buyer A

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work load, very fast paced and interesting work, easier if you have an Engineering Degree. Travel opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Very harsh management, high turnover and no legacy knowledge sharing with new hires. Training is selective as far as the usable transfer of info. Senior management can be unreasonable and abusive and this trickles down thru the ranks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop management by fear especially with relocated employees. See the value in long term employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strange positive management reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Great product, strong brand, great benefits (incl. company health center), excellent president.

    Cons

    Strange that the last two positive management reviews were posted just after upper management found out about the negative reviews on this website....
    Purchasing and engineering jobs are brutal which is reflected in the high turnover rate among purchasing and engineering jobs. Departments work against each other rather than together. Key managers try to out-do each other rather than having the best for the company in mind. Top management has zero trust in their middle management and micro manages all decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote team work between the departments and start trusting the people you hired. Set realistic goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Proud to work at STIHL Inc.

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the closeness that the employees enjoy with supervisors and management team. Management is approachable and has an open door policy the employees enjoy and take advantage of. I always feel as if I'm coming home when I come to work.

    Cons

    None that I can think of; I am very content. Well, only the fact that we do not have a Starbucks Cafe on premises to get my regular java jolt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best job I have ever had

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

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

    Pros

    I am thankful every day that I get to work with amazing professionals producing and distributing amazing products. I get to do work that constantly pushes me to be better every day and in the process meet truly remarkable people all around the world. I spend my day in a professional and positive work environment. The company believes in employee development and I have no shortage of opportunities to improve myself through company provided training as well as support for outside education I want to pursue. The company is privately held by the Stihl family, and those family values show up throughout the company. I have fun at my job and receive excellent pay and benefits in return. For the most part I like everyone I work with, and everyone seems to understand what the common goals are that we work towards. Can't ask for more than that.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Middle and top management very political and disloyal to subordinates, good product line, good opportunities for females

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Open opportunities for promotion for professional females

    Cons

    Very harsh middle / upper management style, high turnover in purchasing and engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management team to drive out fear to allow the employee talent base to flourish

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fast paced workplace with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer B  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer B in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Projects can be completed quickly with little bureaucracy. Benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    A day care option would be awesome for young families.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Production Assembly  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Production Assembly in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    Stihl provided a good family environment with decent wage and benefits

    Cons

    I wish there was more room for advancement for those without a college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    No opinion of CEO

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