Sandvik Coromant US Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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  1. Retired 25 year employee

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    Former Employee - Director in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sandvik treats all of it's employees with respect. Because of the companies growth there is always opportunities to advance your career. Sandvik believes in and is committed to training. They walk the talk when it comes to being ethical.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. Decent place to work, but experiencing many changes currently

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good, and there are lots of opportunities for growth. There are good benefits and the outside sales jobs have additional perks like car, commission on top of a decent base salary.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes happening to the company currently, which is causing a lot of confusion as positions and goals change. Some things are left in the cracks

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more stable management and clear goals and directions should be laid as everything changes.


  3. Poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home and nice new office building

    Cons

    All management is foreign and under-qualified. Human Resources is not trained or familiar with US culture or US business protocol. As a result , the current restructuring is being poorly executed and all the good employees are leaving the company. Unfortunately, your future career opportunities will depend on your age and ethnicity .

    Advice to Management

    One of Sandvik Coromants' values is "Fair Play". Human Resources needs to understand that what is considered fair play is different depending on what country you are in and HR needs to respect US values, be more open minded and also learn US work culture so you can stop insulting the US staff.


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    Engineering Centers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good alignment with global approach

    Cons

    talent lost significant poor execution of reorganization

    Advice to Management

    coral the mess before its too late


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    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and salary were good. Bonus too

    Cons

    Managers were tyrants, each employee was scared that they were next

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more rather than demand


  7. Helpful (2)

    Sandvik Group fantastic, Coromant division...not so much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik Coromant US full-time

    Pros

    -Strong Sandvik Group brand and corporate umbrella -Growth potential within Sandvik Group

    Cons

    -Coromant Michigan in particular is chock full of "lifers", many of whom are stuck in reliving former glory days at Valenite. -Pontiac office is not welcoming to newcomers -Pontiac office will always play second fiddle to NJ facility. -Tremendous level of politics between NJ and MI offices, which means the employees are the ones used as the game pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Realign yourself with the true Sandvik core values. What Coromant produces is not that unique to the marketplace, so don't become too confident/complacent. Closing the Pontiac office is a step in the right direction - esp if several of the "leaders" are cut loose.


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    Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, plenty of hours

    Cons

    Poor management, under paid, over worked

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen, grow a set of balls and admit when you are wrong.


  9. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are all very friendly, overall nice environment to work in Pay was decent considering situation worked during normal working hours

    Cons

    Projects that were given to me were very mundane, I have no idea what it was actually used for in the end

    Advice to Management

    It would've been nice if I got some feedback for the projects I worked on and its use for the company


  10. Coslete need to go!

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sandvik has a good product that customers enjoy using. This makes your job of in sales easy. The sad part is that local sales managers are very lacking in team building skills. This leads to low moral among the sales force. Distrabution Channel Manager is complete failure.

    Cons

    Local managment is lacking in any type of team apporach.

    Advice to Management

    Stop supporting unethical behaivor by you channel Partners


  11. Great work culture!!

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    Former Employee - Productivity Improvement Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Productivity Improvement Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are always open to your questions. Everybody works with their doors open. Anytime you have a question you can approach even the President at anytime.

    Cons

    You have to create your own plan of work and set goals for yourselves (of course by discussing it with your manager). So if you are person who needs to be told what to do this won't be a comfortable place for you.



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