Sandvik Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place, even better people.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Everyone got along well. They were very lenient in every aspect of the work day as long as you got the job done.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and teamwork. The company was bought out and EVERYTHING went down hill from there. HR is a joke. Favoritism is prominent, if you aren't one of the favorites you wouldn't survive the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. Employees get away with the most ridiculous things there.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Opportunities for experience and growth.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Worthington, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Worthington, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth in several product areas, allowing for opportunities for personal growth experience. Extensive use of LEAN process control and management.

    Cons

    Financial compensation lags behind experience. Life/Work balance baseline skewed towards work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Top notch safety conscious company with a drive to continuously improve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sandvik full-time

    Pros

    The VP was always getting involved in safety issues. He would get involved personally and talk with all people involved even if it was a minor incident. I found him to be sincere in making sure that the people he=ad the proper tools and received the right training to not just reduce but to eliminate accidents/

    Cons

    The company is very cyclical based on mining needs so we worked all the time for years and then we would be lucky to keep people busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and try to figure out how to work through the rough times

    Recommends
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  5. Great company to work for, work life balance is strong.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Mebane, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Mebane, NC

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work life balance is well above average. Sandvik is a great place to learn about manufacturing. They value their employees and promote from within.

    Cons

    The office politics can be annoying. They are somewhat rigid in their structure. The salary was less than expected. They follow the mother plant's guidelines with little question.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Not The Best Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, thats about it!

    Cons

    Management, shift hours are constantly changing, they love to play the blame game, and often get the person to blame wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your employees to be happy, listen to them, and dont treat them like 2 year olds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. IT at Sandvik

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Toms River, NJ
    Current Contractor - Desktop Engineer in Toms River, NJ

    I have been working at Sandvik as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, not much pressure.

    Cons

    Completetly unorganized, not good pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give more insentive to grow with the company, almost too hands off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. Some good, some bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not a lot of overtime required, competitive company with global relocation/travel opportunities, invested in training employees. Sandvik as a whole is an excellent company to work for, with involvement in the community, excellent job security, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Getting ahead is more dependent on who you know rather than how you perform. Poor example of a diverse workforce at all levels of the Westminster site, and poor commitment to real change in this area. If you just want a job where you can do your work and go home, it's a good place to be. But unless you want to play the good ol boy game, don't expect much advancement or opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik

    Pros

    Great possibilities for growth and advancement, if you are willing to relocate. People are willing to let you make mistakes as you learn. Great place to work, with honestly good people.

    Cons

    Not very many desirable locations, often prioritize engineering ahead of all other job types. Manufacturing is not the best sector to be in right now. All decisions are made in Sweden. Great if you're in Sweden, not so great otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more with talent management, without a well defined path, good people feel lost and leave the company. Sad, but true.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Rich work culture,freedom at work,Strong support from seniors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Lahti, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern in Lahti, Southern Finland (Finland)

    I have been working at Sandvik as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, training, personal growth, company environment

    Cons

    Lahti is not Helsinki, no cons other than that

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Sandvik

    Pros

    Brand name.
    International enviroment.
    Great training.
    Salaries.
    Team work.

    Cons

    Firing without reasons if the market is not going well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attention to people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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