Sandvik Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. A/P Purchasing Administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A/P Purchasing Administrator
    Former Employee - A/P Purchasing Administrator

    I worked at Sandvik

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

    Pros

    Very Professional Company a wonderful staff. Always willing to help one another.
    Best working hours. Pay Good

    Cons

    Outsource all of accounting only managers left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding Company and Keep it #1.


  2. Opportunities for experience and growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Worthington, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Worthington, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sandvik full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


  6. Great company to work for, work life balance is strong.

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not The Best Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Some good, some bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC

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

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

    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.


  9. Great learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Caring Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandviken, Norrbotten (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandviken, Norrbotten (Sweden)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are excellent (co workers and peers). Very family like atmosphere. For those that are flexible, a lot of opportunity exists within the company.

    Cons

    Very disorganized management structure (both locally and globally); CONSTANT change (without a lot being thought through); very cyclical business so a lot of manpower up's and down's


  11. HR review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy going, nice people, strong brand

    Cons

    Very slow, too political, not diverse



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