Sandvik Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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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 for 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.  

    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 for 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    IT at Sandvik

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer  in  Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Toms River, NJ

    I have been working at Sandvik as a contractor for 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
  6.  

    Some good, some bad

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time for 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
  7.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    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
  8.  

    Trainee Engineer in Production & Design Department.

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    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Continuous Improvement,Fair Play,Customer Focus,Innovation.Passion to win.

    Cons

    Complex Production,Required Some Time To learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good communication with lower level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company Review

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I worked at Sandvik full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good products and engineering, leaders in tooling.

    Cons

    Support structure for Latin America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very satisfied

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    Current Employee - HD Mechanic  in  Yellowknife, YT (Canada)
    Current Employee - HD Mechanic in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good company and best work schedule(two week on-two week off)

    Cons

    working in a remote location at extreme cold weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look up to your employees,assigned in the middle of nowhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for personal development, both locally and globally. Open and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Big changes within the company and in the global market. The company needs a strong leadership and clarity of change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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