Sauer-Danfoss

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Sauer-Danfoss Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
31 Reviews
3.8
31 Reviews
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Sauer-Danfoss President, CEO, and Director Sven Ruder
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  1.  

    Good beginnings, bad endings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn and grow - Lean, Six-Sigma, ...
    Travel to other countries
    Leadership roles and interface with Sr. Management
    Direct contact with customers

    Cons

    Salaried employees expected to work a lot of hours overtime with little to no compensation.
    Not a good a family oriented mindset (company comes first).
    The Sauer-Danfoss way or the highway. The company is more is important than the person.
    Not transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are the most important asset of a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company with some great people. Much of my family has worked there over the years and many still do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operation Technician (Assembler) in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Production Operation Technician (Assembler) in Ames, IA

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -High value on personnel safety
    -Lots of great, quality workers
    -Can be a fun work environment if you like manufacturing

    Cons

    -Some lower level management isn't the greatest
    -Some Engineers think they're better than the assembly workers who work on the product for 10 hours a day and won't bother to hear good feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your lower level management once in awhile. Some of the Facilitators care more about boating and golf than their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefit
    friendly place to work
    Efforts are recognized

    Cons

    Limited employment opportunities outside of Ames, Iowa

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work with excellent leadership, excellent opportunities, and excellent professional development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Sauer-Danfoss

    Pros

    Culture, Leadership style, Leadership mindset, Career opportunity, quality of work.

    Cons

    Compensation targets are set at Industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and benefits should be targeted higher.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed the people but not so much upper level management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produciton in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Produciton in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Sauer-Danfoss

    Pros

    People are great to be around

    Cons

    Management doesn't act quickly when an issue comes up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with floor better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company with great potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss

    Pros

    1. very dedicated people on production floor
    2. capable engineering team
    3. the company finally solved Germany-Denmark share owner problem

    Cons

    1. the company says a lot of "right" things, but doesn't always walk the talk
    2. some managers have no trust in other people
    3. too international for its own good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking BS since nobody is a fool. Focus on the good product in the right market, which is the only thing to guarantee jobs. Don't waste time and money just to look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Ames, IA

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss

    Pros

    Generally very supportive of employees and dedicated to professional and first class performance. Employees are empowered and extensive hard and soft skills training are provided and encouraged. Many opportunities to work with team members globally.

    Cons

    There have been many changes in the company during the past few years, and it is unclear if the work culture is changing. The extensive head count reduction is putting a heavy work load on the remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must provide a clear vision of how Sauer-Danfoss can maintain its product leadership with the severe reduction in engineering and capital resources.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss

    Pros

    Good vocation, nonsense managers, shouting, etc
    Foreign trips
    Some training
    No salary hike
    Less pay
    Good vocation, nonsense managers, shouting, etc
    Foreign trips
    Some training
    No salary hike
    Less pay

    Cons

    No good
    Always spying management
    Noicy managers shouting at employees
    No career growth
    No good
    Always spying management
    Noicy managers shouting at employees
    No career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good independence
    Work time flexibility
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    I couldn't find much of cons since I was only a summer intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Finance Intern

    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Sauer-Danfoss as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues were friendly and helpful even though I wasn't a local. There is a good work-life balance culture in the finance department. Lunch is reimbursed by the company if taken in the cafeteria or packed from the convenience store.

    Cons

    None. It was a very pleasant working experience.

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