Sectra Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
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  1. Fun Company, but with somewhat limited oppotunities

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

    I worked at Sectra

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

    Pros

    Good/smart people. Good salaries. Company culture is very strong and they really value their people.

    Cons

    A bit limited in career opportunities. Not growing anymore in the USA market, which means a somewhat unpredictable future for USA based employees.


  2. Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sectra

    Pros

    The people are great. Very smart people. Works well together.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with current NA leadership, people will see them sold in 2-3 years in NA.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people so they can learn. Stop blaming everyone else for your own insecurities. Don't micro manage service and people, just manage. The company in Sweden says Best people and they believe it, but NA president does not act like he even cares about people. Conflict of messages.


  3. Pretty impressive - from 0-550 people organically

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

    I have been working at Sectra full-time

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

    Pros

    Flat organization with huge possibilities to advance quickly
    Intelligent management with good grip of strategy
    Smart and ambitious co-workers
    Growing business (albeit not fast enough according to management) with good profit

    Cons

    Engineering driven company - a huge upside when they get the products to the customer.
    Founders are still in leading position
    Somewhat cheap in terms of compensation

    Advice to Management

    Step on it - there is plenty of content to sell in this company.


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  5. Strong product, Smart people, lack of direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Sectra

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong product
    Great staff of support and sales people
    commitment to customers

    Cons

    inconsistent direction from management
    make changes too often without allowing time to fully develop
    too often a lack of internal resources

    Advice to Management

    let a process work for longer than a few months. make a 2 year plan and hold to it; changing territories, product bundles and customers leads to massive customer confusion and will hurt with retention.


  6. Good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Linköping (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Linköping (Sweden)

    I worked at Sectra

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Down to earth management
    *Professional and helpful co-workers
    *Reasonable workload
    *Nice working environment; clean, good air, comfortable furniture, generous afternoon tea

    Cons

    *Lack of team spirit
    *Lack of strong work commitment among employees (usual in Sweden)

    Advice to Management

    Try to overcome the gaps between different groups, such as young and old, sales and engineers etc, in order to strengthen the team spirit.



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