Sercel

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Sercel Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sercel

    Pros

    Learned a lot about safety

    Cons

    they hire too many people for temporary jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2.  

    Great company.....most of the time.

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control Tech in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very fair to employees. Good profit sharing. Very good profit sharing on high revenue years. Multinational workforce where you hardly notice there is a multinational workforce

    Cons

    Like a lot of manufacturing companies, it is either boom or bust. You are either working 60+ hours a week, or you are struggling to make 40 hours and watching a lot of good people getting laid off. The temp turnover was crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Even though I was laid off, I understood the reasons and think of my time there as a positive experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sercel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is very in tune to employees

    Cons

    Benefits and pay could be better

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  5.  

    Very Bad Compamy

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inspector in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sercel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company has no pros

    Cons

    Management will let one person ruin this company for everyone you are not treated fairly. if this person takes a dislike to you your life is turn into a living nightmare.You are told to change to put up with that persons crap or to move on. Thier benefits and compensation is not worth want you have to put up with. Family and holidays mean nothing to Sercel. I was told i may not be able to go to my daughters wedding do to work load. REALLY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    goodby

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fear Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good on vacation 3-5 weeks and 401k. Profit sharing

    Cons

    Controlled by the French parent and politics are the worse I ever expirenced. Not allowed to have opinions. SR. Managment communications is non existance. Don't care about employees, they just hand you a paycheck. Current health benefit company is terrible, have to fight each claim. They will beat you until you quit or get fired. Broken promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire to save the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sercel

    Pros

    challenging, vibrant, opportunity, scattered, variety

    Cons

    competitive and tense, long housr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    localize, value experienced worker.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, nice people, good pay

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sercel

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay is good for salary employees

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, no communication between employees and sr. management, rule by fear, threaten people as a way to control, too many temps, employees don't care and there for a paycheck, fire people for the wrong reasons instead of holding managment accountable they fire the poor sap at the bottom of the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the top management and bring in leaders who want to make a difference

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    French arrogance all the way...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sercel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Big company that is market leader in many fields with potentially good resources (if you can ever reach them)

    Cons

    - is very centrally controlled & governed from France
    - has the tendency to snub all ideas generated in other offices
    - the habit of buying smaller companies and crushing their R&D departments (because all that is good must come from their R&D centre in France)
    - makes cheap tricks to not pay employees various benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to become a global player you need to act like a global company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience very hard labour job

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    Former Employee - Assembling
    Former Employee - Assembling

    I worked at Sercel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you will learn alot from the company

    Cons

    Management dont care about their employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show positive attitude to your employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Sercel could be a great company....someday

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sercel

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, depending on who the hiring manager is that brings you on board. Benefits are some of the best around, excellent medical and 401k along with profit sharing.

    Cons

    Communication is non-existent between management and employees. There is no effort made by the company to develop competent employees and feedback from employees at all levels is discouraged. Commitment and loyalty are measured by time spent at work and away from family rather than by actual contribution and sacrifice made. Safety is often touted as being the top priority by management but never supported at any level above first line supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that make the difference in your company and get rid of the deadweight. Realize that to be leaders you must lead with more than your ego and that empowered employees are the key to success.

    Doesn't Recommend

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