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  1. Still growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Reasons to work here: helicopter view on the Belgian technological industry while working in a dynamic organisation providing constructive advice and valuable R&D services to companies. Variety of customers is amazing: from tiny start-ups to multinationals. This is also the place where learning and training are actively encouraged.

    Cons

    Salary simply is on par with what Belgians earn: not a lot of money. Obviously this is also due to the insane Belgian taxes on salaries (around 50% of gross salary).

    Advice to Management

    Not much; in my opinion the current management does a good job - obviously not everything is perfect, but the few weaknesses of Sirris are by and large compensated by its upside.


  2. Unusual employer could be one of the best places to work in Belgium

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

    Pros

    Sirris' legal structure and by-laws are such that working here means: the best helicopter view on the whole Belgian industry, an untarnished reputation of independence and expertise (and in 60 years of existence, that's something to boast about), the kind of job that puts you very often in direct contact with top managing teams. Also, the organisation values employees who like to keep their skills sharp and to learn new ones. It's a great place to hone your skills if you are that kind of person.

    Cons

    The downside is lower salaries than in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Will Sirris retain its best people when companies are offering way more than a few % higher salaries?


  3. Weak on salary, outstanding everywhere else: atmosphere benefits support management style work environment prestige

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Access to the very best Belgian companies - at top and/or technical management levels. Sirris manages interesting and useful portfolio of R&D projects. Management actively encourages training and education of its employees. A rather flat hierarchical structure suits very well the R&D focus of the organisation - and makes contacts between staff so much friendlier.

    Cons

    Salaries lower than in industry. There is the legacy of past mistakes that still drags the organisation down in one of its large branches, while in another branch people toil under sometimes pushy management. Some of the new "top" managers are disappointing. Yet, this is one of the very few organisations that truly empowers its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep implementing new policies and fight tooth and nail to remove sometimes silly legacy obstacles - we can do it.



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