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Sulzer Hickham Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
4 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • 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 Sulzer Hickham

    Pros

    Great place to learn, and grow as an engineer. Amazing facility. Top notch leadership, management

    Cons

    Many, many hours. Difficult to make an impact early on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge employees by their work

    Recommends
  2.  

    Change in management during the last 3 years, hostile workplace for many departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worked In Core Shop in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Worked In Core Shop in La Porte, TX

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

    Pros

    Pros

    - If your unemployed and need a job, it's better than being broke
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    - If you are in upper management, administration, or HR you don't face most of the cons

    - A other few select pockets are still good places to work within the site, but they are shrinking and disappearing slowly.

    Cons

    - Upper Management takes no responsibility, displaces blame on employees

    - Extreme lack of respect and poor treatment

    - Lack of recognition and compensation for even the most outstanding performance

    - Low to modest pay for your position

    - Extreme lack of efficiency and poor workflows/communication

    - Management keeps shaving benefits from middle management and lower

    - Management removed people and tools from our team, added responsibilities, and raised expectations of produced work, tell me how that works.

    - Worked over 70 hours in a week at times, overtime was a constant.

    - Overtime was constant for many months at a time.

    - Constantly understaffed.

    - Management doesn't even know the jobs of the employees it manages in many cases, at times even being called out by each other for their extreme lack of knowledge of the very work flows they are managing.

    - Anonymous tip line has gotten people fired, if this isn't a red flag I don't know what is.

    - Sexual harassment of female employees is quite common and HR has worked hard to prevent multiple lawsuits.

    - Company has already lost many key players in the last year, people who may not have the positions but were the movers and shakers within the company. 6+ employees of this caliber from many different departments have been lost in the last year alone.

    - Within my stay there I got to see them get fined for not reporting over 100 separate accidents and also not following safety regulations regarding equipment and chemicals, even including Hexavalent Chromium (google it).

    -Corporate headquarters seems to have no idea how bad the situation has gotten, considering the numbers manipulation I've seen first hand I can only assume they are being sent faulty numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees ARE your company. Treat them well and with respect if they are doing their job well. Morale was so low people were leaving constantly, and it continues to be extremely low. Throughout the complex the morale and the efficiency of various departments has degraded rapidly under the abuse that has been levied at them and despite being so bad it was affecting people's home life significantly it still has not bottomed out.

    You're not just making your own life more comfortable, you are destroying some of your employees lives even away from work with the stress you are putting them under. Keep that in mind. You used to be a good place to work, make it so once again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hirers people they know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Clerk in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    free drinks, company shirts only if your in a group, food occasionally . Employees where wonderful and hard working smiles all the time regardless of stress.

    Cons

    Bullying hard to move up unless you knew someone or brown nosed. Insurance was terrible couldn't afford had to go to free clinics very high deductibles and office visits. they would rather get rid of people who have been there a long time and was dedicated to hirer friends an family. Very under paid and very much had to belong to a clique to get respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth , with out the employees things wouldn't run so smooth and make management have a dress code it is very unprofessional they way the women walked around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Company that values production over emp. well being

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Balance Technician
    Former Employee - Balance Technician

    I worked at Sulzer Hickham

    Pros

    Stable company that's not going anywhere. You can make a good living.

    Cons

    Never a moment of peace. Management are militaristic in nature. Employees are urged to to compete and hoard knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up, and expect your employees to do the right thing. Their work will tell on them. The domineering approach only leads to a culture that is not condusive with positive attitudes. Possitive attitudes=more production, simple, right?

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