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Swisslog Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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    Working at Swisslog full-time for more than 20 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swisslog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent dedicated coworkers and staff. Fun and challenging work environment. Pay is and benefits are above average for this size of company. Dedicated employees have growth potential. Offer a good plan for change and management will listen.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great, just like every other company today; must do more with less. Swisslog must become more customer focused and invest more in R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are your best asset, treat them accordingly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Once great but falling fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Global company with diverse offerings

    Cons

    Local North American leadership is horrible and the main reason I left. Corporate leadership meddles and directs poor financial decisions to hide company slide from shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you love it just wait a year.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swisslog full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, and a company car.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they are doing. Customers all complain about "lack of communication" on the corporate/sales end of things. This have recently changed in this company and it's not for the good. They hire managers from the outside who never worked with our products instead of promoting within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees for once. If it's not broke don't fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Behind in innovation. Industry leader that is not advancing.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Swisslog full-time

    Pros

    Industry leader with majority market share. Strong client base.

    Cons

    Competition providing more advanced solutions

    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    On Call 24/7/365

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Swisslog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good coworker support. They are there when you need them.

    Cons

    Bad management in the upper levels. They have no clue how to run a customer support service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees (field service) a weekend off and let them balance work - life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Automation: Poor product management and communication.

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Automation in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Automation in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, national/global high profile customers. Great field techs and a few hard workers in the offices. Alot of pneumatic tube employees with positive attitudes. Good employee reward for bringing new people to the company.

    Cons

    SwisslogNA (Translogic) appears to be a pneumatic tube operation that puts tubes first. The pharmacy automation product is developed from an Italian team (Swisslog S.P.A.) that is not interested in helping or working with SwisslogNA. Insufficient training for employees to understand the product they are servicing (nonexistent training center). Told several times to go use customer's PRODUCTION systems for learning. Weak/Nonexistent documentation and training materials.
    Having remote managers, corporate management in Switzerland, and product center in Italy means alot of buck passing, to the detriment of customers. It felt like a boat with 8 captains in 8 wheelhouses.
    The pharmacy automation product was originally designed 12 years ago, and still uses 12 year old computer technology. No ongoing process for product improvement (there may be, but it was not shared with SwisslogNA). Poor/nonexistent software versioning. Bug fixes applied on the fly, on production systems with none to little testing. No QA testing before release.
    Support makes more $ than Implementation due to buggy product with ongoing issues not resolved by product center. Nobody thinks that's a problem. IT doesn't think engineers need any more computing resources than the secretaries.
    SAP for expenses and timekeeping is a cumbersome, horrible beast the way they are doing it.
    Engineers are expected to purchase parts for projects on their own, then charge the company for the expense. Engineers are expected to physically handle and ship parts. Purchasing says they can't get it, then the Swisslog warehouse says they can't store it, they are both focussed on the tube side of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Rescources: Conduct exit interviews to determine why skilled workers are leaving.
    Management: Be more involved in the daily operations and customer service, and not so much worried about your yearly bonus, making your numbers, hitting your sales goals, or keeping costs down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Swisslog - Installation Manager - Pill Pick Machines

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    Former Employee - Installation Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Installation Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Swisslog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Machine were interesting and always changing. This made it more keep it interesting at all times. The People ( Co -workers and Customers) were always looking out for each other and fun to work with.

    Cons

    There is always a couple co works in every bunch that use people to advice themselves. There was a lot of traveling in the position I had, 90% or even more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has a hard understanding that just because you have people inside your Denver office and they have your ear, that dosent make the field personal wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty from the outside looking in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Swisslog

    Pros

    Good Healthcare. Good Pay. Decent hours.

    Cons

    Whiney sales people, union pipefitters call the shots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Welcome to the 21st century, get a clue to modern business practices.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for someone who doesn't want to rock the boat and is happy not being challenged~!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Swisslog

    Pros

    Relaxed Manufacturing Environment, Similar to Office Space Atmosphere.

    Cons

    It is a good old boys club which may never change. Hard to move up and very resistant to new ideas and change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult to give advice if they aren't open to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swisslog full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has a diverse portfolio of systems which keeps the business interesting. Great people generally. All business areas are very competitive, so the company needs to keep moving.

    Cons

    Some areas need more staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some dead weight in the company - but most are very motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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