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Updated Jun 25, 2014

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3.1 15 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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Remo Brunschwiler

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Working at Swisslog full-time for more than 20 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsWork 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 Senior ManagementEmployees are your best asset, treat them accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you love it just wait a year.

    (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat salary, benefits, and a company car.

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementListen to employees for once. If it's not broke don't fix it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Behind in innovation. Industry leader that is not advancing.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsIndustry leader with majority market share. Strong client base.

    ConsCompetition providing more advanced solutions

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On Call 24/7/365

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees (field service) a weekend off and let them balance work - life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pharmacy Automation: Poor product management and communication.

    Pharmacy Automation (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsInteresting 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.

    ConsSwisslogNA (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 Senior ManagementHuman 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Swisslog - Installation Manager - Pill Pick Machines

    Installation Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementManagement 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty from the outside looking in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rolling Meadows, IL

    ProsGood Healthcare. Good Pay. Decent hours.

    ConsWhiney sales people, union pipefitters call the shots.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWelcome to the 21st century, get a clue to modern business practices.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsRelaxed Manufacturing Environment, Similar to Office Space Atmosphere.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDifficult to give advice if they aren't open to it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsSome areas need more staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome dead weight in the company - but most are very motivated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Field Service Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood industry but slow improvement

    ConsPoor leadership in Canadian operation

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