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Wienerberger Overview

Vienna (Austria)
10000+ employees
1819
Company - Public (WIE)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors

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Wienerberger AG is a global supplier of building material and infrastructure solutions situated in Vienna. We are the only multinational producer of clay blocks, facing bricks and roof tiles, ceramic and plastic pipes, and concrete and clay pavers. We are the world market leader ... Read more

Mission: - Supplying outstanding sustainable building material solutions for a better quality of life
- We develop energy-efficient, resource-efficient and sustainable building material solutions that set industry standards. We are committed to continuous improvement and ... Read more

Wienerberger Reviews

  • "Upper management rule by fear total bully boy tactics used to get results"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Goxhill, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Goxhill, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wienerberger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The shop floor staff are always friendly and welcoming eager to help where ever they can a real pleasure to work with

    Cons

    The upper management team are totally out of order I have personally seen them tear in to several people to achieve results when targets are not met including a team leader and lead operators and shop floor machine operators one of the management team is just an out right bully and constantly tearing the team leader down even when they have hit our targets or better.
    After witnessing one such event I went in to check on the team leader who I shall not name and found him with his head in his arms and it looked like he had been crying after being constantly shouted at and being told he wasn't good enough and he should be sacked.
    I couldn't help feeling for the guy because I know he never stops working.
    It would be such a shame if the guy was to give up his job because of the bullying and harassment the guy takes constantly from site management at Goxhill.
    The shop floor teams myself included have been pressured in to working like mad to try and achieve targets but when things go wrong and machinery breaks its the same old story it's us the operators that are at fault one of the managers seems to just turn up and start shouting at people like it will help resolve breakdowns quicker I hope one day someone will take more notice of the behaviour of the managers put in charge and hopefully teach them some people skills that are obviously lacking

    Advice to Management

    Take time to speak with your teams and try and resolve the bullying and harassment atmosphere promoted by your senior managers
    If you don't take action quickly to resolve the bully boy tactics used your reputation as a good employer will suffer greatly.

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Wienerberger Interviews

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    Training and Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Wienerberger.

    Interview

    My application was sent by a former colleague of the company and they have invited me for a personal interview in English. They were 20 minutes late but the interview was very good. After a month pf silence I have asked for feedback and the recruiter said that the other candidate has more experience. When I have asked back she did not even tell me a sentence in English, while she was suprised that I have asked back.

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