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ALSTOM Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Poor US management team without any strategy approach and people management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Hornell, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Hornell, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good international network over Europe, Asia, Africa and Americas. You can easily learn some industrial processes which can bring you new tools.

    Cons

    The best sentence at Alstom Hornell is: we always have done things in this way why do you want to change...

    Advice to Management

    Managers are not open to help people to learn and improve their skills. Most of them are there for their own and waiting until they will be back overseas to get VPs position


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Questionable ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The building is ok, the cafeteria is vending machines, but the coffee is free.

    Cons

    the level of bullying and harassment is difficult to get around and get your work done.
    At no level of management in the Melbourne Florida plant is there anyone who will take the harassment or bullying realistically. At each level they laugh at the idea that your manager could be targeting you as a scapegoat/harassed person. Unfortunately if you are a go-getter and like to help people with their work issues, DON'T WORK HERE!!!

    Advice to Management

    the first level management needs to take some training of bullying and harassing their employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Test Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time

    Pros

    Great talents working together, focus on Power and Grrid industries. Top software solutions vendor in SCADA,EMS, DMS,Market Management Solutions. I have Really good work experience in Redmond,WA Alstom Grid center of excellence, and in Shanghai,China Techinology centr. Of course it is GE Grid now.

    Cons

    Need More effort on Asian markets, to supply the awesome softwares solutions for utilities.

    Advice to Management

    More felixible policies on employees international transfer, to best fit both company and employees. Not only me, some really experienced and talented co-workers need more HR supports for international relocation, so that to contribute our capabilities on wonderful projects and product development opportunities around the world.


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  5. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people, good manager, exciting projects

    Cons

    Wish they have more snacks


  6. "Building transformers for power lines"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waynesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waynesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay good hrs great benefits

    Cons

    To many hrs alot of walking

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused


  7. "Engineer at Alstom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good company
    Good benefits
    Exposure to various areas in power systems software
    Various locations nationally and internationally
    Possibility of working in france

    Cons

    Career advancement is tough
    A lot of politics
    Company is a conglomerate so one division offers no relation to the other.
    They work as separate companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work
    Integrate the company more
    Have a policy to rotate employees who are willing to relocate
    Train employees in all areas what Alstom does


  8. "Great Opportunity with the right attitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and competitive pay rates
    Good opportunity to advance in career path
    Challenging work in a global company
    Excellent opportunities to travel as a single adult

    Cons

    Casual Overtime is expected--meaning 50 hours per week or more during certain parts of the project
    Large turnover rate
    Over-emphasis on processes and outdated methodologies


  9. "ok work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALSTOM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits comparable to other companies in the area.

    Cons

    Some are not too friendly.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALSTOM (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people working there are very nice and friendly. All the computer and equipment were already set up at your desk from day one.

    Cons

    The job description was pretty general. The manager was pretty laid back and did not plan out the project thoroughly. There were many unnecessary delays.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out the project better. Think of all the necessary tools that are needed for the job before hiring people.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Changes with GE merge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Power Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is long compared to other companies. Start with 3 weeks and go up to 6 weeks. 401K is good.

    Cons

    R&D team is not doing the real R&D, just the basic platform and UI features.
    Low salary, no stocks. Most people have no career path especially with the GE transition.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your team members. They can be your competitors or customers one day.


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