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ALSTOM Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "welder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at ALSTOM part-time

    Pros

    not many reasons other than i get away with a lot

    Cons

    not a happy place to work

    Advice to Management

    suck it


  2. "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


  3. "Building transformers for power lines"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


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  5. "Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Better work and personal life balance.
    2. 401 K is good

    Cons

    1. No chances of improving skills or learning.
    2. No proper training
    3. Not well structured
    4. Pay is less compared to competitors
    5. Not a desirable work environment.

    Initially for a person starting their career, I would not advise to start at ALSTOM.

    Advice to Management

    1. Training people/ new hires is important.
    2. Foresee the objectives and plan accordingly.


  6. "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


  7. "Great Opportunity with the right attitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  8. "ok work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad out weighs the good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work when company is doing well, pay is ok, summer flex time, good company morale, small town.

    Cons

    Downsize happens as rapidly as they hire. They can let 400+ people go in one day. Departments don't mesh together well. Language barrier with some other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees, enforce teamwork, allow growth, listen to the employees suggestions sometimes they may see something you weren't able to see.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (1)

    "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALSTOM full-time

    Pros

    High Salary, good benefits. They have a lengthy road map for every single process in the company. They provide a large network for guidance.

    Cons

    Overwork their people, lots of red tape. They are extremely bureaucratic and don't trust the employees. There is a lot of layers that are unnecessary and people are trying to earn their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to offer more support and less action items. They tend to dump all of their responsilbility on their people.



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