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Stafford, England (UK)

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  • This can lead it to be difficult to manage a reasonable work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Poor management, kept losing talent and it seems no one cares (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "There are many opportunities to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - supportive environment
    - very interesting and challenging the nature of the job
    - good salary, overtime is being paid

    Cons

    - sometimes work is too much, something which means you have to work until late (8-9pm)
    - as ALSTOM being a big organization, sometimes the bureaucracy is overwhelming


  2. "Nothing but lies from management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training Opportunities, Travel, Good Holiday Package

    Cons

    In corporate R&D it didn't seem like they have any idea what they want to achieve.
    Projects that were ready to be transferred onto production would sit in limbo instead.

    Advice to Management

    If you tell people that there place is closing. Don't lie to them for a year that you want to find them a job within the company only to give them a notice three months prior to end of that year.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright people and good working conditions,
    Flexi-work

    Cons

    Stafford is a small town.
    Building apart from PES is old
    training was stopped due to crisis

    Advice to Management

    It was ok


  4. "Alstom Grid Stafford"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Bonuses, Very good HR dealing with problems immediately.

    Cons

    Slow pace environment, nothing exciting or challenging about the job. Extremely laid back certain engineering management show no passion for the job no development or progression for their employees. Menial tasks set, no sense of responsibility in your role, nothing motivating.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what is best for the job and the employees,


  5. "commercial director"

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    Current Employee - Global Commercial Director in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Commercial Director in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time

    Pros

    its fantastic place to work.. good products and profitable business outlook.

    Cons

    working environment and compensation structure could be better

    Advice to Management

    good long term perspective will be good to attract talents


  6. "Good company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multicultural Atmosphere and career development

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and procedures


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Alstom (not for long)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitter in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fitter in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALSTOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay not too bad, good benefits with impressive pension scheme! Working environment is good and people seem to be very friendly

    Cons

    Communication or lack off it seems to cause 99% of problems! Factory building and machinery need to be modernized to keep up with competitors or risk being left behind?

    Advice to Management

    Overall pay scale needs an overview to keep skills within the company!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "My perception"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Stafford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Near birmingham, and fairly close to Manchester and Liverpool

    Cons

    So many problems for one who is looking for better prosperity.


  9. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, very secure career. Many internal and external trainining opertunity. Pays are OK. Located at midland area, convienience transport.

    Cons

    May be paid lower than the job markert. May be to concentrate to the project management rather than the technical.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Providing support for the new processes to be implemented for the delivery of products"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operation Support Manager in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operation Support Manager in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company that is gloably present and gives the opportunity to travel if you wish to. Good colleague, and atmosphere. A good team spirit overall.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, which causes power to spread unequally: this prevents good decisions from being taken. Centralised power in Paris, where all decisions seems to be taken, with no or little understanding of what is really happening on sites. Too much useless reporting, which causes inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Give more local power but also and especially resources in order to match expectations.


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