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Abengoa Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Manuel Sánchez Ortega
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Pros
  • You have a lot of opportunities to grow (in 3 reviews)

  • Also allows international mobility because Abengoa have a lot of projects around the world (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salaries range, no work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots and lots of extra hours without any compensation for that (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company on difficulties"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abengoa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top engineering projects
    Very good Compensation & Benefits
    great job opportunities

    Cons

    Top management use to decide all.
    Company financial status

    Advice to Management

    Top management is now changing with high frequency


  2. "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to international business and exponential responsabilities

    Cons

    Management and promotions are non existent

    Advice to Management

    It's impossible to grow if you do not count on your employees

  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abengoa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office was in a good location

    Cons

    They treated non Spaniards like dirt

    Advice to Management

    Listen to experts that you hire


  4. "SHIFT SUPERVISOR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hugoton, KS
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Hugoton, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abengoa (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing technology and one faces challenges every single day which prepares you for the worst

    Cons

    Lack of training between the management and its employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International exposure, good work environment, a lot of travel

    Cons

    Instability. Management do not care about the rest, they just want to put the money in their pockets. Too much bureaucracy for nothing and nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Do your job


  6. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work area and upper management

    Cons

    Better comunicacion in fields with direct employees and field supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Start taking opcions of good starts


  7. "None"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abengoa (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They had good projects to work.

    Cons

    lack organization and work management

  8. "It was a great place to work, but that gradually changed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abengoa full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and training

    Cons

    Poorly managed company. The work environment was very chaotic at times. It's the Spanish way or the highway. High employee turnover rate. No defined career path. No opportunity for advancement. Very few Americans in upper management. Unrealistic expectations which have now caused financial ruin.

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn that when in the United States, you should conduct business like you are in the United States, not Spain. Put more Americans in upper management positions instead of bringing in people from Spain.


  9. "Satisfied F/T employee with a little to say"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The people, benefits, team atmosphere, international experience

    Cons

    International company, but too many of the best practices in Spain filtered down to their offices around the world where those best practices were not relevant or acceptable. The micromanagement was debilitating as well.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to improve dramatically. Email and website communication should only be taken so far. Urgent matters need to be communicated more timely as well.


  10. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Abengoa full-time

    Pros

    It allowed me to gain experience in the construction business. This company has decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    You have to work long hours about 45-60 per week. Sometimes go in the weekends and take short lunches.

    Advice to Management

    This company should be more structured. Its procedures should be more consistent, it takes a lot of effort to do something in this company. All decisions are made in Spain, so it takes a long time.


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