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Alstom Transportation Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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Alstom Transportation Chairman & CEO Patrick Kron
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Pros
  • Work life balance is there, if there is some delivery then only you have to stay back for more time (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits once you reach a certain level and some consideration for flexibility in working arrangements (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good challenging work -- international exposure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Hornell, NY
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Hornell, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alstom is a global player in passenger rail and signaling -- headquartered in Paris, France -- the North American region is a hotbed for growth, including high speed rail, which provides for good challenging work to be a part of the team making that happen.

    Cons

    Like any large, global company, Alstom struggles to balance central authority with regional autonomy, and senior management is somewhat disconnected from business operations.

    Advice to Management

    Connect.


  2. "Great environment, Challenging Work Load"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large amount of work to be done due to nature of business. We build everything from rolling stock to wayside equipment.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed because many don't leave.

  3. "Average place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alstom Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good facilities
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lot of politics at work
    Preferential treatment to old time employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally


  4. "Politically driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alstom Transportation full-time

    Pros

    A good company for learning for entry level employees

    Cons

    Alstom has very politically driven Management


  5. "Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hornell, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hornell, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alstom Transportation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good balance between work and personal time.

    Cons

    French are driving the company and are bringing more and more people from overseas.


  6. "Oldfashioned Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relative job security when market is up. Operations everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Lots of double standard behavior from mgmt, no focus, long meetings without clear goals.

    Advice to Management

    Less talking and Powerpoint.
    Clearer action plans, more accountability.


  7. "Mechanical Engineer at Alstom Transport"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alstom Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonuses and opportunity for on site

    Cons

    The team is new and requires more experience

  8. "consultant buyer/planners"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Buyer/Planners in Hornell, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant Buyer/Planners in Hornell, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    active and the most updated system in manufacturing in the world!

    Cons

    at times was difficult to keep the minimum balances but it was worked out the system was great!

    Advice to Management

    was great I had to stop to get a heart transplant and it was great and insurance helped a lot too!


  9. "Ok place to work if you don't have a degree."

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Hornell, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Hornell, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe, clean, decent pay, and many people stay for the long haul.

    Cons

    You feel like you could get fired at the drop of a hat. The less motivated to advance you are, the better you fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat the workers like idiots and they won't act like idiots.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Employment at Alstom Transport"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Alstom Transportation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, interesting work, benefits, professional staff.

    Cons

    None I can think of at this time.


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