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Updated April 22, 2017
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  • Career development plan, Too far from city (in 3 reviews)

  • Career growth depends upon team (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Danfoss NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning and potential; Leadership is always evolving; constantly challenging the staff to adapt; flexible with travel; high level of responsibility given

    Cons

    very Danish centered; difficult to influence if from sub-regions; project oriented instead of process oriented in Administrative work flow and tasks; communication can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    look to best practices outside of Denmark and your own industry; take from other manufacturers and similar foot-printed companies and modify for your business norms


  2. "Poor advancement, possibly illegal practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Loves Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Small possibility of advancement. During the recession we were forced to "voluntarily" take a week off to protect the bottom line for shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the micromanaging and learn the servant leadership that you espouse.


  3. ""Global company" " local Pay""

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Attitude, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    There is a lot of complacency maintaining wage structures. The reward system is constantly re-tooled. Its difficult to build a relationship with a manager. The pay raises are 2.09% over ten years so the only way to increase you income is climb the ladder. This is used as a motivator instead of a fair pay scale and bonuses. Usually pay 12-17% below market value for positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay wages comparable to similar global businesses. If you want the best...pay for it. Allow more local control. Its difficult to move things up the management chain when it is dictated from Denmark.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easley, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Easley, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a good place to work.

    Cons

    Slow to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees


  6. "My grow to be a great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Danfoss International (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Business meetings keep all employees informed of what is happening in the company and industry changes. They are also in the process of improving the company's site appearance, digitalization, and the culture of the company.

    Cons

    Mentoring is hard to come by. Appears to be on a "who you know basis." Salary inconsistencies between people in the same position. Career opportunities vary between "different people."


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Centralised Top Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Denmark, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Denmark, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danfoss International full-time

    Pros

    Danfoss has process and structures for everything.
    If you follow the decided business systems, you will success. You don´t even need to think

    Cons

    If you like to work independent, and improve systems and processes, then stay away from a job in the Business Units. You will not be allowed to do anything different compared to other business units.
    Just follow the decided business systems….

    Advice to Management

    Accept that different business Market Structures in different Business Units requires adapted market approach – Accept that Danfoss is, seen from the Customers point of view, not One Company


  8. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loves Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loves Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and people that creates very satisfying work environment.
    Flexible schedule helps with work life balance.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed yet any significant cons.


  9. "Operations Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Operations in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people working here. Always friendly and ask how you're doing. Not too much red tape when it comes to changing operations.

    Cons

    The work isn't too fulfilling. After all the company specializes in electronic parts for refrigerators. If you can get passed that you'll be in good shape.

    Advice to Management

    More energy


  10. "Sauer-Danfoss 2009"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sauer- Danfoss allowed employees much leeway in attaining job goals. Most of the time I enjoyed the challanges. Often it was fun. The salary was decent. The benefits were excellent until the company started cutting things.

    Cons

    I retired in 2009. Layoffs, reduction of benefits, and hardening of HR's attitude convinced me to retire and claim the excellent retirement benefits while they were still available. Sauer- Danfoss was sold and taken private by Danfoss Corporation. Many of the people I worked with have left or retired since the Danfoss takeover. When I've asked recent retirees how it is working for Danfoss, they will usually reply with a roll of the eyes.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't kill the innovating, can do culture that existed for many years at Sauer Danfoss with European management practices.


  11. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Middle River, MD
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Middle River, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danfoss International full-time

    Pros

    Niche Industry probably not going away any time soon. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Moves really slow on issues, tied to too many 3rd parties; work culture is just a grind and putting out fires.



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