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Diebold Nixdorf Project Manager Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  • Not a very good work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • CSM's has very little power and upper management doesn't reward for performance (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diebold Nixdorf full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities. Great working environment

    Cons

    Recession negatively impacted revenue forecast


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Green, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to manage projects and workday as needed; Benefits include med/dent, life ins, vacation, sick days, flex spending accts for health/childcare, 401k; Free access to computer base courses for continuing education and PMP prep.

    Cons

    Numerous changes at director level in recent years have resulted in many policy/process changes but no time for process improvement or fostering professional development in current employees; Every department trimmed too thin right now, large workloads

    Advice to Management

    Add back a few employees in each department so that everyone can have a more manageable workload. This would allow projects to be run more efficiently, increase customer satisfaction, minimize rework, recognize revenue faster.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great team!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Green, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, cafeteria on site, management allows for ideas and does not micro manage

    Cons

    not one central locations. Many small offices makes communication difficult. Reorgs too often.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Diebold is an old fashion company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leader;
    Good working environment;
    Average salary level;
    Values equality and diversity.

    Cons

    The ATM business is going down;
    Lack of innovation and creativity in product;


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Living on pins and needles!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diebold Nixdorf full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Early in my Diebold career I found that hard work, long hours and full company dedication was the Diebold way of life and enjoyed it. Everyone from new employees to seasoned upper managers enjoyed contributing to the success of the company and from that success came rewards; monetary, benefits and or team acknowledgement. There was not a better career oriented company with a better group of people to work for...anywhere.

    Cons

    In recent years with the arrival of new CEO's and their newly appointed leaders, the company morale from above, below and across has tanked! Upper management is now proficient in CYA and have taken on a 'read between the lines approach' in management. Example: 12 months worth of corporate weekly meetings and training sessions, with the intent of detailing transformation strategies and the roll out of new operating processes were abruptly scrapped..."go back to the way you used to do business", end of communication. Ah, exactly what was the old way (?) as so many employees and groups had been disbanded and/or terminated and the remaining group policies and operating procedures are unknown. As a previous low level manager I have seen and heard of similar scenarios from field organizations and peers. For years the 'constant' threat of layoff and/or termination have taken a toll on the good employee mind set. My advise to someone seeking Diebold employment is to hire on and stay at an hourly position as the reduction of the salaried position workforce now requires excessive hours, and forget about any thought of annual raises or goal incentives. You will benefit with overtime pay!

    Advice to Management

    The company financial situation is not the result of a workforce failure. If it were, the company would never have progressed to the status in which it is...or once was. Understandably, 'timely' transformation and change is the key to continued success. Major corporate players have misled stakeholders with false projections resulting in failed outcomes so without hesitation the only immediate recourse available to upper management is the knee jerk reaction of workforce reduction or at least the looming threat of such. Customers, internal and external, are people in any capacity in which you deal with them. They have and will continue to pick up on company loyalty and morale issue's. I actually quit a17 year stint with this company to 'allow' time for a family life and regain self worth and pride. But all said and done, thank you for the opportunity as I have learned a valuable life lesson and met some of the most outstanding people I believe I will ever run across!


  6. "Chasing pennies and losing sight of dollars."

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diebold Nixdorf as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The technology behind their products is amazing. The service teams and support staffs are dedicated and willing to work together to accomplish goals.
    There exists a genuine desire by most of the staff and employees to do the best possible job for the customers and for the company.

    Cons

    The upper management and leadership team is unwilling to invest in talented personnel. The organization is reluctant to spend funding needed to ensure large-scale project success.
    There is a genuine need and role for accounting in business, but, the USA division of this company has taken this to extremes. This company is more focused on not buying 50 - $200.00 locks to the point that they are willing to jeopardize a $750K (annual) service contract that would renew for 10 years. They seek revenue, but are unwilling to ensure the front-line personnel are equipped to guarantee customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer satisfaction, the dollars will follow.


  7. "Great Change"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diebold Nixdorf full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Employees to work with, direct managers in mid-senior level are great (at least mine), Development center in Prague is amazing (People and their skills), very challenging, good pay

    Cons

    flat company with some challenges

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Still a good place to develop a career"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Green, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Green, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low amount of management structure. Easy to escalate problems or opportunities. Good culture of putting customer satisfaction first. Another good reason is the ability to work in a matrixed organization. This really makes team work function efficiently. It gives the normal working stiff a chance to experience the leadership issues of product development and deployment. That in turn develops that individual for more responsibility if management is your goal. Recently extensive efforts have been made to develop some internal training programs that if you take advantage of them also enhance your net worth with no cost.

    Cons

    A former USA company still struggling with going global. Many of the staff will drop everything for a US customer when global ones are more important

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your people and invest in success.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK"

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    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in North Canton, OH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Most managers are OK. Good place to be during the good times. Used to be a fairly laid back, casual work environment, although that is changing (not in a good way).

    Cons

    Not a great place to be during the bad times. Slowly, but surely, the management is eating away at US based associates compensation and benefits. There is a sense that the company is on a cusp, and that it will either grow and succeed, or fall into a death spiral of layoffs and cost cutting. No one knows if senior management is going to be able to tip the company into growth, which leads to a lot of anxiety.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers, not enough leaders. Divest the elections systems business. It's giving the company a bad name.


  10. "Wincor Nixdorf"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, health costs have not increased in 3 years

    Cons

    high stress, different time zones for communication, low employer 401k match