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"a company focused in in the future (but not rarely neglecting its personnel at the present)"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Experience is a plus on CV, as far as Oerlikon is a welknown company (at least in Switzerland) and dealing with high tech products. There is some good people there that you can learn a lot from. Very differentiated segments of business, which gives the chance to learn a lot about dos and don'ts at corporation life.

Cons

Difficult to mangage corporation tasks within subs, as far as quite decentralized management. Segments are not always cooperative with HQ.
Huge fluctuation of personnel in HQ and also Segments makes work difficult, as far as even mid term knowledge is often gone.
Finally, extrem cuts of headcounts lead not rarely to quick and dirty work by the remaining ones, and huge fees to external consultants...

Advice to Management

please strongly rethink your support, compensation and motivation schemes in order to avoid loosing even more people with valuable knowledge of the company. Even if in the short term it sounds "efficient" to reduce headcount, in the mid and long term you are throwing paid for and built up knowledge away!

Other Employee Reviews for Oerlikon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Firmenchef" "CEO"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mitglied der Geschäftsführung in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Mitglied der Geschäftsführung in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Großartige Leute in Fabriken auf der ganzen Welt.

    Great people in factories around the world.

    Cons

    Schrecklicher Firmenvorstand, inklusive des letzten Firmenchefs Michael und dem aktuellen Chef Juerg. Sie haben das Herz dieses Geschäftes zerstört.

    Horrible management team including both the past CEO Michael and current acting CEO Juerg. They have destroyed the heart of this business.

    Advice to Management

    Konzentriert euch auf die Entwicklung und Zufriedenstellung eurer Angestellten.

    Focus on the development and satisfaction of your employees.


  2. "Oerlikon Solar Reviw vor 2012" "Oerlikon Solar Review prior to 2012"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Leiter der Dünnschichtsolarzellen-Technologie

    Leader in thin film solar technology

    Cons

    Es ist schwer zu sagen, ob die ausgewählte Dünnschicht-Technologie vorwärts gehen wird

    Difficult to predict if thin film will the technology of choice going forward

    Advice to Management

    kA

    NA


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