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Updated January 9, 2018
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FLSmidth Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Schulz
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance is very good (in 23 reviews)

  • Work environment that allows for professional growth, good work and family balance (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working for FLSmidth. As their corporate headquarters/owners are outside of the US, they have a different take on how to run a business and seemed to be more employee focused than other companies I had worked for. I still have friends that work there and they enjoy the company and their job.

    Cons

    I understand that they were bought by another after I left so I am not sure if they are still as good to work for. As the owners are out of country, there were often delays in getting approvals.

    Advice to Management

    None really as it has changed since I was there.


  2. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Midvale, UT
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were flexible with time off.

    Cons

    They paid me as a Coordinator but I was doing Project Management work. Little opportunity for advancement. I felt that there was little to no training, and they over worked the few people they kept after the layoffs.

  3. "Company lacks innovation know-how"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was making a bold move from cement to minerals mining.

    Cons

    Management had neither the background nor the confidence to execute their stated goal of innovation in the minerals sector. US operations will remain sales only, engineering in India is second rate, and they will remain a bottom feeder and low bidder in this industry, continuously fighting lawsuits for metallurgical failures in their quality-compromised products.

    Advice to Management

    Current President has shown himself to be totally disingenuous with regards to the value of innovation in the company. But has now surrounded himself with and promoted like-minded industry cynics.


  4. "FLSmidth"

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

    I have been working at FLSmidth (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong technical solutions, international footprint, embraces diversity

    Cons

    Focused on economically flat industries, too many organizational changes

    Advice to Management

    Aim for a period of stability or risk losing valuable skills through change fatigue


  5. "Dictatorial leade ship is destoying good US offices"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FLSmidth full-time

    Pros

    Colleges, facility, free soda, alternative work schedule

    Cons

    Continuous dictatorial/brainless/pity leadership and decisions.
    Frequent organizational changes.
    Ignorance of employees voice.
    No communications.
    Continuous brainless layoffs.
    High usage of low-performance India office.
    Using employees and prizes to build (positive) company SN.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignorance and listen to employees.
    Stop blaming everything on mineral's low market.


  6. "Employment at Flsmidth"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Supervisor in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Supervisor in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global corporation, friendly environment, career growth opportunities, great benefits.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs due to downsizing as result of economic fluctuations in the mining and cement industries.


  7. "Bad organization"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn a lot
    good benefits
    decent salaries

    Cons

    poor management
    poor organization
    stability is not usual

    Advice to Management

    company needs some expert advice on organizational issues

  8. "Employee Review of FLSmidth Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FLSmidth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. They are dedicated and intelligent as well as consideraye of othets on the team.

    Cons

    FLSmidth current global strategy is changing to have lower local presence in order to be more cost competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Consider another direction to improve local presence.


  9. "FLSmidth"

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    Former Employee - Treasury Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Treasury Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I do not have any Pros

    Cons

    Mining industry is in a decline


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLSmidth (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees here are mostly friendly and helpful. Upper management (at the U.S. office) is relatively accessible. Benefits and pay are relatively decent. Management also focuses on employee development with access to training programs and tuition reimbursement for bachelors or masters degrees.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry in mining and cement make it a tough and scary industry to be in during the down times. Room for advancement within the company comes and goes with the market. Generation "gap" is concerning, since hiring younger people/college grads within the past few years has been non-existent. Technical and backoffice work (i.e. ENGINEERING) is slowly being outsourced to low cost countries.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to be less tone-deaf when they throw a huge catered party with a live band, booze, dinner, dancing, etc., for the Danish office, and all they give us in the U.S. office is free lunch.


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