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FLSmidth Reviews

Updated Oct 6, 2019

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3.6
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FLSmidth CEO Thomas Schulz
Thomas Schulz
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is good , with fixed timings to office(in 29 reviews)

  • "Work environment that allows for professional growth, good work and family balance(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Job security less, food contractor waste and his food also(in 11 reviews)

  • "Upper Management, Work Expectations, International Projects(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "WelderMechanic"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Belleville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FLSmidth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay for most of everything you need and all your travel expenses

    Cons

    You never know when the job will end

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    FLSmidth2018-04-24
  2. "No room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office was casual, friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of confusion on project requirements. No communication between different teams and departments. No opportunity for growth, company was mostly interested in growing India team. New corporate re-structuring every year, no clear direction or mission for the company.

    FLSmidth2019-06-19
  3. "Horrible place to work - RUN"

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

    I have been working at FLSmidth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are really nice. They build a sense of togetherness because most have been here too long to leave...so they just grin and bear it. Once they trust you, they're great.

    Cons

    This place is bad, and getting worse. Disorganized Management, always restructuring and complete confusion. Everyone just hopes their not the next to be laid off. Always feel like you're on a sinking ship. Revenues are down, jobs being cut, bonuses not being paid out, and zero effort put into employee morale. Management is clueless, and just as unhappy as everyone else. You take direction from people in... Denmark, who don't know how anything works in the US. You will find yourself defending America a LOT. Systems and processes are run out of Denmark by people who are severely under qualified for their roles. Especially in support functions, like IT, Finance and HR. Locals have their hands tied. They also just changed the bonus structure half way through the year, likely not paying a bonus in 2019...the company is clearly in financial trouble

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    Advice to Management

    Clean house in Denmark. Give control back to the regions, and hire qualified people.

    FLSmidth2019-07-01
  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Midvale, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team members and manager.

    Cons

    Salary, communication, structure of business

    Advice to Management

    Being months late on every project is not ok. Have your teams get Certified and educated to run projects better

    FLSmidth2018-11-02
  5. "Project Coordinator"

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

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some awesome people with great talent.

    Cons

    The non-stop reorganization of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with a single decision for more than a month.

    FLSmidth2018-10-31
  6. "Company Downsizing/Reorg"

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    Process Engineer in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FLSmidth for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits - 401k, health benefits, vacation days

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours High pressure work environment Salary NOT very competitive for the area

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more work flexibility

    FLSmidth2018-09-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Has turned into an exporter or American jobs and technology to India and manufacturing to China"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are in line with local norms

    Cons

    There is an appearance of management incompetence, but they know exactly what they are doing. Buy up companies here, run them until they feel they are ready to migrate, then off to Asia. Only remains will be folks to answer the phones without an accent.

    Advice to Management

    Mid and lower level, keep your resumes up to date.

    FLSmidth2018-07-08
  8. "A global leader in cement and mining plant design and engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at FLSmidth full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Friendly, Works hard to keep customers happy

    Cons

    New corporate reorganization is leaving a lot of employees confused about their new roles and their futures with the company. Experts on products are being spread out into different departments so products don't appear to have single line reporting ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just re-org from the top down. The experts at the bottom level should be consulted for advice on how they work with customers and products, and most importantly, their managers and other colleagues.

    FLSmidth2018-07-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No clue what they’re doing"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I’m not real sure if you find out please share

    Cons

    Friends and family only need apply

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue ! Look outside your inner circle .

    FLSmidth2018-06-13
  10. "Mechanical Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at FLSmidth full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    too much and lackluster management

    FLSmidth2018-05-19
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