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Faiveley Reviews

Updated 21 Oct 2019

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Faiveley CEO Stéphane Rambaud Measson
Stéphane Rambaud Measson
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Mid sized company who are tier1 supplier for railway system(in 4 reviews)

  • "Good salary, good food and welfare , alternative Saturday holiday(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fairly has been purchased by Wabtec our competitor(in 3 reviews)

  • "We were bought out by Wabtec Passenger Transit early 2017(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager- Finance & Accounts"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in India, TN

    I worked at Faiveley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a Finance Manager, taken the charge of end to end financial activities including Internal financial controls, Audit. Banking, Treasury, Bank Guarantees.

    Cons

    Good location to stay with the family but only think is about the education for the kids.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Faiveley2018-08-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employees sue Faiveley (now owned by Wabtec) in Class Action Lawsuit"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Westminster, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Faiveley full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees of rail equipment suppliers Faiveley Transport S.A. (and Knorr-Bremse, and Wabtec, which now owns Faiveley) have filed suit in Maryland and Pennsylvania federal court over an alleged long-running agreement between the rivals not to poach each other’s workers, after the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with the companies in May 2018. A proposed class of current and former Faiveley... employees (and Wabtec and Knorr-Bremse), filed their complaint in April and May 2018 over no-poach agreements that were in place from 2009 until 2016.

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    Cons

    If you are a current or former employee of former Faiveley employees (and Wabtec and Knorr-Bremse), then you may join the class in the class action lawsuit. Current and former employees may be able to recover lost wages and benefits brought upon by Faiveley, Wabtec and Knorr-Bremse conspiracy to "no poach" each other's employees, thereby limiting wages and depressing future employment prospects.

    Advice to Management

    To Wabtec-Faiveley management: If you expect your employees to advance your cause by working hard to make your rail products, then treat your employees with some respect. Also familiarize yourself with the Sherman anti-trust act and don't conspire with your rail competitor, against your own employees.

    Faiveley2018-07-23
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  4. "Company takeover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Faiveley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salaries seem fair for the industry.

    Cons

    Fairly has been purchased by Wabtec our competitor. They are absorbing our transit product lines and closing our plant. By the end of 2017 most of us will be without a job.

    Faiveley2017-06-30
  5. "Engineer Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Faiveley full-time

    Pros

    Their door system products are robust, well designed, and reliable.

    Cons

    The NA market customer's requirements do not align with th EU 's customer requirements. The design COC is located in Tours, France. The productio of much of the door systems are in France and Spain. Conducting application of their products in NA is difficult due to non-coherent business model.

    Advice to Management

    Put design and manufacture leaders in EU in front of NA customers so they can feel the pain of their lack of support. Provide application (systems engineers) with the resources to learn the systems they must deliver.

    Faiveley2017-01-07
  6. "Lab Tech and Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Faiveley part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Co workers are friendly and willing to help you learn -Engineering Management treats their engineers well -No micromanagement on projects, freedom to carry out your duties in the lab

    Cons

    -High turnover -Sluggish processes for improvment/lack of communication among departments

    Faiveley2017-01-05
  7. "Managment does not listen and will keep employees in the dark."

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Faiveley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are being sold to wabtec a American company, this will be good for the American based companies. Holiday and personal days off can add to many days.

    Cons

    The management is poorly run. They look done on the people at lower levels. Trying to make every division operate as a French company does not work well.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a week on the floor working and playing by the rules you make others follow.

    Faiveley2016-08-15
  8. "Salaried office worker"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Faiveley has a lot of good people to work with. The benefits and pay are average. I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Faiveley has a lot of turnovers. Upper management doesn't communicate well well with their employees. The offices really need to be updated.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Faiveley2016-06-20
  9. "Buyer"

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     in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Faiveley for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people at the site.

    Cons

    Horrible Management at corporate level.

    Faiveley2016-04-12
  10. "Salaried Office Worker"

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    Former Employee - Salaried in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting business in the rail transit industry - combining technologies, manufacturing and lots of customer interaction. Reasonable salary levels, average benefits, average 401K program. Lots of good people there to work and interact with.

    Cons

    Company always struggled to obtain new transit contracts. Did not make much money on the ones they had. Being French owned, not much good management direction on where US branch was headed. A lot of turnover in upper management resulted in even more loss of direction. Company always in a state of "reorganization" with resulting loss of key employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop key company strengths and set a plan to achieve these in North American market. Make clear to employees when acquisitions and buy out occur, what is going on.

    Faiveley2016-03-04
  11. Helpful (3)

    "Workable but not ideal,profitable but full of waste."

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the products used in the North American market are manufactured in and or supported by local sub-suppliers in the United States.

    Cons

    Management is always saying they are interested in saving money but knowingly wastes money by continuing to refuse to change the methods by which some things are done. The boasts of their quality rating but will not implement modest additional measures to ensure a higher percentage of quality and less error. Our customers continue to have repeated problems with quality issues even though Faiveley is aware of the... issues. It seems that there are to many policies in place to protect poor workmanship and poor planning. Change is what is needed but at some levels change is resisted in order to protect well placed individuals.

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    Advice to Management

    Remove the barriers (policies and individuals) that prevent real positive change from taking place. Replace the CYA policies with common sense planning and practical doable solutions. Seek real long term solutions and not short term bandages for customer problems.

    Faiveley2012-07-23
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