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Updated Oct 5, 2019

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Found 216 reviews

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Festo CEO Oliver Jung
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9 Ratings
  1. "Be warned"

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    Current Employee - N/A 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Privately owned company. Leader in automation

    Cons

    Leadership team has no integrity and cannot be trusted.

    Festo2019-10-05
  2. "Festo Mason Ohio"

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    Former Employee - SMS Material Handler in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team oriented, great atmosphere, great pay for the job.

    Cons

    Need to cross train employees.

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    Festo2019-09-30
  3. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Festo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family-owned company, respectful people, healthy working environment.

    Cons

    Tends to be slow in taking action but once it does - does is great.

    Festo2019-09-28
  4. "Una empresa con muy buenas prestaciones"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Apodaca
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Buenas prestaciones Interés en el empleado Flexibilidades y consideraciones Comunicación

    Cons

    La ubicación, desafortunadamente reubicaron mi departamento a Tlanepantla estado de Baez. Crecimiento un tanto limitado.

    Festo2019-09-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Strict ‘No’ to the people coming from good culture organizations- no ethics, micromanagement, non friendly work policies"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager-TEC(R&D) in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less work, no work after office hours

    Cons

    **This review is likely to be pushed down by adding fake good reviews (by current employees)!! Cons are: 1. Work - Limited projects to work. You will not be evaluated on your work.. but you will be surely judged based on your agreement/disagreement with the management. Zero tolerance for difference of opinions. Difference of opinion will lead to your demotion/isolation from the team. 2. Work environment – i). Lacks professionalism – Meetings are cancelled at last minute without any information/justifications, people are nominated for trainings based on favouritism. ii)Employees are forced to sign minimum 2 years bond post any international training(no matter if the training was exclusive or not). iii). Narrow minded people- You are not allowed to talk to people freely.. there will always be a third eye watching you and reporting your personal behaviour to the higher ups. Many times, you will be called up for special advisory sessions wherein you will be told whom should you talk to and even what should you talk. 3. HR & Work policies – (i)9.5 working hours daily with no flexibility. (ii)No work from home option, no sick leaves available. Loss of pay(LOP) is absolutely fine. Earned leaves(EL) is pro-rata basis and gets credited only in next year beginning. So, in the first year of joining, it becomes very very difficult to take leaves because you have no ELs and hence you have to go for LOPs. Just in case you are a lady, pls do consider that they do not have an open culture and no HR policies to ease your life (sick leaves/work from home/flexibility). iii)Breakfast and lunch are available on paid basis. You need to punch (in biometrics) for lunch on daily basis. The golden rule is that even if you take lunch from their canteen once, by default, money for that whole month will be deducted. (What is the use of biometric punching for lunch then??) iv)You are not allowed to move out of office premises during work hours without HOD’s written permission. v) There is no food/snacks vendors within office premise(other than the canteen breakfast and lunch for limited time) and you cannot move out of premises as per (iii). vi)No recreational facilities(like sports/fun activities) for employees. Team outings once in 1-2 years depending on the mood of higher ups. Employee engagement activities are considered as a waste of time. 4. Transparency - Decisions are taken up by higher management without any logics/justification or considerations. Festo as a company has very good values on paper (like innovative, open, committed, etc.), but the management doesn’t follow any of them. 5. Exit process – HR department is very clumsy and shady in terms of exit process. In case of early relieving, they simply communicate/agree to a date. They do not inform anything about whether you owe them any money (and the amount) or you do not owe. But, at the time of final settlement (i.e. one month post your release when you are expecting your salary) they might suddenly ask you to pay lacs of money as settlement amount. It is assumed that ‘since you did not raise a query to check if you owe us anything, you agree to pay whatever the company asks you for.’ I have seen this chaos happening in multiple cases. There is a clear gap in communication from HR side and this gap is closed by blaming the employees.

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    Festo2019-09-10
  6. "Sehr spannende, internationale Arbeit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Esslingen am Neckar
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spannende Produkte und Projekte Sehr nettes Umfeld Unterstützen Eigeninitiative Internationale Projekte global und in den Regionen inkl. spannender Reisen

    Cons

    Viel Aktionismus Weiterentwicklungsmöglichkeiten je nach Bereich begrenzt Häufige Wechsel des Managements und der entsprechenden Prioritäten (Projekte, Abteilungen) in der Vergangenheit

    Festo2019-09-02
  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Festo full-time

    Pros

    no work pressure, good colleagues

    Cons

    not much professional growth located in no-man's island

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    Festo2019-07-31
  8. "buena"

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    Former Employee - Gerente Contact center LAM in Tlalnepantla, México
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    una empresa internacional bien reconocida a nivel mundial

    Cons

    pasar de ser una empresa familiar a una empresa corporativa , aunque no es una desventaja los cambios si se sintieron interiormente.

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    Festo2019-07-30
  9. "Angenehmes ruhiges arbeitsklima ,selbstständiges arbeiten ist sehr gefragt"

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    I worked at Festo

    Pros

    Die arbeit dort ist sehr auf eigeninitiative und eigenkreativität gestellt , rückt allerdings zum höhepunkt in die richtigen Gleisen, weniger stress mehr feinheit !

    Cons

    Motivation zu mehr , arbeit nach dem streusystem

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    Festo2019-07-24
  10. "Werkstudent <50% Teilzeit in Produktion / Kontrolle"

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    Former Employee - Work Student in St. Ingbert
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Festo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - angemessene Bezahlung - gute Arbeitsumgebung / Infrastruktur - gute Kantine

    Cons

    - häufige Mehrarbeit gefordert - Mehrarbeit oft nur im Team möglich (erfordert Zustimmung/Mitarbeit der Kollegen oder endet im Ausfall)

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    Festo2019-07-17
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