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HUBER + SUHNER Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Buyer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team mates were great. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Salary was not great. Most people in management were somewhat "uppity" and cliquish.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RIFd and clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    some nice people in a few spots here and therre, reps, engineers

    Cons

    mgt, completely out of touch in everyway. So many have or should have left before driving company into the dirt in VT , then they relocated to NC, and things not much better

    Advice to Management

    gte a clue, you have had how many RIFs in 15years?


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company Moved Out-of-State"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Essex Junction, VT
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Essex Junction, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Work/Life Balance, great (former) location

    Cons

    Moved out-of-state. Heavy lay-offs, needed better handle on management teams.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Including flex time, pets are allowed.
    Most employees are great! Management not so much.

    Cons

    Policy and procedures are inconsistent. You are given verbal instructions but nothing ever in writing. If changed you may or may not be told.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt consistency. Put detailed procedures in writing. Balance the workload.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair Practices"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small Company, good product, can wear jeans every day

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no support or training, unprofessional culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new and experienced management team


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dissatisfied - Huge Mistake"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with really great people that help each other when needed. You have to count on your co-workers because management doesn't care.

    Cons

    Management will over work you, but then complain if you work a minute of overtime. Management is Very inconsistent with employees', and company values. Charlotte would be a better operation if the Swiss would take control over the North American part of the business. Still trying to figure out way I come to this place everyday.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Below average."

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    Former Employee - Fiberoptic Cable Production Line Employee in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Employee - Fiberoptic Cable Production Line Employee in Essex Junction, VT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have seen employees with special needs, I am glad that H+S is open to this issue.

    Cons

    As someone has already stated, there is a major disconnection between management and production floor. I was very much bothered by management operating in their own cloud, high enough above production as if saying hello is plain useless. At times, I felt like a 2nd class citizen around them. Arrogance is highly present.
    Opportunities for advancement are very unclear, I have, unfortunately, seen promotions based on looks rather than quality.

    Advice to Management

    In plain English: please calm down to earth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "An atypical business relationship between management and production employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex Junction, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex Junction, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huber + Suhner is a Swiss-based company, and the employee benefits reflect many European business models that provide excellent benefits. In addition to some traditional companies benefits (e.g. 401Ks, life insurance, and medical, dental and vision insurance plans), H+S employees also receive a better-than-average vacation time, and quarterly profit sharing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is a substantial disconnect between management and production employees. Directions and standard operation procedures often change with the intention of improvement, but new process knowledge doesn't always get disseminated from mid-management to production staff very consistently, so knowledge becomes more "tribal"; only a handful line leaders will know the information, and therefore instructions for duties are only as good as a verbal explanation. New, undocumented SOP's put in place by management and/or engineers get implemented though often times go unsupervised, thus leading to long, inefficient project start-ups, and a high probability for delays and costly errors.

    Opportunities for career advancement are often unclear. Steps and requirements are not documented, and many colleagues have voiced dissatisfaction with this issue.

    Concerns for the future: in the USA division of H+S, a great deal of the business is military contracts, so a lack of civilian contract diversity directly affects the success in the USA. H+S has also acquired a new company in New Jersey, and there is significant concern among many employees that business in Vermont will shift out of state.

    Advice to Management

    I would offer to upper management that new procedures and project start-ups become more "hands on": writing of standard operation procedures for new projects and supervising start-ups more closely. Information needs to trickle down the chain of command thoroughly and clearly.


  10. "Nothing Bad to Say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at HUBER + SUHNER full-time

    Pros

    Huber+Suhner is a great place to grow as a professional. Management is willing to listen to ideas and suggestions to improve processes. There are a lot of great people there. The work environment can be very fun. There are monthly company events that brings employees together.

    Cons

    Employees feel that can't speak to managers. I am not sure why though. I have been able to speak openly to all levels of management with no issue. I have nothing bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    All suggestions were said to the proper management team.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not so good!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The co-workers are great. Everyone is always willing to help.

    Cons

    The pay is very low for expectations.


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