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  1. "Excellent group of companies!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halma full-time

    Pros

    Halma provides a great atmosphere for people looking to further their careers in a fast-paced environment. With over 40 businesses globally, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement. Management training is a priority, and the flat organizational model provides good access and visibility.

    Cons

    With over 40 small businesses globally, it sometimes requires you to move in order to achieve the career progression you would like.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the management training programs and the programs you employ to promote from within the group.


  2. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Work Environment overall, fun and energized people.

    Cons

    A little more disorganized than most places (but not to bad).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep syncing data bases up and improving reports.

  3. "Chaotic business."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toms River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Halma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great customers and great products make for a profitable company.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what a customer relationship is, and most employees are treated disrespectfully.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that customers and employees are people.


  4. "Disciplined about success"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Halma knows what success (in the short and long term) requires and they are relentlessly disciplined about seeking it. This requires high quality employees who understand and support business objectives which are sensible and achievable. If your abilities and ambition are up to their standards, there is no better place to work.

    Cons

    Totally unsentimental about making whatever changes are needed to succeed. Insists on getting fast results from new initiatives. If you're not rising in the organization, this is an important message - you should consider either changing to improve personal performance or move on.

    Advice to Management

    Remain tough and disciplined about moving on from limiting circumstances (people, businesses, markets) that are no longer performing. Keep the business young and vibrant.


  5. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Staff in Deland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are working for a division that is profitable it's a good place to work.

    Cons

    However parent company unsurprisingly prioritizes shareholder value so be sure to do your due diligence about the profitability of company and business unit you plan to join.

    Advice to Management

    Holding company model doesn't lend itself to shared services. I admire Halma corporate management for focusing on value added management.


  6. "Excellent company, growing too fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has an incredible success record and is generally well-run, but it needs to invest in its people and systems if this success is to continue. There are some brilliant people working here and you will learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Halma needs to increase the number of staff in its support functions and the amount it is willing to pay good performers. The company continues to grow every year and the workload is becoming unsustainable for certain people and teams. But their pay has not kept pace and people are becoming disgruntled. A comprehensive review is needed to identify procedures and functions that are currently lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and invest for the future.


  7. "Graduate Management Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Management Trainee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Graduate Management Trainee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training courses and placement opportunities.
    Great on-the-ground experiences across various locations, industries and job natures.
    Great mentors available in business management.

    Cons

    Some placements may not turn out enjoyable.
    The businesses are all small, industrial and mostly slow-moving.
    The placement locations may be remote.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Halma USA is a good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Halma has about 35 companies located in North American, Europe and Asia. Their headquarters is located in the UK. Their largest North American companies include Ocean Optics, BEA and Halma's Elevator Safety Group. They give each company a lot of autonomy. If the management within the particular company is good, then you'll enjoy the experience. It is not overly political. Their executive and management training courses (HEDP, HMDP) are excellent, if you can get into the programs. The upper management in the UK is good. There sometimes seems to be some minor political issues between the various DCEs (Div Chief Execs), but that does not seem to impact the companies. People tend to stay with Halma or the group companies for a long time. Turnover is generally low, which is a good sign.

    Cons

    Very decentralized organization. The corporate culture can vary quite a bit from company to company. Development budgets within some of the smaller companies are not large, but they all seem to get things done. Top management is very UK centric and all male. They could promote more American and Asian DCEs and more women. This isn't a huge issue.... minor comment.

    Advice to Management

    The HMDP and HEDP programs are excellent. The company has improved a lot under Andrew Williams. Good job.


  9. "Good company to work as a start"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition and feedback is very good for good work.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and poor fairness record with junior staff

    Advice to Management

    A more up to date salary level for junior staff