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KUKA Robotics Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work"

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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 KUKA Robotics full-time

    Pros

    Environment to really open your exposure to lots of different experiences

    Cons

    Can be difficult to find direction


  2. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KUKA Robotics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything was amazing here clean

    Cons

    Nothing great pay and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. "class 1 electrician"

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Electrician in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for a positive place to build a better life and become a better electrician

    Cons

    not really any. I like to work and a challenge

    Advice to Management

    the bosses are really good and a great persons to work for.


  4. "Fantastic pay. Get burnt out from being on the road constantly. Excellent training."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Shelby Township, MI
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Shelby Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KUKA Robotics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great group of coworkers in Michigan
    $$$$$$$$$
    Learning new age technology of robotics
    Employee appreciation- random bonuses, takes the service group out to bowling or something annually
    actually listens and corrects issues within the company

    Cons

    Tons of phone calls and emails while on vacation
    401k match isn’t that great
    Travel like 90% of the time

    Advice to Management

    Give service techs a break from the road. Flip flop people every 2 weeks for example on learn term assignments to spread the wealth and break from the road. If I don’t take PTO, I can guarantee I won’t be home.


  5. "KUKA is not German company after China took it over"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KUKA Robotics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KUKA is one of main player of Industry 4.0 and robotics

    Cons

    KUKA Robotics took too many people from ABB...KUKA Robotics become ABB2.0

    Advice to Management

    Do not just copy from ABB ...Creat own culture


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stepping stone, not a career move"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Shelby Township, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Shelby Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, plenty of travel (if you're into that), company provided training

    Cons

    Poor management, no room for advancement if you're good at your job, decent insurance is way too expensive considering the size of the company, no company credit card for travel

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the "turn and burn" approach you have with road warriors. Every (2) years there is a mass exodus of Service Engineers and that's directly related to how the work horses are beaten down over and over again while the "do nothings" of the group are coddled. The good workers have a hard time getting weekends off and vacation time approved. Quit the micro management of the good workers and start looking a little more at the lesser techs. Hold the sub-par employees accountable for their shoddy work. Provide a company credit card for travel expenses - there's no reason a company of this size should expect us to float the costs of travel.


  7. "Kuka"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    It normally has constant work.

    Cons

    Older building, outdated, kind of dirty

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and helpful, the building is well-maintained inside and out, and they truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    No cons in my opinion!


  9. "Weld engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team, liked the people I worked with for the most part

    Cons

    Terrible management/scheduling. They don't care about quality of life


  10. "Great opportunity to work for an International Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KUKA Robotics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    travel to Germany when applicable, great international team, fast paced environment. Management has a family first policy which really helps when there are situations at home which may need work to be somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    Some serious morale problems that are not addressed by upper management. Very different management expectations depending on which department. Not a unified company and serious departmental rivalries.