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KUKA Robotics Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. "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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  3. "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    Older building, outdated, kind of dirty


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "CEO"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Robotics industry is one of booming & future

    Cons

    Too big competition and it become chinese company

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. "Experience In KUKA Robotics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KUKA Robotics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunity for the field of robotics and automation on application like spot and arc welding,ultrasonic welding, handling, laser cutting, grinding and many more.
    One of the most reputed company in the world of robotics

    Cons

    Poor salary structure, Arrogant Managers with poor management.

    Advice to Management

    To Hire better and more qualified managers and increase pay grade of employees

  8. "Good company to learn robotics"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of training recibed from the company. Well paid and good ambient at job place. Independence to work out of the office.

    Cons

    To much travel. To much work. Always been out of the office. Not really good to stay in for a long time.


  9. "Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good envoriment, nice co-workers, you can work with robots

    Cons

    everything is so slow, not much work to do, easy to get bored, the salary for entrant developers is low

    Advice to Management

    do something


  10. "Cannot recommend"

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    Former Employee - Software Application Engineer in Songjiang, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Application Engineer in Songjiang, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KUKA Robotics full-time

    Pros

    - Fellow employees are friendly, helpful, and the greatest people I've ever worked with
    - Hours are fair

    Cons

    - Totally poor and unexperienced leadership
    - HR tries to force you to sign a training agreement with a runtime of 3 years with a penalty of 57000RMB (~7,606.38 EUR) during the first weeks of probation time.
    - Office is noisy and in the no-man's-land of Songjiang

    Advice to Management

    Is a training agreement over 3 years the only solution you have to bind employees to a German company.


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