Oberthur Technologies Reviews

Updated February 1, 2016
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Oberthur Technologies Président-Directeur Général Didier Lamouche
Didier Lamouche
13 Ratings

Pros
  • Still some good people at the company, though it can be challenging to find them (in 5 reviews)

  • The working environment is OK and the offices are not bad and in a very central location (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover (people leave or let go became a habit) (in 3 reviews)

  • Serious integrity issues, middle management deceptive about employee benefits, job descriptions, and responsibilities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    -Great Company/Products -Great Communication - although people have stated it's poor, I guess it depends if you are aggressive enough to "ask" what you are "seeking" (people need to make sure the communication is good from the beginning) -Awesome work/family balance -Extremely friendly -Nice salary -Long tenure (from what I can see)

    Cons

    -Salary could be a little higher -HR needs to be more involved within the offices across the US -Everyone will complain about "middle management" but that is in "every" company. No quirks here.


  2. "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very easy job for those who wants something easy and okay pay this is good

    Cons

    sometimes it gets boring doing the same thing over and over again is boring


  3. "It was trash"

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    Former Employee - Hotstamp Operator in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Hotstamp Operator in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started as a temp and was hired full time so that was a plus was close to home co workers were pretty decent

    Cons

    management to floor disconnect too many changes unnecessary changes that make the job harder then what it originally was.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really good people work there with great dedication.

    Cons

    Serious integrity issues, middle management deceptive about employee benefits, job descriptions, and responsibilities. Company deceives not only employees, upper management, customers, and sister company. Pure “sweat shop” mentality and policies. Location hires “temporary” employees that are promised to be made permanent with benefits, nothing but simple deception. Frightening that this is the company responsible for making your credit cards.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of management at Chantilly location.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "I used to love it"

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

    I have been working at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - promotion opportunities - interesting technology and products - travel opportunities (more than 40 locations word wide!) I have been working for this company for close to 10 years. I had the opportunity to work in multiple locations, got promoted a few times, used to have many highly skilled and pleasant colleagues. Then we were bought through a LBO.

    Cons

    - Below market pay - Overly centralized management ignoring regional and local specifics and initiatives Since we've been acquired by an equity firm all decisions are purely number based and as a result several things occur: - non-sense policies such as "no travel", "no investment in IT", "hiring freeze" (while being told to grow by top management) - skilled colleagues and managers leaving, replaced by unskilled people

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people; stop adding layers of management instead of adding contributors.


  7. "A company reinventing itself"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telecom/IoT Solutions Business Director - North America in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Telecom/IoT Solutions Business Director - North America in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast changing company reinventing itself for the better. Passionate and dedicated professionals with strong expertise on their field. Strong focus on our customers and dedication to problem solving and differentiating not only technically but also in our relationship with our customers.

    Cons

    Still strong heritage from the past that constitute challenges in the daily operations (not only on the business side but also in terms of tools and policies). Thankfully most of these are changing and adapting to a changing market. Some divisions are startup-like while some others may sometimes feel anchored in the past and further down in the change management process.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work that is being undertaken!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious company on great topics but difficult organisation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very dynamic and ambitious. Working on great products (smart cards, mobile payments). Everyone can be involved if motivation is there

    Cons

    Lean organisation, very poor HR and talent management

    Advice to Management

    focus more on talents, retention


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The experience started off well but quickly changed with multiple management shake ups."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Local Technical Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Local Technical Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Still some good people at the company, though it can be challenging to find them.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours. Poor training. Unskilled and unknowledgeable management replaced highly skilled and well regarded management. Low advancement opportunity within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons and listen to people who are trying to help make the company a better place.


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance for management positions.

    Cons

    Below average compensation for most positions


  11. "Great Job good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Administrator in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People from all over the world lots of good friends.

    Cons

    needs to invest more on technology.



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