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Oberthur Technologies Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Oberthur Technologies Président-Directeur Général Didier Lamouche
Didier Lamouche
26 Ratings

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Pros
  • Some old & good people are still there otherwise currently it is not worth working at (in 6 reviews)

  • Great People from all over the world lots of good friends (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover (people leave or let go became a habit) (in 5 reviews)

  • Stuck as executive assistant - no further growth - low pay compared to payscale in surrounding area - located close to Washington, DC (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "If you can survive here, you can thrive anywhere...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - That Would Give IT Away in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - That Would Give IT Away in Exton, PA

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with, they are like family.
    Steady paycheck, always paid on time.
    A lot of areas to gain experience.

    Cons

    The people you work with, they are like family. Family is not always pleasant.
    Pays enough to keep you, but not enough to live life fully.
    Constant schedule changes, making employees take vacation time when "slow", but then ordering mandatory overtime a week later.
    Not much room for growth, salary caps are too low, no exceptions for cost of living. You can be working there for 10 years with no merit increase.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ruling by fear. Get organized and get paperwork to your employees on time. Be more professional. Stop making people take vacation time one week, then making them work overtime the next week.


  2. "operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator/Material Handler in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Operator/Material Handler in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there was steady work and realistic production goals. clear instructions in jobs packets. multiple shifts with plenty of overtime available.

    Cons

    hours changed / all employees/shifts not treated equally old machines and variety of machinery not always maintained properly ...no preventive measures taken to insure machines run smoothly
    mandatory over time too often scheduled on short notice.


  3. "Sales/Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities in US. Quality issues in factory impacting customers. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees by spending time with each to understand strengths and what their aspirations are. Build morale by providing employees opportunities to advance and grow. Ensure employees in support roles are fully trained and competent.


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  5. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Dominguez, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Dominguez, CA

    Pros

    They keep you around.
    Many people to talk to.

    Cons

    Everyone is unprofessional.
    Most of the people that work there can't speak english.
    Only 30 minutes for lunch.


  6. "Event organizer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good spirit between colleagues

    Cons

    Too much politics and an insane short term vision that is going to kill the company

    Advice to Management

    Take some management classes.


  7. "like a prison"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surprise, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surprise, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Location, large facility, safe

    Cons

    Terrible Management, very negative, bad atmosphere, it was like a prison.

    Advice to Management

    Respect female employees.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bureaucratic and French-mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global, job opportunities but little career advancements

    Cons

    French mentality, little to no support, bottom line driven only, no direction, employees are treated as expendable, every decision involves too many chiefs and takes a long time, lots of meetings but very little direction/action/follow-up, no sense of camaraderie among diff departments

    Advice to Management

    Invest in & empower your employees, take action/decisions faster, encourage cross-departmental collaboration and position rotation. Make OT a great place & company to work for


  9. "Production work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy work, good for students or folks just looking for steady work. The people here are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    boring and you are on your feet for the entire day except for a half hour break.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The place is an air conditioned facility that produces millions of credit cards for global companies each week.

    Work is typically steady, and the working culture is mostly positive

    Cons

    Working hard against unionization. Short sighted management. Will hire temps and then keep them as temp workers for a year plus only to fire them at the first sign of business slowing.

    Morale is low when work is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like there are short term solutions to long term problems.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great work experience but horrible company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Nice Coworkers
    Very Smart Manager

    Cons

    Slave Shop
    The company could careless about their employees
    Very dishonest
    Horrible Work life balance
    Horrible Faclilities
    Stressful and toxic work environment
    The home office in France believes that the employees here in the USA have no life
    Unskilled employees
    Horrible HR policies

    Advice to Management

    Start holding people accountable. Hire qualified people and equip them with the tools they need to run a firts class organization. Stop treating people like they farm animals, you will burn them out. Hire the required number of staff to be more efficient and effective. There is a reason no one stays there past 8 months.



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