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Oberthur Technologies Président-Directeur Général Didier Lamouche
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Pros
  • Above average benefits, work-life balance, work pressure is not high, nice perks (in 5 reviews)

  • Great People and learning opportunity (in 7 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 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Black Hole"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Operator in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work. Very repetitive work. Co-workers were really nice people and they made the time go by fast.

    Cons

    They do not pay well. There is no room for moving up and trying to get a better or higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay Employees More. Create a program for employees to move up within the conpany.


  4. "It was ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to tell someone to go and apply for a job."

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

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

    Pros

    The way the schedule was, you got every other weekend off, which was a good thing. You could make plans around that,

    Cons

    The twelve hour shifts. If you can do it or used to doing it, you'll have no problem. It get's boring at times. If you get to work in another section, you learn something new!

    Advice to Management

    Put more TRUST in your employees!!!!!


  5. "Not invest in employee"

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

    Pros

    - Cannot think of any in particular.

    Cons

    - The company does not invest in their employees.
    - Not willing to compensate much for hourly employees.
    - So and so benefits.
    - Too many changes in their organization.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "I used to love it"

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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. "ok place to work, if you can deal with politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oberthur Technologies full-time

    Pros

    autonomy and good help, Good work life balance and provide flexibility

    Cons

    Compensations are very low, no recognition for work, very little career growth opportunities, no mentor-ship program

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great mother office in Paris, Dubai office is toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Peers try to help each other

    Cons

    Cramped offices, arrogant management and a toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    To fire the entire Dubai management and start again.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No leadership and decision power"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombes (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombes (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oberthur Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Some interesting new business areas
    - Some good colleagues
    - Some autonomy due lack of direction

    Cons

    - Abysmal HR
    - Lots of broken promises and lack of consequence
    - Strategy communication, planning and execution weak
    - Lack of leadership. decision processes take forever, no accountability and no empowerment
    - Extremely centralistic
    - CEO narcissistic and acts like mini Napoleon - the spotlight can only be on him
    - Limited mobility
    - Very French

    Advice to Management

    Bring the company into 21st century


  10. "Functional analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Challenges help you grow. Domain knowledge and telecommunication industry specifics.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management. Lack of people management skills. Poor planing with unrealistic deadlines, lack of communication of customer needs to the team and at the same time planning is based on the customer needs, which leads to high level of daily uncertainty and non-transparent decision-making. People are not an asset. Heavy staff turnaround.


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