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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Interesting portfolio of projects to work on. Work is always engaging with a lot of room to grow

    Cons

    Some red tape which can slow down projects and delay completion


  2. "Nice Employer"

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good company. Decent pay. Good medical benifits

    Cons

    Pay scale is not the best. Yearly raises not enough

    Advice to Management

    Better incentive to workers who do a good job, and have good attendance

  3. "very poor place to work"

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    Current Employee - Tool Maker in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Tool Maker in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    air conditioned and that is about it!

    Cons

    managers supervise by intimidation, very poor training, constantly hiring and laying off, the Union is very week(VERY WEAK), machines are old and the demands in some areas can be unrealistic, lots of bad attitudes, very over crowded, bad managers thrive do to no real over sight, nothing but combat between management and employees no cooperation or support, incredible amounts of waste, no quality or pride, VERY SAD PLACE TO WORK!!!

    Advice to Management

    get real leaders with education a two year degree in some random field is not a guarantee of management ability


  4. "Intern to engineer employee"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean and comfortable work environment you are normally given plenty of time to complete projects and tasks and is a low-stress environment plenty of vacation days and time off and great benefits

    Cons

    If you plan on working your way up to better positions it's very difficult to do and normally takes very long for anything to happen. For certain areas there tends not to be enough resources to be able to complete things in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to help people who really want to grow within the company and really try and make an effort to help these people out.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "An international company with good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, open-minded and fact-based culture, opportunities to work in locations around the world.

    Cons

    To move up you'd better speak German and most of the opportunities are in Switzerland or Germany.


  6. "They treat you well, but the overtime flows a bit too much."

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    Current Employee - Screener in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Screener in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lax management, no issues with running a few minutes late, high start out pay. If you give respect they'll return it. Troy relevant, I haven't been elsewhere.

    Cons

    The building has a foundry in it. So it's hot during summer, the metal powder sticks to you. You have to wear respirators at times which will cook you. Despite the heat challenge, they rely on their employees to their full potential due to a low number of workers.


  7. "Catch 22"

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

    I worked at Oerlikon full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package, profitable company.

    Cons

    Very resistant to change with industry standards, management not very organized or supportive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stay away from this company!

    Cons

    Management is terrible, play favoritism, no respect, the harder you work the worse you get treated. HR does not work for the employee they take the side of management no matter what. This company looks for any reason to terminate people and makes up reasons for termination.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees right and you would not have such high turnover as well as stop looking and making up reasons to terminate dedicated employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Easy work. To many managers."

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Lake Orion, MI
    Current Employee - Inspector in Lake Orion, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Air conditioned and heated shop.

    Cons

    Managers micro manage everything the worst way. Don't listen to the employees needs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your seasoned employees. They know the job better because they do it every day.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Investing in the Charlotte, NC area with Additive Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exciting growth opportunities with new Additive Manufacturing service center just announced for Charlotte area.
    - Challenging work opportunities with many new roles opening up.
    - Competitive pay and benefits.
    - Colleagues are highly motivated to help the team succeed.

    Cons

    - New facility start-up will definitely be a challenge.
    - The AM industry as a whole has to overcome many hurdles to reach its full potential. The technology growth in the machines has outpaced the standards, so it will take time to catch up.


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