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Oerlikon Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big organisation, large scope of products

    Cons

    unless upper management, salaries can be below market, career progress limited


  2. 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Great company and people"

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

    Pros

    Company that allows to meet different people, mansions and always new technical changes

    Cons

    Too much financial stuff and focus. Come back to steel!


  6. "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.


  7. "Direct Sales"

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    Current Employee - Direct Sales
    Current Employee - Direct Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - proffesional environment
    - good salary
    - bonus
    - brand quality

    Cons

    - departments are too small, we need more staff

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. "Fairfield"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice size company, many different manufacturing processes completed here. Heat treat, machining, gear cutting, finish work, assembly

    Cons

    Going through rough sales period, also upper management transitions and lack of communication make it difficult to know the future of this company

    Advice to Management

    New upper management treats middle managers as poison fruit without ever getting to know their capabilities.


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