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Osram Sylvania Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Interesting technology, good people, potential (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, global organization (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "My Favorite Job So Far."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Osram Sylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent. I really enjoy the people I work with. This is a very relaxed working environment. My boss is even great.

    Cons

    No research and development team. We hardly ever get any new products. There have been 2 plant closings since I've started here. I'd like to retire from this place but that is highly unlikely. Not alot of motivation seen coming from both hourly and salary workers to better this place and keep us profitable and a strong competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more projects to help keep this place alive!


  2. "Paid the bills...sort of"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off policy. That's about it.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work. Favoritism runs rampant.


  3. "Broken culture and toxic"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Osram Sylvania full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary is decent, but it comes with a cost. Some team (engineering for one) are pros and great to work with. Customer service team is top notch.

    Cons

    Hillsboro location...old boys network and incapable managers who zero skill working in areas they shoukd not be working in. HR knows of several problem (like severe unprofessionalism and bullying in marketing group) and they turn the other cheek.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Harrassment suit would not surprise me in the least.


  4. "Special Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Special Staff Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Special Staff Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for employees to catch the ear of management.

    Advice to Management

    Create forums for greater two way communication with employees.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Osram Sylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with. teams communicate generally well.

    Cons

    management losing sight picture, less focus on people.

    Advice to Management

    be mindful of running too lean / outsourcing


  6. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Osram Sylvania full-time

    Pros

    The job comes with a company car and offers a lot of autonomy. One of the additional benefits is that the sales person gets to work from home

    Cons

    One of the big cons of the job is lack of on the job training. The management expected me to know the lighting business without formal training.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to offer a better, comprehensive training program. Another piece of advice is for management to spend more time with the sales reps in remote locations


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Exeter, NH
    Former Employee - Technician in Exeter, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Osram Sylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was the only good thing there. Management had no plan and did not use their employees to their fullest potential

    Cons

    The management they have needs to be educated in how to be in a management position. They have no plan of operation in place and fly by the seat of their pants

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees do what they do best. At least they know their job unlike the supervisor and managers. There is to much favoring going on there.


  8. "Engineering Co-Op"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Versailles, KY
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Versailles, KY

    I have been working at Osram Sylvania (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job related skills training, continuing knowledge of manufacturing process

    Cons

    Distance from my current residence


  9. "The lights are on in Hillsboro"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Osram Sylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High level of expectations from Team members, always a challenging environment.

    Cons

    Lean staffing challenges capacity demands

    Advice to Management

    Keep Hillsboro self-directed and motivated


  10. "principal engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer/Program Manager in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer/Program Manager in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, great technology, develops good product

    Cons

    organization changes so frequently, as well as strategy.


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