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Osram Sylvania Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  • Interesting technology, good people, potential (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, global organization (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool laid out company to start your career with. Very stable and is part if Siemens group. Interns are treated very well. Lot if smart PHDpeople employed in LED lighting division.

    Cons

    Office politics, big disconnect between management and engineering.


  2. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great compensation package, good work environment, solid company with lots of smart people working for them

    Cons

    Everyone is an engineer with type a vision


  3. "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great support from colleagues and management

    Cons

    Not much potential to advance


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  5. "Former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Incandecent Mechanic/Attendant in St. Marys, PA
    Former Employee - Incandecent Mechanic/Attendant in St. Marys, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better than average wage, decent insurance.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, antiquated technology. Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be innovative and look forward to the future. Make changes before it's forced upon you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company in transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OSI employs very talented people. Challenging workload will allow you to learn a lot about processes, key systems and the industry.

    Cons

    The lighting industry is undergoing unprecedented change due to the switch to LEDs. As a result there has been multiple bouts of reorganization in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes and reduce red tape.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager, Consumer Products, General Lighting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of autonomy in position, traveled region as needed to work with customers and with sales reps, etc. Worked from home office. Plenty of administration support from staff at the Lighting Center (hdqrts in Danvers, MA)

    Cons

    micro management with regards to sales numbers, expenses. Too many time wasting internal meetings

    Advice to Management

    Be the leader, stop being the follower


  8. "Credit Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at Osram Sylvania full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Mangers believed in me, helped me to grow and take on more responsibility to help benefit all.

    Cons

    With the shared concept I found there was wasted time waiting / getting to the common printers.


  9. "IT Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - IT Coordinator/IT Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - IT Coordinator/IT Engineer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Osram Sylvania (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global company leader in manufacture

    Cons

    None, i recommend this company


  10. "no clear direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor I in Deering, NH
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor I in Deering, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    taking new direction, no clear path

    Cons

    A lot of Micro management, stagnating growth and poor market anticipation


  11. "HR Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA

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

    Pros

    Great new facility and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    HR is spread too thin. Too much work for so few people.



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