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Pirelli Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Environment is good despite the conflict among the different departments (in 8 reviews)

  • Work environment is good enough (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • not good work / life balance, very small team, demanding job (in 6 reviews)

  • Absolutely zero transparency at the upper management level (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Specialist MOTO"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Rome, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Rome, GA

    I worked at Pirelli full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    culture, people, fun and exciting space in both moto and automotive. For anyone interested in cars or motorcycles or trucks it is an excellent place to work

    Cons

    some disorganization and short term planning


  2. "Exodus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding, best-in-class products and innovations.

    Cons

    Inability to retain top talent over the last year across sales, marketing, digital and communications.

    Shifting priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what's going wrong. Keep engineering world class products.

  3. "Internal Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications Specialist
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pirelli full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good working climate among colleagues.

    Cons

    The Pirelli company does not think about the welfare of its employees, makes moves without considering the professional history and meritocracy, in fact, it is a matter of friendship and having good relationships with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more fair and less personalistic. Having preferences and friendships when it comes to giving promotions is a behavior of a small company with a narrow mind.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Seriously?"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Rome, GA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Rome, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I left after six months of employment.....does that give you any pros?

    Cons

    I found this site on a happen stance. I found it numerous after only working six months for this company most employees don't have any clue for whom they actually work. The CEO in Milan would be a convicted felon if laws in the United States were applied in Italy.

    Any review you read about this company from a USA based employee that says "they care", "like a family", "good work life balance" has zero responsibilities. Often times non salaried employees work more than 40 hours without extra compensation. The place is extremely disorganized. Comments about the New York office and its young culture means only one thing - A TOTAL LACK OF EXPERINCE in the tire industry.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you are a manufacturing company selling overpriced average quality products. But in reality you are more of a marketing company selling overpriced average quality products. This is no longer an Italian company, it is owned by the Chinese with Pirelli management struggling to retain their careers. Make products in AMERICA (you only produce a few thousand a week in Rome, GA) rather than importing 95% of your products from outside the USA. I have seen first hand the effects of running off good American employees. Some of these employees I never met but their names are used frequently as sorely being missed in the organization. I'm not sore or bitter with the company, I was just sold a bill of goods when hired and after six months I left on my on accord once I saw first hand the mess this company operates under.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere feels more like a family than a work environment. Management is very understandable to family matters and time off is given if needed.

    Cons

    Individual responsibilities are not expressly given or known. There is a lack of accountability for some of the management team.


  6. "No Future Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pirelli full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product and market position, growing rapidly in North America. Espresso machine in office. Occasional perks. Young culture in NYC office.

    Cons

    Very rigid Italian corporate culture. High power-distance ratio. Despite statements otherwise, Italian is the primary language spoken in the office.

    North America CEO and head of North American HR publicly state that to get promoted you need to move to Canada, Mexico, or rural Georgia. All management consists of Italian ex-pats who are rotated through to positions over eligible tenured local staff. You must give your life up for the company in order to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Any attempts to change corporate culture will fail if all management must pass through Milan headquarters rigid corporate structure. Invest in additional programmers to support fledgling tech initiatives.


  7. "Key Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lets you do your job no micro management

    Cons

    Need more structure in levels of management

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone is friendly and willing to help and teach you about the business

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  9. "Industrial Controller"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Controller in China, ME
    Current Employee - Industrial Controller in China, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    provide opportunity for qualified staff and have a very advanced controlling system and controlling analysis model to be applicable .

    Cons

    conservative coaching about controlling system and mindset.
    lower salary is very bad

    Advice to Management

    Increase Salary and highlight the management of intermediate boss


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hard place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pirelli full-time

    Pros

    A global company looks really good on a resume
    Opportunity for advancement if you are liked by management.
    The vacation time is generous

    Cons

    Pay is terrible and benefits are average. Very political. Very unorganized organization. Absolutely zero transparency at the upper management level. Communication is terrible. Every project or job has entirely too many layers of approval.


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