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SGL Carbon Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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SGL Carbon Chairman & CEO Jürgen Köhler
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  1. "Administrative Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Wyoming, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Wyoming, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGL Carbon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is strictly an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $22 per hour training is $12per hour and will be get payment bi weekly via check or direct deposit working 30 to 40 hours weekly,if you are employed you are going to be working as a full employee and not an independent contractor.
    Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Wellness and 401k plans.Paid Time Off and Holidays with Generous Company Discounts.

    Cons

    DUTIES: Heavy Data entry/administrative tasks,Updating client information in computer system Running and processing multiple documents utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Inputting purchase orders Other various administrative tasks,Inputs information from a variety of sources into a computer database. May take customer orders and enter them into a pre-established tracking system Assignments will be sent to you via e-mail or IM and you will report directly to your immediate supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    All we want from you is your trust and you will enjoy every moment you spend working with SGL Group the Carbon Company


  2. "Downsized management outside of Germany"

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    Former Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGL Carbon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SGL has some really good people that work for the company.

    Cons

    Due to many downsizing overs the last few years at SGL alot of the management outside of Germany has been removed. SGL has lost some really good people over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Consider keeping management outside of Germany.


  3. "Internal Audit"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus was fair. People are friendly

    Cons

    International Company - US employees employees do not have much say


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  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Saint Marys, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in Saint Marys, PA

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    More stable than powder metal.

    Cons

    Still able to be laid off.


  6. "No future for advancements in the plant"

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    Current Employee - Finisher in Saint Marys, PA
    Current Employee - Finisher in Saint Marys, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time

    Pros

    money is good and fair benefits

    Cons

    they don't treat their employees very nice

    Advice to Management

    treat employees a a human


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    "Hard Work and very dirty."

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    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morganton, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morganton, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay. Overtime opportunities and many chances to bid on other jobs that may be of interest to you. Union owned.

    Cons

    Very hard and dangerous work. You get extremely dirty and have to shower before going home. Some jobs are so dangerous that people have lost their lives in the past. The carbon dust poses a health hazard.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training and give new employees more of a chance to learn the jobs.


  8. "Operatons"

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Employees are happy with their work/life balance.

    Cons

    Public traded company needs to leverage its supply chain presence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep attracting talent to grow the company. You have a great reputation.


  9. "Overall view"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with, somewhat tries to help with morale

    Cons

    German owned so things default to German employees instead of US,


  10. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Treasury
    Current Employee - Treasury
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGL Carbon full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees and professional development. Promotes and recognizes a strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Long commute from where I live.


  11. "Good employer but not economically stable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low turn-over rate. Good colleagues. Many knowledgeable and experienced people work here. Many perks, such as very nice safety gifts and Christmas gifts.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as an annual raise for exempt employees...not for merit, not for cost of living, not for anything. The company has claimed they couldn't afford to give raises 8 of the last 10 years.


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