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STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, comparable salaries, recommendable (in 11 reviews)

  • Great company with good benefits and good work atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenge as with any international concern is creating the optimum work environment with overseas colleagues (in 6 reviews)

  • Very harsh middle / upper management style, high turnover in purchasing and engineering (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company with sustainable growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; lots of talented, hard-working, friendly people. Investment in R&D to stay relevant. Investment in new technologies for production.

    Cons

    Trending toward shorter project cycles on tighter budgets, with fewer resources. Management tends to be paternalistic and weighted toward top-down culture.


  2. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Machine in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best hours. Plenty of overtime .

    Cons

    The management change . Not the same as it was 10 years ago

    Advice to Management

    No comment

  3. "Meh"

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training is great. Pay is awesome.

    Cons

    Management is 70% terrible and 40% top heavy.


  4. "My Time at STIHL"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated as an intern

    Pros

    Industry leader; impressive factory; push for change and innovation; smart marketing; great employee benefits; great holiday bonuses; your voice can be heard

    Cons

    Slow hiring processes; some turnover

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees! It has been beneficial.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Tool & Die"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Set work schedule, good pay, decent vacation time.

    Cons

    Management clearly has favorites and advances those favored instead of those deserving, clueless, makes changes without any regard to how it affects the work, work is fabricated to fluff our numbers, morale is low and the mood is palpable, management has alienated every department in the company causing engineers to outsource their work rather than dealing with him, training is a joke, skills are underutilized due to management, discouraged to work together with the all seeing eye looming from the window in the sky, bringing complaints to HR for anything is feared because word gets back to the person you are complaining about putting a target on your back.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their jobs.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Tool and Die"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the benefits are good,also there is a cafeteria is on site which makes it convenient for meals.

    Cons

    The department's work against each other instead of working together, management is poor at best, they run the place like a dictatorship instead of a partnership.

    Advice to Management

    Before implementing changes ask for employee input and listen to their ideas, working together works much better than a dictatorship. also departments need to learn to work together. The top companies in this country have this work ethic.


  7. "A solid place to work in Hampton Roads"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work life balance, above average pay. The pros still far out weigh the cons.

    Cons

    Rising heath care costs have dampened benefits. A very strict attendance policy has worsened causing employees to lose a week of potential vacation. JIT mindset has created a highly reactive environment that in my opinion is reducing quality, and production. Skilled labor and engineering are stretched thin for the work load supported, so corner are often cut to keep up with demands.

    Advice to Management

    Beef up the support and inventory. We have shattered records every year.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, comparable salaries, recommendable

    Cons

    there are none worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not recommened company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to beach, a nice place to live, family have fun here, a good place to raise children, schools are OK.

    Cons

    Management are micro-management and selfish, no career growth inside company, thinking in German way sometimes cause just stupid politics. The company success is probably due to the location. Looks good from outside but terrible when you get inside.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how to motivate your employees, stop micro-management and stop selfish. All you think is to how to make you look good in front of Mr.Stihl and other upper management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "QA Inspector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meteorology Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Meteorology Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies that i have had the honor of working for. Great pay,Vacation time off and Benefits

    Cons

    You have to start thought a temp agency.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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