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STIHL Incorporated Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2019

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3.3
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STIHL Incorporated President Bjoern Fischer (no image)
Bjoern Fischer
17 Ratings
  1. "Great experience Good Company"

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    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated

    Pros

    No 1 in industry worldwide

    Cons

    No Cons good place to learn industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up family run

    STIHL Incorporated2019-10-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Same issues as most companies.

    STIHL Incorporated2018-12-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Territory manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great product and good coworkers

    Cons

    Company isn’t what is was with new us president. They are a yes man company and have made some really bad decisions with branch and sales managers

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have industry experience and engage with reps and customers

    STIHL Incorporated2018-11-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Positive Cultural Change Underway"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Wages, benefits and great people, management turnover is occurring and new empathetic leaders are replacing older authoritarian leaders

    Cons

    Poor internal communications, lack of trust and fear of looking bad prevents open and honest conversation but changes underway will fix things

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in new outside leaders and promote from within with greater diversity

    STIHL Incorporated2018-11-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "QA"

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

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pays well. Some opportunities. Clean

    Cons

    Upper management allows empire building so there are many layers of middle management left to delegate their work to hourly employees. Bad! Bad culture! No! Antiquated disciplinary practices.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat. you know...that useless stuff in the middle. That's where the savings are.

    STIHL Incorporated2018-07-14
  6. "Great company, many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, room for advancement, compensation, amenities

    Cons

    Certain employees, HR, lack of effective communication

    STIHL Incorporated2018-07-12
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Polymers Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good working environment between managers, supervisors and techs. Interesting product

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management. Key managers have their own agenda. Most are overpaid and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to management in Germany. Clean house and replace top management. Start with all key managers, continue with Vice Presidents of Manufacturing and do not stop at HR Turnover in this company is 50% From 10 new employees ( salary level) 5 won’t make it 2 years

    STIHL Incorporated2018-04-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Long plentiful work hours and days

    Cons

    12 hour night shifts for new employees

    STIHL Incorporated2018-02-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    steady work for reasonalble pay

    Cons

    no chance for advancement at location

    Advice to Management

    Learn not to look down on people

    STIHL Incorporated2018-01-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "It’s been a great company to work for with a lot of benefits.."

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    Current Employee - Vibration Weld/Lead in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STIHL Incorporated full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities within the company. Training, benefits, pension plans, 401K and bonuses is a plus. Stihl can improve the employee experience by making technology more accessible.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any con because it’s been a great experience for me that seems to move me up reasonably.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and identify employees that has potential growth within the company.

    STIHL Incorporated2018-01-02
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