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Sandvik Coromant US Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Territory Productivity Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik Coromant US full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, work independently to fulfill sales goals and assist customers with purchasing decision. Very satisfying work.

    Cons

    Pay not as high as responsibility level expected, ups and downs of the economy affect your earning potential as well as company's ability to deliver on promises made to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to select talented capable people and then make stronger attempts to keep them. I would have never left had the opportunities to grow been available. They seem to be available now but it is too late.


  2. "It's no wonder this company is falling apart!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only positive thing I can say about this company are the benefits. Because it's a European owned business, the insurance and paid time off are better than some.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? They are full of deceit and empty promises. In the beginning, they tell you how easy it is to move up in rank, that they love to promote from within. But you see people who should get promotions passed over for someone who is chummy with a higher up yet has no real work skills.

    Ethics are a joke and so is company policy. They train you on procedures that get "bent" every time a customer calls to complain because they're scared to lose business but the sales reps practically give everything away free anyway.

    There is no real structure, it just depends on who your manager is and who trained them. Everyone does everything differently and each person thinks they are right.

    Speaking of managers, they do nothing but talk about non-work related stuff all day. They sit around chatting about Facebook or sports or restaurants and then get all frenzied at the end of the day acting like there's so much work to be done and expect everyone else to pick up their slack. Well if you did your job throughout the day instead of BS-ing, you'd actually get stuff done.

    There is absolutely no accountability.

    Be wary of anything the recruiter promises when bringing you on board, you will probably never see any of it. Get it in writing.

    Oh and last but not least, they move you around like personal property from one state to the next. Doesnt matter if you sold your home to relocate or left all your family behind, they will move you in another 6 months somewhere else because they are going under and need to consolidate offices. There is no stability and don't let them lie to you about it.

    Wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the internet for personal reasons. Learn how to do your job. Stop talking about irrelevant things all day. Stop wandering from person to person just to joke around or "shoot the ----" while they're actually trying to work, it's annoying. Shut up when the phone rings instead of talking louder over the person who is talking, it's hard to hear customers and it's frustrating.

    Here's a thought - how about actually getting some work done?


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Changes without Leadership Clarity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sandvik Coromant US full-time

    Pros

    Good talented people and exposure to various cultures are a plus. Benefits and compensation packages are fair. Peer-to-peer support network is strong at the street level.

    Cons

    Global and local management pushing changes without considering impacts on employees or explaining directional path. Systems are outdated and manual processes creates major challenges to achieve results.

    Advice to Management

    While change is good, the changes must make sense and timing is everything. Changing just to change is creating confusion and demotivation. Change the infrastructure first...create a better foundation to support the other changes. Listen to your people before more leave.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changes without Leadership Clarity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good talented people and exposure to various cultures are a plus. Benefits and compensation packages are fair. Peer-to-peer support network is strong at the street level.

    Cons

    Global and local management pushing changes without considering impacts on employees or explaining directional path. Systems are outdated and manual processes creates major challenges to achieve results.

    Advice to Management

    While change is good, the changes must make sense and timing is everything. Changing just to change is creating confusion and demotivation. Start by improving the infrastructure...create a better foundation first to support the other changes. Listen to your people before more leave.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, PTO, benefits, hours

    Cons

    Closing Stafford plant moving production to Poland

    Advice to Management

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Professional in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sandvik "GROUP " is nice, Coromant division is terrible.

    Cons

    Unstable, underqualified management. Chronic change with no clear vision just endless mistakes. Extreme favoritism towards friends and young women. If you are Caucasian American you will be undervalued and marginalized and treated like a third-class citizen. Human Resources does not know English well enough or understand US employment practices.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on experience and skills rather than age and ethnicity. Replace HR with people who have a strong background in HR and a excellent comprehension of english language.


  8. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, the entire organization is motivated and works towards unified goals as well as team goals. Really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Nothing really. You may sometimes have a lot of work to do, but that may be a pro instead of a con for many people. Sometimes you are limited to your own area of work and cannot move to another.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on more classroom training and hands-on training for the employees so that they can learn faster and get better knowledge of the products.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place to work, but experiencing many changes currently"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are good, and there are lots of opportunities for growth. There are good benefits and the outside sales jobs have additional perks like car, commission on top of a decent base salary.

    Cons

    There are a lot of changes happening to the company currently, which is causing a lot of confusion as positions and goals change. Some things are left in the cracks

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more stable management and clear goals and directions should be laid as everything changes.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Engineering Centers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good alignment with global approach

    Cons

    talent lost significant
    poor execution of reorganization

    Advice to Management

    coral the mess before its too late


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvik Coromant US full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home and nice new office building

    Cons

    All management is foreign and under-qualified. Human Resources is not trained or familiar with US culture or US business protocol. As a result , the current restructuring is being poorly executed and all the good employees are leaving the company. Unfortunately, your future career opportunities will depend on your age and ethnicity .

    Advice to Management

    One of Sandvik Coromants' values is "Fair Play". Human Resources needs to understand that what is considered fair play is different depending on what country you are in and HR needs to respect US values, be more open minded and also learn US work culture so you can stop insulting the US staff.



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