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Sandvik Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Bjorn Rosengren
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  • Slow decision making, somewhat risk averse (in 5 reviews)

  • If you are not Swedish there are no advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful Company, great company to work for.

    Cons

    I really did not have any cons during my employment.


  2. "Decent for the area"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Westminster, SC
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sandvik full-time

    Pros

    They are supposed to hire on (or let go) operators after three months. They are typically fair with the operators, as long as they do what they are supposed to do and show up when they say they will.

    Cons

    They encourage the good old boy network. If you have been there a while, you will probably stay there a while. They have closed some facilities internationally, and brought people in from the failing sites. This means that they brought in the failing ideas and are now using them to run the site. They like to lay people off right before the holidays to get the numbers down.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more benefits from Sweden.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Worked with some of the best people.

    Cons

    Management changed every 18 months like clockwork.

    Advice to Management

    Stop following the competition and start leading!!!


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  5. "Sourcing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Alachua, FL
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Alachua, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. The benefits are great as well. Continous training and/or education is recommended by Sandvik.

    Cons

    Communication between management and employees could improve. Other than that, there are no more cons to report.


  6. "Assistant Controller"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people and interesting work

    Cons

    There were no cons for me


  7. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvik full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, really nice people

    Cons

    If you are not Swedish there are no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Become truly global. You have great, talented employees OUTSIDE of the mother land.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Company in Constant Motion - "No grass grows under these feet""

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    Current Employee - Management in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Management in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Recognized world leader with cutting edge technology and products. Employees are challenged to engage, grow and develop.

    Cons

    Expand and enhance opportunities for US employees to work abroad for global opportunites, exposure and development.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing. Expand opportunities for US to work abroad for global exposure


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Position in HR"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvik (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company diversity,everyone is very sociable and helpful. Have cafeteria at this location great food. Family oriented company. Lots of international backgrounds so you get to meet different people from different countries.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can sometime become very slim once in certain departments. Need better manager training for new roles. Amount of work done is not always as recognized as much as you feel it should be. More recognition needed in divisions of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere in a large global company. Sandvik is a diverse industrial company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Slow decision making, somewhat risk averse. Also negatively affected by global downturn in mining, oil and gas exploration, and overall industrial production.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a clear strategy for a path to improved financial performance, be up front with employees about the future vision for the company.


  11. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology found in the machining industry. A great deal of automation and tooling. Very detailed and specialized.

    Cons

    Dated culture with old management styles. Change is very difficult but people care about helping each other.

    Advice to Management

    Solidify your culture and embrace change and future changes. Apply new technology and continue to empower employees.



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