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Scania Reviews

Updated September 2, 2017
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  • Low salary and non existent salary raise (in 3 reviews)

  • Commuting back and forth Stockholm and other areas (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great life-work balance!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life-work balance, paternity leave, vacation time, great leadership.

    Cons

    Hiring freezes from time to time could have been avoided with better planning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work! Forecasting is everything.


  2. "Poor quality staff and management team in Scania India"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Head in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Marketing Head in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scania global is of great reputation and good to deal.
    Flat hierarchy ( everyone acts like a boss :-).
    The factory is top class!

    Cons

    -India management is hopeless esp the quality of expats ( Swedes). They have no background of India and how business is done in India. Scania Global sends interns in top positions in India and these expats just waste time in India without having a proper strategy. Its more like a vacation for them.
    -Highly loss making operations in India. Poor sales and under heavy pressure to cut losses. If they carry on like this will end up in the same fate like Chevrolet in India.
    - Work timing is too long 8am to 5.30pm. The office is too far from Bangalore city ( one way 1.5 hrs towards Kolar from MG Road)
    - the general quality of staff hired in the India operations is poor compared to other Indian companies.
    - the expats are poor decision makers, lack ideas, creativity and in some cases have no experience handling the job assigned to them. Too much infighting between various depts in getting work done.
    - Very uncertain future for this company, waste of time and energy. If you have another good job do not leave to join here even if they pay well.
    - Employees are demotivated due to poor state of the company performance - factory and mgmt employees quitting, very poor sales of trucks/buses and low increments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Indian CXO team who knows how business works in India or get only Expats who have knowledge of Asian markets. Avoid sending interns who are jobless in Sweden to head dept in India.

    Great company but due to lack of a proper strategy will go down hard in India.

  3. "Executive Parts Aftersales"

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    Current Employee - Executive Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Executive Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scania full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology and friendly environment to work

    Cons

    wrongly posted me in Kerala Kochin


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scania full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, good name internationally

    Cons

    its too far from city , so horrible travelling everyday to office


  5. "owner"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love translations and this is what Advance is about!

    Cons

    Difficult market in Brazil today!

    Advice to Management

    keep growing!


  6. "Head of Human Resoures"

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    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development of own skills and developing others, treating people in a good way

    Cons

    Commuting back and forth Stockholm and other areas


  7. "Lots of learning and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Head of Human Resources in Santiago (Chile)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very respectful employer. If you are eager to work and learn, Scania gives you opportunities for that. A nice working environment. Very proud of the Scania brand.

    Cons

    Too slow decisions, sometimes. More digitalisation needed. More strategy explained in simple terms to employees. They should demand more from employees. There should be more consequences if employees dont accomplish working standards.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Complete lack of capability in the UK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really liked Mad Men then you will really like this.

    Cons

    If you are female your boss will steal your ideas and present them as his own.
    They are utter laggards.
    The capability of the management team is astonishingly poor.
    Bullying is widespread.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in consultants to restructure your business, and fresh blood from industry experts.


  9. "Great If you work within maintenance and is not afraid to get dirty"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Södertälje (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Södertälje (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scania full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great variability in work, if you work within maintenance at Scania your work task varies and if you work within the emergency sector it offers you a lot of free time in between works, which you can either devote to reading up how to get better within your prof or read up on a good book.

    Cons

    Management CAN be horrible. Its completely uneven in terms of leadership capability. They usually get in to a managing position through working their way up from being an employee, after that they get placed in leadership program but when they out of it they can manage workload but not people but the main problem is that they are not monitored by HR in a systematic way so if you wanna get treated well be om the right side of your boss. The management rarely wanna give someone a raise because of they only have a limited pool to do so, this means that if you are applying for this work make SURE you are prepared to call your boss out if you have not been given a raise the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    You need to educate newly assigned management more on a human level and have check ups so they actually do their job. I had a co-worker who was an excellent technician and didn't get a raise for 7 years, that is not okey.


  10. "Sourcing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Södertälje (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Södertälje (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Taking care of all employes with best options.
    Okay bonus. Great internal educations. Long company history. A profitable company since 1934

    Cons

    The company need to increase thier employes monthly salaries. Due to the salary are very low compare to other similiar companies.


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