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Schindler Elevator Corporation Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Schindler Elevator Corporation CEO Greg Ergenbright
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Management needs to be overhauled"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company car, % paid on Change Notices booked, excellent products and amazing field staff. Field staff is the core of the company and product line is the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Poor health and dental insurance. Very disorganized company and lack of team concept. Management puts too much trust into Clients instead of trusting staff. Lack of synergy puts individuals in tough position and constant feeling of being on the defense.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the Sunrise office and put Managers in place that will allow company to thrive. Company has amazing products however Managers do not encourage a working environment for optimum success. Trust the people making you money and encourage development and support your employees.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-05-03
  2. "The field is a challenging environment that offers great opportunities for advancement and good pay."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation

    Pros

    Good Pay and Great Opportunity. Mentorship is available everywhere with so many experienced people in the office. Great place if you want to learn from veterans.

    Cons

    Tough job. Lots of customers to deal with. Undermanned in the field. High overhead leads to high costs for customers. Red tape.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-04-11
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Dont waste your life away"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you take a job that provides the company vehicle with personal use and a gas card, unlimited mileage.

    Cons

    There are hundreds. Too many to list in fact, I would be here for days if I intended to rattle them off. Particularly in the Dallas office - When I started I described it as great people, great place to work. Culture immediately changed when certain district managers were hired. The worst brand of people who micromanage to every minute detail unlike anything you will ever see in your life. Mobility, whether it be...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide performance reviews where members provide feedback to managers and have them be completely open-minded to new ideas and criticisms with human resources in the room. Not just an anonymous survey with five questions rank your manager 1-10 (Which is the only thing they do.) Quit peddling the same yearly performance review where managers are completely inattentive to anything. Then, when everyone consistently ranks...

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    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-03-16
  4. "Not so service oriented in maintenance department"

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

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Not micromanaged by the management Flexible hours Decent Pay

    Cons

    Company only cares about double digit MR result and hours per day worked by mechanics. They no longer really care about fulfilling contractual obligations or servicing the customer for what they are paying for. They seem to love to hire former Otis employees and don't really promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the silo type of management in place, it's horrible.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-02-21
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Old Boy's Club Mentality"

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

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The health insurance is good.

    Cons

    At its core, it is a construction company that does not appreciate innovation, diversity or forward thinking. Left to find a better corporate culture & opportunity. Luckily, that was easy.

    Advice to Management

    Get new leaders.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-01-29
  6. "Accounts Receivable"

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    Current Employee - District Account Specialist in Holland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay Supervisors are available for assistance and support Great benefits (medical, dental, vision w/401K match Occasional business travel Company retreats, picnics, luncheons, and raffles Salary benefits but they do pay overtime (1.5x your estimated hourly rate) Opportunity to earn quarterly bonuses (up to 4% of your annual salary) Supply any office supplies you may request Paid time off Paid sick leave

    Cons

    Amount of work asked to complete is beyond achievable (you will never be caught up) Requirements needed to meet your full bonus are nearly impossible(you will receive partial bonuses though) Supervisors are helpful however they will not stick up for you to the managers...EVER Managers over the course of time, are working harder and harder to micro-manage their employees If you do not pull your weight, you will be...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop making goals unachievable. Supervisors should be in place to provide support for employees. This means that in some situations they need to work on being an advocate for the employees to the managers. Stop micro-managing!

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-01-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of management practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great deal of exceptional talent. Benefits and salaries are great.

    Cons

    Middle management is very short sighted. Unethical practices. Beware. Go into with your eyes wide open. Poor career opportunities unless you willing to relocate. It is the good old boy network at the top. Just look at their LinkedIn profiles and you'll see the connection.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-01-05
  8. "Best of the Big 4"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - All of the people I've met actually care about employee development - Haven't met anyone who turns their nose up and people that report to them (I'm sure they're out there but the overall experience is positive) - This company will pay you if you can prove you're worth it - This company will get rid of you if you can't pull your weight! - Promotes from within consistently, they take care of their own - Give you...

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    Cons

    - Health Care is expensive! Highest of the companies I've worked for. They try to help out but it's still pretty expensive. They think it's competitive with others but it's not. I think they try and supplement the high cost by paying a little more but it didn't stop me from signing on. - They charge you for your vehicle (some other do, some don't). The car is the cheapest but if you get a full-size truck you'll pay...

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep stocking the ranks with quality people! - For the love of all things, get laptops with 4G/LTE connectivity. We're not always around WiFi and setting up a hot spot is a pain in the keester

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2017-12-29
  9. "Schindler"

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

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Company offers good benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work but in recent years that has changed. Very stressful environment with unattainable goals. Personally had a poor manager that wasn't helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a proactive assistance program for managers to help their employees succeed.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2017-12-27
  10. "Great people"

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

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and room to grow

    Cons

    Needs more personnel to fulfill contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more field personnel to fulfill customer contracts.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2017-12-16
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