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Schindler Elevator Corporation CEO Greg Ergenbright
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Pros
  • "Good pay, pretty good benefits, challenging work environment(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits and work life balance(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "2 Promotion from Mid to upper management is impossible, unless you have extreme superb political skills(in 7 reviews)

  • "They seem to love to hire former Otis employees and don't really promote from within(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Mass chaos, management is who you know"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people in local offices are great and work hard. Pay is good

    Cons

    Unless you know someone and come from TKE or Otis don’t bother applying. They will find a reason to not promote you or give you a role you want. Management only hires friends or family. Zero diversity. Horrible business structure, more with less. Customers not happy, cancellation through the roof, on record to be the worst elevator company in the US. Can’t keep people, don’t...

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    Advice to Management

    Understand that without field employees you have no future. Better oversight in HR process. Stop hiring friends and family, hire talent with experience.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-10-03
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    "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
  3. "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
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    "Look at Otis or TK before looking here"

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    Former Employee - Field Superintendent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great technicians and field support. Company does offer bonus opportunities and there are multiple jobs in which lateral transfers can be made without damaging career potential. Good safety program - now.

    Cons

    Long thankless hours to include weekends and holiday on-call duties. Product has become substandard to competitors, as has ability to provide quality customer service due to well overstretched workforce. Technicians are switching to Otis, Kone and TK. Schindler makes no efforts to invest in human capital (ie., younger techs) and continues to tolerate reported HR violations...

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    Advice to Management

    Go back 10-15 years and look at what made Schindler better than the rest. You will not survive if human capital investment is continually overlooked in concert with razor thin margins (and razor thin raw material budgets on equipment manufacturing) to achieve a double-digit profit margin. Quality people are leaving and going to competitors who actually have a vision of the industry 10 years from now.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2016-02-17
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    "Want to be promoted? Not without experience working for Otis."

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company, going through major change. If you worked for Otis you'll get first look.

    Cons

    Many opportunities, just as long as you have worked for Otis in the past. If you haven't worked for Otis you won't have a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your internal candidates, if you wonder why the morale has fallen off a cliff it's really quite simple. You have not even looked at who you already have to promote, there are a number of qualified people here already.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2014-06-21
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    "Bad experince from good organisation"

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    Former Employee - DGM in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation

    Pros

    Compensation and other benefit are ok ,Have good recognised Brand name, office locations are convenient making it convenient to commute to office

    Cons

    Very bad Senior Management and HR is hopelessly Bad with New employees, Schindler has most of Ex Otis people and have different Otis Lobby, make it difficult to adjust new person from other industry, No system of working, Professional from other good industry will get frustrated and leave soon/

    Advice to Management

    Problem is Management don't hear advice

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2015-09-16
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