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Sulzer Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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Pros
  • good work life balance, salary & benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, family life balance, good pay, and good benefits Lots of good talent and knowledge in the employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior / Top management at HQ, Winterthur, can be volatile; not stable (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manchinst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sulzer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The facility is good.

    Cons

    You have narrowmind and yesman like Tim Ferguson and other Managers being racisted to all Latinos. except the ones that have been brainwashed to act white and chew tobacco.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of President because he lets the racism occur on his watch.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job for a single young guy looking for experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of overtime. Yearly bonus and Christmas bonus as well.

    Cons

    Insurance is terrible. Hours are long and draining for night shift. Required to work seven days a week, holidays, nights and weekends. Shop is always open.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a break and let them have some time off and rest and you would probably have better working employees.

  3. "Ok"

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

    I have been working at Sulzer full-time

    Pros

    Most people are nice to work with

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration between departments
    Lower pay leaves little talent


  4. "Sulzer Turbo (LaPorte, TX)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like working for Sulzer originally. The company offered good hours and was originally good with raises (this would change over my employment there. Fuentes they won't allow raises over 2%). There are also a lot of employee based programs that I liked.

    Cons

    Advancement seems to only go to those who are favored by management. Also if you're in a department your stuck there as your current management needs to approve a transfer which never happens.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in Barboursville, WV
    Current Employee - Machinist in Barboursville, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and great vacation time off. 40 hour work weeks. Overtime available often to help make yourself extra income.

    Cons

    Poor management. No direction. 0 trust between coworkers. Cut throat environment in office and on the floor. Overly stressed employees. Company has lied to us many times. Will not listen to workers on the floor. Even when they have no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for.

    Cons

    Seems to have allot directions and has lost focus


  7. "A decent place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable, flexible schedule. Willing to work around school schedule

    Cons

    Few opportunities to take on additional responsibilities outside

  8. "Sulzer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sulzer full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed office environment, benefits are good

    Cons

    Too many changes in management and direction


  9. "Machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Machinist in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was taught well, got help when it was needed

    Cons

    Long work weeks, some employees didnt handle situations very well


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No recommended. Strictly component division"

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    Former Employee - Lead Man In Component in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Man In Component in La Porte, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sulzer full-time

    Pros

    The pros would be hours. When it's busy you can work 5-5 and get some serious overtime. This is great but then you also get burned out. Healthcare is decent but going up. Nice Christmas party but not held every year. There was hunting trips, fishing trips, golf tournaments, but it's all fading away.

    Cons

    Job security.
    If you make a mistake they have no hesitation to suspend you. And then threaten you and remind you constantly of the one mistake.

    Company is lacking standards which in my position standards would of helped a lot of errors coming through. No matter the proposal, it's glanced at and tossed aside without discussion.

     No future goals
    They just want to continue working their employees 5-5 mon thru sun. Instead of making sound changes. I saw exhausted and frustrated coworkers daily.

    Training
    One of the programs I used offered free training in which I had zero experience. They still wouldn't schedule it for me. If I used it incorrectly I was chewed out, then when I asked for training they balked. Help me help you. Very rare to get any training.

    They express the want to make changes, I think it's more of fear for accountability of the change. There is a lot of fear pushed around and it was sad to receive and watch.

    Engineers, get ready to work 7-5 mon - fri. And prepared to not do any engineering. It's more project engineering or "quoting". You are paid for 40hrs a week. Information is hoarded because it can't be in the open. Most will hide information.

    Pay was avg to below. Actual moral was devastatingly bad.

    Salary treats hourly and shop men poorly. There is a demeaning feel which both sides know is true. Most have only ever worked here and don't know much better.

    Bosses lack leadership skills and real callaboration techniques. A bark in orders mentality is strong.

    CEO
    new CEO who seem more informative. I was told it changes frequently. Company is really owned by a Russian investor.

    Overall
    Out of my tens years experience in my career this was sadly the worst place I have worked. I wish them well as I had to resign.

    Advice to Management

    For management it's hard to give advice. The ones who need it don't care. They are here for life and will do anything to keep this place as it is. The ones above them are getting experience and I believing leaving for fresh opportunities.

    Really the heads at the location are blind. I never met one or shook a hand while in the office. I would listen to my bosses bad mouth their bosses and act cool to one another. I am not going to miss that.


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