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Sulzer Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. 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.


  6. "Can do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Chasse, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belle Chasse, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management issues - doesn't listen to employees

    Cons

    good people work here for a long time


  7. "Great Benefit"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Brookshire, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Brookshire, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefit, Truly care about their employee

    Cons

    Too many old people in management

    Advice to Management

    More diversity in your management


  8. "machinist helper"

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    Former Employee - Utility Worker in La Porte, TX
    Former Employee - Utility Worker in La Porte, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people...great hours... They show appreciation to the employeesbuy cookoutsand Christmas parties and other holiday eventsthey give you any bonuses uniforms and pools

    Cons

    you have to work night shift one week of the month


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Sulzer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    difficult to move forward within the company


  10. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pump company with broad product range.

    Cons

    To much corporate management in things they don't understand.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more refine the process.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and pleasant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sulzer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the atmosphere of generally hard working employees and professional dress code. Every one is friendly and works together to accomplish their tasks. The management works with you to resolve any issues that may arise with you personally or between co-workers....they really care about their employees. Also, Safety is really pushed here and rewarded.

    Cons

    The management is constantly moving people around to different departments so some people find that gives an impression of instability / insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    The company could use more candor to spark more open conversation and positive change regarding processes.


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