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TÜV SÜD America Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Needs complete revamping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location was conveniently located off the highway. Some of the employees were pleasant, although they were usually not of higher ranks (supervisor or above) however in passing everyone generally said hello. The operating systems were fairly easy to use. Employees who were there over 5 years were helpful in explaining the technical difficulties that were common, which would be difficult to move past without their help.

    Cons

    Communication was a very clear problem since day one and this created an uncomfortable work environment. Most employees are overworked leaving no time to learn new things. Taking time off was difficult as there was no one to help fill your spot while you were out. Supervisors were not very supportive, and only cared about what affected them personally and making themselves look good to the higher ups. There was no room to grow.

    Also, the building was in desperate need of improving... poor air quality solutions, old carpeting, air temperature varied throughout the open space layout, bathrooms were gross- just to name a few. Also the health benefits were arranged as self pay company sponsored which meant tons of time spent trying to fix billing errors and the eligibility verifications were endless at each doctor appointment.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly and professionally to all employees. Learn the facts as they pertain to each entity so that the proper training can be supplied. Individuals should be treated with the same respect you would want to be treated with.


  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teams of people. Intelligent folks who care about quality of work they do. Dedicated staff, well meaning management. CEO with a vision.

    Cons

    Lack of follow up from HR with employees to create career advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Open up internal career advancement options for all sites by increasing awareness of opportunities internally.


  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TÜV SÜD America full-time

    Pros

    Hands on, great team, interesting work,

    Cons

    rigid management, low salary,

    Advice to Management

    better pay, easy going schedule


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    "Project handler"

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    Former Employee - Project Handler in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Handler in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A huge company with vast resources to make sure all the tools required are available to be successful. Excellent facilities with state of the art equipment.

    Cons

    Centralized management scheme with different layers located in various locations throughout United States. Too much dependence on phone conferencing without any face to face interaction.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with local management and onsite visits to actually see what is going on at a location.


  6. "TUV America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TÜV SÜD America full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, 401k match, lots of vacation time, there are offices around the world and most jobs have the potential to transfer

    Cons

    Benefits getting worse year after year, high expectations for around the clock availability, internal competition damages the working environment, outdated IT programs and tools

    Advice to Management

    Start showing commitment and be willing to make changes to improve the business. Employees complain about top management being invisible, only focused on the money and not the customer or employees.


  7. "Chicago - Inspection"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - API Inspector in Shorewood, IL
    Current Employee - API Inspector in Shorewood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Chicago branch enjoys one of the best operations managers in the business. Plenty of room for professional development and great corporate support.

    Cons

    5 years in, I've yet to find one. If you're hungry and a team player, you'll do very well.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the past 5 years.....look forward to many more.


  8. "A Plus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  9. "Sr. Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TÜV SÜD America full-time

    Pros

    Very appreciated of your effort. My boss is awesome and very laid back.

    Cons

    Very old school. Makes things a lot harder than have to be.


  10. "Worse place in America"

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    Former Employee - Senior RF/EMC Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior RF/EMC Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't find a good reason to work there, especially if you are a good, smart individual.

    Cons

    At Minnesota: BAD people!! BAD managers, BAD place to work. Low level of people, no integrity, people looking to fail you and make you look bad all the time. Everybody talks behinds evrybodys back all the time!


  11. "once was GREAT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Auditor in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Auditor in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TÜV SÜD America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good career path
    some great coworkers

    Cons

    Myopic Management
    Arcane and irrational decision making

    Advice to Management

    involve and listen to your employees who do the work.


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