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Updated 22 Nov 2019

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3.6
72%
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93%
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WABCO CEO Jacques Esculier
Jacques Esculier
115 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management in Rochester Hills, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at WABCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits. Good work life balance in Rochester Hills.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy slows down ability to get things done, Limited growth opportunities in North America

    WABCO2015-10-08
  2. "Good company with growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WABCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Unknown due to the acquisition by ZF.

    WABCO2019-11-15
  3. "Pros and Cons balance out as just average"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WABCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good 401k match. Modern equipment. Being acquired by ZF

    Cons

    Rigid processes and reports that are generally European based with difficulty translating to USA No empowerment for sales staff to negotiate. No empowerment approval to make basic deal decisions by sales managers. No real strategy to deal with truck OE vertical integration so Wabco gets spec’d out of the lion share of business HR should be renamed “personnel “ because you are looked at as a number not as an... individual. No succession planning, small pay rises linked to a 1960s performance rating that grades you 1-5. Pay rises 1 or 2% take it or leave it. High turnover You’re just a number.

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    Advice to Management

    Think global. Leverage global assets but do a better job at acting local. Empower your people

    WABCO2019-06-26
  4. "Constantly Changing"

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

    I have been working at WABCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + 401(k) is competitive. + Flexible working conditions for some workers. + On-site gym. + Some brilliant individuals, many great people.

    Cons

    - Constant change. Difficult to learn all the many processes and systems. Poor communication. - Some company systems are slow, manual, and outdated. - Morale can be low at times. - Work-life balance poor for some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Many processes are broken or slow. Focus less on pushing product to the customer, and more on improving the company systems.

    WABCO2019-06-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great people at this location"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Wytheville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WABCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people for the most part, great pay. 1st shift.

    Cons

    Dramatic ( Highschoolish ) behavior. They keep getting bought out, so job security. Poor training . Benefits are horrible besides 401k. Management is "clicky". No advancement

    Advice to Management

    Relax, do not micromanage and take and management courses

    WABCO2019-06-10
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WABCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive compensation Tuition reimbursement Excellent place to learn Results focused

    Cons

    High turnover Changing environment

    WABCO2019-04-17
  7. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Material Planner in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WABCO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits package

    Cons

    Company is based in Europe. Management needs to improve communication regarding business decisions as well as performance. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs work. Respect for employees personal time. Better pay/raises for performance.

    WABCO2019-04-28
  8. "Do not work there"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WABCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fantastic people works there (operating, day to day work) camaraderie and team work,

    Cons

    no direction company, they care only about numbers not in their talents and employees, HR is the worst I've ever seen, they intimidate you , you feel observed and judged by them, they see you as a number not as a part of the family, no growth, look for another company, this is not a good one.

    Advice to Management

    stop the lies to employees

    WABCO2019-04-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits, decent vacation, stressful work environment, high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WABCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive base salary for industry/region, good 401k for industry, 3 weeks paid vacation if 30 or over, lots of opportunity within company

    Cons

    Stressful work environment, no sick/personal days, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain talent

    WABCO2019-03-18
  10. "Grass is greener, but it's sprayed with Roundup 365"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hanover, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WABCO full-time

    Pros

    Pay tends to be somewhat competitive, but be sure to add all the stress and stir.

    Cons

    There are too many Manager pulling their staff in too many directions. Middle and Upper Management make additional demands on their Managers staff, so it begs the question " who is my boss and what do they really want" Excel files providing supporting data that works for one Manager but doesn't work for another. Begs another question "what do you really need and what will suffice". Note that you will never go to... work knowing what your day has in store, decisions are made on the turn on a dime, you will always be in flux and you will always be fixing the mistakes of upper managements whirlwind "don't stop and think of the outcomes" their 'fly by the sea" decision making methodology.

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to acquire a Company, Understand the culture and learn there is more to money than just hitting "go". Upper and Middle Management - You're destroying the employee morale and eroding their sense of team, but you haven't noticed.

    WABCO2019-01-28
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