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Updated April 27, 2017
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thyssenkrupp Chairman, Executive Board Heinrich Hiesinger
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  1. "Good communication throughout the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at thyssenkrupp full-time

    Pros

    Independence, good support, and clear working orders.

    Cons

    Need more people for the bigger projects.


  2. "Senior Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ThyssenKrupp Industrial solutions is a very good company to work for. They are very generous and have a wide variety of projects. Worked for them for about five and a half years and would definitely do it again. Before I was laid off, they tried hard to get more projects into the office and avoid lay-offs.

    Cons

    Need to be better organized when executing projects.

    Advice to Management

    Projects need to be better organized in order to avoid penalties for missing deadlines.


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    "Overall good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at thyssenkrupp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Generally good benefits.
    Chance to travel internationally.
    Good work/life balance with a somewhat flexible work schedule.
    Since many of tk's sub-groups are smaller, you do not get many of the disadvantages of working for huge corporations.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career growth (In my group).
    No strong foundation in global communication as well as management communication (in my group).

    thyssenkrupp is working towards becoming "one company" but is not there yet.

    Important to note: Since tk is such a large conglomerate, with multiple sub-companies often working individually from each other, I'm sure the employee experience varies depending on the group you are employed by...


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  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at thyssenkrupp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and supportive team members

    Cons

    Typical challenges of a project matrix organization


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Once upon a time, not now."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart, generally very nice people to work with, and a good benefits package overall. Room for advancement for some. Benefits are good for master's degree candidates, less so for the rest, but within the median.

    Cons

    Increasing stress due to "failure to communicate". Too big and like a room full of jealous siblings. Most recent merger feels more like a "we don't need you honey" stare down than a beneficial improvement. Company has major management issues, i.e. "too many chief's and not enough Indians". Poor communication and frequent unexplained changes in management, as well as a late response to recent project void, creating financial difficulties that have made everyone nervous and required layoffs that should have been done more than 12 months ago. New Matrix system of management is anything but transparent. Communications are difficult between offices and countries depending where the IT control and the quality of the software and hardware are on the overall importance levels. Security is confusing and confused, with people getting locked out of their information channels because someone in Germany decides they don't have a need to know. Working out problems through correct channels is hindered by matrix system. If you're German you'll go higher and farther than a local, or at least it seems that way, looking at management personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan and a method, not just keep the new holding company confused. What are 'Planets" beside some brilliant idea to confuse the masses who are trying to work for you? Since the latest merger 80% of everyones' time seems to be spent in meetings trying to explain what we used to just do as our jobs, or in trying to get permission to do our jobs. The company has gotten too big. We know you can do better but don't understand why you won't.


  7. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at thyssenkrupp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, learn a lot, great pay for a first time internship, cool bosses, nice people

    Cons

    Had a very dry corporate culture, everyone was in their upper 40's to 60's.

    Advice to Management

    Try to model corporate culture to something more similar to United Shore. Make advancement opportunities available to interns.


  8. "Warehouse Supervisor / Truck Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager Supervisor in Lincoln, RI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager Supervisor in Lincoln, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at thyssenkrupp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers are very easy to get along with and the the hours are excellent. My boss treats me with respect which I greatly appreciate.

    Cons

    Its just not the type of work i'm passionate about. I need to be passionate about my work in order for me to really reach my full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating employees with respect and the company will thrive.


  9. "Average Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at thyssenkrupp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, easy workload, no stress

    Cons

    Learn nothing, earn little and not much satisfaction


  10. "TK Good overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly employees
    Employee focused company

    Cons

    Poor IT system
    Too decentralized
    Constant change

    Advice to Management

    Improve IT


  11. "ThyssenKrupp Presta North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at thyssenkrupp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Safe working environment, Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Limited advancement, Pay raises averaged by all employees,


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