voestalpine Reviews | Glassdoor

voestalpine Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
30 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
voestalpine Chairman, Executive Committee and Head, Steel Divisions Wolfgang Eder
Wolfgang Eder
11 Ratings

30 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with driven team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people; interesting contracts; 0 micromanagement; Room for growth

    Cons

    Corporate office is not organized and their management team/HR is often unresponsive / inadequate in most ways


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay for hourly associates is higher than average for the area.

    Cons

    Everyone at this company hates their job due to the autocratic leadership and constant random change. All the President cares about is the almighty dollar. Customers are not first or even dealt with honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people in an autocratic fashion, simplify the computer systems, and hire managers that treat people with dignity.


  3. "I Worked on alot of awesome projects, the workers are great, took pride in knowing I helped design the Railroad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at voestalpine (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Good Pay, Food Truck was Nice, Huge Machines

    Cons

    A bit Cold In the Winter

    Advice to Management

    More Parties


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    "My experience was great until hr rep changed.......2013 hr discrimination"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinst in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - CNC Machinst in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, able to move up in pay quicly

    Cons

    It seems that the human resource runs everything...supervisor has no say so....if she thinks you do not deserve to work there you will be terminated. Was terminated for days on attendance that were false....I won unemployment due to hr lies and no documents proving I was to work on weekend days.

    Advice to Management

    LET YOUR SUPERVISORS MAKE DECISIONS ON WHO STAYS OR GOES......AND NOT LEAVE ALL POWER TO HUMAN RESOURCE,,, I say this because SHE is not on floor to see what an asset to company you may have been. My supervisor went to hr and told her days were not to be on my attendance due to his account and she told him no the days were not being removed which lead to my demise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great flexibility with working hours, competitive rates as well.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up through the company.

    Advice to Management

    As in any corporation, better communication is always key.


  7. "International company with national culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International environment, possibility to move and work on different projects, great work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Very 'national' culture, management always from HQ, policies from HQ, not easily adapting to change.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized Disappointment"

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

    I worked at voestalpine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, German culture is different.

    Cons

    This place is about as dysfunctional as you can get. Everyday is unorganized chaos. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand does. Management is a total joke, they may look busy but do very little. The training is sink or swim. You are expected to work everyday until your job is complete, no matter if it takes until 7 to 8pm at night. You never know what time you my get to go home. Work is first, family is second. No sick time offered and only one personal day per year. The pay is horrible. Most other manufacturing facility's in the area pay much better. This job was such a disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together!! How in the world can you be a Tier 1 automotive mfg. when you treat employees like crap? Stop using so many temp employees and hire permanent ones and pay decent money! Invest in training and make a management overhaul.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401 K is average

    Cons

    This company is an unbelievable mess. There is constant management change from Europe and they always manage to get the wrong people. They have managing directors with no experience and they have no clue on how to run a company in the US. They seem to think it is all drinking, partying and getting frequent flyer miles. They have management employees who create a hostile work environment and nepotism from a managing director. In the past they have hired convicted prostitutes and felons and they have constant turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire normal people for your management team.


  10. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee -
    Current Employee -
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, good people

    Cons

    little unorganized-operated at a distanceso it is understandable

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan for development


  11. "voestalpine Nortrak"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Always trying to do stuff for employees.
    Will give out raises.

    Cons

    Work is slow in the winters.
    Management could do a better job at being on the floor with employees.


Showing 30 of 35 reviews
Reset Filters