Electrician/Wire puller (Current Employee) – Hornell, NY – January 18, 2017
Management wants the Hornell site to fail and been furloughed and laid off twice in a 6 month period. And no matter how well you do your job (and other people's jobs) you still aren't doing enough to get any sort of praise. And pay is no where near as high as other companies for same job duties. About $8 less than other manufacturers.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Hornell, NY – January 13, 2017
Company pays well, but location at Hornell, NY is in serious need of updating. Furthermore, the company is French owned which offers great benefits but French management is something one needs to learn to understand or it will be a difficult road. Some of the leaders have a very difficult accents to understand. These accents will require your patience as well as continual follow-up ensuring you are fully understanding of what is required, or you will perform against their wishes leading to undesired results and consternation.
Pay, benefits, and people
Language barriers, outdated facilities, management challenges
Buyer/Material scheduler (Former Employee) – Charleroi, PA – October 21, 2016
I worked for this company for 2 years as a temp employee in the same position, with promise that when a permanent position opened I would be hired on - two opened and I was left as a temp and two new outside people were hired on directly. No benefits as temp, no vaca- management was horrible.
PROCESS ENGINEER/CAD DRAFTER/PROJECT ESTIMATOR (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – November 30, 2016
Days consisted of quoting and receiving in orders for shop floor production and making computer aided drafting detail drawings. I learned a lot about the boiler/power plant business and the fabrication of the tubing that goes into the power plants. Management was fairly relaxed in managing employees as long as everyone did their jobs daily. Co-workers were always easy to get along with and we were all one team that worked together very well. The hardest part of the job could sometimes be managing the constant workload during busy seasons. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to see the detail drawings I produced being fabricated and made on the shop floor.
This may sound like a disgruntled workers rant but it is the truth. This place has been around since the early 1900's. When I started work there it was regarded as the place you could work for until you retired. That it is not. Over the years with multiple buy outs and management changes it became a place to make money until you found another job. The management team are all young and inexperienced. They were always fighting among each other, which they couldn't keep to themselves. The best part of this place was the co-workers. You could not ask for better people to work beside. They were always helpful and always giving. Giving not only knowledge but in every aspect of life. If you were out of work for a while or a loved one died, we took up money to give to that person or family.
Worked with some of the best people. learned a lot about different cultures, technologies and machining methods. The hardest part of this job is being shut down and all of my coworkers going different directions.
Translator (Former Employee) – Centre, AL – June 21, 2016
The first time i have started that Job,it was amazing to observe and understand the different accent of the workers that i had to translate for. I learned so much about their leadership,the way they set and find out solutions about any problems. The hardest part of the job is when i had to assist the Mechanical-engineers,i was obliged for the first time to wear a security belt of iron and other equipment really heavy and being on the top of a bridge very high just to communicate anything they need.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is when i got myself very comfortable,without any doubt,fear about the issues, I made the manager and the engineers love me, And i felt so proud for when i had to quit the job for reasons of my University's career, everybody was crying to show how important i was, and how sad they feel to miss me.
Payroll Clerk (Former Employee) – Shelocta, PA – November 10, 2016
I loved working for APComm Power. Job had room for advancement and great pay. People were good but none of the ones that i worked with are still with the company. major down fall was that it was tempory and the locations changed
CAD Designer (Former Employee) – Qatar – September 30, 2016
I worked Alstom Transport 1 year in Qatar LRT Project , this company policy and benefits is good. but technical work quality is very poor and Recruitment also below average. They are promoting very less experience people to Top position
Supply Chain team is not open to new ideas and leadership.
Supply Chain (Former Employee) – Grain Valley, MO – April 27, 2016
Not a positive team work environment. Most immature, negative group of people have worked with in many years of background working with diverse groups. Tight cliché that works against new leaders and ideas. Associates are quick to try and push off problems to others and complain rather than take ownership to problem solve. Leadership is all over the place and does not provide achievable direction. Surprised to find that they are easily influenced by emotions and outside influences versus the facts to make comprehensive decisions.
I enjoyed my work and time at Alstom Power. I am no longer there due to company lay-offs and downsizing. I feel that I worked and performed my job well and learned many new skills. I enjoyed great benefits and insurance and appropriate increased in salary while there. Management was fair and amicable. Co-workers are now life long friends and had a great work experience with them.
Truck Driver / Material handler (Current Employee) – Dunlevy, PA – April 6, 2016
I have enjoyed my last nine months of employment with ALSTO / GE. I am looking forward to many more years as a valuable asset to the company and eager to learn more about the production of our products.
The work is steady and fast paced most often and being accurate is a challenge at times. One that I feel I am up to!
Learning the SAP inventory control system.
Management is knowledgeable and helpful.
Most of the co-workers are helpful as well. Easy to get along with.
The weather outside in the winter was the roughest part thus far.