Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TN – March 27, 2013
Lean and Sixsigma projects. Great to work with some of the Largest Heavy Lathes in the world. Co-Workers were great to work with. Climate controlled facility made factory floor work highly enjoyable, even in the worst outside conditions.
technical (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – March 20, 2013
Cons: everything else
In almost 30 years, I have never felt the need to burn any bridge, but this place is dysfunctional with a capital D. They could do a case study in business school about bullying in the workplace. My department had a turnover rate of about 200% over an 18 month period. Management is clueless, and borderline unethical.
Tig Welder (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TN – January 21, 2013
Pros: traveling and benefits.
Cons: long hours not many days off.
Welding Turbines with a Automatic Tig machine. The only company in the United States that does this process. A very large company. I was trained in Switzerland for 1 year. My co workers are great. The best part of the job is the large scale of the items we produce.
Senior Manager (Former Employee), USA – January 8, 2013
Pros: you can travel often to europe in certain roles
Cons: there is no loyalty to any employee but for a few senior leaders
I worked there for many years including in management roles. The company is extremely poorly run by senior management. One division was repeatedly losing hundreds of millions of dollars per year but still kept its leadership in place. Compensation is below that of competitors. The overall competence of people is poor.
Na (Former Employee), Charleroi, PA – November 15, 2012
There is a reason why so many employees quit from the Charleroi PA plant. Management has no clue on how to run a business let alone treat their employees with respect. Most workers are temp to hire, but never get hired. I'm surprised the company is still in business. Stay far away from this company!!!!!
Commissioning Technician (Former Employee), Newport,Victoria – March 18, 2013
1) Challenging work 2) Installation of Digital Radio project (Lead role) (DTRS) 3) Very poor management and Lack of Management support 4) Co-workers were excellent) 5) Had to re-designed Schematic Diagram (DTRS) in order to correctly install it to Alstom Trains. 6)Teamwork amongst co-worker.
Much deskwork with interesting Construction Sites visits
Engineering Manager (Former Employee), Athens, GREECE – March 16, 2013
Pros: two extra salaries as bonus per year
Cons: very busy/noisy environment that impedes one's concentration.
Coffee.Morning meeting with the team.Yesterday's problems in the work,progress review,how to proceed,-if needed- new job allocation.Keep working with the template studies,if something new is required ,where to look,what to do.Big library with Norms, Specs,old Projects, technical data is available.My collegues in the Grid Engineering Team have been evoluted – more... to be self-sufficient;five people: one gentleman,four ladies ,3 to 5 years of experience.Our Company is multinational,our subsidiary involves 3 sectors : Power Generation,Transport, Power distribution/transmission (Grid).The management is complicated after our merge.Projects that cover a wide area.We follow-up nearly ten countries.Most difficult part of the job is to extract information over a long distance call when correspondance becomes stacking.We are enjoying occasonally a Site visit to inspect the correct implementation of the studies.It breakes the routine! – less
Permit to Work Engineer (Current Employee), Ellisras,Limpopo – February 4, 2013
Pros: free housing, company vehicle
Cons: long hours
They work all over the world. Very professional. I start working at 06h00 and leave at 17h00.I work extended hours and enjoy every minute of my work.I issue permits to 7n different contractors and have 3 co-ordinators to assist me. We all work together as a team
HR Administrator (Current Employee), Johannesburg – January 21, 2013
Pros: excellent office set up, modern technology, beautiful views, large parking space
Cons: heavy workload, long working hours, high pressure
During the weeks that I've been here I can say that Alstom is one of the best companies that I have worked for. I would like to stay longer in Alstom so that I can further improve my experience but unfortunately I'm on a temporary assignment. Keeping an open mind I wouldn't mind exploring other companies if an opportunity present itself.