STIHL Inc. Employee Reviews in United States

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Very fast paced and fun
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJune 27, 2016
I loved working with my hands and i loved testing myself with the fast paced environment, but the work conditions and hours werent the greatest
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Manufacturing Engineer - 5 years
manufacturing engineering (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VANovember 10, 2015
Great products and people. As stated in other reviews, German management is driven by profits and work load can get extremely heavy with 3 shifts. Its a good gig for a few years to learn new processes but you will need to be fluent in German to be promoted to management in the Operation's department.
Pros
products, many different industrial processes
Cons
workload, politics with German management
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Secure work place with great benefits
Quality Assurance Technician (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VASeptember 24, 2015
STIHL is a 24/7 operation that always has something going on. I have learned many things to deal with quality while working there. I have also learned a good amount about automation and technology advancement in general. I have been trained to use very sophisticated equipment and introduced to a number of HMIs.

The management differs depending on what department you are in. Some departments push their employees until they can not take it to keep up the maximum amount of production possible. There are other departments with management that will help you move further along with your career and bend over backwards for a good employee.

The hardest part of working in a 24/7 facility is the fact that the shifts can make it so working there is pretty much all you have time for. The hours that you are off you are either exhausted or everyone else is working, so maintaining a family life is not easy.

The most enjoyable part of working in a lab at STIHL is the freedom and responsibility that comes with it. The other thing that would be singled out as most enjoyable is the ability to learn new things regularly.
Pros
Benefits, job security
Cons
work/life balance, schedule can be difficult, very little time off allowed
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nice place to work
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 24, 2015
A family oriented job and nice environment to work at. Plenty of chances to move up with good attendance and work performance.
Pros
bonuses
Cons
higher-ups need to listen more to the shift crew not just the leads
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Good job hard labor
Production Specialist (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 22, 2014
On your feet all day on a assembly line. No room for advancement. Joined military from this company. max pay with out degree around $20 hr. Lots of over time. Easy to get fired. No phones allowed in plant. Management only cares about making production quota or they get fired as well. You stand there in one spot and do the same thing over and over and over and over and over again 300 up to 1000 times a day to meet production quota.
Pros
overtime
Cons
very repetative
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Great Company
Technical Training (Current Employee) –  Virginia BeachMay 3, 2014
Great place to work. My typical day was interacting with employees.
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If your a Robot you'll love it
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Virginia beach, Va.April 11, 2014
This company is not one I would recommend. Although they do offer great benefits...they are at the companies convenience. eg. you MUST take your vacation during company shut down in July.
Also Human resources will support the company and not the employ as they should.
Extremely high turnover rate. So bottom line if your the type to bend over and take it you'll fit it well.
Pros
benefits
Cons
typical german run company
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Great Industry Leader
Setup Technician (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 27, 2013
The company is the best company I worked for in my career so far.
Pros
benefits
Cons
glass ceiling effect
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Technical Company with a direct focus on customer satisfaction and quality products.
Technical Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 9, 2012
I worked with a great group at the company who all strive for the same purpose to be number one in the industry.
Pros
discounts
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4.3
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