Lead/Pre-Assembly Electrical (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 26, 2018
Pulled orders and built panels for trains as fast as I could build them. I was always under pressure to get the completed panels to the testing team. The hardest part of the job was the language difference and culture.
cool job understanding how state of the art trains have become.
Electrical Assembler (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 30, 2018
I worked here for over a year. I was recently fired for "sanitation in the work area." These guys are clean freaks to the white glove level, and it is a good thing somewhat. But I believe the real reason I was fired was because I have been missing a lot of work due to an injury that they couldn't work around. I would go in try my hardest but had to leave when my pain got so bad I couldn't even think. I was constantly informing the management that something was wrong and that I was seeking treatment but it seems it didn't matter to them. I can understand that I had issues but I was being quite clear and honest with them and trying to get better.
Other than that, the "peons" of this company are great. Most everyone is friendly with one another and everyone does their best to do their job.
The management, on the other hand, feels almost racist to their US employees. Especially because the swiss employees are paid more, get more vacation and have more "stay power" for lack of a better term. The meetings that are held on Fridays are just "We did great this week, but you guys suck and need to pick up the slack that is cause by no fault of your own."
The benefits and insurance are pretty good though. Especially the AFLAC they offer.
People you work with are friendly and professional. Makes it easy to get through the work day.
Management, procurement, and policies are volatile and change frequently with little to no clarity.
Electronic Assembler (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – August 29, 2018
Study and understand the Swiss culture before going to apply. I hope your German is on par. There was a lot of clash between the americans because we have our way of doing things, and it overall was pretty stressful and unfriendly environment.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 13, 2018
Upper management is worst ever experienced. Complete chaos and little-to-no training. Fraternization within company obvious and management was benefiting. Hired veterans and told them they had no room for advancement paying half the salary of foreign co-workers. The middle management are mostly foreigners unwilling to help their teams since they struggle with English communication. Spent majority of the time searching for proper parts/tools/equipment. Little regard to OSHA standards or proper PPE. Overall a real “train wreck” of a company.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 25, 2018
They came to the United States expecting employees to already know how to build trains, really who knows how to. Some of the Swiss would be helpful and take the time to make sure that you understand the job, but others would throw you in and expect you just to know. Management, particularly the production manager, would have a meeting with the production staff every Friday and tell us how badly we sucked and we need work more and not to scratch the train, as we are trying to assemble it. In short, they expect absolut perfection and give you no idea how to do it.
Electrician (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 6, 2017
The Language barrier was very strong and hard to work with. Everything was all in German. If you know German your good to go If not its very hard to work with, you spend more time decoding the German than getting work done.