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Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 25, 2018
not good place to work they do not want to have union there. management is not good at all. I am a material handler. I make sure the people on the line have parts to build saws.
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i was a temp and was only needed for a short period of time
warehouse packing and distribution (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 13, 2018
was an okay place to work. the people were nice to your face but would talk behind your back. It was a very high pace and competitive environment .Very high stress.
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Too conservative Southern German company.
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Virginia BeachMarch 10, 2018
Too conservative and privately owned Southern German company. They have no desire to follow or use best practices. Strictly follow the old adage, 'if it aint broke, don't fix it' so you end up working tons of hours, without overtime pay or recognition, just to get your job done. Managers in Purchasing, Material Planning and Quality are a joke! The 3 Stooges were more organized than they are and they constantly argue and fight amongst themselves, even in front of other employees. Upper management isn't much better either since obviously they don't do anything about it.
Pros
Virginia Beach is a really nice place and the tools produced are awesome.
Cons
Working at Stihl is challenging, but not in a good way.
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good experience would recommend
Order Inquiries (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 21, 2018
good company that offers a lot for employees in regards to benefits. My only downside to company was when i was promoted to a more task-oriented position I was kept at the same salary. I did confront HR about this and they said they were aware of this situation for the entire department and are currently looking into adjusting the salary to match the work required.
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Great job
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 12, 2018
Great company to work for lovely benefits they try their hardest to work with any situation you have. Very fast paced job if you like assembly line work.
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Excellent job growth
Test Cell Operator (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VA 23452February 8, 2018
I started off as a temporary agent in the raw material warehouse and within three months I was on an assembly line. Seven months of packing on an assembly line I was accepted as to move up to a Test Cell Operator.
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Wonderful place to work
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 22, 2018
Hard work but the company makes sure you have a balance with work and family. You are responsible about coming to work but the pay and all the insentives make going to work everyday worth it.
Pros
Great benifits and oliday time off bonuses
Cons
Fast paced have to have an eye for detail
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Stable & profitable company with solid products. Great benefits and lots of training opportunities.
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 8, 2017
Overall a good company to work for. Stable with good benefits and compensation and lots of training opportunities. However, culture is very political in nature.
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Excellent company
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 2, 2017
I look working at Stihl very professional and comfortable environment to work in. People's republic are very friendly, management is awesome. We have Christmas parties yearly, company picnic, company offers excellent benefits.
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You earn your paycheck!
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAAugust 31, 2017
Loved working there but got bored after several years, and worked on several different lines and almost every station .Fast paced, lots of OT when I was there, good compensation, but hated having to use my vacation time when they said so. Too hot in Virginia Beach, so moved back to Wi. Lots of friendly people there from all over the world, which was interesting!
Pros
Nice bonuses, nice people, good pay
Cons
Could not take vacation when I wanted, got boring after a while
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Excellent place to work
Assemblier (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAAugust 23, 2017
Stihl goes above and beyond for their employees. They care about you and your family. You receive 2 weeks off a year. One for Christmas and one for july fourth. They also give te employees a Christmas bonus. 100 dollars for each year of service.
Pros
Christmas bonus, 2 weeks a year off
Cons
AC turned down after lunch so it gets fairly warm after lunch
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Job security, employee training and development and excellent compensation benefits.
QUALITY ASSURANCE TECH A (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VA 23450June 28, 2017
The company offers one of the best employee compensation package. It offers training and development for continued advancement and scholarship for regular employees children.
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Great employer
Dryer Room Technician (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 26, 2017
A very professional family oriented business. Bonuses are very gracious. And hours worked versus time off is a great balance. Overall the Company cares about its' employee base.
Pros
Perfect employer
Cons
some management could use an attitude check.
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STIHL is an industry leader in handheld outdoor power equipment
Product Management Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 17, 2017
STIHL Inc. - located in Virginia Beach, VA. is an industry leader in handheld outdoor power equipment. STIHL products are only sold thru servicing dealers which is a competitive advantage.
Pros
Comprehensive benefit package
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Amazing family owned company
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMay 2, 2017
With a focus on quality, Stihl, through its business plan and family culture had been able to dominate their field. The attitude of internal promotion and training has allowed the company to retain inoperative talent and personnel resources.
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productive and educational
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAApril 25, 2017
I got hired to work night shift which was 12 hour shift and i learned how to operate the machines and learned alot of the names of the parts and what they were used for. The workplace was very nice and helpful and I really enjoyed working at the company
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great pay and benefits
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Excellent company to work for
Rework Operator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAApril 13, 2017
This company demands hard working and reliable individuals to produce a high quality product. You'll be required to make 300-1300 units per day without missing a part and making sure the operator behind you did not miss a part on an assembly line that moves about every 30 seconds. You learn how to work with and tolerate a lot of different people from all over the world. Management demands quality as well as quantity. Those two go hand in hand in this company. The hardest part of this job is doing the same repetitive things over and over and over day in and day out. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people and working together as a team to get the job done as efficiently as possible.
Pros
Benefits and two weeks shut down per year
Cons
Required to use your vacation time during this time.
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Hard work and attention to detail
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 10, 2017
It's all about repetition and team work. A typical day in this job will be making about 800 to 1000 units nonstop. Time goes fast and the pay as a permanent employee is really good.
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good company to work for
Utility Operator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJanuary 19, 2017
Good company to work for with lots of room for advancement however will be the last place you work as well. good benefits. caring employees. good HR department.
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Too much politics
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 8, 2016
It is a German culture company, if you can speak German or a German, you have much more opportunities, otherwise, little
Pros
Great living place
Cons
Stressful work environment, too many politicians
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