Good Co-Workers but lack of communication and poor management.
Former Employee (Former Employee), USA – August 18, 2014
Management in Europe was not very transparent and did not provide good direction. Everything was expected to be done as was done at manufacturing sites in Europe that had 3X the staffing. Lots of non value added "chores" to be done.
Project Engineer Mechanical Equipment's (Current Employee), Baden, AG – August 8, 2014
My typical working day consist of meetings (internally and externally with suppliers), design reviews and preparing project/product documentation. I learned a lot about Power Plants. Management and colleagues are very friendly and open for sharing knowledge.
Big multinational organization living on innovation
Regional Contracts and PMO Manager (Current Employee), Dubai, DU – June 17, 2014
Pros: global organization
Cons: conservative management
Overall a good place to work which can be further improved by focus on the Human Resource function. Colleagues are mostly friendly and willing to support. Mobility is difficult to secure some time creating hinderance in career advancement.
IT&SSC Global IT Operations Workplace IT Support (Former Employee), BARCELONA – June 13, 2014
A normal work day in IT Working with Citrix client and server Backup network servers and files Configuring wireless networks and integrating them into existing networks. User Management - Microsoft Active Directory and DRA Install Windows computers and all corporate programs Configure E-mail: Lotus Notes, Outlook
Project Manager (Former Employee), Located in Egypt – April 20, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: short break
Manage the day-to-day business activity and coordinate with my project team daily activities. Bi-weekly meeting to overview time schedule and engineering activities. Project reviews with top management on monthly basis. Site progress. Customer reporting and business meetings with client ans suppliers.
Senior Quantity Surveyor (Former Employee), Algiers – March 6, 2014
Project Management/QS Manager/Estimation Manager/Sr.Quantity Surveyor / Estimator in the field of Civil Engineering with Particular Reference in Construction & Infra structure industries (Pre and Post Tender In charge).
CUSTOMER SERVICE/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee), Harrisburg, PA – January 30, 2014
Pros: people, salary, healthcare
Cons: no room for growth unless you could relocate.
Alstom was more like a family working toward a common goal. I worked with different business units acrocss our organization. I enjoyed working independently as well as with a team to solve any issues that would arise. A typical day would be assisting Service Engineers working with internal departments to ensure proper processes and efficient billing. – more... Setting up orders, processing documentation, calling customers, tracking opportunities. My most enjoyable part of the day was interacting with people. – less
Engineering Production Team Leader (Former Employee), Rocklea, QLD – January 14, 2014
Pros: a monthly barbeque
Cons: sometime long extended shifts
My day involved the production of large transformer coils and a big part of it was problem solving as no two transformers were the same. A lot of meetings involving design and manufacture problems. In my 16 years with the company I learned how to lead a team and use my knowledge in training new starters. Management over the time I worked there changed – more... significantly for the better as production workers were encouraged and assisted to train and apply for most supervisory and management positions. Due to the nature of the product,experienced people rarely left so good relationships were formed among and across the 8 specialised teams in the factory floor. I finished my last year as acting supervisor and I had 7 other supervisors and 4 managers to deal with everyday, so sometimes things got a bit frustrating. I just really liked the people and the satisfaction of being part of building something that took sometimes 6 months to build and see it work. – less