Upper Management disconnect
Systems and Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Montreal, QC – 27 May 2014
While the company paid well, the main problem I had with Alstom was that the company's upper brass in France and Spain didn't seem to have much knowledge or interest in what was going on in the Montreal office beyond the financial results.
This resulted in having to adhere to company guidelines, protocols, and development and quality process elaborated for physical railway equipment having to be used for the much faster moving software process.
Ultimately, the stubborn adherence to protocol overall is what is hurting the company on the global level, as it makes it harder for it to react to issues and changes in the marketplace.
Well compensated and generous vacation package
Corporate financial troubles, High turnover leading to role confusion