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Excellent company to work for, work was exciting and interesting
Pipefitter/4th (Former Employee) –  Point Tupper NS2 October 2016
Grinding,measuring cutting pipe ,installing valves, installing pipe spools.
The operations process was different than what I was used to working on but I adapted very quickly.
Management were great to work for.
My co-workers were great to work with.
The hardest part of the job was having to leave when the project was completed. I really enjoyed it.
The most enjoyable part was working as a team,solving issues and problems together.
Pros
Very safety minded
Cons
Could get very hot in certain places
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Good internship opportunty
Project Document Controller - FRANCE (Former Employee) –  Franche26 September 2016
My experience with Alstom was postive and provided alot of experience. The company is well structured and well positioned in the market.
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Great place to work.
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rugby, UK1 July 2016
Good culture and great managers. This creates a work place you want to come back to every day. They have flexible working arrangements that can work with most peoples lifestyle.
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Entered employee timesheets into databases while conducting audits to ensure validity of data • Processed all administration for new-hires, employee
Time Keeper/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 June 2016
Great place to work with good people (somehow I have always been lucky). Enjoyed my work. basic data entry with lots of focus on different jobs and hours entered properly as it was employees work time to be accurate.
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Technician (Quality Process) (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 June 2016
Having rich experience in Quality.Inspecting train cars as per work instruction sheet and reading blue print.Using gauges,measuring tape,vernier caliper.Conducting supplier audit and attend customer complaints.
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Not Bad
B-Welder (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 May 2016
Ther is no Holiday for 7dats work per week. and I would like to get a day off 1 or 2day per week. There are a lot of spanding time to work in and out by bus travel
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Fast paced enviroment with advanced learing opportunity
Lead Industrial Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 March 2016
Enjoy working with the staff and management. A real diverse team of experienced personell from many parts of the world. Very interesting culture.
Pros
Great support team
Cons
non
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Nice office environment in downtown Toronto which was comfortable for doing day to day tasks.
Senior Electrical Designer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 January 2016
Interact with colleagues from Europe, especially from Alstom France and Belgium. Exposed to cutting edge technology. Nice office environment in downtown Toronto which was comfortable for doing day to day tasks.
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Enspiring company
Field Service Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 November 2015
I am really enjoying working at this company, all of the staff is friendly and motivated for the best of the company.
They are driven to perform the work as high in quality as possible.
Great company to work here!!
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Great Company
Electrical Controls Technician (Current Employee) –  Richmond Va20 June 2015
Met a lot great people. Travel the world and seen many different places. Made a lot of money. Learned a lot and taught a lot.
Pros
Hugh company, plenty of oppertunity
Cons
Lots of travel
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Global transportation company no longer in existence
Coordonnatrice exécutive, Groupe des achats (Former Employee) –  Montreal, QC25 February 2015
I was responsible for all administrative support initiatives for the Purchasing department. Alstom has since ceased its operations in Canada.
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Work place not so much prefered.
Project Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 January 2015
Very unclear organization with a lot of confusions.

Technical level should be improved.

Communication is not enough direct and clear.

Overall competences should be improved.

Work shall be redistributed to involve more available staff.

Work load is enough for the next 2-3 years.
Pros
Not too much.
Cons
Quite a lot.
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Senior DCS Engineer (Current Employee) –  Internationnal7 January 2015
03years of experience with michelin as an automatic engineer, now i'm a Senior DCS engineer with Alstom, my field is programming of electrical stations and commessionning (wiring , automation and scada).
I worked on several projects in Algeria , France and Morocco, i have a good relation with the client and my colleages
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Very nice place to work
Adjointe administrative (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 October 2014
Nice environment
Good benefits
Excellent bosses
Good opportunities
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Exciting Environement
Senior Software Developer / Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC27 October 2014
Worked with latest Technologies.
I faced many challenges for bringing the best of the trains monitoring software and managing remote developers (Bengalore, India)
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director (Current Employee) –  MENA11 October 2014
Corporate oriented business growth
Mobility an issue in long term
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Very nice colleagues
Product Designer (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 July 2014
• Monitored projects by performing reviews with clients and managers and organizing weekly meetings.
• Facilitated project management plans and roadmaps by chairing meetings in order to implement best practices, such as the Agile approach.
• As Product Owner, negotiated timelines and scheduled tasks for project team, using JIRA and GanttProject.
• Developed and formalized system specifications for internal and external team.
• Support quality and traceability.
Pros
Very nice colleagues
Cons
Visibility
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High professional individuals.
Product Designer / Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Montreal6 June 2014
Very high professional individuals.
Technologies, PM, QA, CMMI, GantProject.
Very nice and team players.
Being part of the project engineer team.
Pros
Team
Cons
n/a
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Upper Management disconnect
Systems and Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Montreal, QC27 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.
Pros
Well compensated and generous vacation package
Cons
Corporate financial troubles, High turnover leading to role confusion
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Document Controller (Current Employee) –  United Arab Emirates6 January 2014
working environment and the documentation process was good
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