Alstom Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Alstom SA is a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling, and locomotives, with products including the AGV, TGV, Eurostar and Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, as well as Citadis trams.

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Former Employee - Program Supply Chain Manager says

"No trust organization with a very poor "leadership team" that are driving poor results. It is difficult for the French leaders to listen and to collaborate with the American employees that are hired to help make the organization better. If you are willing to be cursed at, yelled at, and to constantly be told what to do this is the place for you. In three years the Hornell team hired and let ago of hundreds of employees. It was such a shame to see the lack of respect for their employees and to see so many great people leave. If you are looking for a great job hold off and wait for something else to come along."

Former Employee - Technician says

"Stressful. Treated as an object. Company will take every chance available to take benefits away. HR has no problem lying to you about benefits"

Former Employee - AR Team Member says

"Corrupt managing practices, promotions not based of merit and instead based on outside of work activities"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Poor salary, management is not trustworthy, they use the golden group of 6 (friends are hired - not friends are fired or let go). You are expected to know the entire company so you hey can put you in a spot. Discriminate."

Former Employee - Applications Engineer says

"Politics, this company has immense politics. Testing team in Rochester is one example, these kind of people do not value education or experience, if the team is ready to butter them up they will be in the team. Ever after more than 3 years with this company, they weren't willing to give me a fresher position or even willing to call me for an interview. If you looking for a place where your need good leaders, this is a worst place to go."

Current Employee - Software Engineer says

"the level of bullying and harassment is difficult to get around and get your work done. At no level of management in the Melbourne Florida plant is there anyone who will take the harassment or bullying realistically. At each level they laugh at the idea that your manager could be targeting you as a scapegoat/harassed person. Unfortunately if you are a go-getter and like to help people with their work issues, DON'T WORK HERE!!!"

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"1. No chances of improving skills or learning. 2. No proper training 3. Not well structured 4. Pay is less compared to competitors 5. Not a desirable work environment. Initially for a person starting their career, I would not advise to start at ALSTOM."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Overwork their people, lots of red tape. They are extremely bureaucratic and don't trust the employees. There is a lot of layers that are unnecessary and people are trying to earn their positions."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Very weak management and no clear R&Rs"

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"Poorly managed. Incompetent Management in my department. Terrible hours. Terrible morale. No respect from management to employees. No work life balance. Little training. No departamental plan. No idea how to use metrics. I could go on but you get the point"

Responsable Paie (Former Employee) says

"J’ai travaillé pendant plusieurs années au service paie AES et le Manager est un vrai monstre complètement dépourvu d’humanité. Aucune évolution possible tant sur le plan professionnel qu’au niveau rémunération. Le travail est très stressant et épuisant et on n’a pas la moindre reconnaissance. La Direction des Ressources Humaines ne vaut pas mieux, ça s’est beaucoup dégradé en quelques années et je ne recommande pas du tout cet entreprise.Alstom Transport est une bonne entreprise mais pas sur le Site du CreusotMauvaise Direction RH et très mauvais Manager au service paie"

elektricien, elektromechanica, slotenmaker, monteur (Former Employee) says

"w tym fabryka ksenofobia wobec pracowników z innych krajówksenofobia"

Técnico de mantenimiento (Former Employee) says

"Deberían tener un departamento de recurso humano más eficiente Y ser más extrictos en elegir jefes con perfiles sicologico para el cargo"

Storeman/Driver (Former Employee) says

"Poor Mental Health is a major concern for those working there and most workers there suffer from it. Avoid this place like the bubonic plague. office staff are lazy with long serving floor staff hostile to newcomers.leaving the placehostility"

Supply Chain (Current Employee) says

"Bad communication throughout the entire company. If you need help, people say they're happy to held you, but often show up late to meetings or are too busy in general to help."

Polyvalent (Former Employee) says

"Travail en tant que pontier soudeur tig et meuleur pour réaliser les travaux sur les turbines"

General mechanic (Former Employee) says

"Don’t get hurt on the job. They will find a way to fire and harass you. This is a terrible place of employment. They lie and cheat. Supervisors have no real work ethic either."

Production Associate (Former Employee) says

"company was out of spain and it was not a very good company , started out strong but with in a year they was closing the front doors, not good benefits or anything.got to travel to spainheadquarters in spain"

Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) says

"Very competitive and cut throat environment. Employees would sabotage and back stab other employees. They would talk bad about others and stir up trouble between shifts. Toxic environment.Always got 40 hoursToxic environment"

Credit and Collections Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Because of the type of business, I learned something new every day. Management and associates worked well together to handle customer accounts. Most issues were resolved through negotiations."

General Mechanic 2 (Former Employee) says

"There is no moral. Everyone that I worked with hates the place and treatment. There union doesn't seem to have a back bone. They don't care for the workers.They treat you as a modern slave almost. too many childish rules for the worker, then for the office workers. Management looks down at the workers. HR is horrible don't trust the head Guy in there. Can't pay there bills and vendors on a timely mater. So your always waiting for parts cause they won't bring them until they get paid. Then they complain when you are not getting things done. Then make you work overtime with no parts to get the job done Really? Who dose that? Or theirs a big rush on something that needs done ASAP and you get done and it sits there for over a week or 2 or 3. Who's Running this place? a Child? Just Feels like there something shady is going on with the upper management and with the money. Like spend $100,000. on equipment but complain if you need or missing parts. It takes weeks to get while you could of gone to the store in town to get in minutes. Organized Far from it. There is a lot of office workers and the place still runs unorganized. You got multiple people from different countries and speck different languages which is great and awesome, but theirs seems a lack of communication going on the line. Some engineers have the worker figure out how to put something together and then draw plains on how the worker put it together and take the credit. Isn't that their job, and why they are getting the big bucks. Instead riding a workers coat tails that's getting $13-16 a hour. Or better yet building"

Journeyman Boiler Maker (Former Employee) says

"Great job until being laid off. Management was misleading about company long term efforts of staying in area which resulted in undesired opinions of company."

Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) says

"this company is no longer functioning as an employer, they are gone. Alstom Power was sold to GE, then the Power division was shut down. The company no longer exist"

Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Was a temporary position but found it to be boring but interesting. Was bought out by GE, so Alstom is no more. Don't really have an option as I only spent 7 mth there."

IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) says

"I grew here as well. Nice staff, nice networks. I like the people and the location. Management was in disarray but other than that we came out victorious often."

Ingénieur d'études, calcul, (Current Employee) says

"Très bonne entreprise avec des moyens techniques et humaines à disposition , la qualité des projets présente une expérience très enrichissante, GE reste le leader dans leur domaine , et donne beaucoup de perspectives professionnelles,"

Principle Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Alstom was bought by General Electric. General Electric purchased Alstom, and resulted in the company downsizing significantly. Many of the offices in the US have been closed, and many of the ones still open are downsizing, and could be closed in the future"

NDT Field Specialist Boiler Condition Assesment (Current Employee) says

"have to work a lot of hours and not get paid for it. Management does not get back to you in a timely manner and they don't pay in a timely manner. Management under estimates jobs."

PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) says

"Buen sitio para comenzar una carrera de Project Manager"

Trainee (Former Employee) says

"Only one year apprentice they provided and more than that. Place is fun but it was not the place to learn about the job. Managers are not friendly type.Free lunchesNo cab"

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