colleagues are great and the leadership is friendly. many people leave after a short period of time so its hard to make long-term connections.
depends highly on your manager. executive management has no insight into what people do and work on at the “bottom”. leadership changes direction a lot.
is good in general within one department, there could be more initiatives to get to know colleagues from other departments.
work offered is interesting but the extremely high workload makes it hard to focus on projects.
the company works hard on making the impression of an open-doors company, but fails to communicate openly. communication is very calculated and on a need to know basis. employees usually hear the truth through the grapevine (for example about why other employees were let go, how the business is really doing, disagreement between leadership, demotions and promotions). leadership does not address the truth openly. news are always put into a better light than they are, for example when someone is let go by the company its communicated that it was their own decision to leave or the company’s success is exaggerated.
there is GREAT inequality between managers and their employees, foreign and native austrian workers and even greater inequality between men and woman. the majority of workers are non-native austrian, because the company is able to pay them a lot less.
There is only one woman in the executive leadership team out of about 20 people. men are recruited into leadership positions or get promoted much quicker. woman are preferably hired into lower positions and are paid less than men doing the same work. there are no programs for leveling this inequality.
women get demoted for being on maternity leave: two women in leadership roles were demoted to being mere employees after returning from maternity leave just recently. one tried moving back into a higher role, but quit after being prevented from doing so.
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
there are rarely any older people, they would be too expensive.
Karriere / Weiterbildung
there are no career concepts, you may get promoted if you are in the right position by accident.
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
compensation and benefits are below the general market level. also because usually foreign workers and young people are hired. people often get promised higher salaries when hired, but this does not happen. only managers get stock options.
people get very tight goals and goal achievement is monitored closely. the culture is highly performance-driven and dynamic. products, customers and people change quickly. extensive overtime hours are expected from anyone. there is no works council (Betriebsrat) to negotiate for employees and therefore the company can do what it wants. the company is missing representatives of employees!
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
there are no environmental or social initiatives.
overtime is expected from everyone (no matter the pay) and the workload is way too high for close to 40 hours per week. there is flexi-time but still high attendance expectations with only limited flexibility. overtime is of course not paid but included in all contracts.
externally the company’s image seems to be great but if you talk with many people at the company, especially the ones being there “longer” it looks different.
- colleagues work together well
- interesting industry & good image
- its a great place to learn a lot because of the dynamic environment but make sure to move on quickly with your experience as it wont be valued long-term
- low pay, especially because the company relies on non-austrian labour and pays them less
- high inequality, especially for women
- extremely high workload and overtime hours (not paid)
- no works council and employee representatives, this enables the company to do what they want with employees
- only managers get stock options and good pay
- no career concepts
- management frequently changes direction
- no open and honest communication