I have worked for this company for 5 years, and the company went through many transformations (management changes, restructuring) which were not easy for all of us and caused a lot of frustration.
The only reason why I stayed was because my my department was quite stable and my upper managers were very reasonable even in those hard times, in other departments it was worse.
Since the latest CEO and management change, the company has transformed again, but this time there is finally a good direction, and a long term strategy. It is obvious that the current CEO is focusing on stability and we don't expect any change in management or any restructuring anytime soon.
Also, an improvement is that we have a Worker's Council.
The company is quite big so I cannot generalize, but in my department there is open communication between management and employees, and nothing frustrating or ridiculous going on.
There are 2-3 frustrating managers around but I am happy to not have anything to do with them.
This is the best part of GB, the colleagues are friendly and helpful. It is a multinational and multicultural environment which I can see as a big plus.
There were times in the past when the workload was absolutely crazy (it also had to do with certain managers pushing for insane project deadlines). Fortunately management changed, the workload is now reasonable with realistic deadlines.
The best is that we work by owr own on our goals and projects, being supported but not micromanaged.
Cross department communication could be better.
no issues here.
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
no issues here.
Karriere / Weiterbildung
Changing internally after a while is possible, since it is a big company there are many oportunities.
Language courses are being offered (english, german).
There are not many professional trainings offered altough there should theoretically be some budget reserved for trainings, some teams get this, and others not.
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
Salaries are paid on time, never had any delays. Salaries can be quite good in GB compared to the market (but of course it depends on the skills and how you negotiate).
The office looks good (google Rivergate). There is a temperature difference between floors and some people complain that it is too hot in summer on the upper floors and too cold on the lower floors, but this is an issue of the building, not a GB issue.
Generally quite ok. No issues with vacation approvals. Flexible work times and can take some time off if you have some overtime.
No idea how the internal image of GB is compared to the outside image because GB is not very well known by people in Europe.