- Grohe AG07.Juni 2019 (Geändert am 12.Juni 2019)
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A good salary is not everything
It really depends on your boss, but mostly GROHE is very monthly or quarterly driven, so: "you are paid well, so get the results", appreciation of your work can only be found in some teams. A lot of superiors are so stressed that they rarely find the time to appreciate your work. So if you apply, have a good look at your future boss. You will get a "well done" at the end of the year or after the main fair ISH, but in between, it is unusual to receive appreciation for your work. Furthermore a lot of departments work in silos so you can expect that your requests will be managed away by a lot of colleagues because they are under a lot of stress and your request is not their objective.
Depends very much on your boss: most superiors that I see do not inspire, they don't communicate open, clear or explain why they expect something from you. They don't have time to develop you and they are afraid of the pressure from their superiors leading to a lot of politically "inspired" tasks keeping you busy that do not benefit the company, especially not our customers. Micromanaged top down culture prevents a lot of innovation. PLEASE NOTE: A lot of superiors are very nice and decent people who try to have an ear for your needs. They do everything with the best intention, but they are all under too much stress. They are open for feedback, but they will try to take "quick win" actions instead of solving the real problem
Depends on the department: I know departments with many great people who get along very well. They help each other as good as they can, but there are also a lot of career driven egocentric characters with an alpha gene who are too busy and stressed to say "good morning"
Depends on your position
There is a lot of political power play from superiors and higher management going on, so don't expect clear, open and honest communication - even if they tell you - and don't communicate completely open yourself, because you can't trust that someone won't use it against you. This means that the voice of reason, that aims to our costmers' needs is often not heard, because only the loudest braggarts get through. As to management communication, they try to improve company communication with Town Hall Meetings for factory workers as well as headquarter, Company Newsletters etc. and have hired a great communications team. But it seems that the communications team is often blocked by management
There are only few women in higher positions, the board is a gentlemen only club. There are still some man with an absurd sense of humor towards female colleagues
Karriere / Weiterbildung
Depends on your boss, but very often you are told "we don't have money for that". There is mentoring and a colleagues train colleagues program, but you don't get any chance to use new skills in order to change your job portfolio - meaning you would rather change jobs and go to a company that does offer opportunities for your new skills
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
I think the salary is very good
Big, air-conditioned offices - but air-condition does not work properly in hot summer. Nothing inspiring
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
All standards are fulfilled, extra efforts for the environment are done to save energy costs - still a good idea. Everthing else is for marketing purposes only. Still not a paperless office, you still have to print out your application for leave.
it depends on your contract: If you have an IG Metall Union contract, you have a great work life balance - although you don't have a right to do home office! If you don't have that, you will have to work a lot of hours without recognition for your hard work.
We are told to give messages to the outside that do not match the reality that we know from the inside
salary and working hours
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Dear Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We immediately shared and discussed your rating with our colleagues in Hemer. „Work with respect“ is an integral part of our Code of Conduct. To ensure this claim, we have many mechanisms that can protect employees in cases of unfair treatment in the workplace and take appropriate action. This means that every employee can directly seek the face-to-face with his supervisor, consult the Works council or our Compliance committee for advice and action. We also work continuously on improving our further training measures. In addition to the „normal“ digital trainings we are an initiating partner of the ada fellowship program this year, a digital education initiative of the Handelsblatt Media Group. To ensure that all of our colleagues get to know those insights told in this initiative, we will provide the discussed topics in our intranet. A continuous improvement and further development are to a large extent encouraged and facilitated by constructive feedback from our employees. For that we really appreciate your commitment to leave us such a detailed and constructive rating. In order to get to the bottom of your experiences and perceptions of our working conditions and processes in Hemer, we would like to ask you to contact us directly via email: email@example.com This gives us the opportunity, with your support, to define measures to identify and remedy possible causes. We would therefore be very happy about a direct exchange with you. Many thanks in advance and with warm regards from Düsseldorf, your HR-Team