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Saab Automobile AB was a manufacturer that was founded in Sweden in 1945 when its parent company, Saab AB, began a project to design a small automobile. The first production model, the Saab 92, was launched in 1949. In 1968 the parent company merged with Scania-Vabis, and ten years later the Saab 900 was launched, in time becoming Saab's best-selling model. In the mid-1980s the new Saab 9000 model also appeared.

A former petroleum Sales Clerk stated that ¨Saan Automobile should be considered a job for when you are desperate, but it could be much worse¨ in a review published by INDEED: "This company, while it offers a job, it's not a decent job if you care to advance into other fields, and mostly just gives you experience with customer service, minor bookkeeping & clerical work, cleaning, money handling, some food & drink service, and only the barest of technical work. Their facilities are fairly clean, but the equipment is either worn out or past its due. Machines required to work the register, and make transactions are somewhat faulty, and the pumps themselves can be very faulty at times. The carwash, vacuums, and air pumps are old, worn out, and suffer from public abuse. As a company, it's run as cheaply as possible to garner profit, often neglecting things that need repair, and as the company has its employees sign agreement contracts stating no holiday pay, no paid vacations, no paid sick days, etcetera... and the fact that almost no employees get raises, and even store managers only get paid a couple of dollars more than the low staff, they save money. I don't suggest working for them unless you're desperate for work. They don't tend to hire decent workers on average, many of whom are either corrupt, immature, or otherwise unreliable, and with the stresses, including dealing with disgruntled or angry customers, drama, and the low pay without actual benefits, the turn over rate is relatively high. The store management itself isn't too bad, and they often try hard at their jobs, but the company management/ owners have various issues that are suspect, but as a lowly worker there you may find yourself rather ignorant and relying on rumors of things to come often. It does run itself a bit laid back at times, and management isn't always looking over your shoulder, except for the store cameras, which are needed. The stores often are either understaffed or skeleton crewed, as well. Note: this is from my perspective, and while much of it is obviously valid, I don't have all the information needed to place a full report upon the company as a whole, so I may be somewhat biased, ignorant, & or have misunderstood certain things, which I apologize for."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management turnover makes it a difficult work environment"

Software Engineer says

"Serious hiring discrimination for engineering positions. This company actively throws out female and minority applicants due to gender and skin color. Do nothing, under-experienced management and toxic, good ol' boys environment. Needs to be investigated by the EEOC immediately."

Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator says

"Employee at front desk was a bully."

Current Employee - Systems Engineer says

"Worst management. (Works for their own interest not for the company) Toxic management (Care for their own careers and doesn’t care or actively destroys employees. ) Everything is top-down."

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"To little or misinformed communication within the company. No proper introduction for new employees."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"No training.. zero management involvement- fairly non-existent.. lots of new [and very lost] hires ..good thing coworkers are so helpful because the SOPs are terribly outdated and that's all you have to train from."

Former Employee - Manager says

"No long term strategic plan. Difficult to plan resources without a plan. Company is engineering centric with good engineers being promoted to management. Not much regard for employees if job requires long travel. Some favoritism in job assignments and promoitions"

Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer says

"Almost every single person is overworked and overwhelmed with additional duties. Lack process to meet critical task. Program management lacks seniority and experience to deliver large projects. Leadership and career progression is chose by favoritism."

Systems Engineer says

"Lack of good leadership causes the focus to be reactionary."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"- No compensation for parking - Lacks in company culture - External HR"

Employee (Former Employee) says

"Reptiles and scorpions. More like a family than an LLC. Accolades and adulation for a few and the red headed stepchild treatment for others. Most of the interesting technical work is done in Sweden. East Syracuse is just a shipping address for SAAB. There is a lot of time off especially for those working at home. Great pay and good benefits. Nice place to visit, would not want to work at SDAS again.Work at home. A lot of time off.Boring"

Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Cut through "matrix ed" environment with middle management that is clueless to what their reports do... Micromanaged by "mother ship" in Sweden - not a very inspiring environment for those with an ounce of creativity."

Service Technician (Former Employee) says

"no work = no money don't be fooled by parties and dinners no one there is your friend"

Petroleum Sales Clerk (Former Employee) says

"This company, while it offers a job, it's not a decent job, if you care to advance into other fields, and mostly just gives you experience with customer service, minor bookkeeping & clerical work, cleaning, money handling, some food & drink service, and only the barest of technical work. Their facilities are fairly clean, but equipment is either worn out or past its due. Machines required to work the register, and make transactions are somewhat faulty, and the pumps themselves can be very faulty at times. The carwash, vacuums, and air pump are old, worn out, and suffer from public abuse. As a company, it's run as cheaply as possible to garner profit, often neglecting things that need repair, and as the company has its employees sign agreement contracts stating no holiday pay, no paid vacations, no paid sick days, etcetera... and the fact that almost no employees get raises, and even store managers only get paid a couple dollars more than the low staff, they save money. I don't suggest working for them, unless you're desperate for work. They don't tend to hire decent workers on average, many of whom are either corrupt, immature, or otherwise unreliable, and with the stresses, including dealing with disgruntled or angry customers, drama, and the low pay without actual benefits, the turn over rate is relatively high. The store management itself isn't too bad, and they often try hard at their jobs, but the company management/ owners have various issues that are suspect, but as a lowly worker there you may find yourself rather ignorant and relying on rumors of things to come"

Praktik (Former Employee) says

"Satt och satte ihop gps kablar till en GPS i en vecka"

Chófer (Former Employee) says

"Buen trabajo temporal, divertido sobretodo basado en el tránsfer de personas a bordo generalmente de automóviles de gran cilindrada."

Servicetekniker (Former Employee) says

"Då jag bara hade praktik på underhållssidan så var det inte så mycket som skedde då mycket utav arbetsuppgifterna främst var för mig att observera. Det jag fick lära mig under min korta tid där var lite PLC-system samt lättare underhåll utav svetsrobotar men utöver det inte så mycket mer. Då det inte var särskilt självgående så kan jag inte påstå att jag kan ange någon del som var bäst eller något som var speciellt svårt."

Provledare (Former Employee) says

"Ett då trevligt företag, med många olika typer av arbetskollegor. Lärde mig mycket i detta företag, bl a om hur ett nybilsprojekt går till och hur komplicerad kedjan är. Bästa delen av jobbet på Saab var alla kollegor och möjligheten till att bredda kunskapen genom att kunna byta arbete "inom väggarna".Ett stort företag med möjlighet till befodranMycket byråkratiskt företag, svårt att få beslut."

Montör, materielhanterare, truckförare (Former Employee) says

"En arbetsplats med många olika yrkesgrupper. montör i produktion var bundet och monotont. truckkörning var svår p.g.a. att man la förstort ansvar på föraren. hantering av kontorsmöbler var stimulerande och roligthyfsad lönbundenhet i produktion"

Planerare (Former Employee) says

"Ett mycket intressant och utvecklande arbete där det dagliga arbetet till viss del var strukturerat och vissa rutinuppgifter skulle utföras. Genomförandet av arbetsuppgifterna var upp till mig att utföra på bästa sätt mot satta mål, vilket är en positiv utmaning jag uppskattat. Det gällde att agera snabbt och finna lösningar på problem, helst innan de uppstått, för att minimera att kunderna skulle drabbas. Det var mycket att tänka på och att hålla reda på, vilket är utmanande. Samarbetet med kollegor och leverantörer var intensivt vilket jag uppskattat. Det knepigast med jobbet var att det fanns för många olika datasystem som inte samarbetade. Det bästa med arbetet var att få jobba självständigt samtidigt som det är en gemenskap i att ingå i ett team. Teamets mål också skulle nås och det är utvecklande att utföra sin del i att nå målen. Ledningen var inte insatt i vardagens problem som ibland kunde ta lång tid att för alla inblandade parter hitta en godtagbar lösning på. Arbetskollegorna var mycket skilda personligheter, män och kvinnor, vilket är en fördel på arbetsplatser. Konflikter fanns, vilka uppstår när olika personligheter möts, vilket är intressant att hitta lösningar på.Självständigt arbeteBrist på ledning"

professional (Current Employee) says

"Overworked Pay is good Raises are not metrics based unfortunately. very subjective Travel Policy is worst in industry (on personal time for domestic and international travel) Some managers are good some not (no accountability for the not so good) Keep your head down (smile and wave)pay, great senior managementpoor middle management (leadership training needed)"

Contracted Truck Driver (Current Employee) says

"Not a bad gig if you are under the right contract. This is easy money, you pick up mail from the main post office in Austin. load your truck and be off the dock by assigned time. Deliver to assigned cities by the time agreed upon when contract details were set(morning/evening runs), and on the return trip pick up from each city and return mail back to the Austin plant. Hardest part of the job are the morning hours, each route varies but you can be leaving the dock anywhere from 12am-5am everyday(6 day work week off days vary depending on staff). The best part its split shift so even though you have to wake up early you're done with your morning before most people even get up and most routes can start back anywhere from 3pm-5pm so you have nice little break in between runs.slipt shift, assigned trucks, learn different parts of the stateonce a month pay."

Provningsingenjör (Former Employee) says

"Intressanta arbetsuppgifter och bra arbetskollegor. Ledningen lite konservativ. Arbetsmiljön blev till det sämre med öppna landskap. Bra trivsel."

Contractor (Former Employee) says

"Work life balance good Constant changes to direction causes rework Nice building and facilities Nice people Free secure car parking location ok if you live north of the CBDsubsidised lunchCareer pathway poor"

Salaried Manager (Current Employee) says

"Led by strong leaders with commitment to company mission and to being successful. Bright individuals that have brought new ideas and processes that have contributed effectively to making Saab Barracuda successful."

Software Engineer (Former Employee) says

"It seems that many developers there do not actually hold a degree related to CS or SE, and instead learned java programming after. This made development very frustrating, as most solutions to problems were hacks that usually caused other bugs down the road. No code quality checks or solid documentation made debugging very, very annoying.Good benefits and solid pay, cafeteria in the buildingactual work very depressing and mundane, legacy software upkeep"

Marketing Director (Current Employee) says

"This is a Swedish company trying to be global but not succeeding. There are cultural clashes as Saab around the globe doesn't know what it wants to be and how it should operate."

Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Good place to work with good people. Work ranges from simple tasks to complex long term projects. The company is growing and there is opportunity to influence your field of employment in a positive way.Great cultureManagement has issue listening to their employees"

Bilbyggare (Former Employee) says

"Bygga bil med hög kvalite! Lärt mig mycket Var lagledare i många år när jag byggde dörrar på SAAB 9000,9-5.Vilket innebar stort ansvar för laget att ha hög kvalite på dörrarna när dom lämnade avdelningen,och att laget drog åt samma håll och jobbade efter standardiserat arbetssätt,Ständig förbättring och problemlösning mm.Jobbade sedan på Chassi när jag kände att jag behövde komma till ny miljö. Alltid bra kemi med mina arbetskamrater, alltid kul att jobba tillsammans med andra som har ett mål att jobba efter. Den negativa trenden inom försäljning som SAAB hade i många år. Har lärt mig hur mycket som helst genom åren på SAAB.FörslagspoängDen negativa trenden SAAB hade i många år!"

Implementering av inköpsstrategi (Former Employee) says

"Jag togs emot väl och lärde mig mycket under mitt examensarbete. Ersättningen var fenomenal. Men jag kan inte säga så mycket om arbetsplatsen då jag inte var anställd av företaget."

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