Giesecke & Devrient Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2020

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3.5
66%
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Giesecke & Devrient CEO Dr. Walter Schlebusch
Dr. Walter Schlebusch
100 Ratings
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  • "Too focused on german environment, this is bad for a Global company(in 10 reviews)

  • "work-life balance is sometimes sacrificed(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Account Executive in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time

    Pros

    It s a innovation and technology company

    Cons

    It will put you on your toes

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  2. "too much for too little"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very autonomous atmosphere; need to be self-reliant

    Cons

    Lack of training and support

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  3. "Good but it is shrinking down"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Result oriented, Good reputation, good benefits

    Cons

    Business is going down and headcount is shrinking.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid like the plague"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Delivery in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - nice people sprinkled among all departments - exposure to financial industry

    Cons

    - infighting between departments - no clear long term view or strategy - extremely high turnover - very low morale within organization - some abusive management - firmly situated in the past, no strong long term view - high stress on technical and day to day delivery teams, who are pitted against each other. Customer support teams are highly undervalued. - no job progression anywhere

  5. "Anonymous"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and has many friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    long hours and benefits could be better

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  6. "CPdm"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and perks. Not much

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Notorious boss and customers

  7. "Tired, out of touch"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient

    Pros

    Free coffee, little pressure to perform.

    Cons

    Needs to move beyond their current portfolio to ensure long term success

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources Generalist / Recruiter"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time

    Pros

    Huge opportunity to learn a lot. You get to do everything not just recruiting or performance management or employee relations. Great confidential exposure to everything HR deals with when it comes to the business as well as the employees.

    Cons

    Culture is lagging. Decision making is slow and political.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Company I ever worked for"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -None, natta, nothing, There is nothing good to say, all bad, stay away!!

    Cons

    -Work as hard as you want, you will not be recognized -Give them all your loyalty, They lay you off after many years of dedication (deadication) -If you work there for many years you will be one of the 99% that they lay off -German ownership Canadians don't know anything -Be really flexible so to be helpful to them in a pinch, change departments to help them fill a gap in there employment, Reward - lay you off

  10. Helpful (1)

    "stay away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Dorval, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giesecke & Devrient full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clean environment. Kind co-workers (not management). Free coffee (although the machine is constantly under repairs).

    Cons

    Horrible management. Guilt tripping from management. Over hours demanded by management. Cheap and stingy management (especially the super-rich ''Big Boss''). Way too many rules and regulations. Exhaustive work. Underemployed.

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