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It's little bit stressing because we same times working long hours only to find out that, they doesn't pay those hours accordingly. Thanks that's it.
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It's a company supported by a culture of hardwork and lots of stress. No means of growth or advancement....depending on your role. You may end up leaving within a short space of time if you are unable to cope with stress
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Included traveling to power stations, having meetings with the clients and doing plant walk downs and reviewing schedules, working with people with in a diverse cultural work place was challenging but a good learning curve, management always expected the best and always pushed the teams to the max, the best part of the job was making sure that management and client were always satisfied with the services provided.
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Everything one would expect from an engineering firm. Not good for creatives. a very structured system with no scope for variance. Still a great company to work for if you are logically inclined
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It was previllaged for me working to that company,their priorities is their workers first and safety of their workers,proctetive is the first thing to check on thier workshop and production
Pros
Nope
Cons
Normal hours
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Our culture is customer service, satisfying our customers needs Living our company values each day at work involves team work, innovation, improvements in practices and processes, shareholders and our people We are an American owned company, part of a broad global business located in South Africa working as both regional and product business units servicing Sub saharan and African markets Most enjoyable part of my work is building strong, long term relationships with customers, regular customer visits, resulting in sustainable business with a long term view
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Working for Howden is the most exciting experience, it is a very dynamic environment with diverse culture. and offers a wide range of engineering products and services to the customers. The company structure makes it easy for reporting and encourages team work. The profit targets set for the company are usually quite steep which exerts a little bit of presure to the magement and then cascading down to the floor staff. The industrial exposure is broader you get to know or learn various products supplied by Howden which enhances a sense of creativity and innovation.
Pros
Presence on End year functions
Cons
Flexible working hours
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I like my job an I respect job an each other work safety an hard work over time listen arch o ther doing good job all the time an doing housekeeper for falling traps dust mask for dust,googles wearing full ppe 4 safety
Pros
Free tea time
Cons
Safety, besober evrey, buggle up, permit to work
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I have been working for this company for nine years and above.The company management is good.working conditions are satisfying.Theres safety.Work environment is good.But the money is not pleasing at all and does not meet my needs as a family man.
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Free tea
Cons
Unpaid leaves
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good working hours, small industrial place, management is good bt they should employ more permanent workers than contractors, supervisors are at their best perfomance
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My days are always busy with submitting costs of jobs for customers that sent there products to us for repairs. I have to discuss the jobs with other supervisors where I need there assistance on repairs. Also do site visits with customers in solving problems they might have and give proper feedback to them.
Pros
Company phone, medical aid, staff position
Cons
Working hours might change time to time
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Team work is non existent Management style allows for to much freedom and to little guidance Bureaucracy creates confusion and strenuous work environments for all employees due to conflicting requirements placed on to departments Deadlines/ Schedules are seldom to never met Responsibilities are not enforced and monitored resulting in certain individuals being over burdened with departmental slack Benefits are over monitored to such an extent that a benefit becomes a burden Promises are never kept
Pros
13th Cheque, Yearly bonus, Company vehicle and PVT Kilometers
Cons
Bureaucracy, Poor Planning and organizing, Office Politics, Double standards and Corruption of work ethics by Management
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Very challenging. I don't think a mechanical engineer would have the opportunity at any other company to experience and learn about rotating assemblies like you do at Howden
Pros
Very informative
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None
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I have learned how to deal with a wide variety of customers, from the pleasant customer to the irritated. In every case, I assess their needs and how Howden Africacan address them most effectively. I have learned to be good at understanding the psyche of the customers and hence knowing when to identify opportunities to sell services to the customer. The majority of my customers have walked away feeling satisfied. More importantly, they have returned to do business with us again. so its a great place to work for
Pros
free lunches while i was at training centre
Cons
no long hours of work
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It is nice to work for howden u get training for many jobs and experience they also provide u with correct ppe. They are also good when coming to salaries, if it was a permanent job I wasn't gonna live it
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Howden is run by racist white people especially in Middelburg,which has Management who are appointed because they are white even though they do not have papers for those positions.
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Too long hours and no day offs
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It was nice and it is a good paying company just they sush workers,all in all they protect and provide training for theire employees and tools and it hires everywhere
Pros
free transport
Cons
we work 11 hours a day
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Howden is a very good company to work the managers have the staff interest at heart and there is great teamwork spirit in the office and they have an open door policy
Pros
Training
Cons
Long hours
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As a Bookkeeper with accounts payable/receivable clerks working under me, I would ensure that the daily duties are adhered to. I would do all the reporting needed and work on the cash flows.
Pros
flexi-time
Cons
long hours
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The company is in the process of developing their employees by sending them to training to get more knowledge pertaining to their product especially those who are employed as assistants of which is a remarkable progress.
Pros
good accomodation for employees
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its a good company ..its a manufacturing industry good for machinists and cnc machinist...though for a mechanical fitter its more of assembling and deassembling of impellers shafts and deshafting of impellers ...more of everyday routine
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