Gemplus Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Gemalto was an international digital security company providing software applications, secure personal devices such as smart cards and tokens, and managed services. Formed in June 2006 by the merger of two companies, Axalto and Gemplus International.

A former employee said this in a review: "The work environment is not pleasant at Gemalto. They constantly perform activities that make integration difficult. The salary is below normal".


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Former Employee - Management says

"If you are not French, then there is little advancement. No advancement for US managers: >12 demoted or fired in past 4 years to make room for international replacements"

Current Employee - Personalization Engineer/Software Developer says

"Micro-managing. Boxing: you are put in a "box" in the sense that you are expected to work on the same domain for years on end. Unwillingness to allow development teams to have ownership of their product domain, thus leading to employees feeling dis-empowered, demotivated, lacking passion for their work, and rampant (justified) cynicism towards management initiatives. This is a 9-to-5 environment where nobody really cares much about what they do, they just do it because it pays the bills. Zero innovation unless you work at the Gemenos, France office because every new idea must be vetted by Corporate managers, and when good ideas are presented they are often taken and repackaged by Corporate R&D, leaving engineers at satellite offices with no recognition. Extremely difficult to move within the company if you're not a "yes man" who never questions the status quo. Very high employee turnaround due to the reasons above and intense internal politics and bureaucracy. You may thrive in this environment if you are a social butterfly who's good at navigating the bureaucracy and play your cards right. But then you're probably not a great engineer. And the problem is that the top is full of the aggressive corporate ladder climbers who got there by stepping on their peers, and those people will be your managers. Expect unreasonable deadlines, nonsensical requirements, superfluous projects designed to pad some project manager's resume, time consuming tracking of developer time down to the hour (yes, even full-time salaried software engineers must produce detailed reports of how they spent their time), among other nonsense. Being a French company, everything of French origin gets precedence: French nationals enjoy very generous expatriate contracts to work overseas, a disproportionate amount of internal third-party software solutions are of French origin despite the fact that they are often considerable inferior and more expensive than leading providers. One last thing that really bother me is the extensive use of open source software internally without any kind of contribution back to the FLOSS community. When Gemalto can't find a French company to provide some service, they will grab an open source solution, customize it, and deploy it internally world-wide. All while not allowing employees to make any contributions to those projects as a matter of company policy (some exceptions exist, mostly employees who have developed solutions in their own personal time)."

Current Employee - Machine Operator says

"They're constantly changing procedures of the job we are doing, it gets confusing and the training was bad. I basically had to learn on my own. The boss approach me and ask me was I flexing every rework cards I said no because I was never told to do that, and then he starts talking about how he would have to let me go because I'm a train operator not doing my job right. While all this was happening the guy that trained me was standing right there and the boss ask him how is he training us! The guy blatantly lied and said he tells everyone all the time which he doesn't . Also there's too much favoritism going on there. Overall it's Not a great place to work."

Manufacturing Engineer says

"Gemalto is restructuring after the merger between Axalto and Gemplus. Management is unable to get things on tracks more than two years after the announcement. People work in dual environment (Gemplus and Axalto) and it generates lots of issues. 2007 was a better year than expected said O. Piou, but nothing was done for employees to commemorate this. Moreover, nothing is done to work with other. You still are Gemplus or Axalto."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Card sales are way down, many people laid off recently."

Quality Inspector (Current Employee) says

"I would not recommend anyone looking for a job to work here, it's lead and managed by idiots. HR is always losing new employees because of lies and none living wages. They tell new hires they working on fixing a prison style break room haha.Nothing.HR are nutcases."

Data Processor (Current Employee) says

"I currently work here and this job is the worst of the worst! There are 3 shifts and each pertains to race! On first and 2nd shift you have people from the middle east, and on 3rd only black people. There is no diversity in this company and each race likes to gang up, basically if your not part of their group they won't talk to you but talk behind your back!"

Team Lead (Current Employee) says

"I was not treated well and was given a poor excuse when I was let go. During my maternity leave, I was bothered numerous time and got let go when I returned"

Manipuladora (Former Employee) says

"Empresa poco seria con los trabajadores de ETT, te dicen un tiempo y siempre estas menos.NingunoPoca seriedad"

Customer Service IT Support/Backend (Current Employee) says

"didnt give me opportunity to work longer. They outourced my job. and i had to apply for new job which i didnt want to. also they told me they will make me permnent there but they didnt."

Machine Operator (Former Employee) says

"Personal favoritism towards employees and handles interactions unprofessionally at ALL levels. Hard work and dedication is not rewarded, better to be in good terms with management for career advancement. Overall very poor employee morale. These operations were bought from Citibank, which started morale decrease. Site shutdown announced for 2017, poor execution on taking care of employees and setting up for future success. Not proud to be associated with this company and found not recommend.Job security, poor work morale"

Employee (Current Employee) says

"don't expect to go anywhere. don't expect anything from them except to have more dumped on you then they'll pay you for. Company is downsizing and requiring other people to pick up the slackflexible hourseverything else"

Inventory control clerk (Former Employee) says

"Horrible place. Management has a poor performance and no promises are kept. Salary is poor. They will never hire you as a permanent full time job. Bad attitude to the new workers with no proper training.NoneBad management, bad attitude and bad pay"

Team Member (Current Employee) says

"Gemalto prefers followers instead of thinkers. You can't question their double standard management, why they allow defamation, unprofessional behavior, procedural breaches and power abuse without retaliation."

Vault Associate (Current Employee) says

"Over worked and no room for advancements within the company . 7days of non stop work weeks which leaves no time for family. If your working on the production floor .However if you don’t have kids this may be the job for you .The money is okky."

Sales (Current Employee) says

"This is a French owned and ran company...contra to USA standards. Senior Management could care less about US workers, middle management has no backbone, employees are severely underpaid regardless of location or business unit. A frustrating place to do NOT do it. Do your research...stocks plummeted in 2017 for a reason...lack of vision, lack of inclusion, lack of attention to employees.If you are a foriegn National...a good fitManagement at all levels"

Vault Associate (Former Employee) says

"I found Gemalto to be the worst work experience that I have ever had . They made a lot of promises in the beginning that they did not keep . They showed favoritism among workers . They only cared about making money .Only a 40 hour work week40 hour work week"

Vault Associate (Former Employee) says

"Gemalto is a company that is based outside the U.S. Gemalto bought the operations part of CITIBANK . They made promises that they didn't keep .Work moral was very negative .Management was replaced . Most people stayed on to receive a severance package after being told that our location was closing and moving to Atlanta Georgia .My worst experience ever .noneBad company to work for ."

Técnico de qualidade (Current Employee) says

"Gosto de trabalhar na Gemalto porém a empresa não espaço para crescimento profissional.beneficios sã excelentesgerencia de má qualidade"

New product introduction & Security manager (Former Employee) says

"this company is like a big french gang, where french people has the priority in everything and they get promoted first even if they are not qualified.nothing good"

Service Delivery Manager (Former Employee) says

"Short Term Contract, Was hired as the Service Delivery Manager for a client with Gamalto. The contract was not signed and all new hires were Terminated. total 120 peopleNone"

Applicant Processing Services Representative (Current Employee) says

"Job is easy, but no supportive management. Morale is low because information provided to employees is unreliable, causing a high turnover rate. Hours are decent. That's the only thing."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"The company regularly re-organized every 2 to 3 years. If French expatriates who worked in the local become redundant due to re-organization, your job might be taken over by him or her. After all it is a French company. Unless career stability does not matter to you, I do not think it is worth for you to come onboard.Chances for oversea business tripTreated second class for non-French employees"

Vault Associate (Former Employee) says

"Working at Gemalto is stress that shouldn't be there. The heads don't care about you, you are replaceable, they don't care about your life outside of work, and drama follows this company.People you work with are coolCommunication, salary, Pto, and management"

Engineering Program Manager (Former Employee) says

"Company has moved from focusing on its employees to focusing on their bottom line. Middle Management would rather make salaried workers work overtime (not paid) than hire additional employees, and those that are hired are unqualified. We saw this multiple times on different teams. Also does not believe in training its employees.No training. Underpaid. Work weekends. No corporate events."