At Suzlon Wind Energy, 77 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 155 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.30. It was published on Mar 29, 2017. 908 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
92%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
84%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
84%
 
I can be myself around here.
81%
 
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
81%
 

What They Do

We asked Suzlon Wind Energy to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Suzlon has a strong company culture and positive work environment focused on safety, employee development and communication. We truly care about our employees, our practices support this culture and our clients. Suzlon provides clients with more than wind turbines – we offer expert Technical, Engineering, OMS and Procurement Services.

About this Company

Website: http://www.suzlon.com/about/suzlon-worldwide/north-america Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60631 US Sites: 20
Major Locations: Snowflake, Arizona, 85937; Cle Elum, Washington, 98922; Arlington, Oregon, 97182; Glenns Ferry, Idaho, 83623; Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83401; Dumas, Texas, 79029; Hobbs, New Mexico, 88240; Elkton, South Dakota, 57026; Guymon, Oklahoma, 73942; Barton, North Dakota, 58384 US Employees: 268
US Revenues: $65.2 million Employees Worldwide: 8,000
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: India
Founded: 2001

Safety First

Perks and Programs

We asked Suzlon Wind Energy to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Safety: SWECO Health Safety and Environment has global initiatives to maintain the highest HSE standards through a dedicated approach and organizational commitment. SWECO's safety practices earned the company the 2017 American Wind Energy Association's top award. SWECO has won this award in previous years.
  • Sustainability: SWECO Supply Chain won the 2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Award. Over the last 18 months SWECO Supply Chain has reinforced and been responsible for leading, driving and influencing sustainability within the organization (reduced emissions, waste in landfill, energy consumption, and raw material use, as well as increased usage of recycled product and 'green materials').
  • Training and Development: Employees receive approximately 20 days of company-paid training per year in SWECO's state-of-the-art facility in Elgin, Illinois.
  • Suzlon Gives Back: SWECO sponsors annual philanthropic opportunities for employee participation including: Adopt A Family, USO Donation Drive, and serving meals to those in need.
  • Lifestyle Wellness: SWECO is a smoke-free workplace. We distribute monthly health awareness newsletters, offer annual CPR classes, promote wellness initiatives through encouraging medical plan's Well-On-Target Program, provide Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees and dependents, and sponsor quarterly financial wellness webinars.
  • Telecommuting: SWECO provides employees with the opportunity to telecommute, work remotely and/or work a flexible schedule with manager's approval.
  • Open Door Policy: SWECO maintains an open door policy to facilitate idea sharing and solution generation cross-functionally for all employees. Everyone is welcome to participate from CEO level to frontline employees.
  • Educational Reimbursement: SWECO continues to provide ways for employees to expand their business knowledge. Employees are able to choose how to use their educational reimbursement toward graduate and undergraduate degrees for approved accredited programs and course work.
  • Employee Referral Bonus: SWECO appreciates the role the referring employees play in the recruiting process. After a new hire has completed 90 days of employment, the employee who referred him or her is eligible for a $500 referral bonus.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$61,437 Average salary and additional cash compensation for frontline employees $93,423 Average salary and additional cash compensation for frontline managers
90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Employee only) 85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Employees + all dependents)
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
SWECO Gives Back Program

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

31 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 26 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (There is a fitness center at the Chicago office. Additionally, there are a variety of beverages at all locations and frequent company provided meals.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take3 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
3 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*3 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*3 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$23,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
CPR Training

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Suzlon Wind Energy for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

A successful employee is someone who has a passion for renewable energy, a strong safety focus, and is collaborative, creative, and driven, with the ability to effectively communicate and has the eagerness to continue learning.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

A candidate who demonstrates enthusiasm, high energy, is forward looking and career oriented and has researched the company indicates the candidate's interest level.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Suzlon is interested in the most qualified candidate for an open opportunity. We are looking for Service Technicians who have a strong mechanical and electrical aptitude, a passion for learning, and are dedicated to safe work practices to work on our fleet of wind turbines.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

A candidate who is interested should visit workforwind facebook page, sweco linkedin page, and suzlon.com/careers

hiring Outlook

45 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 10 Average applicants per opening
500 Total job applicants 34% New hires by employee referrals
30% Openings filled by current employees 3 Recent graduates hired
12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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