Smiths Detection

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Smiths Detection Reviews

50 Reviews
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50 Reviews
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Richard Ingram
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    Frustrating - lack of vision and strategy; poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Finance in Bushey, England
    Current Employee - Finance in Bushey, England

    I have been working at Smiths Detection full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Product&Technology should be the core of the business. Use to be market leaders but competition has been catching up and successive cuts on R&D spending led to lots of good people leaving.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Lack of priorities, often lost in structural changes, than restructuring, than new projects all at the same time. Difficulty in implementing and achieving changes and positive results. Opportunities often end in frustration for those involved. Increase intervention from Group Plc is not helping, alienates people from strategy and management. Staff are demotivated. Pay and benefits below industry benchmark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a solid strategy, push management to implement focusing in a few achievable priorities and encourage accountability. Focus on technology and people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Smiths Detection Interviews

Updated 10 May 2014
Updated 10 May 2014

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    Product Specialist Interview

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    Lots of technical questions, customer service and problem solving

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Website www.smithsdetection.com
Headquarters Wiesbaden, Germany
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Smiths Detection has good sens-ors. Smiths designs sensors to identify biological and chemical agents, narcotics, weapons, and other illegal contraband, for use in banks, prisons, and industrial facilities, as well as in military, first response, transportation, and homeland security applications. Some of its detection and screening technologies utilize spectroscopy (gamma ray, ion mobility, Raman, and infra-red). The company makes X-ray inspection units to scan mail, luggage, and freight, as well as to detect explosives. The company manufactures metal detectors and makes... More

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