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friendly environment but not very rewarding experience
Business development (Current Employee) –  Braine L'Alleud, Belgium13 November 2012
I am surprised to see how many meetings are created where the topic is not/not well defined, there is no agenda nor meeting minutes afterwards, nor clear follow-up points. All this happens in R&D where timelines and teamwork is critical. People with certain responsibilities avoid to be accountable, as they do not want to ''upset'' certain colleagues. Decission taken process is not transparent at all. Career development is a subject tabu. Seniority is more important than competence. In other words for young ambitious is little chance of advancement. When a problem arises, instad of an open discussion people often pretend nothing happend...even when is obvious that a solution is needed... That reminds me very much the mentality i found during my previous experience in France...

Otherwise people are nice and like a lot to chat. My feeling is that everyone wants just to stay ''friends'' with others. From first day i was told that giving a kiss to everyone (bisous) is part of culture, at least here in Wallonia. Not really fun when you cross the cafeteria and having to kiss everyone (even people you never seen before) sitting at the table where there are people you know...
Pros
friendly atmosphere
Cons
lack of efficiency, organization, transparence, rewards, possibility of growth
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Associate Director (Former Employee) –  Brussel-Hoofdstad17 June 2019
Nice diversity, forward-thinking management. Good, genuine CSR programmes not just mere tick the box exercises. The CEO is a genuine person who doesn't show any form of arrogance.
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Environnement de travail agréable
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Eigenbrakel16 January 2019
Professionnel, bonne ambiance de travail. Possibilité de formation, contact agréable avec l'hiérarchie et les collègues
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