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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 146 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski

Dennis Sadlowski

(49 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Diversity, very technical, white collar, good benefits, training(in 11 reviews)

  • Large employer with great benefits(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little/ No communication between upper management and Engineers(in 4 reviews)

  • Currently no training due to bad economy(in 3 reviews)

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    I worked for three years then was terminated because my job was eliminated during a group reorganization.

    Aftermarket Sales Engineer (Former Employee) Elgin, IL

    ProsThe company was well known in the industry so entrance to outside companies to arrange visits was easy. Compensation was adequate.

    ConsThe company is so big that resolution of any personal questions was difficult as everything with Human Relations had to be done on the phone or computer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing let go from the company for reasons that I had no control over was very discouraging and definitely gave me a very negative view of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting while it lasted

    Assembly Line Manager (Current Employee) Decatur, GA

    ProsSteady work for a time

    ConsShut down plant and sent it to Mexico to "save money", laid me off just before Christmas with my wife in the hospital

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking short term all the time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Order Engineer - West Chicago

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRegular Work Day (40hr/week) Salary

    ConsManufacturing controls Plant, runs over engineering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep Up

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    Dying postal industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Arlington, TX

    ProsWas a good place to work in the past. Nice people and nice facility. Flexible work hours. Strong engineering. Good organization.

    ConsNo future business/work. Cutting anything and everything and no investment in new programs. Having people sit idling instead of working on R&D projects. Division is being sold off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo market insight/vision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many people involved in the project who does not contribute to the project but add expenses

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) DFW, TX

    ProsVery good benefits.
    Great co-workers.
    You do not need too much knowledge to start.

    ConsNever got any good/bad feedback from seniors.
    Hardly see any promotions.
    Upward mobility is very slow or does not exist at all for most employee.
    Very little/ No communication between upper management and Engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of hiring people in the upper management positions try to give promotions to people working in your office. This brings enthusiasm to the rest of the people working in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Well paid prisoner

    Engineer (Current Employee) Norcross, GA

    ProsGood pay and decent Benefits

    ConsPromotion depends on brown nosing skills, not technical knowledge
    Red tape and more red tape
    Thanks to the bribery scandal, every employee is now treated like a crook
    Profit is all that matters
    Little cooperation between divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is unfair to treat all employees like crooks because of past management corruption.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the worst companies I have worked for.

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Arlington, TX

    ProsThe pay is actually decent, but what you go through at Siemens it is not worth it.

    ConsSenior Management encourages backstabbing and even sues its own employees that they dislike. They have no clue as to what they are doing. A lot of arrogant people work at Siemens, especially upper management. I see them (postal automation group) going out of business or being sold off in the near future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do something about postal automation's senior management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place to be

    Management Trainee (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Prosnothing great to mention as the business is colapsing majestically, however the people in India were quite warm despite their most lethargic behaviour

    ConsWorst coordination
    They can dishonour the offer anytime if the manager's position is at stake

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a nice fresh mind to consult your conglomerate to perform better in the market

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away from this place

    (Former Employee)

    Pros-Some harsh but valuable lessons into the darker side of the corporate world and human nature in general

    Cons-Nepotism and old boys club, no growth opportunities unless you are in this group, if you are not a white male who can schmooze and booze with the best of them then forget it
    -Office politics and toxic work environment - brown nosing is the order of the day
    -Workplace bullying and sidelining of those that don't fit in the mould (extroverted white alpha males)
    -Management run the place like a dictatorship and HR side with them
    -Lack of unity and collaboration between departments, no lateral mobility
    -Computer systems (e.g. online leave management system) cumbersome and inefficient to use
    -No transparency in job conditions - lots of long term travel and unpaid overtime required, this was not disclosed when accepting the job, also salaries should reflect these inconveniences but are far from it
    -No work life balance due to long working hours and long term travel at short notice

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like human beings instead of trashing them and using management positions just to prop up your own egos. Or better still just retire already and make way for managers that are more positive and affirming

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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