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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
148 Reviews

3.5
148 Reviews
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Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski
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Review Highlights

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

  • Large employer with great benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance may at times be difficult to manage (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than some, worse than others.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Average to slightly above average pay, good company 401k match, and good health care package.

    Cons

    Company business always comes first. Better be part of the good old boys network if you want to advance. Very poor IT support making it difficult to get work done. Siemens is basically a holding comany that buys profitable companies, disrupts the culture and sucessful nature of the business, then wrings out a couple good years of high profits before selling them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large employer with great benefits

    Cons

    Constantly, constantly changing business structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old generation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    People were generally pleasant and benefits to full-time employees were adequate.

    Cons

    This company wastes a lot of dollars and runs its data in perpetual circles. A lot of this nonsense seems to be for job preservation, or "this is how we've always done it." An old generation of factory engineers with little understanding of current data technologies. Little growth and much hiring through temporary services to keep current full-time staff in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Data overhaul. Look at your date systems and date library and completely overhaul practice of naming parts and supplies and overall data workflow. Half of the current staff could be trimmed making way for new blood with modern understanding of database.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Large Company with Lots of Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    The company is vested in the learning and development of high performers. If you perform well, the opportunities will come.

    Cons

    Work/life balance may at times be difficult to manage

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work if you are 40+

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly laidback
    Lots of travel
    Lots of opportunity to network
    Stable company with strong international backing
    Solid entry-level programs
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Slow-paced
    Industry is old and therefore people in the industry are old
    Technology is not as fast-paced or exciting as consumer products
    Step-child to German Headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supervisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are always available

    Cons

    Management is slightly inexperience dealing with performance management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teamwork is non-existent in this place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leading edge technology on some projects.

    Cons

    Service management needs changing. Existing management has no idea about the type of work being done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a good company to work with,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    big famous company, good benifit

    Cons

    very underpaid, job is not stable

  10.  

    siemens review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good stable company, average benefits

    Cons

    bad management, don't see far, no criteria for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    SAP Systems Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Systems Architect  in  North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - SAP Systems Architect in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1) great benefits (100% match on 401k up to 6%)
    2) great work&life balance (able to telecommute 2 days a week)
    3) typical 9-5 IT support job with minor overtime required
    4) annual performance bonus
    5) I had a great manager, probably best one I had in my entire IT career (12+ years) but again, it depends a lot on where you end up

    Cons

    1) no defined career paths
    2) everything is based on seniority and who you know- most of people have been here for 10+ years; will not leave unless laid off or retired
    3) no training whatsoever. my last product specific training class was 4 years
    4) salary increases limited to 2-3% annual increases; you will never be paid market rate if you already with low salary. Two of my managers recommended leaving and doing consulting for couple years and then coming back at 15-20% higher salary
    5) Given that Siemens is a manufacturing company, IT is always viewed as expense by business community, not someone delivering value to company
    6) As a result of point 5, constant budget cutbacks even when overall economy and Siemens are doing well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make an effort to keep your best talented employee by rewarding them accordingly rather than sticking to seniority model. Eventually the older generation will retire and there is no young talent behind them. Most of the younger folks leave to do consulting in their 20's or 30's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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