Siemens Energy & Automation
3.4 of 5 140 reviews
www.sea.siemens.com Alpharetta, GA

Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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3.4 140 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski

Dennis Sadlowski

(48 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good but not great

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

ProsLarge employer with great benefits

ConsConstantly, constantly changing business structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Old generation

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementData 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Large Company with Lots of Opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

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

ConsWork/life balance may at times be difficult to manage

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Great place to work if you are 40+

Industrial Automation Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

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

ConsSlow-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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Supervisor (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsAdvancement opportunities are always available

ConsManagement is slightly inexperience dealing with performance management

Advice to Senior ManagementTeamwork is non-existent in this place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not so great

Service Engineer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsLeading edge technology on some projects.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good company to work with,

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

Prosbig famous company, good benifit

Consvery underpaid, job is not stable

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Consulting Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

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

Prosgood stable company, average benefits

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

Advice to Senior Managementchange the management

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

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SAP Systems Architect (Current Employee)
North Atlanta, GA

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

Pros1) 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

Cons1) 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 Senior Managementmake 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable Company to work for..ok benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

ProsSiemens is a stable company to work for due to its shear size. For the most part you can rest at ease that your job is stable in the changing economic environment.

ConsVery German, controlling, and rigid. Little to no advancement opportuntiy or direction for advancement. Advancement is based on politics rather than skills based. As a result operational preformance continues to decline in the U.S. Employees are working 110%, Co. refuses to hire needed people, invest in new tech., and is not open to suggestions therefore even good management will not take risks at the risk of politcal demise. In Finance they will only promote new 4yr level college grads quickly and refuse to acknowledge anyone with experience that was not hired through the FMT program, African Americans and working mothers are not qualified for the FMT program. Siemens will not acknowledge CPA as an advanced certification for promotion in the ATL officies. Female managers are often widely disrespected and are convenient casualties in politics, in contrast men in the same situations are promoted to new "roles" that are "better suited for them." No pension program,benefits are just fair in comparison.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more American based management here in the U.S. rather than foreigners that have no interest in advancing careers of U.S. citizens. Need actual experienced finance management from outside of the company to improve quality of finance data. The Germans value ultimate control in directly managing within the U.S. rather than allowing qualfied U.S. management to grow the business units.

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

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