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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
148 Reviews

3.5
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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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20 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    my review of Siemens is it a wonderful company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Siemens was a great company to work for .

    Cons

    keep to your self an do your job an you will last a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Siemens is an excellent company to work for. Consider it the "German GE". Highly diversified and competitive.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary/Benefits package is great. Lots of room to grow and move up the ladder for the ambitious.

    Cons

    Siemens is a very large company with the associated beauracracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less political!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Excellent work life balance.Good food for technical appetite.

    Cons

    average compensation. Repetition of roles and responsibilities.

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience with Siemens Building & Automation has been great. They are a professional, friendly group.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Admin Assistant  in  Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Admin Assistant in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional, well experienced. They have great custoimer support.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons with this company at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best company in the world

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    Former Employee - Electrical Cases Set-up  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Electrical Cases Set-up in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Stability factor,knowledge ,professionalism and it is a structural company

    Cons

    Down side is low,I do not have anything else to said .holding company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, learned alot from them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Huge engineering company. A lot of crazy technology at work. Lot of resources, employees are supportive to each one another.

    Cons

    Worked in a warehose, if that isn't an evironment where you are comfortable, that may be a problem for you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology Company in a Declining Market

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    The location and the people who work at Siemens are Phenomenal! The management are mostly engineerings which makes a big difference in how they treat the employees and their understanding of the work. They communicate well with the employees, even if what they have to say is often not what we wanted to hear.

    Cons

    There is something of a glass ceiling there. Many employees have been there for many years and do not intend to promote into management, which means that those who are younger have no-where to grow into. Also, the market served by this division's expertise is declining which put some pressure on the company and contributed to my looking elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater incentive and opportunity for young engineers to be promoted. You do a great job of providing technical training, but the opportunity for growth is limited.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    If Siemens only knew what Siemens knows and let others see it
    Siemens would be the word on the street & in every market

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    Former Employee - Tech Support (Electrical 1978 - 2001)  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support (Electrical 1978 - 2001) in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Great product and engineering groups. Good compensation. Pleasant working environment. Expands thinking and shares best practices with groups. Strong work ethics by staff. They may have some glitches in the ranks but overall - a company that when I state I worked for there is always received with a pride that comes across and is recognized by others.

    Cons

    Ok they are big and sometimes maybe not light on their feet. Currently there may be some loss of identity out in the market - which seems to be mostly from a lack of "workforce in the local areas", They followed some of the other majors to centralize support in the electrical division - and they lost their "key best practice". That being good employees with local knowledge and dedication to the products they repreent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vist some of the history that made the divisions great. Inovation and hi tech is great and needed. The use of computer based support and consolidated workforces may need to part of the equation - but not the complete solution. No need to turn the clock back completely - just remember the methods and strengths which made Siemens want the divisions to be part of Siemens and why the division shined when the name Siemens was in the specifications.
                        As once said -- if Siemens only knew what Siemens knows..

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Siemens - nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Work with new products and the latest technologies. I had to move and quit the job, but I would work for Siemens in the future. Nice benefits. They ofer self managed 401k brokerage account. 50% match up to 6% of employee contribution.

    Cons

    I had to do a lot of travelling. Too many management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pass reality check test before making unrealistic promises to the customers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Siemens Energy & Automation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Large, Stable Proactive company with many opportunities to move around within organization and intra-company. Very dedicated to employees.

    Cons

    Services side hit very hard during economic downturn, but good potenital coming out of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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