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Siemens Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
771 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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    Siemens Houston Support Center

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, because of the lack of college trained engineers, there are lots of holes in Engineering and Operations because of the lack of discipline.

    Cons

    Management does not hire black professional male engineers, even though the company is located in the middle of the oldest historic black community in Houston. (check history)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire engineers with college degrees instead of promoting home made engineers from the shop floor

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

    Large company that does not promote teamwork between departments locally

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    Pros

    Company brand global reputation, benefits, steady pay.I worked in sales in the fire and security group in the southeast USA Georgia Carolinas area. Building automation group has a strong presence in the triangle NC area with many established customers. I only worked for one division of Siemens so this review is not a reflection of the entire company.

    Cons

    Company is not competitive in the local marketplace, micromanagement, nepotism in the workplace, no focus on fire and security business by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on diversifying your business locally and stop working in such a silo. Siemens could accomplish much more if departments worked togethor better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Finance Controller

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities to fix any one of the many broken processes.

    Cons

    Don't expect positive change overnight, there is a lot of problems, especially in the healthcare sector. Many changes have come and gone with little overall improvements taking hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the work environment, instead of cutting 10% of the workforce annually to bring in fresh worker bees that you will eventually wear out and toss aside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Size & Quality of management prevents them from being the technical company they were.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Stability. People are rarely fired, even for poor performance. Management is never fired or demoted only shuffled into different positions. If you want a mediocre international career for 40 years and can say "yes" to everything asked of you, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    401K (a match of 6%) and Medical (50% contribution) lags behind their competitors and even smaller companies. Paid vacation is average (start at 15 days a year). Management is horrible! I had five managers I was responsible to for one project. They were not flexible regarding work times even during family medical issues. I received requests from management not to document off-process conditions and procedures as well as "to do whatever necessary" to meet certain deliverable dates including violating Siemens' own procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for some serious G&A reductions! The company is no longer a true technical innovator; listen to their advertisements: "40% of our employees have technical jobs" & "PARTNERING" with companies to develop the innovations of tomorrow. Completely remove deadbeat managers and start treating your employees like you care. There are some really intelligent and hardworking people still at the company, but you will lose them all quickly if you don't give them the recognition and development they deserve and continue a culture of cronyism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible experience! Would not recomend worknig for this company!

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    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    I have yet to find any good reasons to work at this company. No work life balance, managers make poor decisions, poor leadership, salaries are low, constant change and it is never for the good. No growth potential, unless you are located in the Alpharetta office, then you have a chance for job growth.

    Cons

    This company likes to change every 6 months and never gives current change a chance to develope. They are always looking to out source jobs. People are walking on egg shells all the time not sure if they will be out sourced. The managers in Corporate accounting are terrible! Thought process is old school and they cannot think outside the box. Siemens claims to be a big advocate for breast cancer, too bad the managers do not share that same belife. My manager violated FMLA and the director allowed this to happen. Even worse HR turned a blind eye to what was going on. My advice to any working in accounting, stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire or move on and let someone experienced take over your position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Product Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Size of the company.
    International exposure.
    Some of the products the company offer are top quality/performance.

    Cons

    Management is too centralized. No clear career path.
    Very week and pro company HR department.
    Profitability is coming due to salary/bonus reduction.
    Very negative internal moral.
    Many good people leaving the company due to low salary/compensation/relationship with senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change and evolve. The new world does not allow micro management anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lack of leadership and focus on personnel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Salary and compensation are good not great

    Cons

    No work life balence. More concerned with quantity not quality and everyone is noticing, both employees and customers alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    An Education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Manager  in  Woodward, OK
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Woodward, OK

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for overtime, due to constant manpower shortage. A chance to prove yourself without proper recognition. Allowed to have responsibility without the authority to perform required duties.

    Cons

    Will drop you without a second thought. Double standards for upper management and all those below. A lot of talk about management wanting to support but no action to follow. Many managers that cannot make a decision in a timely manner. Overall a lack of support from senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having a standard for management that is different from those below you. Remember the blue collars are the foundation of your success. Senior management is so focused on the next step in the career, they lose focus on the people that make them successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Once was a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good industry and it will continue to grow.

    Cons

    They lost focus on employees and customers as the key to success.. Epic and Cerner do not have a better product but customer are happy with the performance of the product they get at a good cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    temps training other temps

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    over time between Jan to Sept

    Cons

    down time Sept to Jan has to lay off many every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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