Siemens Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Size & Quality of management prevents them from being the technical company they were.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Terrible experience! Would not recomend worknig for this company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Lack of leadership and focus on personnel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Concentrate on quality

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  5. Product Manager

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

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. An Education

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Woodward, OK
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Woodward, OK

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Once was a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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.

  8. temps training other temps

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    over time between Jan to Sept

    Cons

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

  9. Work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

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

    Pros

    I cant think of anything.

    Cons

    Kills your opportunity to grow as an Engineer.

  10. Does not take care of their people

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

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewards, good amount of benefits

    Cons

    management is self-serving and only care about the bottom dollar

    Advice to Management

    Hire better middle managers who care about their employees and not about money

  11. No growth or training for employees. You have to brown nose to get anywhere. HR says leave the company for growth!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Services in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Services in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company. Clean work environment. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Management is not responsible and does not take ownership. You have to be related to them or their drinking buddy to get ahead. No training to grow within the company. The Management acts as if they care only during the time when survey's are conducted.
    Upper management turns a blind eye towards this and when HR is addressed in regards to promotion and growth they say we have to look outside Siemens and come back.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership and work like it is a career. Train and identify talent to be the next manager within Siemens.

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