Siemens Energy & Automation

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SAP Systems Architect

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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 (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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    Big Company, Big Inertia

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Follow company procedures and policies and gain job security.

    Cons

    Does not reward individual excellence. Does not reward creativity or thinking "outside-the-box."

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable Company to work for..ok benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Siemens 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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