Siemens

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Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Princeton, NJ

I worked at Siemens

Pros

The time off policy was decent and work from home arrangements are negotiable. The benefits has a great support structure and the ability to travel around the world was interesting and fun.

Cons

It's big. There are a lot of issues that arise in America because of the German work culture and the differences between the two. There are little opportunities for promotions unless you are a white German male. There were very few women managers and the one that I did see was German. The politics within the company are complex and suffocating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start to understand more of what your middle management is doing and stop focusing so much on the revenue.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance and lots of career opportunities; going through tough times right now.

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    Current Employee - Software Architect V in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Software Architect V in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Siemens Medical in Malvern is a big company with a variety of career opportunities. It is usually easy to move around to different groups, applications and technologies. The working condtions are flexible; you can work from home as necessary and your daily work hours can fluctuate to blend with your personal life. The salary and benefits are generally competitive or better than industry averages.

    Cons

    Things usually move slow but that's fairly normal for large companies. Siemens is going through tough times right now (like the rest of the country) so new development is few and far between. That means that the technology is stagnant; there are few opportunities to bring in and incorporate new technologies. Almost all effort right now is in stabilizing existing product lines to provide a solid foundation for moving forward sometime in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent and honest with the state and direction of the company. The majority of employees will support the direction as long as we can know the direction and are given the opportunity to understand why that direction/strategy has been chosen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    It's an OK job in a bad market

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Lead in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Micro Managment at it's best. They will be involved in every aspect of you day to day. There will never not be an reason not to be busy. Great for people who love to work. The salary is within acceptable ranges and Most management is pleasent enough to deal with.

    Cons

    Micro Managment at it's best. They will be involved in every aspect of you day to day. The have rules laid out for how you should do your job. There is no real room for error or slow days in their minds. If they pay you for 40 hrs and work only comes to 30hrs, they will eventually find 4 people in the same boat and remove one to spread the work around. This makes for a somewhat tense desire to find work by the more "go getting" employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything worker do can be arrange in such a way to have standards that don't change. You can't just expect every job to go as planned

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