Siemens

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Predictable work environment that favors a work/personal life balance

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Thermal Component Engineer in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Thermal Component Engineer in Orlando, FL

I worked at Siemens

Pros

Benefits, stability, predictable work day, and travel

Cons

Predictable work day, cubicle farm environment, and cumbersome corporate structure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None, management seemed capable and compassionate about workers

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much management, even for a large company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Great benefits that start on day one: lots of options for medical that are mostly reimbursed. Great 401(k) matching although the vesting period is long (5 years). Most managers support flexible start times and working from home when illness or weather strike. There are a lot of opportunities to learn using technical classes offered on-site or online and managers will help you get into these classes. A lot of employees have been there for 10+ years, so there's a lot of older pre-Siemens experience around. Siemens is involved in the local community so there are plenty of options to give back locally.

    Cons

    There is way too much management and process at Siemens Medical, which is typical of most large companies. Management tends to get in the way of people doing actual work and instead layer process and procedure on employees instead of trusting their best judgment. People tend to be pigeon-holed into very specific roles and know nothing about what goes on outside of their silo. Management tends to be ADD, focusing on something new frequently at the demise of everything else. Management also tends to not be consistent, you'll get a different story on the same subject from a variety of managers.

    Like most larger companies, their performance review process, while fair, constrains those who truly excel and gives pitiful raises while dangling promotions in front of you that are always 'just a year away'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off half the managers and trim the dead wood left over from summers layoffs amongst the technical staff. There's way too much bloat and process in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Siemens is a huge company and therefore provides almost unlimited opportunities for career development and for promotion / advancement.

    Cons

    While there are huge opportunities for advancement due to the sheer size of the company, obtaining some of the opportunities requires a LOT of effort and willingness to put in huge amounts of hours to get noticed by someone at or above a certain level. While the top and top- middle management, and especially HR, certainly espouse the merit based pay system, continuous feedback, performance process, and high performance culture, the reality is that the day to day line managers aren't getting the message, and often recognize seniority and experience over performance, talent, and potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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