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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boardman, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boardman, OH

I worked at Siemens

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Company stability extremely high, even in tough economic times recently had extremely few lay offs, company encourages additional training and education

Cons

little upward movement, employees stay with company until retirement (often 40+ years), upper managers often brought in from outside sources

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  1. Rogue management elements in some of the acquired/distant business units create serious lack of teamwork

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Siemens

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition, exposure to lots of technologies, Siemens has purchasing leverage due to its large size, some Divisions are great to work for.

    Cons

    HR presence and training is very minimal and contributed in arbitrary and inconsistent management practices. Unhealthy focus on short term financial results. Near zero training budget. Get beyond the 'sweatshop' mentality!

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the rogue elements - provide real hands-on leadership!

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    Siemens OK if you are a "Chosen one"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Siemens

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn as much as you want and to take responsibility. Bene's a little above average

    Cons

    Job competition is fierce, uses old GE model for management rotation-new managers every 2 years-they feel need to put their personal stamp on an organization and then move on for next person to clean up. Massive centralized control infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of massive centralized infrastructure (in Germany and in-country. Talk more freely to "all" employees about how to get to be a "chosen one"

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