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Disappointing in terms of opportunities for job growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Siemens

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Saleries are fair, benefits are good, generous PTO (vacation) program (as long as you don't get sick), nice location close to Google campus.

Cons

Soon to be five CEOs in five years. Market share is half what is was eight years ago. Management is delusional regarding what it would take to make it back to where we were. Many of the VPs who got us into this mess remain. Needless to say, most employees can't understand why they are still here. Company is quite understaffed after years of lay-offs (even after expanding a bit during the last year), so everyone is overworked and cooperation suffers. People stay on because they love Ultrasound and the economy is bad.

Advice to Management

Ger rid of the under-achieving VPs and middle managers. Admit that additional investment will be needed to execute on current plans and grow faster than competition. Promote from within. There are still a lot of good people left in the organization.

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  1. Ok job, economy was not good so sales were down.

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Pine Brook, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Pine Brook, NJ

    I worked at Siemens

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a base salary plus commission. Pretty good for first job out of college.

    Cons

    Commission was not that great if you weren't a super star.

    Advice to Management

    Look to make better incentives for the sales force.


  2. 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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