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Nice people, Boring work.

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Former Employee - Design Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)
Former Employee - Design Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)

I worked at Siemens VAI

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Interesting travel opportunities if you push for them. Resonable range of work available. Mostly, very nice genuinely helpful people. Next to Bournemouth airport - so you can often watch the red arrows! A wealth of knowledgable senior design engineers who are always happy to help when needed

Cons

No obvious career progression. A lack of feedback on a job done well. Expectation of young design engineers to do the most uninspiring work for years. Linked closely to the global steel and aluminium industry. So watch out for your job in the ressession.

Advice to Management

Treat employees as valuable assets with good ideas not robots. Provide a clear career direction for talented employees - do not keep them down or they will leave you.

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  1. I'd rather be somewhere else.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)

    I have been working at Siemens VAI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good view of Hurn airport from the local office, very little else around .

    Cons

    The VAI group was recently acquired by Siemens mainly to remove a competitor in the metals industry. There is too much interference from head office in the way the company now operates. This is particularly evident for me in the area of technology development in which they have an insistence on maintaining control from HQ. Siemens have a very rigid career structure and many people have left as they saw no way of advancing their careers. The senior management was replaced after the acquisition and now have little contact with the general workforce. Compliance has become a major issue after several senior German employees were involved in bribery and corruption.

    Advice to Management

    Actually work on the "people are are most important resource" mantra and remember that most employees are not involved in corruption.


  2. A good place to grow.

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    Former Intern - Engineering Technician in Worcester, MA
    Former Intern - Engineering Technician in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Siemens VAI as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent place to make contacts.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Business going through cultural change.

    Advice to Management

    More internal communication between departments would aid in growth.


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