Siemens Water Technologies

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Excellent Direct Supervisor

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Current Employee - Field Service Technician
Current Employee - Field Service Technician

I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies

Pros

Siemens has excellent supervisors. Fantastic benefits package. One of the best 401k programs I've ever seen. Multiple choices for health and dental insurance at reasonable cost to employees. Paid time off is very good.

Cons

The failings of upper management seem to fall on the supervisors and workers even harder. Planning for a project is left in the hands of the sales staff, often resulting in undeliverable promises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Before entering into a contract, ensure that the necessary support to the that project will be given. Leaving a sales manager in charge of a project will most assuredly result in broken promises to the client. Explore all possibilities for failure in the project to ensure it's success.

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    Has the Potential to Be So Much Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies

    Pros

    -Water treatment and environmental-oriented companies who have their act together have the opportunity to do quite well in the coming years.
    -Being a part of a world-renowned organization like Siemens looks good on the resume.
    -Stable, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    -The company is essentially the fruit of more than a hundred acquisitions from back in the U.S. Filter days and is still working to integrate as part of Siemens and really as a cohesive, whole company instead of a bunch of competing water treatment technology companies working against and in complete disregard for each other.
    -Shaky senior management. Lots of departures - always. And with each regime change; goals, strategy and progress fly out the window, a reorg occurs and then a new change in direction. Rinse, Lather, Repeat.
    -Frustrating and innovation-killing amounts of hierarchy, cronyism and bureaucracy. Very hard to get anything done.
    -3rd rate/anemic support staffing (Marcomm, HR, IT) and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can do more with less. The company is very top heavy with managers who don't do a whole lot more than get on conference calls and make powerpoint charts. You need more doers and more resources to empower them to get the job done. Innovation is non-existent with the amount of bureaucracy in place. If you really want to be the innovative leader you claim you are and that you have the potential to be, you really have to shake up the status quo. Some Jack Welch style management might be just the thing.

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    Siemens Water

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies

    Pros

    Market leader, good support structure, technologically superior for large projects, Good benefits, performance incentives, good project management, good sales force.

    Cons

    Large structure leads to power grabs, low recognition for work well done, too many cooks in the kitchen style leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluating and coaching your BUM level management and their style of leadership would go far for field level managers and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
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