Siemens Energy Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Siemens Energy CEO Lisa A. Davis
Lisa A. Davis
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance and benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • Positive work environment attributed to solid management and a general cooperative attitude among the employees to get the job done (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Its a large company so some things happened fairly slowly (in 7 reviews)

  • low salary, bad communications within company, bad relationships (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Excellent work enviroment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced Great people to work with

    Cons

    More opportunity for growth needed more direct training


  2. Field Service Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. You get a lot of responsibility and independence very early in your career... after ~5 years you will have a lot of opportunities internally and externally 2. Base salaries are not great, but overtime and cash bonuses can nearly double it 3. If you end up with a good district manager you can have pretty good work-life balance... just not at the same time. (~4 months working 7x13's, ~2 months at home working a whole lot less and from home) 4. The field service management is excellent... for the most part they have experienced and still remember what it is like to be running complex projects on customer sites. They do a good job of maintaining support systems to make our difficult jobs doable.

    Cons

    1. Low base pay so if you aren't on productive jobs you aren't making what you're worth... can be tough the first couple years if you took the job expecting lots of OT pay 2. The career path for a field service engineer is very murky if you actually want to stick with it and run projects your title (and pay) will still be Field Service Engineer. Our business is all about Project Management, but we don't do a great job of developing and compensating PMs. Significant changes/improvements have already begun and more are coming... but so far they are underwhelming... basically a very long list of relatively meaningless boxes to check to get certified as various levels of field PM. Supposedly new titles and compensation schemes are coming to differentiate PM's from Field Engineers but it will be a while before we get a better functioning process.

    Advice to Management

    Find some kind of work-life balance strategy and improved cash compensation to retain experienced people, the learning curve is too big to accept an average life span of ~5 years for a field engineer.


  3. Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it is a good working environment, people in my group are great to work with.

    Cons

    It is really Difficult to advance quickly in the company. The policies for advancement make it hard to be promoted.


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  5. production planner

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Siemens Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    does a good job communicating and keeping things quantifiable and black and white so you know where you stand at all times.

    Cons

    Workload in energy sector is quite low and so stability is an issue right now and that is why I was laid off with 26 years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep personnel who want to stay and work hard for the company to make it succeed.


  6. Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, plus this company strives to allow for greater work-life balance; plenty of opportunities for professional training; listen to employees needs; open door policy for the most part; great resources available for professional and personal growth

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for growth; cost-out initiatives are pushed really hard at times resulting in losing value in other areas. Management consist of "good-ol' boys" club and not enough fresh ideas and new faces

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities to up-coming young generation; connect better with other departments and strive for better cohesiveness in work place.


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    Field Service Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Siemens Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and variety of departments

    Cons

    Minimal room for upward growth in Field Service


  8. Helpful (1)

    Suwanee facility is a CIRCUS!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Siemens Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay A few awesome co-workers

    Cons

    CHEAP! Not willing to spend any money on the people Will not hire contractors after 3 years! Lots of tension because of rumors Unprofessional Management Discrimination/ Sexual Harassment Daily Lots of perpetuated Gossip

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Especially the STRONG people that will work hard for you. The work environment needs to be more positive as well.


  9. Great Company - low pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, great environment, colleagues are helpful - learning was always provided here along with lunch and learns and people were always ready to help you. Friendly approachable environment. Would return.

    Cons

    Some of management is awful, need training to manage team and understand the work behind their employees in their department to better advise

    Advice to Management

    Payscale should be aimed at oil and gas wages


  10. It all depends what you want from engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    That treat you well and have respect for your personal well being. The employees out on the floor where the product is being built really care about a quality product.

    Cons

    Where to start? Some in management do not care about a quality product but instead to ship the product to meet monthly commitments. As an engineer, you could work there for years and not know the fundamentals. (This is important and will come up again.) So for a young person coming out of school, the training is bad and you are learning bad habits for your next potential employer. Everyone has equal input or say, which sounds good on the surface. In parallel, senior management's direction can be railroaded by one dissenter which happens sometimes behind the scenes. The fact that engineers don't know the technical fundamentals, something very simple to correct could take years instead of weeks. Discussions and meetings have to keep recurring ad nauseam to finally have a break out and gets things moving. Many times, no one has singular responsibility and is the go to person on a subject. So matters don't get fixed or corrected. Many escapes occur. This can be part quality from supplier or even internal documentation (drawings and specs). There is a relaxed atmosphere and defensive to the subject (instead of continuous improvement). Therefore, corrective action does not occur and the problem keeps repeating itself. There is large cost associated with this culture. No communicated vision by senior management. Any communication is more so a status report. And finally, you have a job there but not a career.

    Advice to Management

    You are getting your lunch handed to you by the competition. You need to clean house in management and start over.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Decent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Siemens Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Too many politics and management is lacking good leadership skills that motivate folks in a positive way.



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