Siemens Energy & Automation

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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
154 Reviews
3.4
154 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Diversity, very technical, white collar, good benefits, training (in 12 reviews)

  • Large employer with great benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance may at times be difficult to manage (in 3 reviews)

  • Very little/ No communication between upper management and Engineers (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal while working at Siemens. You get to interface with factories from all over the world.

    Cons

    IT & HR Policies are horrible. HR is almost non exist ant for the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better cooperation between departments and organizations within Siemens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very large company with typical politics and behaviors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, many different divisions and possible roles, generally good managers, flexible work hours, pretty good insurance and benefits, and a friendly culture.

    Cons

    Consistently incompetent HR, which has outsourced everything in the name of cost savings to the point when managing simple things like benefits, hiring, and firing are nearly impossible to so smoothly. Despite trying to drive for a "high performing culture" (in their words), their actions never quite make it and there is considerable mediocrity from employees that simply won't ever be fired. Salaries are considerably below industry average. It wasn't uncommon to receive offers for 25-30% more for the same job from other companies. Culture and politics driven from German HQ, which makes any meaningful change EXTREMELY difficult and slow. As a result, the company can't react to market and customer changes in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In short, Siemens needs to figure out if they are going to be a German company that operates globally or a truly global company that just happens to be headquartered in Germany. HQ needs to allow each region to have more autonomy, so they can change their businesses faster to meet market needs without fear of political fallout in Germany. Change takes way, way too long to be beneficial. Look at O&G growth in the US, and Siemens terribly slow response to it. While things are better now, being competitive with major players (like GE) required the purchase of Dresser Rand at a very high price and considerable post-merger integration! TMR salary ranges for good employees need to be elevated 20-30% to be competitive in the market. HR needs to take a more active role in finding development roles for top talent. My President and most of his staff spent over a year trying to find or make a new role for me to move into. While employees should drive their own career development, there simply were no opportunities. In a time of such growth in the US market, this is simply not acceptable for aggressive, forward-minded managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large employer with great benefits

    Cons

    Constantly, constantly changing business structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work enviorment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to "learn" the business.

    Cons

    Very Structured, little room for “out of the box” thinking.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Siemens is an excellent company to work for. Consider it the "German GE". Highly diversified and competitive.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary/Benefits package is great. Lots of room to grow and move up the ladder for the ambitious.

    Cons

    Siemens is a very large company with the associated beauracracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less political!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you are 40+

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly laidback
    Lots of travel
    Lots of opportunity to network
    Stable company with strong international backing
    Solid entry-level programs
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Slow-paced
    Industry is old and therefore people in the industry are old
    Technology is not as fast-paced or exciting as consumer products
    Step-child to German Headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Manager in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Manager in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work for a time

    Cons

    Shut down plant and sent it to Mexico to "save money", laid me off just before Christmas with my wife in the hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking short term all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not so great

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge technology on some projects.

    Cons

    Service management needs changing. Existing management has no idea about the type of work being done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Change Change Change

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    Current Employee - Executive Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Be German or be square

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Americans run America. YOU don't now the market from Germany. Learn to listen to regions and not just your own voices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Service Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Great people. OK Salary and good benefits. You can learn a lot if you want to.

    Cons

    Not really organized. Managers aren't really technical and doesn't really know what the engineers are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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