Siemens Energy & Automation
3.4 of 5 145 reviews
www.sea.siemens.com Alpharetta, GA

Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.4 145 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski

Dennis Sadlowski

(49 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Large employer with great benefits"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good benefits package, many employees with 15"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very little/ No communication between upper management and Engineers"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Currently no training due to bad economy"
    in 3 reviews
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    Not a good company to work with,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbig famous company, good benifit

    Consvery underpaid, job is not stable

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    Consulting Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    Prosgood stable company, average benefits

    Consbad management, don't see far, no criteria for promotions

    Advice to Senior Managementchange the management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Work Environment. Very helpful staff. Nice community

    Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Johnson City, TN

    ProsThe people who work here are extremely friendly and helpful. The work environment is low stress.

    ConsThe company seems to promote employees at a very slow pace. The city is very boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Field Service Engineer

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SAP Systems Architect

    SAP Systems Architect (Current Employee)
    North Atlanta, GA

    Pros1) great benefits (100% match on 401k up to 6%)
    2) great work&life balance (able to telecommute 2 days a week)
    3) typical 9-5 IT support job with minor overtime required
    4) annual performance bonus
    5) I had a great manager, probably best one I had in my entire IT career (12+ years) but again, it depends a lot on where you end up

    Cons1) no defined career paths
    2) everything is based on seniority and who you know- most of people have been here for 10+ years; will not leave unless laid off or retired
    3) no training whatsoever. my last product specific training class was 4 years
    4) salary increases limited to 2-3% annual increases; you will never be paid market rate if you already with low salary. Two of my managers recommended leaving and doing consulting for couple years and then coming back at 15-20% higher salary
    5) Given that Siemens is a manufacturing company, IT is always viewed as expense by business community, not someone delivering value to company
    6) As a result of point 5, constant budget cutbacks even when overall economy and Siemens are doing well

    Advice to Senior Managementmake an effort to keep your best talented employee by rewarding them accordingly rather than sticking to seniority model. Eventually the older generation will retire and there is no young talent behind them. Most of the younger folks leave to do consulting in their 20's or 30's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable Company to work for..ok benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Norcross, GA

    ProsSiemens is a stable company to work for due to its shear size. For the most part you can rest at ease that your job is stable in the changing economic environment.

    ConsVery German, controlling, and rigid. Little to no advancement opportuntiy or direction for advancement. Advancement is based on politics rather than skills based. As a result operational preformance continues to decline in the U.S. Employees are working 110%, Co. refuses to hire needed people, invest in new tech., and is not open to suggestions therefore even good management will not take risks at the risk of politcal demise. In Finance they will only promote new 4yr level college grads quickly and refuse to acknowledge anyone with experience that was not hired through the FMT program, African Americans and working mothers are not qualified for the FMT program. Siemens will not acknowledge CPA as an advanced certification for promotion in the ATL officies. Female managers are often widely disrespected and are convenient casualties in politics, in contrast men in the same situations are promoted to new "roles" that are "better suited for them." No pension program,benefits are just fair in comparison.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more American based management here in the U.S. rather than foreigners that have no interest in advancing careers of U.S. citizens. Need actual experienced finance management from outside of the company to improve quality of finance data. The Germans value ultimate control in directly managing within the U.S. rather than allowing qualfied U.S. management to grow the business units.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Company, Big Inertia

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Follow company procedures and policies and gain job security.

    ConsDoes not reward individual excellence. Does not reward creativity or thinking "outside-the-box."

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    Great Job with good peer

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsGreat work environment and time off

    ConsGot laid off due to lack of work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Field Service Technician (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI work under my own direction.

    ConsThere is not enough management support

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good American Manufacturer

    Senior Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Alpharetta, GA

    ProsCompany values their employees, has learning and development programs for each employee, and is dedicated to advancing those that work.

    ConsVERY large company, with lots of red tape and politics. Occasionally, these get in the way of making the best choices for the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider giving ALL employees incentives to keep the company's best interests in mind (i.e. profit sharing, annual bonus, etc.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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