Siemens Energy & Automation

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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 147 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski

Dennis Sadlowski

(49 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Diversity, very technical, white collar, good benefits, training(in 11 reviews)

  • Large employer with great benefits(in 11 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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    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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    Stable, but cheap company

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Downers Grove, IL

    ProsIf you are 40 y.o. +, than this place is just fine. Job is easy and responsibilities are limited.

    ConsI wanted more challenges from my job and more money. Siemens is a huge company where things move slowly, you find yourself to be a tiny fish in the ocean. What frustrates most is decisions made on the very top that affect the whole departments and nothing you can do about it. For example, company wants to save on office space and relocates everyone one day without asking employees opinion. Also company did a poor HR job, software engineers were hired just to fill positions ASAP. If you travel on business, you will get a cap on spending, no alcohol expense and mid-to-low end hotel, like La Quinta. These factors add to the general feel of cheapness of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoney saving steps, are necessary, but employees should be compensated somehow when the company saved a lot and posts great profits. Also, it would be great to make changes in the management to add community feel to the department. Health lifestyle initiatives: my friend at Chase told me he gets some bonus points for exercising at the gym. If the office location away from the public transit, at least to bring up the topic of picking up employees from to/from work. Yearly reviews are pointless: no matter how you perform, your increase is limited by the allocated budget and company guidelines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place, but Germany rules

    Business Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsLearning & development processes, general care for people

    ConsIf there is a German who needs development / opportunity, they are ahead of you in the line

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen will Siemens get an American on its board?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You are just a number, if you do not get results, you will be replaced.

    Senior Quality Engineer (Current Employee) Elgin, IL

    Prosmoney, benefits, and the backstabbing

    ConsPoor Work Life Balance, All important decisions are made in Headquarters not in the US

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating everyone like a number.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Complex and self competitive in many circumstances.

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTechnology and capabilities leader, good pay and benefits.

    ConsCan become confusing which division needs to take sales responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to combine and streamline the automation group to sell complete solutions to defined customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting at first until you realize the company has not changed since the 50's

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) DFW, TX

    ProsGood benefits package, many employees with 15+ years with the company, helpful within my own department, charitable contributions, fairly quick hiring process

    ConsI could not believe the amount of politics, it is literally nauseating. If you desire ANY type of management position be prepared to brown nose until your lips fall off. 95% of management positions are held by men, regardless if there is a more qualified woman. Also, do not expect to stay in one management position for more than three years. I was so excited to work there until I realized the morals of most management. It is truly disturbing. There is infighting between departments that MUST stop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge the people that work hard to better the company. We should not have to grovel for recognition. Morale is low. We truly want Siemens to succeed so please stop reminding us how poorly the market is and acknowledge the fact that we are the only reason there is still a company at all.

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    Good

    Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) Beltsville, MD

    ProsThe pay and benefits are the best reasons.

    ConsThe corporate management getting involved in local branches.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe local management does a good job.

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    Great opportunities until the recession hit.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Buffalo, NY

    ProsWorld class products and engineering expertise are the main attractions. Corporate management from Germany provides the business acumen and forward thinking metrics that enables Siemens to be participants in new, emerging and developing markets.

    ConsThe Corporate culture is very silo oriented even when the negative aspects of such a structure are acknowledged by the highest levels of management. They have recently re-structured to minimize the internal competitive nature of such a structure and time will tell if it is a success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the top performers even during the recession. Cutbacks have been made that are detrimental to the overall success of the corporate objectives. While it is anticipated that the second tier players will rise to the challenge and become top performers, the real results are that they are completely overwhelmed by the work load and extra burdens thrust upon them. Burn out and apathy will be the results for the majority of them.

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    Stuck at the starting line

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    Prosgreat benefits package, 20 days paid time off, good manager, current leadership beyond the middle management level is forward leaning, inventive, creative, and has the appearance that they genuinly care.

    Consno upward or lateral mobility, little to no training, inbreeding is significant, very little knowledge sharing among groups, little interest in moving beyond the status quo. Most issues are middle management issues, not top or bottom issues.

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    Great opportunity as far as being the first company to work for right out of college

    Material and Logistics Spec II (Former Employee) Alpharetta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits package, ability to travel. Heavy duty roles and responsibilities. Team environment. Some opportunities for improvement. Fortune 500 company.

    ConsLack of experience managers. Little help in root cause issues. Fire-fight atmosphere. To much overhead in managers and supervisors. Opportunities for advancement, little to none.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advice from employees. Learn more about the business and your own responsibilities. Need to be more proactive and less reactive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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