Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski
Dennis Sadlowski
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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)

  • Senior management more concerned about next rung in the career progression and not enough about growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Siemens is a Company with global reach and influence. They have a long legacy of scientific and technological progress, progressing to a more nuanced and customer oriented emphasis.

    Cons

    Siemens is emerging from a bureaucratic mindset to a more dynamic and customer oriented viewpoint. They are moving along.

    Advice to Management

    1. Continue to engage and promote customer oriented points of view. 2. Develop and refine the Digital Factory concept.


  2. Lots of Opportunity, Needs More Engagement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, if you work overtime your efforts are recognized. Opportunities to work in many different fields and take leads new areas. Not afraid to assign you new tasks and opportunities. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Top heavy on management and approval processes. Standard for a large company. Not as much focus on employee development as I'd like to see.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more social functions and developmental programs. All work and no play is never a good thing!


  3. Just cogs in the wheel . . .

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is above average, company is large and diverse (industry-wise, not people), so able to ride through localized downturns.

    Cons

    No respect for individual employees. All employees are replaceable cogs in the wheel. Treat employees as numbers, not people. Very German-centric upper management.


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    Senior Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is multicultural and friendly. Evening or weekend work is usually not needed or requested, and there is flexibility for your working hours. Work-life balance definitely exists. You will get a small raise every year if the company can afford it. Bonuses are rare. The benefits are quite good, you can include your family and get life insurance, disability insurance. long term care, and 401K match on top of the usual health benefits.

    Cons

    Little to no training is provided for the job you are hired for. The company does not really promote career development, unless you take action yourself you may do the same kind of job until you retire. Training, if any, is provided within the company. It is still a mystery to me what is being considered when it comes to promotions, but skills does not seem to be a part of it.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the cross functional training for your employees.


  6. Great Company - Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Siemens is a very good company to have as an employer. I was part of a company that was acquired by Siemens and the company did everything in their power to make the integration into Siemens a good and painless one. I worked closely with operations in Germany and found everyone their to be friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed working with them very much. I felt lucky to be a part of such a good team. Even after being forced to leave due to the reduction of remote R&D sites, I still look back upon my time at Siemens fondly. The company did everything that they could to make the separation easy on us. I have a great deal of respect for everyone at Siemens.

    Cons

    Like all companies, there is localized cronyism, and that should be monitored more closely by corporate to prevent it from adversely affecting the organization

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you did with your Mason Ohio operations.


  7. Quality Control

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Q C Quality in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Q C Quality in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company can;t get contracts VERY UNSTABLE

    Cons

    NOT much less Money Hard to get raise

    Advice to Management

    get a education in learning to manage money better


  8. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Kensington, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Kensington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time

    Pros

    Great Product line led by Robicon Water Cooled Drives

    Cons

    German Management Team and their lack of people skills & lack of compassion to employees

    Advice to Management

    Adopt USA Human Resources process, procedures and practices...


  9. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours


  10. Lots of opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities, benefits, inner company relocation

    Cons

    Politics, layoffs of senior employees

    Advice to Management

    Get to know and listen to your people


  11. Me experience with this company is good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some pros of working with this company is that it offers many benefits that help you balance your personal life.

    Cons

    Some cons is that it it stessful at times especially working in manufacturing.



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