Siemens Energy & Automation

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Siemens Energy & Automation Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
150 Reviews
3.5
150 Reviews
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Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Diversity, very technical, white collar, good benefits, training (in 11 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job with good peer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and time off

    Cons

    Got laid off due to lack of work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Siemens Customer Service Dept

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Technician  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    I work under my own direction.

    Cons

    There is not enough management support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good American Manufacturer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    VERY 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place, but Germany rules

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Learning & development processes, general care for people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When will Siemens get an American on its board?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable, but cheap company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Money 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    money, benefits, and the backstabbing

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating everyone like a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complex and self competitive in many circumstances.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    Technology and capabilities leader, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Can become confusing which division needs to take sales responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to combine and streamline the automation group to sell complete solutions to defined customers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist  in  Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are the best reasons.

    Cons

    The corporate management getting involved in local branches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The local management does a good job.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunities until the recession hit.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation

    Pros

    World 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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