Siemens IT Solutions and Services
2.9 of 5 171 reviews
www.it-solutions.usa.siemens.com Norwalk, CT 5000+ Employees

Siemens IT Solutions and Services Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 171 reviews

                             

43% Approve of the CEO

Siemens IT Solutions and Services President and CEO John E. Evers Jr.

John E. Evers Jr.

(70 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Employee Friendly, work life balance can be maintained"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Good benefits, low and mid-level managment concerned about employee satisfaction"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "no work/life balance due too 24hr working env"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Poor management structure; upper management would rather have bonus than hire contractors full-time"
    in 6 reviews
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    Siemens a great place to work

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsLot of opportunities and great innovation

    ConsToo big .like the federal government. too many silos and too much security for the old timers so they are too relaxed

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecentralize the power structure - think local act global

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

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    A company unconcerned with their employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mason, OH

    ProsThrough my many years with this company, under various company names through buy-outs, I met a lot of wonderful people. This is a large, global company so there is a lot of opportunity for training and advancement.

    ConsUnfortunately, they are a company who is not considered with the welfare of their employees. They consider you lucky to have a job and don't care how unhappy you are in that job. There is no work life balance. Their concern is their bottom line, not you. I truly wish this company had cared more for their employees (the company name is ATOS now and I hear they aren't much different), because they could've been a force to be reckoned with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees need to feel that they matter. Telling them they are lucky to have a job and to keep their complaints and suggestions to themselves is no way to run a company. There is a reason this company keeps being bought out by others.

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

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    Selling a service as a product.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    ProsExcellent people, challenging projects, everyone is allowed to be part of the solution. Senior management is accessible and open to contact from all levels of staff.

    ConsExpectations for contract margins were unrealistic. Training was non-existent and morale was not considered a factor. Staff compensation model was untenable and benefits package was minimal at best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your staff and invest in their training and growth. If you can show them that you value them, you won't have to spend more money recruiting, hiring, training new staff only to lose them as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good compensation but employees are cheated at times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigher than average industry compensation
    Relatively fast promotions and large raises if you perform well
    Excellent brand name

    ConsBefore I begin, I want to clearly state that this review is ONLY intended for the Indian branch of this company. I have not worked at any of the other branches and cannot comment on the conditions there.

    Employees are cheated often by the company, at least in India. A colleague I worked with submitted his resignation because he was offered a raise of 100% in another organization. He was promised an equal raise if he stayed on. As soon as his project ended a couple of weeks later, he was laid off. He never got the raise either.

    Another colleague who wanted to leave for another job was offered a 25% raise to stay on, which he accepted. When he later complained that he did not receive the raise, HR informed him that the entire raise was listed as a "variable performance based component" of his salary, which, despite fantastic performance ratings, he did not qualify for. The reason? He was sent to a client site in another country for a part of the year and apparently, that location had a different cost center number, which disqualified him from any performance incentives, which were only applicable in his existing cost center. Of course, he was not informed about any of this earlier

    Employees were also asked to incur travel expenses on behalf of the company for onsite travel and told they would be reimbursed for it later. Then, after the expenses had been incurred, the manager informed the employees that the rules had changed and that reimbursement for business expenses was no longer provided for that particular project. To make things worse, there were mass layoffs a month later. Not only did employees lose their jobs, but they had incurred expenses on behalf of the company.

    Lastly, there was a retention bonus announced for anyone who spent over 5 years in the organization. The amount was equal to a whole year's pay and many employees declined better job offers in the hope of collecting this bonus. Three weeks before the bonus was due, the company laid of a large number of staff, many of which were entitled to this amount. Many approached HR and asked if they could work for free for another month just so they could be eligible for that bonus, but they were declined. So many people lost better opportunities and were cheated of a year's pay because of this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company used to be a great place to work but the 2008 recession resulted in the organization showing a completely different side of itself. Layoffs may be an unfortunately part of business, but intentionally cheating employees and making them incur financial losses is not. Focus on honestly and fairness with your employees and check malpractices before they become rampant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fulfilling but was a highly demanding experience with little concern to personal sacrifices to accomplish the goals

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Mason, OH

    ProsLeading edge technology and solutions

    ConsAlways wanting more for less. Little concern of employees hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut your customers and employees first

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

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    Good team, weak leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClient and Siemens IT team good to work with - professional.

    ConsLeadership weak to non-existent above the geographic and account leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to HP or where ever you came from.

    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 for long-term employment but other considerations should be made first.

    Helpdesk Agent II (Former Employee)
    Mason, OH

    Pros-Benefits were very good and affordable.
    -We had a quiet room that helped ease a little of the stress.
    -Paid Time Off came in handy when I needed it.
    -Online learning courses were available.
    -Training was provided including customer service training.

    ConsI received abusive treatment from management, customers and coworkers on a regular basis. After four years of unending abuse, I had it. I left the company and vowed never to return.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice to offer. I refuse to have anything to do with them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stepping stone

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mason, OH

    ProsGood places to get some entry level experience working on the service desk. Opportunity to work in a very fast paced environment.

    ConsHigh level of stress and emphasis on productivity. Little opportunity for advancement in career or income.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities for advancement and a better work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, but did not invest in it's IT which led to a technology debt that they still struggle with.

    Global Engineering Principal (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGreat benefits, good HR toolsets, leading edge company in engineering and electronics

    ConsDid not invest in IT well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that a good infrastructure adds efficiency to the entire company which gives a better ROI if projected correctly.

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

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work to. Learn more

    ConsNo sponsorship or GC provided.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to take in eligible interns as full time employees

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