Siemens IT Solutions and Services

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Updated April 13, 2015
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Siemens IT Solutions and Services President and CEO John E. Evers Jr.
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Pros
  • Employee Friendly, work life balance can be maintained (in 19 reviews)

  • Good benefits, low and mid-level managment concerned about employee satisfaction (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • no work/life balance due too 24hr working env (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor management structure; upper management would rather have bonus than hire contractors full-time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Sr. S/w engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great fun loving, family kind atmosphere

    Cons

    If looking for challlenging projects, look somewhere else

  2. Computer Service

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company was great to work for.

    Cons

    I got sick and was replaced with interns for less money

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees

  3. Helpdesk Tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services

    Pros

    Lots to learn and exposed to a lot of different types of technology

    Cons

    No 401K employer match, poor vacation time

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  5. You'll feel like a number, but at least the pay is good

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits including vacation were always fair and reasonable, and getting promotions happened quite a bit (promoted three times in as many years, with a decent raise each time)

    Cons

    Often times my e-mails about HR things would be in a foreign language, one I didn't speak. My business unit (IT Services) was bought and sold about once every two and a half years over the last ten years. Pretty crazy. If you're involved on a Managed Services project, expect to only know your own project manager and never meet someone above him in rank. In three years, I met my boss's boss one time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the guys in the field, and make sure they feel like part of the company. As the Atlanta area had twenty or more big clients with Siemens contracts, it would have made sense to have local area meet-ups or team events at least once a year. I felt more involved and worthwhile working at Bank of America, who is an order of magnitude bigger than Siemens.

    Corporate culture seems totally dead at Siemens, no life, no love.

  6. Very fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1 - Extremely good opportunity to learn
    2 - Co-workers are very helpful
    3 - Great stability

    Cons

    1 - Cannot move between teams and locations
    2 - The bureaucracy to do the above is very complex
    3 - Time taken to consider opportunities within is very slow

    Advice to Management

    There should be more open door policy to approach and discuss with managers.

  7. Siemens SBT is a good company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens IT Solutions and Services

    Pros

    Siemens SBT is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Siemens SBT is not good company to work for.

  8. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, flexible working time. Stable and nice working environment. Any way it is a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Big company, complex process and very few opportunity to grow up.

  9. A company unconcerned with their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mason, OH

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Through 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.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, 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 Management

    Employees 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.

  10. Selling a service as a product.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Expectations 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 Management

    Develop 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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good compensation but employees are cheated at times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens IT Solutions and Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Before 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 Management

    The 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.

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