Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics

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Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
127 Reviews
3.1
127 Reviews
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Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics CEO Michael Reitermann
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on supervisor, good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • They have many great benefits, training and development opportunities (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management don't always know what the people under them are doing (in 4 reviews)

  • No Career Growth within the company - Frustrated employees (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to gain experience.
    Very smart people and great culture.
    Approachable management team.
    Work/Life balance is respected.
    Full benefits as it is standard for a corporation of this size (incl. 20 days vacations from start)

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities depending on the position and business unit you are working for.
    Low salaries
    Too many policies and regulations make it very difficult to get things done in a proactive way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage recognition and promotion for employees at all levels. This could improve productivity and quality of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience as a postdoc

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Postdoctoral  in  Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Industrial Postdoctoral in Elkhart, IN

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor and coworkers were great. Exciting to be working on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    I was hired as a contract employee, and it was made clear in little ways that contract employees were not seen as the same as real employees. Confusion regarding company restructuring and lack of employee trust in senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace contract employees as much as possible (i.e. allow onsite nurses to give vaccinations to contract employees, don't make contract employees sign in an out every day when non-contract employees don't have to). More transparency and following up on promises to employees during restructuring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company good, but some managers not so much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Pay, the company car. There were many pros. Loved the profit sharing plan with the stocks.

    Cons

    At first it started out very sporadic, but then was Expected to work 10 to 12 hour days every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your doing pretty good, keep the profit sharing plans,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    7 year roller coaster ride that brought more chills than thrills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large corporation with valuale benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal growth opportunity due to poor business performance after the acquisition and "integration" of Bayer and Dade Behring. Very disorganized from an executive level. Certain departments are worth working under, but the business approach is full of silos. Seniority is overvalued and talent is extremely undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think big picture. Management seemed very detached from how their departments and employees contributed to the overall success of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company in search of a strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people, exposure to other sectors and ability to move between sectors

    Cons

    Through the years of integration too much change which was more confusing than strategic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Don't promote people to the point of incompetency.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lower than average salary, few opportunities for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The full benefits are nice to have. Not worrying about health, dental or a savings plan is a relief. The work was not necessarily stressful or overly demanding and I was able to go home to my life after I punched out and "leave work at work," so to speak.

    Cons

    The lower-than-average salary is clearly a negative. The way salaries increase (or don't, depending on how the company is doing - and lately that's been pretty poor despite what they say at all of our meetings) is unsettling and unreliable. The subjective scale used to rate employees at end-of-year meetings which then determine your bonuses is unfair. Perhaps my biggest problem with this company is the way which people are promoted - or really, NOT promoted at my site. The longer you are around, the more security you will clearly have but it will literally take YEARS to establish this. You will not be promoted based on skill level or capabilities, but how long you've "stuck around." This is a very old-Reich way of doing things and does not allow new talent to shine. It makes for a stifling atmosphere. Instead, you should work on fostering an atmosphere where new talent can contribute and shine, not be overshadowed by "lifers."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoted based on talent and performance, not ability to stay in one place for years.

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

    Diagnostics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay. For the most part supportive coworkers.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Unstable. No opportunity to advance or learn new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless, management doesn't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst IV  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable company, very energetic employees.

    Cons

    Low end on the salary range, not good communication between senior management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your middle managers and have more work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with multiple levels of the company.

    Cons

    Multi-merger issues with combining the existing product platform with newly acquired products. There is a mis-match of technology, and the competition are all over it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more rotation of non-German US counter-parts. Stop the favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great experience,learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Returns Department Lead  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Returns Department Lead in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    top notch company,been in business for a long time

    Cons

    not a lot of support from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more closely to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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