Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services

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Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
207 Reviews

3.4
207 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, Good network of people to work with (in 15 reviews)

  • Pay work environment, people, work (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be challenging at times but overall manageable (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a large company headquartered in Germany (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to earn a living

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management is willing to listen, work with you and assist in providing solutions to complex issues.
    Flexible hours
    Online continuing education classes available at no cost

    Cons

    There are not enough staff members to cover the amount of work needed to be done.
    As this is a Managed Services group you are onsite for a customer but often you are not educated in the software/hardware being used and you have to "figure it out as you go" and hope you are getting it right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunity for vendor training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Beneficial to my future career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Software Analyst II  in  Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Product Software Analyst II in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Siemens has very good flexibilty with work/ live issues. They allow to work remote when necessary. Overall a good company.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get through all the hoops of the process to get issues completed. I understand it is good to have a standard procees, but at times, it delays the development process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the number of process steps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, good people, undone by bad decisions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and salaries were in line with market. A lot of skilled and committed people work for the company. Being involved in the healthcare IT market exposed me to a lot of experiences with the US healthcare system.

    Cons

    Siemens talks a good game about work-life balance but has provided little of that over the last 5 or so years. Working in the field with the customers is very time consuming and stressful. Good consultants are overburdened with too many clients and demands on their time. The expectation is to always be available, even while on PTO. Little career advancement opportunities for those not located at Malvern HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say since the division is now being sold to Cerner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company in the beginning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    compensation and benefits are very good

    Cons

    mismanagment at many levels w lack of leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a 15+ year employee I have enjoyed the culture and the work/life balance. Lots of opportunity to move around to see different aspects of the companies operations.

    Cons

    Heavy in process which can make simple request very time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at cross training managers to see a different aspect of the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Love the team, people, company, flexibility. Great company.

    Cons

    Very big company, can make you feel like a small fish in the ocean.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good development team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Good development team, fun work, good co-workers. They also look to promote good employees and give plenty of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Management needs to get ahead of the curve on feature functionality and learn what is really needed in the customer world.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Change is good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Talented workforce. Lots of opportunity. Innovation.

    Cons

    Weak leadership but that is about to change with Cerner acquiring Health Services.

  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll find a great group of people to work with who try hard to please their customers. The pay is decent enough and the benefits are good. Standby is infrequent enough and you get paid for it, so no complaints there. Frequent training keeps you up to date, and there are always other technicians willing to help out if you find yourself in a jam.

    Cons

    Business may be slowing down. Your direct manager will overly determine how well you like your position. Management can play favorites at times, so be prepared. Be cognizant of your own burnout. Field service requires you to be your best everyday and that can become very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clear opportunities for career advancement for field service engineers would be great. Noone wants to still be in the field after 20 years at Siemens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, too many cuts along the way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable company, good salary, and good work/life balance. I've moved around in the company a lot, but in the end, it's the same company, stable and hard working. Management and middle management do well by their employees. Good values and integrity.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Senior management, VPs and CEO are just clueless. Direction throughout the years has been tenous at best. They get excited about something, but it isn't communicated into anything that changes much in the bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good managers and middle managers. VPs and CEO are oft times clueless from the employees perspective and they don't communicate vision and direction well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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