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Siemens Reviews in Mountain View, CA

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Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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    Thankfully the culture is changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    The culture is improving. We are finally increasing our workforce to a more appropriate level. Senior management is now more concerned with winning the game as opposed to finishing with the fewest players. Siemens innovations are second to none and most of the new management team is personable and understands how to motivate.

    Cons

    Siemens is an enormous corporation. The promotion path is often difficult to understand and negotiate. There is still a very "departmentalized" mindset among some management, which delays success. I see actions being taken to minimize or in some cases, eliminate this departmental mindset. It will never go away completely. Siemens is becomming a much better place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and develop a clear, practical promotion path. I believe you are on the right track, so please continue. Please listen to your seasoned employees as much or more than just those at a Vice President level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing in terms of opportunities for job growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Saleries are fair, benefits are good, generous PTO (vacation) program (as long as you don't get sick), nice location close to Google campus.

    Cons

    Soon to be five CEOs in five years. Market share is half what is was eight years ago. Management is delusional regarding what it would take to make it back to where we were.

    Many of the VPs who got us into this mess remain. Needless to say, most employees can't understand why they are still here.

    Company is quite understaffed after years of lay-offs (even after expanding a bit during the last year), so everyone is overworked and cooperation suffers.

    People stay on because they love Ultrasound and the economy is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ger rid of the under-achieving VPs and middle managers.

    Admit that additional investment will be needed to execute on current plans and grow faster than competition.

    Promote from within. There are still a lot of good people left in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    By trimming the fat, you lose a lot of precious meat.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    If you can weather the seasonal layoffs that have occurred since 2004, there is room for advancement and growth.

    Cons

    Management has unrealistic expectation of results given the amount of resources (lack thereof).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't get something for nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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