Siemens VAI Reviews

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  1.  

    A good place to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Siemens VAI as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent place to make contacts.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Business going through cultural change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal communication between departments would aid in growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Easy life but very poor pay to go with this.

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    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer  in  Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Engineer in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Siemens VAI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can visit some good countries when fully trained
    Easy work

    Cons

    There are far to many rules and regulations
    Trainee wages are extremely low and remain low untill you have completed a degree, if you dont do a degree they stay very low.
    Working away is always very short notice.
    As an engineer trainee you will get no experience in the office and struggle to move on from this role as oppertunities to progress in the company are very very rare.
    No work on at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management do not understand anything beyond profit/loss,
    To keep good new engineers within the company you need to pay your trainees more, this will ensure less people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    3+ years as Senior Procurement Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Engineer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Engineer in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Siemens VAI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The brand of Siemens, Work Ethics, Corporate Culture, global & multi-cultural work environment, satisfactory remunerations

    Cons

    Long working hours beyond the stipulated time to meet company goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being professionally managed by the Top Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Very good for providing world-wide experience, international exposure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens VAI

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to other cultures, particularly Chinese, Korean and Indian

    Cons

    Very short notice for trips. Sometimes extended site time

  6.  

    Great experience and great company to begin your career at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens VAI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a huge company to work for, with quite a few travel opportunities and with a secure job due to the size of the corporation.

    Cons

    There are quite limited development opportunities for new students/ new graduates looking to develop. The training seems to be good but quite limited compared to some other companies. New talent needs to be employed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Job Satisfaction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens VAI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is realy agood company

    Cons

    Rule & regulation are quite strict

  8.  

    Not a good experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Christchurch, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Christchurch, England (UK)

    I worked at Siemens VAI

    Pros

    Good pay with good benefits and nice colleagues

    Cons

    The lack of good management and foresight.
    Killing a good business.
    The pay is good, but other than that just grinds you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as people rather than payroll numbers. Knee jerk reactions and rash decisions means you lose all the good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Nice people, Boring work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Christchurch, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)

    I worked at Siemens VAI

    Pros

    Interesting travel opportunities if you push for them.
    Resonable range of work available.
    Mostly, very nice genuinely helpful people.
    Next to Bournemouth airport - so you can often watch the red arrows!
    A wealth of knowledgable senior design engineers who are always happy to help when needed

    Cons

    No obvious career progression.
    A lack of feedback on a job done well.
    Expectation of young design engineers to do the most uninspiring work for years.
    Linked closely to the global steel and aluminium industry. So watch out for your job in the ressession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as valuable assets with good ideas not robots.
    Provide a clear career direction for talented employees - do not keep them down or they will leave you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    I'd rather be somewhere else.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Christchurch, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Christchurch, England (UK)

    I have been working at Siemens VAI

    Pros

    Good view of Hurn airport from the local office, very little else around .

    Cons

    The VAI group was recently acquired by Siemens mainly to remove a competitor in the metals industry. There is too much interference from head office in the way the company now operates. This is particularly evident for me in the area of technology development in which they have an insistence on maintaining control from HQ.
    Siemens have a very rigid career structure and many people have left as they saw no way of advancing their careers.
    The senior management was replaced after the acquisition and now have little contact with the general workforce.
    Compliance has become a major issue after several senior German employees were involved in bribery and corruption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually work on the "people are are most important resource" mantra and remember that most employees are not involved in corruption.

    Doesn't Recommend

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