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Siemens Water Technologies Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
52 Reviews
2.8
52 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers very good benefits and a very fair salary (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management making secisions without low management input (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of Management: Very little communication between management and employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process engineer for UF membranes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At the time, overall the culture was good (some bad apples mixed into the group). There was lots of work, lots of projects. It was satisfying to visit plants and know you were providing water to the area.

    Cons

    Since purchase by Evoqua, many of my former coworkers have left and the work has been scaled back. Many of the best employees seemed to have left first. At the time, "bad apples" brought down the office and made for a frequently frustrating work experience. Membrane issues led to many project issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address "bad apples" to improve company culture. Eliminating these trouble areas through discipline or by letting go would have drastically improved the work experience for everyone else. Obviously develop a more robust membrane. If there are project treatment schemes which are problematic, walk away from the projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    US Filter was great but, when Siemens took over and new management came into play, it went down hill fast.

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    Current Employee - Production in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Production in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and that's it! The company is now run by Evoqua Water Technologies. Time will tell if this is a plus for us.

    Cons

    Low wages for very heavy wet work. Yearly reviews are done with predigest. Very long hours so you don't have much of a home life. Very bad management that only cares for what makes them look good at ANY cost. As a production worker you are treated as if you don't matter at all and never appreciated for a job well done. Management will throw the workers a bone every so often to try and keep up appearances but, you are reminded daily of how insignificant you are. The plant operates with a lack of tools and parts to do your job in a timely fashion which results in people taking items from each other daily. This is very frustrating when you are pushed to be faster without those items. You are subjected to carbon dust and acid fumes quite often. Workers vehicles have are required to be parked where acid fumes get to them from time to time also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the local and regional management and put someone in there that can respect the employees and not treat them as if they are sub human worthless people! you cannot earn respect from employees by flat out spying, lying,, and causing conflicts and disrepair daily and putting a smile on your face for it. We need a manager, not a police officer with a attitude!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to Fair on any given day

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    Current Employee - Contracts in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - Contracts in Warrendale, PA

    I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Love the people I work with; middle management - not so much!

    Cons

    Bad Managers!!!! And very limited upward growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up to speed with exiting Management styles! Allow people to make decisions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Company with A Lot of Talk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent and the PTO policy is decent. The people I worked with, not for, are fantastic people.

    Cons

    The company "values" are not followed. Its all about who you know and who's behind you kiss, and if you make budget. They don't care how you make budget just as long as you do. The manufacturing facilities operate under a very '70-s auto-manufacturer type of hierarchy (even though they would tell you otherwise).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "old guard", if middle management has been there for more than 20 years...its time they move on. If a facility has multiple HR complaints, its time to take the complaints seriously and not the BS that gets blown up the ladder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SWT Fell apart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good place to work

    Cons

    Bad management. No idea in marketing products. don't research new products to stay competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Siemens was a horrible experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in La Mirada, CA

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and starting pay. Most of the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management and terrible. All they care about is money and pushing paperwork. They are more interested in their paperwork/procedures than making the customer happy. They allow long term employees to get away with breaking company policies with no consequences at the expense of the other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! I worked for US Filter for 10 years and was happy there. Siemens was a nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in flux

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    Former Employee - Senior Leadership
    Former Employee - Senior Leadership

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people, strong service value proposition

    Cons

    Constant restructuring from Siemens, never fit the sweet spot for the organization, a poorly fitting acquisition from the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the new PE owners, there are some great people who can make a difference in reestablishing the value in the organization. Clear out the bureaucracy and overly layered management and you will allow them to add immediate shareholder value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A company that only cares about the bottom line.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary scale.

    Cons

    All decisions are financial based instead of what is right for the employees or their customers. Upper management has lost touch on what it takes to have satisfied customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very disappointing and unrewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Union, NJ

    I worked at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Involved with different and interesting technologies. Good exposure to different industries. Worked with a diverse group of people. Company offers very good benefits and a very fair salary.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Offered no incentive to perform the job correctly. Accepting of too many people who don't care, and had little to no concern of the customers they served. Their actions speak for themselves as so many products were moved to other locations and many lost their jobs. Company has now been sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how and why your employees are unhappy. Show a little support to them. Stop acting like Siemens robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok company but No enough Advancement Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Water Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great with Siemens, The people who work for the company are nice.

    Cons

    Since the saleof the company not enough work for the amount of employees, The pay raises are horrible and to move up the chain in the company is hard they only way to do so is to move to a different state where there is an opening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need listen to your employees they are the ones who make this company what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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