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"Overall a great place to work!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
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Pros

Siemens is a huge company and therefore provides almost unlimited opportunities for career development and for promotion / advancement.

Cons

While there are huge opportunities for advancement due to the sheer size of the company, obtaining some of the opportunities requires a LOT of effort and willingness to put in huge amounts of hours to get noticed by someone at or above a certain level. While the top and top- middle management, and especially HR, certainly espouse the merit based pay system, continuous feedback, performance process, and high performance culture, the reality is that the day to day line managers aren't getting the message, and often recognize seniority and experience over performance, talent, and potential.

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for Siemens

  1. "Good, but not great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gain experience & benefits package. If you want to come into Siemens and learn it could be a great place to be. You learn from your colleges and there is constant encouragement to take additional classes. Good company to improve professional skills. The benefits package is great.

    Cons

    If you want to find career growth it will be more complicated. There is a lot information on the intranet describing possibilities but once you try to implement some suggestions in practice you'll find the process is extremely slow and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Help people achieve their dreams if they are in line with the company objectives. Communicate means of doing so.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great products, way too much entrenched Managment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Decent salary if you negotiate it coming in, but forget about getting a decent annual raise. the top performers get less than the inflation rate. You are treated as an adult when it comes to your schedule, very flexible.

    Cons

    -Cult of personality culture.
    -Performance metrics are based on completely arbitrary factors, to the point where people worry more about the metrics, and less about whether or not they are actually doing a good job.
    -Sales force rules the roost. Internal politics always manages to derail needed changes.
    -Management completely out of touch with what occurs in the field.
    -Work lots of weekends and nights with no compensation.
    -From a project management standpoint it is known as a "weak matrix" organization, all power resides with funtional managers.
    -New York City is only fully "Unionized " area for the company, union employees operate with complete impunity.
    -No consideration for geography in salary bands, except San Francisco, they get a cost of living bump NYC does not.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the Middle management, especially those that have been there forever, they are not doing you any favors. Also, stop coming up with new slogans every year and actually live by them. The last big push was about becoming a "customer-centric" organization. It was a lot of touchy feely talk and seminars with no action to back it up. Customers still a distant second to profit margin.

    Stop looking at spread sheets all day and get out in the field!

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