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"Stable, but cheap company"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Downers Grove, IL
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Downers Grove, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you are 40 y.o. +, than this place is just fine. Job is easy and responsibilities are limited.

Cons

I wanted more challenges from my job and more money. Siemens is a huge company where things move slowly, you find yourself to be a tiny fish in the ocean. What frustrates most is decisions made on the very top that affect the whole departments and nothing you can do about it. For example, company wants to save on office space and relocates everyone one day without asking employees opinion. Also company did a poor HR job, software engineers were hired just to fill positions ASAP. If you travel on business, you will get a cap on spending, no alcohol expense and mid-to-low end hotel, like La Quinta. These factors add to the general feel of cheapness of the company.

Advice to Management

Money saving steps, are necessary, but employees should be compensated somehow when the company saved a lot and posts great profits. Also, it would be great to make changes in the management to add community feel to the department. Health lifestyle initiatives: my friend at Chase told me he gets some bonus points for exercising at the gym. If the office location away from the public transit, at least to bring up the topic of picking up employees from to/from work. Yearly reviews are pointless: no matter how you perform, your increase is limited by the allocated budget and company guidelines.

Other Employee Reviews for Siemens

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile work environment and internal "mob" structure"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company has "good" benefits

    Cons

    you can guarantee that you will be underappreciated
    overworked
    micromanaged
    job security is low
     internal "mob" structure based on internal favoritism that makes the people who are "out of network" to leave
    For every 1 person that actualy works there are at least 5-6 managers

    Advice to Management

    Open up your minds and simplify the processes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great, stable, progressive place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable industry
    Company has a good reputation
    The pay is very good
    Starting vacation is very good compared with other companies
    Young energetic workforce combined with seasoned and experience employees

    Cons

    At times extremely busy
    Can be a high stress work environment
    50+ hour work weeks are not uncommon (but salaried employees are paid straight time)

    Advice to Management

    Create a more direct link between bonuses and profits. Continue to encourage exploration of new technologies and processes. Let engineering drive decisions instead of accounting.

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