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"Great company with excellent field network and awful back office support"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
Current Employee - Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

great opportunities to engage with a global company and a world-class field organization, significant opportunities for growth for determined people

Cons

silos, limited career planning, little financial incentive to work harder than minimum, everyone way too busy to plan strategically, no IT support, absolutely awful HR system

Advice to Management

hire good people and treat them like adults, empower them with decent technology and support to do their jobs, get more autonomy for north american business, shatter german glass ceiling

Other Employee Reviews for Siemens

  1. "Stable, but cheap company"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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

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