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"Join Siemens - see the world"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good people, great products, travel to Europe. Open to ideas, especially in the right situation

Cons

Sometime slow to respond. Too many HQ staff people that are developing plans completely disconnected from real world. Many people with long careers trying to get to retirement. Not enough new blood.

Advice to Management

Bring in more outsiders

Other Employee Reviews for Siemens

  1. "Siemens Water Technologies - Still a U.S. Filter Machine Shop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Shrewsbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits are okay although retirement packages offered to European employees is off-limits to US employees. Involvement with state-of-the-art water technologies is interesting. Food in facility cafeteria is great.

    Cons

    Business Run Like a Machine Shop: Probably because the business was formerly U.S Filter. It is run with a small-business mentality with no vision. Automation and standardization is not welcome and redundancy is the norm. Their BOM system is riddled with redundancies as they do not use a smart numbering schema throughout. The same part exists in mutiple records throughout the system because they treat every project as a 'custom' one and the Engineers re-create the same part over and over. They do not believe in commodity base numbers with variants. Each one is treated as a unique part number.

    Lack of Management: Very little communication between management and employees. Double-standard when it comes to personal time off between management and employees. Management does not implement internal business processes to ensure the smooth management of client projects. Business is run very lean often chasing their own tail. Business is and has been a money-losing venture with constant warranty work and penalty fees being applied for late commitments to clients per contractual agreements. Its no wonder they just laid off approx. 15 people from the facility.

    Lack of Respect for Others: Lack of respect is evident throughout the whole organization. This is modeled by the President as he is constantly berating his VPs and Senior Managers. Senior Management is often yelling, berating, and swearing at Engineers and others well within earshot of other employees in the work area. The whole environment is one of intimidation.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess your internal business processes and implement procedures that will streamline the business. Start listening to and respecting your employees and co-workers.


  2. "Big Company, Old Ideas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sale Executive in Detroit, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent prodcuts, motto of "never let a customer fail"

    Cons

    poor promotion practices, big company, big beaucracy

    Advice to Management

    When going through a reduction in force, do not simply get rid of job codes and, therefore, associated people. Reassign and get rid of the weak. When you get rid of strong team members, they then go out and battle against you more fiercely.


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