Siemens - Management does not walk the talk and employees are not valued equally | Glassdoor
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"Management does not walk the talk and employees are not valued equally"

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Current Employee - Marketing in Buffalo Grove, IL
Current Employee - Marketing in Buffalo Grove, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Siemens is involved in technogies that have a positive global impact. Decent benefits, nice co-workers. By and large employees are professional, knowledgable and willing to help their co-workers educate themselves. Technical training is readily available. There are opportunities to transfer between divisions or live and work in other countries.

Cons

Siemens globally has too many employees, divisions and business units. Employees are treated as just one of 400,000. Organizational structure is flat leaving little opportunity for advancement. Salaries are below similar positions at other companies. Resources are scarce while projects are abundant, leaving employees to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Work life balance suffers.

Advice to Management

Stop talking about how employees are valued and start showing it with higher salaries, bonuses, advancement opportunties, etc. Give your businesses the people and resources they need to support the profitable growth you want.

Other Employee Reviews for Siemens

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth and opportunity at Charlotte location.
    Good benefits and fair pay.
    Good work/life balance
    Detailed process and procedures

    Cons

    Terrible at on boarding process
    Lack of training and coaching
    Lack of communication and collaboration
    "not my responsibility" mindset
    Weak management

    Advice to Management

    With current and upcoming growth, must improve the on boarding process.
    Be open to and encourage innovation and change
    Don't get consumed with metrics


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is an opportunity to make great commissions if you know what products and customers to target. Good Benefit package. Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    No recognition for a job well done. Has changed pay structure 3 times in last 5 years....not in favor of the employee. It has become political, if you suck up to management you will be safe even if you are not hitting your numbers. You can be a top performer and get canned because you won't kiss butt.

    Advice to Management

    The communication between management and employees is horrible. They tend to communicate AFTER they roll a program out and it is usually a cluster for a couple months with no-one being on the same page. Also, don't change focus every three months.

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