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Siemens Alpharetta Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you are German"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, average benefits, average pay

    Cons

    Actively outsourcing back office/IT work, American employees take the brunt of layoffs, tough to move to senior management if you are not a German citizen

    Advice to Management

    Make more effective use of your US skills base


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Controls Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company Great experience. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Management not knowing customer base

    Advice to Management

    Know your customers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good business outlook. Mature processes and procedures

    Cons

    less opportunity for women in management


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Benefits/Pay - No room for new ideas"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay and benefits are above average and you can find room to move around and grow with the company.

    Cons

    They are continually looking to comply with broad-based cost cutting initiatives coming from Germany - this keeps everyone on edge. Also, management consists of too many "sacred cows" who have been at the company forever and often do not appreciate new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful that your direct reports are not just covering up their own inadequacies by throwing their underlings under the bus.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Officer (Deputy)"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good and professional working environment, changes possible, reliable working partners

    Cons

    Management positions are limited in Compliance. Salaries are below average.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Materials Logistics Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Materials/Logistics Specialist II in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Materials/Logistics Specialist II in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and hours. Company is global with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    None at this time. Siemens is a great company


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Actions don't match words"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a huge company and unlikely to go bankrupt any time soon. It's almost impossible to get fired here unless you commit murder.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get a promotion or change jobs internally no matter how highly you're rated. Raises are pathetically low, so if you come to work here, negotiate as high a starting salary as you can. You'll have to follow everything Germany dictates, no matter how much it might make sense or save money to do otherwise. The 401(k) plan is horrible (Aon Hewitt) - very few funds, all proprietary, not publicly traded so you can't track them, no index funds! Paternalistic management style. They nickel and dime their employees - example: while traveling, you may only spend $10 on breakfast, $15 on lunch, and $25 on dinner, AND it's not a per diem! No matter where you go! So unless you eat out of vending machines, you're going to have to kick in some of your own money so you don't starve to death. I literally had a higher dollar limit for meals over 20 years ago!! OK, I'll stop now.

    Advice to Management

    Your talk is great - please walk it. You say "we must reduce complexity" and then introduce more. You say "Siemens must buy its own products" but it's easier to buy competitor products because you won't spend the money or time to integrate your ERP systems. Value your current employees and be willing to invest as much in us as you do in trying to get new, young talent in the door (who then leave in a few years anyway). Stop paying lip service to diversity and actually promote women and people of color.


  9. "A great company with great befits. Need better supervisor traing. But, on a whole, a great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great opportunity of you get the opportunity.

    Cons

    None, but needs good sellers to bring in the business. .

    Advice to Management

    Treat you're fellow associates like you want to be treated


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I don't think there is one in working for people that lie to you and mistreat you everyday. Instead of trying to help bring the best out of employees they focus on the smallest of things to mistreat you.

    Cons

    Management is a joke that can't do the job of bringing work rather you beat down on the poor employees that are trying to perform their job to the best capability

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees rather than treating them like crap


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Instrumentation & Controls"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A company to retire with. Excellent benefits. Good place to work.

    Cons

    Pay not comparable to similar positions with other companies. Hard to move up.


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