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Siemens Energy & Automation President and CEO Dennis Sadlowski
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Pros
  • Great work life balance for employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Very good benefits, steady (if slow) improvement year on year in terms of working environment and tools (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Siemens is a very large company with the associated beauracracy (in 4 reviews)

  • No clear career path, many difference along BUs (in 3 reviews)

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  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 Energy & Automation (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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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 Energy & Automation 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Very large company with typical politics and behaviors"

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    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, many different divisions and possible roles, generally good managers, flexible work hours, pretty good insurance and benefits, and a friendly culture.

    Cons

    Consistently incompetent HR, which has outsourced everything in the name of cost savings to the point when managing simple things like benefits, hiring, and firing are nearly impossible to so smoothly. Despite trying to drive for a "high performing culture" (in their words), their actions never quite make it and there is considerable mediocrity from employees that simply won't ever be fired. Salaries are considerably below industry average. It wasn't uncommon to receive offers for 25-30% more for the same job from other companies. Culture and politics driven from German HQ, which makes any meaningful change EXTREMELY difficult and slow. As a result, the company can't react to market and customer changes in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    In short, Siemens needs to figure out if they are going to be a German company that operates globally or a truly global company that just happens to be headquartered in Germany. HQ needs to allow each region to have more autonomy, so they can change their businesses faster to meet market needs without fear of political fallout in Germany. Change takes way, way too long to be beneficial. Look at O&G growth in the US, and Siemens terribly slow response to it. While things are better now, being competitive with major players (like GE) required the purchase of Dresser Rand at a very high price and considerable post-merger integration! TMR salary ranges for good employees need to be elevated 20-30% to be competitive in the market. HR needs to take a more active role in finding development roles for top talent. My President and most of his staff spent over a year trying to find or make a new role for me to move into. While employees should drive their own career development, there simply were no opportunities. In a time of such growth in the US market, this is simply not acceptable for aggressive, forward-minded managers.


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  5. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal while working at Siemens. You get to interface with factories from all over the world.

    Cons

    IT & HR Policies are horrible. HR is almost non exist ant for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better cooperation between departments and organizations within Siemens.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large employer with great benefits

    Cons

    Constantly, constantly changing business structure


  7. "Good work enviorment"

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    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Contractor - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to "learn" the business.

    Cons

    Very Structured, little room for “out of the box” thinking.


  8. "Siemens is an excellent company to work for. Consider it the "German GE". Highly diversified and competitive."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary/Benefits package is great. Lots of room to grow and move up the ladder for the ambitious.

    Cons

    Siemens is a very large company with the associated beauracracy.

    Advice to Management

    Be less political!


  9. "Great place to work if you are 40+"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Industrial Automation Applications Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly laidback
    Lots of travel
    Lots of opportunity to network
    Stable company with strong international backing
    Solid entry-level programs
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Slow-paced
    Industry is old and therefore people in the industry are old
    Technology is not as fast-paced or exciting as consumer products
    Step-child to German Headquarters


  10. "Interesting while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Manager in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Manager in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work for a time

    Cons

    Shut down plant and sent it to Mexico to "save money", laid me off just before Christmas with my wife in the hospital

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking short term all the time


  11. "Not so great"

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens Energy & Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge technology on some projects.

    Cons

    Service management needs changing. Existing management has no idea about the type of work being done.


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