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  1. "Sr. Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager (Last Position) in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager (Last Position) in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    International Company
    Great opportunities to move between Sectors

    Cons

    Business restructuring potentially impacting the organization


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Impossible to move up in pay once you are in the company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Consulting Associate in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Strategic Consulting Associate in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though the value isn't large, if you work hard promotions and yearly bonuses are easily given. The environment overall is great. Everyone is a hard worker and helpful to make your projects a success. No inner politics that affect your client facing work.

    Cons

    Training and direction for new employees is horrible. Work life balance may be difficult for those who do not know how to say no since the culture makes you want to say yes to working all the time.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good company at any career stage"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High quality products that I was proud to sell. Dedicated colleagues that worked hard and wanted to do the right thing for customers.

    Cons

    Many rigid processes made it hard to get things done quickly. Constant threat of layoffs and restructuring made it hard to feel that company was committed to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Check with the people doing the work or who need the work done before you eliminate entire groups and then discover that the cuts were too deep.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A mercifully short reign"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A big company, so the usual pluses as far as new technology, etc.

    Cons

    Despite the assumption that Germans are technocrats, they aren't. They're just conservative, so they're good at doing what they've always done. This doesn't bode well for changing conditions, or entering a new market like medical software. Like awaking after a week-long bender, Siemens wisely came to their sense and sold off the healthcare business to Cerner.

    Advice to Management

    No advice necessary - it's now under new management!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "System analyst with Healthcare"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and creative. they were able to make fit whatever was given to them. It's what kept me there.

    Cons

    The pressure to get product out the door did not always consider best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, they know the truth and what's best in the situation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ITO Helpdesk is a Sweatshop position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customr Support Technician II in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Customr Support Technician II in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can work from home occasionally, many of the coworkers are easy to get along with. The benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Poor management communications, preference of knowledge base notes over quality technical training. Don't clearly define the mission or job scope. Not willing to train employees unless they like them. There is a very overt effort toward not training individuals managment doesnt like. Mentoring or career development is not allocated to those who seek it, unless they are part of management's cliche. No respect for balance of life issues unless forced on management by corporate policy.
    Fixated on numbers and not service quality. Treat people with the same stereo negative typical brush, ie: managers and leads are knowledgeable, the workers are idiots. non competitive pay, excessive stress, not concerned about product quality complaints from customers or employees. Discourages innovative ideas unless one is part of management's cliche. They refuse to use technical or product knowledge offered from an employee with regard to customer solutions. Overly dependent on outsourced support from India that most of my clients complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Listen the ideas and suggestions of the employees. Get serious about technical training. Get the knowledge base data peer reviewed, referenced, and vetted by industry experts. Make a serious attempt to reduce the stress that the analyst have to work with. Much of the stress is from inefficient tools and research sources. Show some empathy for employees who have problems. Stand behind your employees when they are trying to resolve customer problems and things don't go right. Stop treating people like they are numbers on a balance sheet.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to be managed better"

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    Current Employee - ITO and PMO Office in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - ITO and PMO Office in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Educational opportunities are good, if you get a good manager

    Kaeser promotes and encourages diversity.

    Cons

    It's a crap shoot on getting a good manager. Management and solid direction is lacking. Constantly pulling the rug out from underneath its employees. And they promise much more than they can deliver.

    Mid to upper management do not follow Kaeser's example

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on some of your managers. Most all of them keep a "fall guy" on hand. And its usually the ones that have been around for a long time. Far too long in some cases.

    Kaeser would be ashamed if he knew what was going on in the PMO and ITO divisions. But utimately this is his responsibilty to know and correct the actions of these managers. But then again, there is that "fall guy" that they have ready to throw under the bus.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A rewarding experience at first but times have changed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance flexibility
    Motivated and bright colleagues
    Free parking

    Cons

    No clear direction
    Constant requirement changes
    Commitments made to customers that have low probability of being delivered with quality or on time
    Quantity seems to be more important than quality

    Advice to Management

    Quality should be a priority!!!!


  9. "I am my limit"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Executive in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * potent multinational platform
    * strong engineering processes and ethic
    * people
    * long view

    Cons

    * process can be constraining


  10. "Very Pleased"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Windows 7 Migration in Malvern, PA
    Current Contractor - Windows 7 Migration in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was the second contract for me. And the second contract I was treated very well.

    Cons

    At the height of the project there was pressure but that decreased quickly.

    Advice to Management

    I thank you for these opportunities.


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