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  • Work/Life balance is touted but never followed (in 47 reviews)

  • Senior management can be very clicky (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "System analyst with Healthcare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ITO Helpdesk is a Sweatshop position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to be managed better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A rewarding experience at first but times have changed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!!!!


  6. "I am my limit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Very Pleased"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  8. "Great, engineering-driven company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on engineering
    Opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Many of the decisions made in Germany for US market

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse work place. Multinational company with a lot of employees worldwide.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to grow professionally.

    Advice to Management

    More investment in top talent programs and rotations


  10. "Not living up to its full potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education and investment in employees. This is a great place to start and learn about Consulting. Employees are talented and passionate about the work.

    Cons

    There is a lack of upward mobility and no clear path for promotion. Top performers are not rewarded and can languish, unpromoted for years (even decades)--there is a consistent loss of talent because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear path to promotion. Reward top performers with more responsibility, challenges and salary increases.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not the right fit for me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome products, great investment in R&D, dedicated employees. The company does do a lot of communications about initiatives via email.

    Cons

    Unless you are in sales you do not matter. The sense of entitlement is unbelievable and the executives have no clue just how bad the morale is.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bullying managers, get a head of sales to set strategy and maybe we have a chance. Execs also need to be more visible.



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