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Siemens Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Siemens branches lack leadership and a diverse work place that encourage educational, intellectual advancement"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pine Brook, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pine Brook, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I initially thought the reputation of the company and with that, I thought the company will be a better place to work for, but after couple of months on the job. I discovered that it was a wrong chess move.

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership on the part of the supervisor and senior management
    Leadership do not know how to inspire greatness in their subordinates
    Limited chance for advancement in terms of advance to a better opportunity
    Siemens promotes a feudal society, a society where sales associates are kings and the engineers and technicians that does the actually job are consider as servant
    Senior management do not promote educational advancement.
    Work places lack an air of professionalism, employees gossip, backbbite, crack stupid jokes

    Advice to Management

    Promote an professionally stimulated work place
    Inspire employee to be do great and those great should be rewards.
    Promote an environment of diversity and discourage ganging up of old timers against new employee
    Salary should commensurate with what it is generally paid to Engineers in a similar industry.
    Place emphasis on employee instead of the profit and sales


  2. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Technician I in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technician I in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    To get work experience in the field you want.

    Cons

    Scarce opportunity to grow.
    Trying to get to an understanding with your manager when work related problems arise will get only worse since managers won't listen to what you have to say.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourself and listen to your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The time off policy was decent and work from home arrangements are negotiable. The benefits has a great support structure and the ability to travel around the world was interesting and fun.

    Cons

    It's big. There are a lot of issues that arise in America because of the German work culture and the differences between the two. There are little opportunities for promotions unless you are a white German male. There were very few women managers and the one that I did see was German. The politics within the company are complex and suffocating.

    Advice to Management

    Start to understand more of what your middle management is doing and stop focusing so much on the revenue.


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  5. "Good place to work, but little opportunity for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Camaraderie and enjoyment of working with peers

    Cons

    Little support or recognition from management, opportunities for training and career growth

    Advice to Management

    mid level workers should not be penalized for management failure


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst companies I have worked for."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is actually decent, but what you go through at Siemens it is not worth it.

    Cons

    Senior Management encourages backstabbing and even sues its own employees that they dislike. They have no clue as to what they are doing. A lot of arrogant people work at Siemens, especially upper management. I see them (postal automation group) going out of business or being sold off in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Please do something about postal automation's senior management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Well paid prisoner"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and decent Benefits

    Cons

    Promotion depends on brown nosing skills, not technical knowledge
    Red tape and more red tape
    Thanks to the bribery scandal, every employee is now treated like a crook
    Profit is all that matters
    Little cooperation between divisions

    Advice to Management

    It is unfair to treat all employees like crooks because of past management corruption.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "No love for their employees!"

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    Former Employee - Data Maintenance Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Data Maintenance Specialist in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good people to work with. Excellent benefits. Unique work environment and an opportunity to learn how alarm systems work.

    Cons

    The management does not listen to their employees. They automatically assume the worst. Too much bad blood between departments, resulting in unnecessary conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't automatically assume that they are wrong. Take the time to listen to their issues and if there is something that you caught wrong with the employees, don't automatically think it's their fault regardless if they were the ones working on an account.


  9. "While working at Siemens W.T. I quickly realized this company would only be a brief stop in my career path."

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    Former Employee - Technician in East Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Technician in East Rutherford, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The other service employees (the techs, reps a couple of the engineers) are decent, hardworking people who look out for each other. Once out of the shop and on the road you can manage your own day to some extent, although expect regular interference from the service managers. Some of the company fleet is relatively new.

    Cons

    The on-call responsibilities here are unreasonable. You are expected to be available for whatever, whenever, without regard for your own personal life. At this branch they keep a poor inventory of parts. You will always been scrambling, literally searching through boxes of garbage to try and find basic materials like hoses and pipe fittings. The warehouse area was filthy. Although some of the company fleet is new a lot of the trucks are old and in disrepair yet you are expected to use them regardless. During the interview process they claim they promote from within however once hired you quickly learn from the other service personnel that it is practically impossible to move up without agreeing to work on weekends and at odd hours without overtime pay. Even if you do get a promotion you will see only a small increase in pay with a huge increase in responsibility. The office environment in general is very unprofessional. The overall morale of the employees was terrible. There was a definite divide between service and admin. staff. This is a good company to get experience with but definitely not a place to stay long term.

    Advice to Management

    If major changes are not made this branch will continue to struggle financially. Fresh, new management needs to be brough in. Siemens is a huge corporation. Use those resources to get this place in order. The path this place is on will only end in financial disaster and some good people getting laid off.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing in terms of opportunities for job growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Saleries are fair, benefits are good, generous PTO (vacation) program (as long as you don't get sick), nice location close to Google campus.

    Cons

    Soon to be five CEOs in five years. Market share is half what is was eight years ago. Management is delusional regarding what it would take to make it back to where we were.

    Many of the VPs who got us into this mess remain. Needless to say, most employees can't understand why they are still here.

    Company is quite understaffed after years of lay-offs (even after expanding a bit during the last year), so everyone is overworked and cooperation suffers.

    People stay on because they love Ultrasound and the economy is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Ger rid of the under-achieving VPs and middle managers.

    Admit that additional investment will be needed to execute on current plans and grow faster than competition.

    Promote from within. There are still a lot of good people left in the organization.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Too many people involved in the project who does not contribute to the project but add expenses"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits.
    Great co-workers.
    You do not need too much knowledge to start.

    Cons

    Never got any good/bad feedback from seniors.
    Hardly see any promotions.
    Upward mobility is very slow or does not exist at all for most employee.
    Very little/ No communication between upper management and Engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring people in the upper management positions try to give promotions to people working in your office. This brings enthusiasm to the rest of the people working in the office.


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