Very good environment to work in with great people.
Specialist Systems I (Former Employee), Cypress, ca – July 23, 2014
Pros: training, benefits, vehicle
Cons: too much paperwork just to do 1 timecard, department stretched thin.
I really enjoyed working at Siemens and was really happy with the training and time put into each individual. I learned that in this industry, you must learn as much as you can while having the tools/trainer in front of you. At any given moment, things will change and you may be left out on your own. My co-workers were all great especially when needing – more... an extra hand. The hardest part of the job for me was writing of code. Unfortunately I had very minimal experience programming and received very little training. The most enjoyable part of the job was being at a different place almost everyday learning something new. – less
Jr. Project Manager/ Assistant Engineer (Former Employee), Florham Park, NJ – June 5, 2014
A typical day is doing your job which you can come to enjoy. You learn a lot about SAP, shared services, and crm if you are blessed to get a good manager, which means one that supports you and has your back then you will be able to achieve much within the company but what one manager allows another may not system is not very fair job not hard at all the – more... best part of the job are offsite trainings – less
Beautiful building, nice people with a great cafeteria
Sr. Administrative Assistant, HVP Component Sales (Former Employee), Buffalo Grove, IL – February 4, 2014
Pros: great cafeteria on site
Cons: too large a campus and not very challenging
I liked working at this company, but I think I was hired to "assist" another assistant during an unusually busy time. For the year I was there, I felt that most of the time I was assigned "busy work". Although I tried to produce quality work, the tasks I was assigned were not very challenging. The people were friendly enough, but the departments were – more... very independent of each other and the campus (3 buildings) was so big, that it was difficult to form any friendships. I stayed in my cubicle and did what I was supposed to do and didn't get much of a chance to "experience" the rest of the company. – less
Sales Executive (Former Employee), Winter Park, FL – January 14, 2014
Pros: advancement through the ranks with excellent compensation and benifits.
Cons: siemens inability to service their customers and poor customer satisfaction.
I was hired in the Miami Florida office to help start a Fire Alarm and Security group on the core side of the business. At the time we were Landis and Gyr and were later purchased by Siemens. I started as an Engineering Specialist in 1993 and advanced to Project Engineer within a year. The group was very successful with over 4.7 million dollars in sales – more... in the 1st year with 35-42 percent margin. We hired an excellent team who truly loved their job as I did, our team was very talented and industry savey. The team grew to 15 by 1996. In 1996 I was asked to transfer to the Orlando office and start a Fire and Security group. I was promoted to Project Manager and was in charge of the Fire and Security team for Orlando. We promoted from within and hired industry technicians with the skills to do the systems we installed and maintained. As in Miami the group grew to become a very successful entity in the Winter Park office with 3 installers 5 techs and an Engineering Specialist who reported directly to me. Annual sales of over 9 million a year until Siemens bought the company in 2002. I was promoted to Regional Sales Applications Engineer in 2002 in charge of the Southeastern United States. My job was review and approve any Fire or Security job prior to bidding or award with a value of $2,000,000.00 dollars or more. Traveled extensively on a weekly basis, including trips to home office as a member of the National Fire and Security team. The extensive travel was the hardest part of my job. – less
Service Specialist II (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – January 8, 2014
Pros: siemens is a great company!!
Cons: poorly managed
All in all, Siemens is a great company to work for that provides great product in all sectors. The company has a great culture that usually creates incentive and motivation to improve and work towards goals. Unfortunately, the Building Technologies sector is poorly managed and the workforce is completely micromanaged resulting in disgruntled employees. – more... The frontline is overworked while management continues to understaff. Another undesirable aspect is there is no incentive to work hard because if you complete all targets you may be lucky to get a 1 to 3% raise. This doesn't even keep up with inflation so really you work hard to maintain your annual salary. – less