Industrial Mechanic (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 6 December 2017
Enjoyed working with a great group of people and enviornment. Good hours and shifts. Worked on various mechanical issues and breakdowns. Worked with a variety of tools and equiipment and processes. Very mechanically inclined.
Canadian jobs lost when the Germans came and replaced us
Electrical QA Specialist (Former Employee) – Sunnybrook, AB – 24 November 2017
The PC government approved Siemens Canada hiring over 200 Germans to come and take Canadian roles in the constructing of the High Voltage DC converter stations. Their culture didn't like the "Canadian way" and eventually led to a human rights case. Siemens Canada didn't care, as contract employees in Alberta are a dime a dozen. Avoid doing construction work with them. You'll learn the hard way.
Horrendous culture - easier to get rid of you than fix the problem
Regional Project Manager (Former Employee) – Indonesia – 24 October 2017
it was a great pleasure to worked with the people from around the world where understand of us, no matter hardest work we we feel like a big family, there was no limit between Boss and staff. was great management
Project Manager - Wind Power & Renewables (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 23 October 2017
Great work and home balance. Overall culture very good and management support good. Only issue is advancement opportunities are few and far between for Canadian positions in the organization. Must travel overseas for other opportunities within the company.
Regional Manager Western Canada (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 October 2017
I am still at Siemens' Canada and enjoy the challenges my job offers. I have tried for over 4 years to try and get a transfer to Atlantic Canada as I want to move back there permanently as I own a house in the region.
Fire Alarm System Designer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 September 2017
Typical day at work include :meeting ,layout and design fire alarm system ,customer internal and external answer to request, a lot of time behind the computer screen too .office work , witch is great when we have spend a long time on the field .it s allow now to share and use the knowledge you get before and apply it to your day to day operation . the workplace has change and we use an open space area , meaning you don t own our place,no more flower at the corner of your desk , no more family picture ,it does n t really matter that s always better than a 4 by 5 cubicle. , this change the way you work ,communication is a key and meeting on line or in person is a big part of your work Meeting on line is a must internally ,but it doesn t mean we don t interact with others ..You have more freedom in your work and more balance between you work and family life :We have freedom to work at home if necessary .Management is like any big company management ,they focus on work ethic ,work safety, ,day to day work operation . there is no hard part when you like what you're doing , i enjoy it any time of the day bad or good .
working with Siemens can be very fast paced and demanding at times which can be stressful. Working for Siemens has its awards as well. Getting to install new technology in old and deteriorating places and see how you can revive a system can be very rewarding
Security Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 August 2017
Was a place I was willing to fill my career out at. However, due to lack of sales, job creation and an unwillingness to transfer my skills to other positions, I was laid off first for 59 days and then permanently.