I came in to this position, with the receivables in the rears by 3 years, and had to contact client and collect delinquent accounts. It was very challenging. In the end I always met my quotas and beyond.
Senior Counsel (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 14 August 2016
Good company to work for, just out of market on salary for some positions but they still offer good benefits, flex hours, and strong bonuses. There are many positives for working for Siemens that outweigh the cons.
Top-down German management style with lower than average salary
Manufacturing Process Engineer (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 22 March 2017
I have been with Siemens in several roles since graduating university and my biggest complaint is how little engineering work there actually is for one of the largest "Engineering" companies in the world. Most of the R&D work happens in Germany with some in US. Very little happens in Canada, where I work. Luckily I was hired to one of the only places with R&D and a fair-sized engineering department (~60-70). If you are an engineer who likes challenging technical work, I would stay away.
Quotations specialist (Temporary) (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 February 2017
The management of the company is very good, there is high regard for individuality. The multicultural environment gives you a very good exposure to work with people with different cultural backgrounds which also helps in the overall development of one's outrlook.
A bit under staffed so there is excessive work load
Senior Building Automation Specialist (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 23 May 2016
I was asked by previous management to move to Winnipeg under false pretenses. Worked very hard with long hours and not always paid. Which was my choice. I thought hard work and ensuring that the job was done correctly would allow me to advance in the company and allow me to move back home to the east coast. Which was promised to me by the original Operations Manager in order for me to move out to Winnipeg. I trained myself on the Siemens equipment and engineering software because there was no senior staff to learn from. They cancelled the Siemens training courses after the original Operations Manager quit. I could not help but feel that this was done because I was brought in by that manager. I was the only staff member in Winnipeg that had training cancelled. All other staff got the training they were booked for. They fired the sales person and did not hire another. When I got the large jobs done, I was laid off. They showed no consideration for me and the sacrifice I made to move away from my family for this opportunity. Nasty people.
Learned new equipment and software. Met some nice people.
Technical Support (Former Employee) – ontario – 28 February 2017
You will be frustrated by convoluted processes and procedures that make it as difficult as possible to follow them, and you MUST follow them. They are designed to keep the accountants happy. Siemens is an engineering company with more accountants than engineers. Compliance mentality. Claim to value innovation and excellence but will punish any attempts to improve/innovate until you are beaten into submission. Too many objectives, often conflicting. People who "manage up" do well.
Assembly Operator, Mahle (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 3 March 2017
Assemble and inspect parts at a pace set by supervisor. Controllable speeds set by slowest worker on the line. Clean work area daily. Management pushed for more production which could result in bad parts.
HVAC electrician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 October 2016
Had good experiances with some people that worked there, however there was a massive disconnect between the very large office with alot of suit types, and the in the field blue collar guys. They will continue dumping responsibilty on you with no extra incentive or little to no chance of advancement.
Civil Field Engineer/ Quantity Surveyor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 September 2016
A good place to work although I was a contract staff. Great exposure and wonderful co workers and opportunity for flexibility in assignment . An environment that enabled exposure to several other skills
business development (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 January 2016
Management are often changed frequently. Minimum growth for individuals who have minimum experience. Work culture is very competitive and often determined by the employees political position within the company