Lots of Opportunities available IF MANAGEMENT supports you.
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 26 May 2016
1. Lots of Opportunities available IF MANAGEMENT supports you. 2. Planning and execution needs improvement. It has improved in the past 5 years but still long way to go. 3. Restructuring has it the Corporate Services side very hard.
But a great place if you get the right support.
Slowly getting modernized.
Planning is very confusing; Transition from Strategic to operational needs much approvement
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.
Inexperience and lack of communication within management
Electric motor mechanic (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 29 April 2016
Professional experience my time was during management change, the direction it was going was inexperienced, senior worker who was also lead hand controlled management and decisions were made hastly.
it is a mom and pop shop with a big name on the door. The shop will do everything to make it appear profitable, but like any company if the shop doesnt make profits the big name just cuts it off. a constant threat while i was working there.
Operations are small, but there rate per hour is Siemens rate without the same quality. With all the competition in motor shops in the surrounding area that charge a fraction of the rate that the Siemens shop does they were unwilling to adjust to the market and missed out on many shut down contracts.
Great opportunity to grow within a company
inexperienced management / hasty decision making without reason
Time & Material Administrator/ Commercial Support (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 April 2016
I have enjoyed working with Great People coming from the different side of the globe. working with Siemens was one of my best work experience in my working career. I enjoyed interacting with different personalities. I liked when I am occupied at work, the hardest part sometimes is travelling from home to work in a -30 degrees Celsius weather plus the fog in a very early morning of weekdays. But in total, working with Siemens was an experience of a lifetime.
Field Engineer (Project Engineer) (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 April 2016
It was pleasure working with the organization, dealing with everyday new challenges on site. It was wonderful experience working with the mixed culture and ethnic people. Enjoyed working always on toes with healthy competition to finish the job in time.
Quality Assurance Technician / Quality Site Lead (Current Employee) – Canada/USA – 5 April 2016
My current job with Siemens has made me learn aspects of the construction industry, as well have learned various aspects of mechanical, electrical areas and an overall knowledge of building a project from beginning to end. This makes me confident to proceed to any challenge with any other employer and put my skills to work.
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 5 April 2016
Typically I repaired and maintained machines. I learned alot about laser I hadn't previously known.
The management was not trained to manage. No business experience. They took care of one another to advance themselves however had no qualifications or training for those positions. That is why when the previous owner sold, they went from 200 employees at 2 plants to 23 employees at one plant.
My coworkers were phenomenal. A great bunch of guys working hard to keep it afloat but to no avail, as management and sales men made promises that could not be kept to a vast array of customers and because of it lost their business.
Well known, international company with high level of good reputation.
Fork Lift Operator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 April 2016
Working with a small number of a team, multicultural and mutual understanding co-worker and employee. High qualified management team. Everyone works in his position with full confident and cooperative with others.
Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) – Tillsonburg, ON – 12 February 2016
A typical day at work consists of being asked to inspect either grinds or repairs of wind turbine blades. I've learned a lot about the composition and construction of turbine blades. Management has high expectations for productivity that sometimes can't be met. The workers are well trained and generally easy to get along with. The hardest part of my job is when I have to inform the GL of major rework required to make the blades meet the customers specifications. The most enjoyable part is knowing that I am the one who determines whether a blade is good enough to proceed in the process or not, and knowing that the blades that I inspect are held to a high standard of quality.
Electrical Engineer analysis (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 18 January 2016
Always managing a new bid using Microsoft word/excel. I learned a lot of different skills at work such as time management is very important and always staying organized. I enjoyed working there for my 4 months coop and hopefully i find something with similar culture.