Business Development Intern (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 11 October 2018
A typical day requires one to push deadlines and being able to find ways to identify opportunities for the company Opportunity for career advancement Gives opportunity for previously disadvantage individuals to learning new skills Fun year end functions Good incentives Flexible working hours Work culture is formal
Site Manager/Engineer (Former Employee) – Sandton, Gauteng – 3 July 2018
Easy. Learnt most of my IT skills. approachable management. Fun loving characters. Nothing was hard. Interaction with clients. Working in Siemens you where like family. Most of the task was shared equally amongst your colleagues.
Siemens Healthineers is a company that promotes company values and mission.
Country Sales Manager- East Africa (Current Employee) – South Africa – 12 October 2018
Training is very good with regards to client needs and comprehensive training of the employees. Innovative and does not compromise quality. Fosters that we should Listen more to the client needs and talk less. Strive to understand your client.
Switchgear Test and quality engineer (Current Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 24 August 2017
A typical work day is fun,include technical discussions, knowledge sharing and development and team work encouragement. In terms of learning I personally learned a lot from company's primary product to advanced knowledge in the field of engineering,HR,management and project. Hardest part of the work is when we failed to achieve the a project due to supply delays and warning was issued to our department and enjoyable part of the work was when we over achieved target of the year within six months of product and the company did a braai ,bonus and promotion to most of it employees.
Customer Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Pretoria – 24 July 2012
Well established telecomunications company. Worked on projects setting up testbeds according to project specifications, working with systems software personel. Learned of various signalling protocols, working with co-workers and customers. Management generally tried to improve personel, technical skills and rewarded good project performance. Dependancy on availability of hardware, software to complete projects. The most enjoyable part was receiving praise and reward for work complete according to schedule. Social events with colleagues and senior personnel.
Project Commercial and Logistics Administrator (Former Employee) – Northriding – 3 September 2012
Siemens in General is an excellent company to work for. Unfortunately I was in a failing division. Business has been bad for quite a few years. Management was poor and kept changing. There was no understanding or guidance from management. Staff morale was very low. Staff members were expected to work as much overtime as required and not compensated for it. As staff members moved on to a different division or a new company new staff members were not employed in the available position which led to many staff members doing more than one person's work and plenty of overtime. There was a lot of pressure on management and staff members and management did not know how to conduct themselves properly and very often behaved like children leading to a division that was not unified, each person only looked out for themselves and everyone was unhappy, including management.
excellent benifits - medical aid, pension etc.
long hours, poor management, no unity, negativity, low morale, low increases or no increases due to lack of business
Head (Former Employee) – Midrand, Gauteng – 9 June 2016
unfortunately mismanagement predominantly in project management meant hard times for the company. the main targets are about BEEE and saving costs and that in a ridiculous manner. it doesn't count anymore what personal efforts you bring in because nobody will see it. you need a strong backbone because if there are difficulties you will hardly get somebody to support you. it has become difficult to find people that are willing to decide something. mostly they just push it to another person. siemens was once an employer of choice but the management makes it very hard with the company decisions they make.
many benefits for employees like restaurants, cafeterias, gym ...
in the meantime it is unfortunately all about money and not about the most important resource, being the staff.
Fun place to work for young students, boring for older established workers. Excellent for experience in SAP.
Material Controller ~ Purchasing Operator (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, South Africa – 1 February 2017
Challenging for young people to learn legal compliance in the SAP framework. Excellent for learning general principals of legal compliance. logistics and material management.Excellent stepping stone towards other business positions in the market place. Management are improving on leadership and training skills. Ideal workplace for young people. Remuneration is generally a notch under market average. Lots of room for improvement and exploration.
Normally my office is at Customers premises as I visit Customers on daily bases. Time management is critical, my co workers are my customers in general.
My role is to advice on Engineering decisions that my customer takes on daily bases in ensuring his plant availability as well as cost saving but not compromising efficiency of the plant. I keep myself updated on what is the latest technology on the market, what it can offer as a solution to my customers challenges.
Hardest part is when dealing with people who hardly see the bigger picture, I learned that sometimes you need to spend to save in the long run (Maintenance procedures).
I enjoy seeing Customer benefiting from my advices as that builds trust in our relationship going forward.
IT Engineer (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, GP – 29 April 2015
As an IT Engineer Consultant, my main function is to support the System Engineers and Project team to project network infrastructure related to engineering solutions designs and including setting up project PC's (Both hardware and software). I have also worked on the NMPP Project, a fast paced project employed by Arup an Engineering company, as an Information Management Analyst Support. I have worked for Dimension Data for 2 and half years as an IT Field Engineer, worked for the Shanduka Group (Coca-Cola) for 3 years as an IT Helpdesk Support. I have an Advance IT Diploma stating I have completed my Java and Visual Basic 6.0 programming training, and credited as MCP (Microsoft Certified Profession). I have recently attended my VMware Sphere 5.5V and still to register for my Certification Exam.