Please post here any news about layoffs and leave the political scene on the other thread.
You have been warned.
Tarrytown, Flanders and Brookfield will be outsourced.
More layoffs at Brookfield this winter before the 'big' move.
thanks for the good job Mr Mike...stay in Germany.
You are correct about M.R. I can't believe that he is still employed. Some of the higher ups who have made these bad decisions should get the boot.
'Seems some layers of management doesn't even know what MR is doing......"
Why in the world would this surprise anyone? It seems pretty obvious that even MR doesn't know what he is doing (or not doing) so why would you expect that anyone around him would know any better?
As the old Italian saying goes: The fish stinks from the head down.
some layers of management?
Very little of management has a clue.
I think this is on purpose.
When you hire or promote people to region manager you hope they will be able to lead. Not this crew. I've been around some terrible region managers, but this group looks like a bad manager convention.
Seems some layers of management doesn't even know what MR is doing......
Well another week...
I think most of us could whine about the future of Siemens, but at this time of the year I am truly blessed for what I have. Count your blessings!
Cat is a delicacy in China. You will fit in well with the 'new' Siemens DX.
"I work for Siemens.
I'm eating crow.
In January with leaky roof and windows to fix, mold to remove and no raise for six months...I'll be eating cat. Told my kids they'll be Vegans".
At least something good came out of Sandy.
Ummmm... there is no chic in Alabammy. Did you, perhaps, mean 'chick'?
(Did I forget to insult anyone?)
where is the chic in Alabama?
Evidently Siemens DX has sold fewer than a cupful of Vista's in the European market. The Euro's do seem to be smarter than the rest of us here!
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IMS Part 2? Just the thought should send shivers down the spine of anyone who knows anything about that billion dollar white elephant. Any bets on whether Siemens can spend more and get even less?
It looks like Siemens is becoming more of a soap opera-comedy every day, regardless of what their latest financial reports say. The money is just a snapshot in time, but comments about IMS Part 2 suggest a mentality and culture that is destined to make the Titanic a roaring success (after all, alot of people did survive!!!). If this is truly IMS 2, it is hard to see anyone surviving the disaster or imagine anyone coming to rescue anyone to escapes the actual sinking.
Can you just imagine Leonardo Dicaprio in the role of MR when the movie comes out?
I'm eating a turkey tonight, how about you guy's?
I work for Siemens.
I'm eating crow.
In January with leaky roof and windows to fix, mold to remove and no raise for six months...I'll be eating cat. Told my kids they'll be Vegans.
Just love that Siemens Holiday Cheer!
I work for Siemens
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It's so hush-hush that even people in Trinidad or Tobago don't know about. It's so secret that work is being carried out at multiple sites. It's so under wraps that people from the different sites are discouraged from talking to one another for fear of a leak.
Hush-hush ... I think not.
They are developing a new system but it is hush hush at this point in time.
This all may be true. But the fact remains that there is an optimum size for Siemens going forward in terms of staff and there are still many redundacies that ultimately will have to be eliminated. It is something they must focus on if they are to ever streamline their business. Site closings are a particularly difficult area since unique expertise is spread out for both R&D and manufacturing and Siemens has not had much success in trying to transfer technology from one site to another. It is something they must find a way to address.
They also need to strengten their service department, finish with the FDA, and develop a new system, while supporting the old existing product line and build their overall image with customers. MR may have met the target he set, and that's why people are getting their bonuses. Nonetheless, Siemens has a long way to go to get back to #1 and a lot of big things to manage and get right.
read the e mails people, they have been saying this for months
delay is based totally om MR's committment to the Wall st analysts that DX hit the 2009 profit margins
I hope you don't believe that story about deferred raises being related to Siemens' FDA problems. MR and his crew don't exactly have a good track record when it comes to explaining things. It is almost as if their first reaction is: what can we tell the employees that is anything other than the real truth or distort it beyond recognition.
I would also be wary of anyone who can do your roof for 20K, given the generally inflated prices atfer an event like Sandy. Just get some references. All of those suffering the aftermath of Sandy deserve our sympathy and compassion, something which Siemens is lacking. I hope things work out for all those whose lives were interrupted abruptly and hope things get back to some semblance of normal as soon as possible.
Dealing with Sandy's aftermath and now this. I think it's quite shameful.
I'm also feeling the pain and totally agree with you.
I have no choice but to re-roof the whole house and deal with mold issues. Best quote so far was $20K! I was counting on that money to also help with family Holiday bills.
So getting an e-mail from MR telling me he's also not getting a raise is a total joke and how far apart these people are from the worker bee's.
MR...your bonus and stock options will more than compensate your pain.
I seriously doubt any postponement is in place for layoffs or future closures.
Raises were deferred till July (US only) as a "punishment" for the three FDA letters dX received. Empoyee's at Town Halls were told, plain and simple, the merit raise money is being used for all the outside QA people brought in to help "fix" the problem.
So, bottom line, didn't matter how hard you worked or how much you engaged yourself within the Siemens family. US employees got screwed out of 6months merit raise.
This is not the end of it all. DX is still far below expected revenue. The Nov. 8th news was about how bad DX is actually doing. Overall, Siemens revenue is up which makes it harder to accept any merit raise being held back.
Morale couldn't get any lower.
Dealing with Sandy's aftermath and now this. I think it's quite shameful.
Not sure what official statements were made about Nov. 8 or whether this is just a case of a rumor repeated often enough becoming fact. One possibility is that DX did somewhat better than last year and the boys on top decided to take another look at reducing costs. One answer would be a delay in raises. They may also feel they don't have to lay off as many people so they are going through another round of discussions of which people they thought they would lay off can now be retained. Just a guess, of course, but apparently, November 8th was a guess as well.
Whatever the case, Siemens still has a long way to go. They bought three companies that had one thing in common. There was a single headquarters with most of R&D, marketing, sales, finance, regulatory, QA, etc. Each had other facilities, in particular manufacturing, but the key point is that those at the main headquarterss felt they were part of a team. You didn't necessarily like everyone there or like every policy or plan. But you had a sense of being on the same team and that you were working together to outdo the competition. Siemens has failed from day 1 to create this same team spirit. There is still Siemens Glasgow, Siemens LA, and Siemens Tarrytown. There is NO Team Siemens or sense of 'WE (Seimens)', just a sense of the internal we vs. them. Anyone ever see a team win when they are fighting among themselves? Part of the problem is Siemens pride. Most of the top brass live in a world where they believe it is an honor to work for Siemens. The probably expected that just having the opportunity to work for a world class operation like Siemens would be more than enough motivation to forget the past and form an immediate solidarity within DX and with Siemens as an whole. Boy, were they wrong, and they still haven't figured out how to generate real team spirit .. not the rah-rah-rah kind they try to generate with town meetings and cheerful emails. On top of all that, Siemens management has had an almost uncanny knack for making bad strategic and tactical decisions when it comes to running DX.
The bottom line is that layoffs were either cancelled, deferred, or are being modified. Management is still smiling because the trend is in the right direction (a modest increase over last year). However, I am very happy that I am not one of Siemens employees, none of whom can have both open eyes and ears, and feel secure and very optimistic about the future.
I agree that it is frustrating that someone says an announcement will be made on Nov 8th and then Nov 8th comes and goes. In our email about the merit delay, It did state that more to come in a couple of weeks. So who knows what that means, - financial figures, whatever that means.
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'Well, I guess if I can't get a straight answer on what sites will go bust, then what months are we looking at that people will get the heave ho? Doesn't the big one usually come in January?"
No why January? They always seem to come Nov Dec Who is supposed to give you a straight answer on what site will close? The people who really know are not talking. They want to close half the plants world wide (6?). This will take years.
I would be the most nervous in Brookfield.
No point in coming here to get real information about dates. I seem to remember a January 6th armegeddon date, the latest date, November 6th otr 8th has now come and gone.
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I agree. Say you're a VP or above knows all the timelines and events of DX for the future. You know you're safe and will continue to make base salary and get bonus no matter DX hits its target or not, why on earth you bother to "troll" around this site/thread? As always, any DX thread is for worker ants venting and whining about the management and themselves - nothing more.
Let's leave this thread alone for a moment, try to forget all the sh!t in DX. Spend sometime to build a lego with your kids, or accompany your wife shopping at macy's, at least eat a big fat turkey.
Well, if you can't get a straight answer on which sites will be hit by layoffs (or when), my guess is it's because nobody on these boards knows. I've only been lurking for a few months, but I've seen several predictions for when "D-Day" would be, and none have been realized. Even if someone did know, what good would it do you to know? Thinking that you know when/where the next round will hit will mostly just serve you by increasing your anxiety level before the next predicted D-Day or giving you a false sense of security should you survive that date and think that the worst is over. It's clear from the annual report etc that Siemens (and DX) has set aggressive goals for 2013, and part of the way they hope to meet those goals is through cost reductions (see: effective date for salary increases delayed 6 months). So feels like an environment that could have layoffs throughout the year (or two or three). Doesn't help me much to stress over when they might hit. Except as a parlor game.
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Well, I guess if I can't get a straight answer on what sites will go bust, then what months are we looking at that people will get the heave ho? Doesn't the big one usually come in January?
LA is done obviously, but Siemens is just a bit gunshy of losing any more weakness in Immulite for the near future. Sales are holding on and the other systems, most notably Vista, are failing to show promise so old technology sales become more important to save whatever is left of the divisions reputation.
William always knew. He was the one, after all, that caught the loaner repair person (who would someday become the manager of facilities) messing around in a car . But then, why would Albert save all of the blue buttons? Remember, he said, never let a monkey play all alone in the glassware department of Macy's.
I'd like to ask someone in the know if they could either tell us or give us a good hint about which sites will close etc.
"Time seems to stand right still
In a child's world it always will
Are tomorrow's sighs
Watch children playing
The seem so wise"
"My riches can't buy everything..........I want to hear the children play......"
"Yes, but this site was overwhelmingly focused on subjects that make the determination child's play."
This one may have been the best post of all. Who else but children would be posting all sorts of of 'my daddy can beat your daddy' posts here? None of this nonesense matters. November 8 doesn't matter. Mid-December doesn't matter. Delayed raises and paid on time bonuses don't matter. What matters is the long term. What matters is the longer term. What matters is what is left after any layoffs. Will there be a team of people who can actually develop a 'new' system? Did the market research people get the customer requirements right? Is there a plan in place to keep DX going until the new system is released? Is managementy up to the task of managing the next few lean years and making the rightg decisions to finalize the consolidation that has now dragged on for 7 years? Layoffs now will affect a small percentage of the totaly workforce. Failure to deal with the future a few years out will have a much larger impact on those who remain.
bonus will be paid Dec 14, mid dec as always
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Yes, but this site was overwhelmingly focused on subjects that make the determination child's play.
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