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Siemens AG (German pronunciation: [ˈziːməns] or [-mɛns]) is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare (Siemens Healthineers), and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company. The company is a prominent maker of medical diagnostics equipment and its medical health-care division, which generates about 12 percent of the company's total sales, is its second-most profitable unit, after the industrial automation division. Since 2005 it has been embroiled in a multi-national bribery scandal.

2005 and continuing: worldwide bribery scandal In 2005 Germany opened investigations into Siemens business practices worldwide, prompted by requests from prosecutors in Italy, Liechtenstein and Switzerland; US investigators joined in 2006 and the US investigators addressed violations only since 2001, when Siemens started selling shares in a US stock exchange. The investigators found that bribing officials to win contracts was standard operating procedure. Over that time period the company paid around $1.3 billion in bribes in many countries and kept separate books to hide them.

Fines were anticipated to be as high as $5 billion as the investigation unfolded. Settlement negotiations took place through most of 2008 and when they were announced in December they were far less, driven in part by Siemens' cooperation, in part by the imminent change in US administrations (the Obama administration was about to take over from the Bush administration), and in part by the dependence of the US military on Siemens as a contractor.

The company paid a total of about $1.6 billion, around $800 million in each of the US and Germany. This was the largest bribery fine in history, at the time. The money paid to Germany included a $270 million fine paid the year before (related to bribes in Nigeria). The US payment included $450 million in fines and penalties and a forfeiture of $350 million in profits. The company was also obligated to spend $1 billion on setting up and funding new internal compliance regimens. Siemens pleaded guilty to violating accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the parent company did not plead guilty to paying bribes (although its Bangladesh and Venezuela subsidiaries did); such a guilty plea would have barred Siemens from contracting for the US government.


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Former Employee - Team Lead says

"There are no good things about this company"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"This company is shady and treats it's employees horrible. They take on clients they are not even suited to take on and hide their negatives from their clients."

Former Employee - Recruiter says

"This company will make you work to the bone and then reward you by firing you due to "poor performance" even though the whole time you received positive feedback from your manager. Once the busy hiring season was over, I mean the very next day after a big start date, the recruiting team was all fired supposedly for poor performance. I did not have one piece of feedback that I was performing poorly. All I received was positive feedback on my performance, but just because one of the VP's was upset she fired the whole team, instead of the person who was poorly managing the team. I would stay away because they will make a lot of false promises and then fire you if you try to help them to improve their company. They will say they "want to start fresh." They will not change their ways so unless you are completely willing to adapt to their unethical practices you will be fired out of the blue with no warning. Don't trust anything they say."

Current Employee - Vxa says

"The constant fear of losing your job for things you have absolutely no control can get fired simply because the clients service is having issues and the consumer is mad at the client. They could care less if every other interaction was perfect they only focus on numbers that should not have any bearing on your job. Was hired with the promise of a fun culture and advancement opportunities, then they sent half the advancement positions to the other side of the world (Philippines) and completely flipped the culture. Also was promised a 90 day pay raise by the recruiter and then told the company doesn't offer those."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Customers are paying premium dollar for aging infrastructure and cheap solutions"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Upper Management actually eliminated certain perks and implemented metrics that were impossible to implemen. They don't care about people and some of the management staff have no people skills"

Former Employee - Customer Service Representative and Finance Advisor Agent says

"The food , the managers"

Medical Assistant (Current Employee) says

"Real bad management shows favoritism; clinic director real bad average leader skills and no peoples. Other bosses in clinic very sneaky and mentally unstable. Aweful place to workNo prosNo good raises, blames workers all the time, company only cares about their money that’s it, some staff don’t wear masks and gossip with patients"

RN (Former Employee) says

"Worst company I have ever worked for!! Stay away from this greedy company that takes advantage of our Vets!!! They only see $ they don’t care about their employees at all!! Work place is hostile at best. They threaten your job if you don’t drink the kool aid!! Their practices are dangerous and often illegal!! Managers get big bonuses - workers get reprimanded for OTNone!!Many!"

Advanced Medical Support Assistant (Former Employee) says

"The clinic in Harrison Arkansas has the worst manager I have ever had in all my jobs. This company is only about making money they do not actually care about the veterans which make me extremely upset because My entire family is veterans. The manager constantly asks you to do jobs outside your responsibilities and if you ask the regional manager he says just do what you are asked. This manager in Harrison has gone through 11 employees in less than a year and half of opening so my advise is stay away from this company."

Office Admin (Former Employee) says

"All seemed great the first day, they said how they wanted to foster a great work environment and synergy. I quickly found that it was far from the case. There was instant office politics and backstabbing. There is no clear directions from supervisors or management - actually non existent. Very haphazard and disorderly work environment. The computer system is barely working. Do yourself a favor and go with a company that has it together and at least has a decent HR policy and department. I would give a negative review if possible."

Staff (Former Employee) says

"This company does not supply enough staffing or the tools to take care of our veterans the way they deserve. This company needs a change from the top down. They continue to do more with less knowing that they need more staffing,training and management with actual managing skills. They lost several staff members that actually cared about veterans, however one cannot continue to keep giving with nothing in return. Overtime was needed but limited. Dedicated staff members worked from home to stay ahead with no compensation. Management was always out of the building or off but never at a loss when it came to their own PTO time. This is a company that could do great things for our Veterans, but they "choose" not to."

Medical Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Company hired new mgmt. who is a bully and creates a hostile workplace and after many complaints by staff and patients refused to take action. Valuable staff is/has left and it makes no difference.great patientsno breaks"

Nurse (Former Employee) says

"Unqualified on-site management at times, Poor Salary, Required to work off the clock, Not enough time for Veterans to receive adequate care, High volume of Veterans to be seen with poor staffing, including MDs, NPs, PA-Cs, psychiatrists, Social Workers. Refused to pay overtime when it was necessary. Time cards changed to reflect only 8 hours had been worked. Veteran concerns were ignored.Working with Veterans!!Poor Salary, Required to work off the clock, Not enough time for Veterans to receive adequate care, High volume of Veterans to be seen with poor staffing, including MDs, NPs, PA-Cs, psychiatrists, Social Workers"

MSA (Former Employee) says

"The majority of the employees are females. They gossip,back stab each other and nobody want to take initiative to lead feeling like they are doing more work than the next person when it "SHOULD" be a team. Overtime not authorized and every other day limited staff due to high rate call outs and high rate turn over. Go to work early and get off earlyEverything"

nurse (Former Employee) says

"Poor management. Always had excuses for not doing anything about an issue. Safety violations not addressed. Tardy employees. Manager had others doing their job.NothingTerrible management"

Helper/Laborer (Former Employee) says

"If you are a bitter unhappy person where you want to give the least customer service experience this is the place to work. Otherwise this “Hospital” is no place to work. I recommend you go over the hill or to another local clinic for a great working experience. Also management can’t keep things handled to well. Trouble life experience Here. So glad I can let others know to start Clear of this place."

LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) says

"Not here for vets. Or their employees. Worst management. Would make policies that went against common sense of taking care of vets and will not support their employees"

Job Applicant (Former Employee) says

"I applied for a job with Valor, I am a Veteran with a disability. They offered me a job, salary and starting date as well as sign on bonus. The job was retracted by one of their corporate employees because of my disability. I have filed a complaint with the EEOC.NoneMultiple"

Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) says

"Poor management. COD has favorites. There are cliques within this clinic. Teamwork does not exist. Be prepared to have to do everyone else's job. Everyone was all about "passing the buck." The company is more concerned about money than actually taking care of the patients. Job description says no on call, but I was called or texted daily after my shift was supposed to be over. Very high turnover rate."

Senior Provider Recruiter (Current Employee) says

"They talk about work/life balance while putting expectations on you that you can't do unless you disrupt those values. Acting as a customer service rather than consulting arm for HR drives you to places that allow busy not productive work.Reactionary managementSee above"

LPN (Former Employee) says

"New manager is high school graduate managing LPNs,She will curse you and she sat her bottom on my arm,when i verbalized my harrassment to employees he sabotaged my employment ,gave me above standard on evaluation in 02-2011 fired me after my complaints in 03-2011.Also attacked anyone who befriended me after i refused to say i was straight and not .IM PROUD TO BE .abusive to employees"

Medical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Bad management and some of the worker's are unpleasant to both patients and co workers bad customer service depending on who answers the phone. Favoritism given to others"

Clinical Operations Director (Former Employee) says

"Government contractor that doesn't walk their talk, especially when it comes to management support, culture, and their patient population. Upper management never takes responsibility for the business decisions they make. Can you say scapegoating?"

nurse (Former Employee) says

"Very unavailable to staff, negative atmosphere, no raises or bonuses. Demeaning to staff and promote poor esteem."

LPN (Former Employee) says

"If you are new to clinic work, it is a "foot in the door." Non-stop busy most days with almost all personnel taking on multiple roles. More services are being added without adding more employees to do the work. Management keeps expectations high and wages low; raises have been kept around 2 percent for the last five years, meanwhile Seattle cost of living has increased by more than 20 percent. "As a result, HIGH TURNOVER as staff finds better opportunities elsewhere. Workplace morale is low as there are few rewards for doing well.A "foot in the door" to new medical workersNon-competitive salary"

Licensed Clinical Social worker (Current Employee) says

"Very bad corporate mansgement, poor communication. Individual clinics can be ok depending on clinic manager and local staff, but no support from corporate My clinic manager alliws flexibility to help with work life balance, Work with staff thst really care about veterans and helping themNo support from corporate"

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