Siemens
3.4 of 5 682 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.4 682 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

Graduate Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Poole, England

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than a year

ProsSolid management, good technology, and a decent vision for growth given the department served a very developed market.
Some of the good aspects of working for a large company did come through, e.g. HR processes (e.g. pay) were well structured.
Good opportunity for career development.
Tight control of project/time from the top down

ConsSiemens UK feels less like an engineering giant, and more like a collection of medium sized companies. , but there wasn't much synergy/knowledge exchange between business units.
The large project I happened to be on was troubled, so for me it was a stressful environment, but I don't believe this to be widespread.
The training provided to graduates varies a lot depending on the character of the job - some people got weeks of training, but as a software developer I didn't rate any.

Advice to Senior ManagementI felt there was too much competition between business units, which prevented them from sharing resources and technology. I felt that this came from the top down - I suspected directors were rewarded for the performance of their unit compared to others, rather than it's market competitors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Shrinking Presence In US

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsGood Benefits, Decent Corporate culture

ConsMiddle Management and upper management not focused on being responsive to what market is telling them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very good company being destroyed by irrational management (CEO)

Commercial Manager (Current Employee)
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery learning experience in terms of professional diversity if work. Varied facets of work to enjoy different and challenging situations.

ConsNon professional and unqualified management with a leading irrational and abusive CEO leading the company to disaster. Looks like incompetence is the road to management especially in commercial side.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease appoint professionally qualified, competent staff in management positions and remove fake degree holders. Recent management appointments gives the impression that the bigger disaster you make, the higher and faster progress you'll make to key management positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to start

Senior Manager-HR (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood opportunity to get experience in different professional areas and apply it in the diverse industries. Solid corporate culture; respectful attitude toward employees; life-long learning.

ConsDecision making is far away from the optimal one; even rational top-down initiatives create a lot additional processes for precesses and bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink in the long-term perspective

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good overall experience but corporate culture change has taken root

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsThey are quick to train you and offer many different areas of specialty. They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance.

Benefits are excellent and compensation is a bit lacking.

ConsA corporate culture change at the top has lead to them not being as concerned with maintaining personal relationships with customers and instead to focus on accounting goals to t detriment of customer service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager : Customer service for Industrial Drives & Automation products

Manager (Current Employee)
Ahmedabad (India)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 8 years

Prosopen culture for work with Siemens.

ConsRules & regulation are more strong.

Advice to Senior ManagementManpower shorteg for existing business handeling.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good overall experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens

ProsExcellent experience with shop floor operations

ConsLocation sometimes makes it difficult to travel

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Its ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens

ProsGreat boss fun environment. Enjoy gping to work everyday.

ConsToo large of a company. People not responsible for actions taken. Lots of things swept under the rug.

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Not bad...

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA strong and well known brand. Considered giving quite good variable bonus to employees. Provide overseas training and on the job training. Good and systematic process.

ConsLess corporation with other departments. Don't know the business process of the whole organisation but only know about your own department or even only your own team.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the hardworking employees but not only the sociable and well talking employees.

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Design Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens full-time

ProsGood Work Life Balance and flexible working hours

ConsSlow Career Growth and too much internal politics

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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