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Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
843 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 74 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent responsibility on the job if there are projects are there to work on.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent responsibility provided to staff for professional growth for people if there are enough projects to work on.

    Cons

    The industry is very cyclic and there can be periods where there is no work. Compensation to staff is fairly low by industry standards and this leads to a fair bit of experienced people leaving for other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation could definitely be improved.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good though it last only for 2 months

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Good to work, friendly environment

    Cons

    Nothing wrong in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  3.  

    Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Product Engineer in Poole, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Product Engineer in Poole, England

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid 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

    Cons

    Siemens 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable, large company if you do want a easy life.

    Cons

    Hard to make a self improvement, hard to communicate with HR, which are all located remotely in Florida

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    System analyst with Healthcare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and creative. they were able to make fit whatever was given to them. It's what kept me there.

    Cons

    The pressure to get product out the door did not always consider best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, they know the truth and what's best in the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Normal big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - big company
    - relative good job security
    - good German holiday policy

    Cons

    - company politics
    - restructuring
    - glass ceiling for promotion

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work group and employee rapport

    Cons

    compensation could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Accounting & Controlling Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is flexible and understanding. Casual Fridays with free breakfast. Ability to work from home 1 or 2 days a week, depending on the department. Hours are flexible as well, but the level of flexibility depends on your manager.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be much of a possibility to move up in the company. Each department has a set head count which is low. From what I know, the only way to advance your position in the company is to actively seek openings in other Siemens companies since openings do not seem to be common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Area Sales Manager in Siemens Malaysia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company benefits are quite reasonble. They really compensate their staffs accordingly. They have a lot of online training which is awesome. A lot of potential for staffs to perform and a very bright future to take on a higher positions

    Cons

    I felt the Malaysia HDX team National Sales Manager and the BU Manager must show more sincere attitude to their staffs. This become a weakness where many great staffs will leave. They just show a bullied attitude to their staffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management should hire a more competitive national sales manager and BU manager based on the leadership skill. They are not capable to lead the staffs. Staffs are your capital too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't rock the boat...and keep your head down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good branding and well known but not for the current portfolio.

    Cons

    Very driven to get results, little acknowledgement the work people put in after hrs...its all expected.
    Hard to change the culture once the virus spreads...driven by bottom line and will do all possible to get the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees as just workers...share the vision and goals and don't assume that people just take for granted what's said. Treat everyone the same way....and acknowledge the efforts that are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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