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Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
288 Reviews
3.0
288 Reviews
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Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 77 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Comfortable place to work but career progression is very dependent on networking.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Generally pleasant company and useful products. Management are 360 reviewed by staff and subordinate satisfaction is good. It's pretty easy going and low stress. A lot of people stay longer than perhaps they should because the working environment is comfortable. The emphasis on networking for career progression means that people do try to get on with each other.

    Cons

    In the UK a lot of the finance work is better described as "shared service centre" work, which is likely less valuable to your career than what other employers can offer. Be very careful in job interviews that you establish exactly what the job is - job descriptions rarely state that a role is for a shared service centre and quite a few accountants are disappointed by what they find.

    Networkers get promoted much faster than everyone else (HR even gave a presentation on the importance of networking for career progression) - "yes" men do well but there's not necessarily a need to be an extrovert. Only vertical promotions tend to happen due to the need to network. To get into another division you would likely need to be extremely personable and know the hiring manager through networking. Most jobs have someone lined up so there's little point in applying blindly to other divisions. All career progression is through applying to jobs, there is no automatic career progression at all (even for school leavers progressing through accountancy exams).

    Extroverts may consider the office environment a bit dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on but ensure shared service centres jobs are being fairly advertised and address the lack of career progression for those who don't want to be constantly networking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Quite Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Dynamic and quite interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Procedures from HQ can destroy local entites - lack of flexibility hurts.
    Restructurisation made without any moral behaviour - fairing people on the gas station after years of working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More personal approach to team members would change a lot.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    good work life balance, good hike

    Cons

    behind process always and like govt company. takes long time to get the required things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company best meant for retirement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work - life balance

    Cons

    Nothing much to learn on latest technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Top controls company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in North Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist in North Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    It has a controls culture of quality and expertise.

    Cons

    Things get stale after several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the worker bees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok if you r a politician and technical wrak

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Nice trainings
    Good packages
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No technical growth
    Only inventions are important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about long term relationship with partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Politics and lousy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Split (Croatia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Split (Croatia)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    big projects
    traveling
    mainstream technologies if you are in the right department

    Cons

    politics is very important in day to day work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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