Siemens Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
775 Reviews

3.5
775 Reviews
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86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


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

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Huge company, huge potential that is yet unrealized...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Involved in a lot of different businesses/industries which allows for significant growth opportunities. Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn.

    Cons

    Company is so big and diverse, it does not feel like one company, certainly not one culture. Depending on what line of business you are in, your experience will likely vary greatly. Makes money in spite of itself (like many large companies do)...recent emphasis on more efficiency, reducing redundancies, increasing profit margins has created a cautious workplace...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Critical to build more synergy across the company...One Siemens vs. many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good experience with a lot of resources.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  New Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of resources that employees need and decent payment

    Cons

    It is possible that there are very similar projects on which different departments are working on. However, they don't share their experiences.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Siemens, can be goo depends where you work

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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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - relative stability after 5 to 10 years
    - good name
    - depends on role and tasks, can be relatively good to do research work and expand on topics

    Cons

    - you have to earn your place
    - work hard
    - sometimes on the cost of own life and family
    - there are sometimes power-sick people who walk on you just to get to their goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on people in the first place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Freelance PhD position at Siemens CT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance PhD Student  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Freelance PhD Student in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting topics on the edge of scientific research and industrial application,
    Free time management,
    Passionate advisors

    Cons

    Freelance position with no bonuses and social insurance,
    low compensation compared to PhD postions in engineering at German universities,
    no personal development or soft-skill courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change status to regular employee, structuring of PhD positions

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The interview was a full day at the DuPont hotel. You start by eating breakfast with a current field engineer. This is a

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very relaxing job. Good Atmosphere at the office.

    Cons

    Working with siemens software is a pain,

  9.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant  in  Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Perfect for own development of professional capabilities. Company provides enough opportunities for learning and exposure to different industries.

    Cons

    No job security
    Low compensation
    Too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policy and performance based compensation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Colleagues are great. Lack of communication and Political Hurdles are tiresome.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Florham Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Florham Park, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and good to work with. Software/Technology is not current but at least they're fairly current. They stress process improvements. Personal growth is present for specific individuals but not for all. PTO is ok.

    Cons

    Training is usually not available if it's system related, and will rely on manuals. Benefits are average. Personal growth for specific individuals. Lacking in communication and large political hurdles will be encountered. . i.e. buddy system used for hiring and they're not always the best employees. Company wide has guidelines and processes, but employees tend to ignore and not enforced by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is needed and less political views. Need to work as a well functioning group and not in silos. New Hires need to be local in the USA, instead of importing them in from home office in Switzerland and then they leave in few years to go back home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

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

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent management. Occasionally will give employee fair credit.

    Cons

    It is extremely hard to get a raise of any kind from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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