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Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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  1. Siemens is a good, stable company to work for if you are after a "job", for all else it's lacking motivation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed and structured. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Overall level of staff is average to low.

    Advice to Management

    become more efficient by getting rid of 30% of people.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Compensation could definitely be improved.

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  5. 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 Management

    Nothing

  6. Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

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    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work experience
    Learnt alot

    Cons

    Working hours are not flexible

  8. Service Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This company has advanced technology products.

    Cons

    Too conservative company culture for business decision.

  9. I am a technician in the field working full time for one year.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Health care, 401K, PTO.

    Cons

    Lower management and sales are disorganized. I hear everyday how we have great service but our office sucks from clients.

    Advice to Management

    You claim to want input from your employees in the field so listen to them.

  10. IT Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good to work here in this company

    Cons

    Benefits are not always up to market benchmarks

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great while you stay there.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company has excellent salary ranges, bonus plans, and global reach.

    Cons

    Process, cost savings, no big picture, layoff, process

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