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Siemens Reviews

Updated 23 December 2014
Updated 23 December 2014
972 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  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

    • 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 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.  

    Greate place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a Software Engineer (Industry Customer Services) in Veracruz
    It's a good company to start. It has a great work-life balance with some exceptions.
    Good projects to develop the professional experience.
    Great benefits, flexible work hours, if you are looking for a very stable job, this is the company for you, the will look out for you and try to keep you trained and taking courses regularly.
    Lots of training and self study material.

    Cons

    The salary is less compared with other customer service companies. (It )
    The benefits only apply to "key personnel"(personal con base en la compañia) and it is slow to get this by the bureaucracy (5-8 years)
    Large company means lots of bureaucracy, hard to move to upper positions because the decisions are made in Germany
    Company.
    Restructuring it is very common.
    30 - 60 dollars per day as project engineer Jr

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

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    diversified work culture, exposure to multiple domains

    Cons

    technical learning and development for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, you need to earn your opportunities

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

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Lots of projects, departments. If you perform well, there are lots of opportunities for learning and depending on team, travel too

    Cons

    Quality of work depends on team. Lots of legacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring smart people by paying them better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, but big multinational means you can get lost easily

    • 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

    Pros

    Great benefits, large company means lots of opportunity to move up and around

    Cons

    Large company means lots of bureaucracy, hard to move into upper positions if you're not German

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Company has got name from outsiders, good learning but lot of politics from higher management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Very good learning uses latest tools for development
    2. Opportunity to work with experienced people
    3. Follows systematic way of development

    Cons

    1. More politics from the higher management
    2. Work culture is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put too much pressure on the junior employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    benefits, opportunities, locations, workload, pto

    Cons

    pay, management, training, tools, resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers on what they can add/do not who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Smart people, solving real world problem, good work life balance

    Siemens (especially R&D divisions) is full of smart people who are top experts in their fields. For starters with engineering background it's a great place to learn technology and business. It also has a friendly company culture with nice and friendly people. If you are interested, you can learn a lot how big corporation function and pick up quite a few people skills. Work life balance is great. Very internationally diverse so you can meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Benefits, slow pace, processes

    Like most big corporations, there are too many management layers but it's been improving. Benefits is only OK and first-line engineers definitely deserves more. For the four years I've been here I've seen two major re-organizations. During each many people left for other places. Yet there didn't seem much change that address employee's concerns. Each year financial targets are cascaded all the way from CEO down to each employee and employee's voice has been hardly heard or cared about. There has been almost no support to guide personal career growth. Lately there's a lot of focus on processes and it's very distracting. Employees gets projects assigned and have to fill in time cards for every hour to record where they spent on each day. Managers will chase after you if anything has gone over the budget or slow - this is just plain wrong for R&D environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat first-line employees fairly with better benefits. Listen to their voices. Empower them to be creative. Have dedicated people take care of processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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