Siemens Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
799 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 71 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 51 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 culture, lots of experience to build upon

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of my colleagues had a lot of knowledge that they willingly shared

    Cons

    Coffee machine was terrible, and the canteen was overpriced!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Laid back and Friendly

    Former Employee - Strategy Intern  in  Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Strategy Intern in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, people are nice and very helpful. Good work-life balance with flexi time

    Cons

    Too relaxed I found. Need more fast pace and active atmosphere for me.

  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Improvement  in  Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Business Improvement in Newcastle, England

    I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large multi National which is full of opportunities provided you work hard and apply yourself. Good management / employee relationships.

    Cons

    Very large - you can feel lost at times and communication is often difficult from top to bottom with the message not always getting through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent global communication with Mr Kaesar was a unique event but showed a willingness to ensure the global messages were heard by all. More of the same but at different senior management levels (I.e. country or sector leads) would also help the communication machine in such a large.business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience, nice company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, big brandname

    Cons

    administrative style of working, head office having powers.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good Engineering

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Designer in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Opportunities for design, total commitment to doing it right

    Cons

    Big Company Inertia, long time to move projects into commercialization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work for Siemens MT is the excellent travel opportunities and the advancement within Siemens' different divisions and not just MT. The place has excellent support structure with regards to colleagues supporting you. Flexible working hours and an understanding management are also excellent features.

    Cons

    Simple things can be made quite complicated when working for Siemens MT as there are a large number of procedures that staff have to follow. This is helped by the fact that there are staff that are there to help you on these tasks.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Standard German Corporate Life

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer
    Current Employee - Research Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Reliable, experienced and talented coworkers.
    Excellent growth space if you work hard enough.
    In R&D department, most people have Ph.D. Degree.
    company encourages innovation.
    good work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is big, really big, so a lot of layers, information is not shared very well to everybody as we desired in US.
    have strict pay scale, and lower than industrial standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working student at Corporate Communications

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    Former Employee - Working Student  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Working Student in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Siemens part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture was really great and you were very well included in the project work there. There a great possibilities of getting an great insight into a big multinational company.

    Cons

    It can be quite political working at Siemens, especially at the headquarters. Creative ideas have a hard time and pushing them trough can be like running against walls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's just ok.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's about the same as working for EDS, UGS, HP, and McDonald Douglas.

    Cons

    It's about the same as working for EDS, UGS, HP, and McDonald Douglas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new skills. it's a global organization that will let you transfer anywhere.

    Cons

    Each division is run differently. Some divisions are better to work for than others. Very lean organization. Hard to manage a good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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