Siemens Reviews

Updated 6 October 2014
Updated 6 October 2014
817 Reviews
3.5
817 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Siemens President & CEO Joe Kaeser
Joe Kaeser
107 Ratings

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 52 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)

More Highlights

304 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent culture, lots of experience to build upon

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

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than an 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 (less than an 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Improvement in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Business Improvement in Newcastle, England

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Great Experience, nice company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Designer in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Siemens full-time (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Fantastic work life balance, okay pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Could basically set my own hours as an intern, provided I still worked 40 hours. This may be division specific, as my manager was awesome.

    Cons

    Pay was slightly below what other's generally pay for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with every large company, you have to expect a large amount of red tape. I would only say that their needs to be more set guidelines as far as what our division was expected to do, and what lies outside our prerogative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    overall very positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very large stable company with a chance to learn alot

    Cons

    Very large company with not alot of personal and professional growth. Slaries are average and raised are very small, even if you exceed performance goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career progression and guidance for managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working student at Corporate Communications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Working Student in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Working Student in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Siemens part-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    It was a really good experience

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

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to get involve in some cool project that is in development and ability to discuss what should be changed to be better

    Cons

    It was not a big office where I was working, so it takes a bit to get everything setup so I can work outside the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Siemens Photos

SIEMENS
Main Entrance
Siemens
Logo

+ Add Photo

Work at Siemens? Share Your Experiences

Siemens

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.