Siemens
3.4 of 5 684 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 684 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance"
    in 58 reviews
  • "The work environment is also very nice and inviting"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control"
    in 16 reviews
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Great Experience, nice company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsGood work culture, big brandname

Consadministrative style of working, head office having powers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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an empire where successive generations of Erlangen Germans play with the rest of the company like cats with the mice.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens

ProsInternational exposure and collaboration
Organized workplace conditions
Looks good on the CV
Good car policy, good benefits when moving somewhere within the company

ConsNo leadership positions are available to non-Germans,
Diversity exists only on paper
Company is in Chaos, all are holding on to their chairs.
Kaeser turns back time and brings back the old ways of doing business.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis company is now for Germans only, quickly losing the international character once existing under Loescher. Undo that, and you will have brilliant people working for you again.
Get rid of half the German and Austrian workforce and you will still be respected.
Get rid of Mobility before it is too late.
MandA needs to be faster, and better managed. The company needs products and solutions so that they can sell!
Think of ways how to cluster Project Delivery and Execution; it cannot be too centralized; it cannot be managed only locally either, or you lose out on synergies, and lose control over corruption in South Asia!

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Good Engineering

Designer (Former Employee)
Birmingham, England

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

ProsFantastic Opportunities for design, total commitment to doing it right

ConsBig Company Inertia, long time to move projects into commercialization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long term positions at Siemens

Not Willing (Current Employee)
North Willingham, England

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

ProsIf are in corporate or professional services, then position is fairly safe.

ConsIf in any other division (such as Managed Services) then your days are numbered.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees that are actually onsite doing the work rather than looking at the numbers on a sheet of paper.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

Graduate Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Poole, England

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

ProsSolid 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

ConsSiemens 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sheffield, England

I have been working at Siemens

ProsOne 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.

ConsSimple 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

Prosgood to learn, nice work environment.

ConsThe duty is boring at most of time.

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It was a good place to work

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

ConsFelt as if you were a number not a name overall

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsDiverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

Consaverage salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive. People were great. Job, pay, benefits all good.

Director (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

ConsSometimes overly bureaucratic and rule driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the extremely talented people you've collected use their talents more freely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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