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Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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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. I was really exciting.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is an good environment

    Cons

    No much disadvantages, I love it

    Advice to Management

    it can expand the working area

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  5. good place

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Siemens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good place, great teams, good boss

    Cons

    Overtime abound, if you are a quick learner you will quickly be granted the freedoms

    Advice to Management

    some departments have had a hight turnover

  6. Good place to work but limited career progression

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a Graduate Software Tester. Great people to work with. Amazing work culture and office environment. Very conveniently located in Oxford next to the station. Good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Career progression very limited. Need to work for quite a few years before you're considered for a promotion. Not paid very well too.

    Advice to Management

    Have a good relationship with your staff and encourage them to grow in their careers instead of simply plodding along.

  7. Helpful (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 (more than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  8. 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.

  9. Laid back and Friendly

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

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (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.

  10. 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 (more than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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

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