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Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
843 Reviews
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843 Reviews
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Siemens President & CEO Joe Kaeser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 74 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)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent culture, lots of experience to build upon

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    • 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.  

    Excellent responsibility on the job if there are projects are there to work on.

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    • 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Great Experience, nice company to work for.

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    • 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
  8.  

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    This 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!

  9.  

    Good Engineering

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    • 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
  10.  

    Long term positions at Siemens

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Willing in North Willingham, England
    Current Employee - Not Willing in North Willingham, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent but unspectacular engineering grad program

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    • 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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