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Siemens Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
866 Reviews
3.5
866 Reviews
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Siemens President & CEO Joe Kaeser
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126 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Good place to work but limited career progression

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Siemens

    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 ManagementAdvice

    some departments have had a hight turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent culture, lots of experience to build upon

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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 (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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Great Experience, nice company to work for.

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    • 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
  10.  

    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!

  11.  

    Good Engineering

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    • 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

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