Siemens Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
793 Reviews
3.5
793 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
95 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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.

  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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

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  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.  

    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!

  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    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 for more than a 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Work from home facility.
    Flexible time
    Good compensation

    Cons

    HR employees are not as per company standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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