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Siemens Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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  • "No work life balance and always changing priorities" (in 83 reviews)

  • "No cons as I enjoyed working there" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company that cares for its staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Poole, England
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Poole, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The role is challenging yet rewarding and I work alongside a great team.
    Our working hours are flexible so I can work around family commitments and know that the company recognises the days you put long hours in. They are similarly very accepting of home working as long as it suits the work you need to do.
    The benefits are good and also flexible - you choose what you want to have.
    The company itself is proud to push all staff to act as if they own the company. Treat everyone fairly, recognise how we can improve the company and especially how to can reduce our carbon footprint; the company is keen to do what we can to help improve the planet whether in carbon reduction or aligning with charities around the world to help bring power, water, a future etc to all.

    Cons

    The learning curve is sharp; you are expected to jump in to a new role with both feet and get up to speed as soon as possible. As long as you have passion for a role then this shouldn't be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to respect staff and all levels and you'll continue to be rewarded. My colleagues and I are very dedicated to this company and it makes it a pleasure to work here.

    Siemens Response

    28 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello! What a fantastic review - it's so nice to hear your passion shine through for your role and that you are being such a good ambassador for Siemens.


  2. "Higher Apprentice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Higher Apprentice in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Higher Apprentice in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours, Sickness policy, share/ pension scheme.

    Cons

    Apprentice management very poor, given incentive to complete quickly but that promise was soon found to be false. Thrown in at the deep end with little/no training. Once out of the apprentice scheme it is ok.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like apprentices, invest in our training instead of using us as cheap labour.

    Siemens Response

    28 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hi - Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We pride ourselves in offering a fantastic apprenticeship programme that has won multiple awards so I really hope you feel you can speak to your... More

  3. "Finance and Commercial Academy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance and Commercial Academy Student in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Finance and Commercial Academy Student in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fully supported through any study that is required.
    Large network of employees to learn from and share experiences with.
    Based worldwide so opportunities are almost endless.

    Cons

    Some of the working environment and culture can be outdated in areas, although it does seem as though there are steps in place to try and fix this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote digitalization across the company and ensure that this culture is taken up across the board. We shouldn't be restricted in doing this by budgets as it will save a lot more in the future.

    Siemens Response

    28 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. It's great you feel fully supported through all of your studies and are starting to see the steps that are in place to fix outdated... More


  4. "Review from a graduate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Ashby de la Zouch, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Ashby de la Zouch, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, training offered, benefits, flexible hours, helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Not enough time for training.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on planning.

    Siemens Response

    14 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello - Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and highlighting the great benefits we have for employees. I hope you feel you can discuss training options with your manager to ensure you can... More


  5. "Siemens"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Project Manager in Nuneaton, England
    Current Employee - Commercial Project Manager in Nuneaton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus and share scheme including profit sharing.

    Cons

    Overbearing red tape and processes. Company slow to operate and also to change.

    Siemens Response

    14 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hi - Thanks for leaving us a review and for your comments.


  6. "Disorganized and underpaid"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good vacation policy, relatively flexible hours

    Cons

    Urban Development unit at the Crystal hires "Interns" with master's degrees and work experience for less than London living wage. Very disorganized and inefficient work environment, with questionable research practices.

    Siemens Response

    3 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

    We have reviewed our recent job description that was used when advertising for an intern and there is no reference to the requirement for a... More


  7. "Manager role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Frimley, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Frimley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, site gym and cafe and restaurant facilities

    Cons

    very cliche, very difficult to become permanent, lots of contractors

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workforce and get to know your team

    Siemens Response

    9 May 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hi - we take on board all feedback and it's really helpful for us, so thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are however glad to hear you were happy with the environment and facilities. We... More

  8. "Bullied out of work and into depression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many colleagues were good to work with

    Cons

    Bullied out of work and into depression

    Advice to Management

    Comply with your own policies and stop damaging people, work and society

    Siemens Response

    14 Jun 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and happy to hear that we have lots of colleagues that are good to work with. We are however disappointed to hear that you had negative experiences... More


  9. "Service Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Engineer Security Systems in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Service Engineer Security Systems in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big Company, Benefits generally left to your own devices.

    Cons

    No career progression, huge void between management and engineers, generally depressing.

    Siemens Response

    20 Mar 2018 – Recruiter

    I'm sorry to hear of your issues and would hope you can discuss these openly with your manager so they can be addressed.


  10. "Great working environment but room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke Poges, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke Poges, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, approachable company culture
    Continuous change improvement encouraged
    Opportunities to travel
    Good work-life balance
    Potential for flexible working hours

    Cons

    Difficult to get to via public transport
    A little old-fashioned in some ways e.g. working from home not common

    Advice to Management

    Improvements to staff satisfaction and productivity are continuously reviewed - still some way to go but great that Management are aware of the need to adapt to the times.

    Siemens Response

    19 Feb 2018 – Employer Branding Specialist

    Hi - thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I'm glad that overall you've had a positive start to your time with us!


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