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Siemens Reviews

Updated 22 October 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "It can't be too bad...I've been here for ten years!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Diverse, forward thinking, transparent and incredibly innovative
    * The size of Siemens both in the UK & globally means that there are many opportunities to move between business and countries
    * With the head office outside of London you get a good work life balance and the offices are practically empty by 5:30
    * Huge focus on employee wellbeing and extremely flexible with regards to home working, annual leave etc
    * Great benefits, including an on site free Nuffield gym

    Cons

    * The salaries could be higher


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, working from home (on occasion), good development and training opportunities in my own experience. There is potential to move across business in different job functions and interesting roles. Good employee programs to join and get involved in for charity, wellbeing etc. that are all very encouraged.

    Cons

    Need more consistency in management standards across functions. Communications down the tree could be improved.


  3. "Brings People Together"

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    Current Employee - Cask Collector in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Cask Collector in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Siemens have various divisions and maintains a sharing priority of each aspect, to all staff members. This keeps us involved, feeling worthy and respected. It's important to know what the future looks like for the company you work for; everyone is a valid member and a key piece in giving life to the bigger picture.

    Cons

    Communication is about the above mentioned Pros, could be delivered and clearly explained more regularly. Involvement from senior management, lead workshops, that explain the vision - in a clear, simple, concise way. A constant reminder/update of how you fit into this vision too.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate in simple terms and words. Don't talk too much - try to use visual aids to assist in getting info across.


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  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are friendly., approachable, and knowledgeable. Great environment to work within. Caring Company

    Cons

    Large global Company. Difficult sometimes to communicate across businesses. Too many acronyms for me.

    Advice to Management

    Better organisational structure / communication locally and wider for new starters


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job is great all my piers are brilliant. Communication in Siemens are really good.

    Cons

    Managers to try and communicate more often with their respective teams. More frequent breaks allowed for staff.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent chats


  7. "Employer Review"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    From experience the apprenticeship and entry level talent programs work really well, also any of the introduction programs coming into the company are a good experience.

    Cons

    Location not exactly desirable for myself.


  8. "Good solid company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, caring culture. Reliable. Loyal. Supportive. Innovative. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Bit stuck in its ways despite trying to change. Very corporate, bit stuffy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on change. Keep innovating. German culture needs to align with UK culture rather than other way around.


  9. "Inspiring"

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    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Business Administrator in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vision, wants to make a change in the world, looks after staff, flexible, wide opportunity. Building internal communities to provide a sense of belonging.

    Cons

    Slow to change in some areas, tends to be process reliant. Resistant to challenging hierarchy in middle management. Wider collaboration still needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a greater sense of urgency to implement change.


  10. "Global company: great projects but high politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bid Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Senior Bid Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to manage large projects with worldwide exposure, using state of the art technologies and meeting very qualified people and team members.

    Cons

    Huge politics,you need to permanently take care of your back, because people tend to pass blame to others quite easily.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce silos by removing fear of reprisal, which ends up speeding collaboration. No more fear please!


  11. "A lot of Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Commodity Manager in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Global Commodity Manager in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + A good compensation package
    + Many chances for international experience
    + Rewards hard work
    + Interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    - Hard to progress without being very mobile
    - Working from home not allowed
    - Silo mentality
    - Lack of trust for employees
    - Highly bureaucratic
    - Lack of focus on development

    Advice to Management

    Cut down your processes to empower your employees and focus on developing the staff you have. Break down barriers with more cross functional mentality.


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