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Updated 20 September 2018
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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. "Siemens are a very good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Sandwich, England
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Sandwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees very well and are sympathetic to their needs.

    Cons

    I am enjoying working for Siemens and have no negative comments to make.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

    Siemens Response

    21 Aug 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hi - Thanks for your positive review. It's great to hear you're enjoying working for us.

  3. "Good company, poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for with great opportunities to move around globally.

    Cons

    Poor management, undervalued staff, low recognition for work.

    Advice to Management

    Higher level management should conduct annual review to check welfare of their employees under the department they work for, allowing individuals to come forward regarding work concerns.

    Siemens Response

    11 Sep 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I I hope you felt comfortable raising some of your concerns with your direct line manager in your annual reviews. I wish you all the best in your... More


  4. "Siemens electricity transmission projects business - mostly good, some bad!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Successful business with interesting projects
    By in large friendly people
    Generally flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Lack of technical development opportunities
    Variable quality of line management
    Lack of empowerment of competent engineers
    Tendency to "pigeon-hole" people
    Unwilling to change
    Not great office environment
    Unnecessarily complex processes for minor day-to-day activities

    Advice to Management

    See cons!

    Siemens Response

    11 Sep 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. I'm really pleased you've highlighted the flexible working arrangements as that's something that is high on the agenda at the... More


  5. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    -Treats employees with respect.
    -Trusts employees with responsibility.
    -Access to resources you need, when you need them.

    Cons

    The basic pay is a little under the industry standard for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the flow of continuous improvements and positive changes happening.

    Siemens Response

    4 Sep 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your positive recommendation.


  6. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Waterlooville, England
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Waterlooville, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary; people; opportunities; technology; innovation

    Cons

    There's nothing wrong with the company.

    Siemens Response

    21 Aug 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello. Thanks for taking the time out to write a review.


  7. "Great Company with Oportunities to develop"

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

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

    Pros

    A forward looking company which is making waves within the mobility industry.
    Lots of opportunities for those who are looking to develop their
    career in engineering & supply chain. If your attitude matches companies developmental attitude then sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Resistance to change mainly within legacy employees, but management supports and is open to developmental changes.

    Siemens Response

    21 Aug 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and highlighting the "Own your career" elements.

  8. "Horrible Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate in Stoke Poges, England
    Former Employee - Graduate in Stoke Poges, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few.
    Graduate salary was competitive

    Cons

    Managers seemed to have a problem with where i grew up
    I was made a scapegoat for other failings
    MD announced to solve the parking problems '"lets just fire some people"
    Employees are made to wear full suits everyday for no forseeable reason.
    No flexible working
    House was broken into- requested to go home (5mins drive) to check on house and call locksmith- A jay offered me a chance to take holiday.
    Office in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discriminate against employees because they didn't grow up with a silver spoon in their mouths

    Siemens Response

    29 Aug 2018 – Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your experience. Whilst we appreciate the feedback, it is evident that it is from some ago. SFS UK now have a relaxed dress code and we have... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Higher Apprentice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. "Finance and Commercial Academy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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