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Siemens Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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  1. "A lot of Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Warwick, UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and good pension schems

    Cons

    Location traffic in Warwick - bad a peak times

    Advice to Management

    Find a more suitable location


  3. Helpful (1)

    "career growth based on networking not merit"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    this is a company that was built on solid foundation of innovative products and work ethics. it has a good brand image mainly because of its German parent company and world wide companies that build machinery and infrastructure.

    Cons

    work life balance non existent, no career planning, career growth based on "networking" ( aka buddy culture" (not merit)), mediocore and inexperienced leaders who copy /paste ideas, company culture of unwillingness to learn from the outside world.

    Advice to Management

    too many expensiveand whimsical expats calling the shots, weak local leadership, an HR that has no powers, the uk plc has become a caricature.directionless and lack of visionary leadership.


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  5. "Siemens rail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chippenham, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chippenham, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a very busy industry and Siemens have a lot of work which is great but it can mean they expect you to work a lot but it does mean there are lots of over time opportunities. The annual bonus is good if you meet your targets.

    Cons

    The industry is very busy and as Siemens have a lot of work going on it can get very stressful. Unfortunately there are too many cases of stress and people being expected too much of. Travelling and staying away is also expected.

    Advice to Management

    More mentorship and attention to the performance management process.


  6. "Siemens has great benefits packages and offers progression within the Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The progression (horizontal and vertical) opportunities are good and actively encouraged. It is well diversified amongst the general roles less so at management levels.

    Cons

    Siemens is made up of smaller Business Units of which some cultures are more challenging/dysfunctional than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    'Build it and they will come' look after the people you have today and you will have the pick of the bunch tomorrow.


  7. "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some inspiring people and a company that has the potential to add great value to humanity.

    Cons

    Outdated systems and processes, painfully slow to change, high workload and pressure without the reward. Disjointed culture across range of businesses.


  8. "Good company to start with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Frimley, England

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

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunity, Fair Compensation, Average Work life balance, Brand Value

    Cons

    Slow career growth, Long process, Monotonous work style

    Advice to Management

    People Orientation and Collaboration needs to be improved

    Siemens Response

    19 Jun 2017 – Employer Branding/Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for the review, we appreciate your input!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    large company and opportunity to work on huge projects.
    chance to be a major factor within the business if in the right team.
    good work life balance

    Cons

    a lot of micro management within the team.
    lots of deadwood, hiring of staff is to a low standard and only done to fill in seats.

    Advice to Management

    empower employees to carry out their work. increase pay as it is below industry average - no london wage.

    Siemens Response

    19 Jun 2017 – Employer Branding/Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review – I’m glad you’re having a positive experience at Siemens and have a positive outlook on the future of our company! We are on a cultural journey with our... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Just Okay"

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    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, flexible and not too hectic

    Cons

    lower pay compared to similar positions elsewhere


  11. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Lead in Frimley, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Lead in Frimley, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great offices, some really smart people to work with, good growth opportunities, especially if you have good internal networks. Training is good too. A good company to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Parking, politics - can be a case of who you know when it comes to opportunities and promotions. Not as flexible as you would think regarding work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create better collaboration between functions and departments. Encourage managers to hold skip meetings so that they can get to know their employees better.


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