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Siemens Reviews

Updated 24 May 2017
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  1. "Siemens"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frimley, England

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

    Pros

    Diversified global' brand' in Electrical Engineering and Healthcare
    Huge learning opportunity for beginners.
    Overall work culture is good.

    Cons

    Too much internal process, more simplification recommended
    Improvement in work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    People orientation


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Just Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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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  5. "Grad scheme"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied experience which allows you to work with various teams in the department. Scheme lasted 2 years with transition into permanent role.

    Cons

    Does not offer london pay, increases are annual but small. I was told that there would be opportunities to travel internationally but this has not happened.


  6. "New Factory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England

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

    Pros

    Long term future in new Hull factory. Reasonable wages. Good pension options. Bright and friendly shop floor operatives. Wide range of trade skills required

    Cons

    Can ar times be very over-buerocatic. Some managers very old school with dictorial style. Whilst company ethos welcomes challenge or suggestions from subordinates do so at risk of managers labelling you high maintenance troublemaker.

    Advice to Management

    Utilise your team skills and empower where possible. Sometimes it is better to say I'll consider or I'll find out rather than make up on the spot responses that prove to be flawed but then aren't reviewed so as not too lose face.


  7. "Lots of opportunities, but bureaucratic consensus decision making."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breadth of canvas, diversity of employees, business strength and capital base. There are opportunities to work in different countries and work with many different nationalities.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, favouritism towards German employees, politics, matrix management drift and inability to fire Siemens lifers. Management needs to be reminded to pay attention to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire middle management and decentralise decision making. Siemens is like the post office or a government bureaucracy.


  8. "Business Information Graduate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Information Graduate in Poole, England
    Current Employee - Business Information Graduate in Poole, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company profile so benefit from working for a big name if you decide to move on, established structure and workstyle. Good pension plan, a range of benefits and corporate perks. Business expenses always covered and subsidised food. Opportunities to apply for other roles once in the company

    Cons

    No financial incentives, on the graduate scheme £500 bonus every 6 months based on performance review. Other non graduate full time emloyees get up to 10% bonus at the end of every year, graduates not applicable until their 10th year.
    Employees mostly do things to benefit them.

    Advice to Management

    Incentives graduates, no point training them for 2 year and having a 50% turnover rate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, poor local management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Newcastle, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic products and customer service have resulted in an excellent industry reputation. Great colleagues and a real emphasis on communication throughout the business.

    Cons

    Development is only available to you if you are one of the chosen few. Pets are promoted, hard workers are not necessarily rewarded. Mentor schemes are available but almost impossible to secure (unless you have someone to sort it for you)
    Great company if you have a network, no development opportunities otherwise.


  10. "Very enjoyable but little flexibility in shift pattern."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Mostyn, Wales
    Current Employee - Wind Turbine Technician in Mostyn, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support, training and working environment. Can earn decent money if you are prepared to put the hour in. Good banter between technicians

    Cons

    Long shifts, not uncommon to work a 14 hour day. The company politics and additional admin you are expected to do on top of a long working day. Pay is affected by weather and us made up by allowances.

    Advice to Management

    The current contract needs addressing as technicians are losing there overtime because of seasonal work restrictions.


  11. "Overall review"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working. Brand leader. Great office.

    Cons

    Poor salary. Lack of promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the right staff.


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