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Siemens Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.4 751 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(77 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance(in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting(in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control(in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment(in 9 reviews)

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    Great training and benefits

    Designer (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, enormous amount of training opportunities

    ConsLocal management was forced to implement company policies sent down by corporate. Company policies were completely out of touch.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many processes! I need to use the washroom, but I'm unsure I properly filled the IPNU form.

    (Former Employee)

    ProsEnjoyed working with the members of the team I was a part of as they enjoyed a laugh and weren't uptight. Very knowledgable and helpful (mostly) co-workers. Excellent technical expertise. A lot of long-time employees. Very fair benefits. There is some great talent that is to be found amongst the ranks. Truly a global company. Even with its faults, the business will continue.

    ConsDid I mention anything about excessive processes? Lack of understanding from European leadership on North American market needs. Work area is quite sterile (cattle arrangement) and days are monotonous. Hate the fact that some in customer service will hide behind a process to justify a delay in a customer delivery. What's with the spirograph chart during product development reviews? I wonder if that pucture has any true measure of the potental viability of a new product. I am pretty sure that if you dont include that scribble chart in your presentation, you will be reprimended by failing your M3,009,675 review. That being said, I believe the Square Tire would be allowed to be launched as long as the accompanying pretty charts per the process are incuded in the gate. If you rock the boat, you will stand out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHard to debate the results of a $100B company, but why not go for $150B with more customer and sales friendliness? Need to balance controlling costs with necessity to spend money to grow and market your business. Take into consideration that European market needs don't always transfer into the needs of North America. Rather than dictate from Europe, gather and implement US requirements into initial product designs. Siemens is still a very strong name, but don't get caught up thinking you're the only game in town. Some of the little guys out there have just as capable products without the beaurocratic overhead that comes with Siemens.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sr. Product Engineer

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee) Tarrytown, NY

    Prosgood work-life balance, good salary/output ratio

    Consdon't expect learning too much or get promoted if you perfom well/exceed expectation

    Advice to Senior Managementdepends, but not my type

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Project Manager

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and great technical skills.

    ConsFocus on cost reduction with reduction in force.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of good talent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStaff is all very intelligent and experienced. Products and services are good when executed properly. Good benefits, good working environment.

    ConsInflated management, understaffed operations, poorly executed solutions, untimely service, non-responsiveness, no accountability, customer dissatisfaction, way too many procedures and not enought solutions to problems, lack of customer-focus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on proper execution. Plan accordingly for operations to be prepared for workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Huge company, big mess internally, but got a decent job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood job security.
    OK pay.
    Good benefits.
    Good work environment.
    Projects are challenging.
    Great co-workers.

    ConsBig mess internally. Organization is not well defined and it changes frequently.
    Roles are not clearly defined and work loads are very unbalanced.
    Employee performance is evaluated based on silly targets, rather than focusing on what really matters to make your department/company successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all the useless bureaucracy.
    Make it easier for employees to do productive work.
    Boost up morale by rewarding individuals based on their performance, and not on global success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK, but don't get your hopes up

    Procurement Intern (Former Employee) Pine Brook, NJ

    ProsHad a knowledgable manager that was able to teach me basic business and procurement skills. Big name company that will help propel you into other jobs in the industry.

    ConsNepotism, Nepotism, Nepotism. It was a miracle that I landed this internship considering I had no internal connections. Procurement organization pays interns low wages, while finance interns receive much better pay. I was a prime candidate for the Supply Chain Leadership Development program, but was not selected (most likely due to nepotism).

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf interns are high performing, give them first consideration for entry level positions.

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    OK and stable company, but no career growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hoffman Estates, IL

    ProsStable, that's it. People think its exciting technology, but its not.

    ConsOld people stick too long, no growth path unless you branch out or look for a new job. OK pay, almost no salary raise. Too much jumping around between projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreathe youth in to the company. Need a strategic product development and outreach plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's Just "OK"

    Engineering Systems I (Former Employee) Saint Rose, LA

    ProsWork/Life Balance and easy going work place.

    Health, Life, Dental, Vision, and Retirement Benefits are great.

    ConsWell below average compensation. Corners are cut to maximize profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being greedy and pay the hard workers what they deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Siemens

    Engineer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsSteady, no real layoff's or restructuring, growth in company

    ConsLack of professional development, flat corp. structure limits career advancement opportunities without relocation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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