Siemens Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance with flexi time (in 77 reviews)

  • Stable and relaxed work environment (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 21 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Environmental Health and Safety

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    Former Employee - Senior EHS Engineer in Norwood, OH
    Former Employee - Senior EHS Engineer in Norwood, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have little Pros for the facility, work life balance is difficult at best, a lack of true management support, union really runs the plant. The corporate EHS has little to do with support the facility except to audit and say what to do. It is honest work with a great opportunity to use all of ones skills. Good to build resume but not to stay.

    Cons

    Union runs the plant, management is more focused on production. Little support, one person for a facility that needs 2 or 3 EHS people to be effective. Each facility within the business units have their own plans, with little or no commonality due to lack of corporate EHS oversight and support.

    Advice to Management

    EHS is a important to business and not just another box to check.


  2. Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great leadership development program for new grads

    Cons

    old school thinking, not open to change, low tech, Union mentality, old boy club

    Advice to Management

    listen


  3. Order administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, friendly coworkers, great location

    Cons

    Poor management, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Focus more employee needs, career advancement


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  5. Helpful (2)

    A terrible place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you can survive there, you must be a hard working people with a lot of skills. Also you should be a tough person as you were constant threaten to lose your job. With these, you almost guarantee to find a better job very easily elsewhere.

    Cons

    Politics is the everything in the company. People are tagged in the beginning as "cheap labor" or "good future", and this WILL NOT change. Most people were lured to the company with a good salary, then they constantly suffered from no salary increase, other people took their credits, doing cleaning up for others mess, etc. Turn over rate is extremely high. People from certain countries, like Brazil, form groups to control the benefit within their groups and compete with others. Senior people staying there for more than 20 years basically controls everything. Their rule is simple: pack as much as possible to their own bags before retirement. Stay clear in their way or you will be hurt badly.

    Advice to Management

    Pray


  6. Helpful (2)

    Don't go there if you have alternatives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and looks good on resume. Hard to come up with additional pros outside of salary. Some people are decent.

    Cons

    Horrible place for employees. Management only promotes their buddies. Not a good place for growth. Definitely not a good place if you're looking for development. Will make you question your career path.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside of the German group for promotions. Treat employees better and give positive feedback. Retention is key.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Siemens against Disabled Veterans

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Third Shift Group Lead in Fort Madison, IA
    Former Employee - Third Shift Group Lead in Fort Madison, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    KEEP YOUR PTSD TO YOURSELF

    Cons

    I Was Terminated today, within 18hrs of reporting issues with my PTSD. What a kick in the nuts, Thanks a lot Siemens. My advice to Vets seeking employment with Siemens is to keep any word of PTSD to yourself.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't really mean to back someone, just say that your going to terminate them. it will save them from thinking you care.


  8. Offshore

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of any at the moment

    Cons

    In a crunch displace American workers and replace with cheaper labor/wage offshore

    Advice to Management

    No one does it like the USA...


  9. Got stuck

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics
    Current Employee - Logistics
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very few, benefits are ok

    Cons

    NO opportunity, sketchy management, terrible overextension of company to make up for neighboring braches


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stifling environment

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Diverse product portfolio - (not sure why there is a 20 word minimum because there isn't much else to write)

    Cons

    -Layers of bureaucracy -Upper management irresponsive to changing market environment "Siemens has been around for 150 years, we still keep doing what we have been doing." -Terrible diversity, lack of gender and racial balance

    Advice to Management

    Time has changed, wake up!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Hostile work environment at Mt. Vernon

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers with a lot of potential if the work environment improves. There is a lot of specialized expertise here that does not exist at other Siemens sites.

    Cons

    Siemens bought Rolls-Royce in Mt. Vernon, and employees were excited because we thought corrupt management would be shown the door. Instead, the harassment and intimidation are only getting worse, and these managers get pats on the back while the worker bees continue to get laid off by the hundreds. This is a great place to work if you are part of the special inner circle, where certain management protects each other no matter what kinds of unethical things they do. Otherwise, if you try to point out something is unethical or not good engineering practice, you can forget it because you won't have a job anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Siemens, please step in and listen to the employees. Do something about the environment because it is driven by certain managers and it needs to stop. They are driving this place out of business. The employees are doing the best they can with a very bad situation.



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