Siemens
3.4 of 5 683 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.4 683 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunities to fix any one of the many broken processes.

ConsDon't expect positive change overnight, there is a lot of problems, especially in the healthcare sector. Many changes have come and gone with little overall improvements taking hold.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the work environment, instead of cutting 10% of the workforce annually to bring in fresh worker bees that you will eventually wear out and toss aside.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Size & Quality of management prevents them from being the technical company they were.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStability. People are rarely fired, even for poor performance. Management is never fired or demoted only shuffled into different positions. If you want a mediocre international career for 40 years and can say "yes" to everything asked of you, this is the place for you.

Cons401K (a match of 6%) and Medical (50% contribution) lags behind their competitors and even smaller companies. Paid vacation is average (start at 15 days a year). Management is horrible! I had five managers I was responsible to for one project. They were not flexible regarding work times even during family medical issues. I received requests from management not to document off-process conditions and procedures as well as "to do whatever necessary" to meet certain deliverable dates including violating Siemens' own procedures.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime for some serious G&A reductions! The company is no longer a true technical innovator; listen to their advertisements: "40% of our employees have technical jobs" & "PARTNERING" with companies to develop the innovations of tomorrow. Completely remove deadbeat managers and start treating your employees like you care. There are some really intelligent and hardworking people still at the company, but you will lose them all quickly if you don't give them the recognition and development they deserve and continue a culture of cronyism.

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

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Terrible experience! Would not recomend worknig for this company!

Accounting (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI have yet to find any good reasons to work at this company. No work life balance, managers make poor decisions, poor leadership, salaries are low, constant change and it is never for the good. No growth potential, unless you are located in the Alpharetta office, then you have a chance for job growth.

ConsThis company likes to change every 6 months and never gives current change a chance to develope. They are always looking to out source jobs. People are walking on egg shells all the time not sure if they will be out sourced. The managers in Corporate accounting are terrible! Thought process is old school and they cannot think outside the box. Siemens claims to be a big advocate for breast cancer, too bad the managers do not share that same belife. My manager violated FMLA and the director allowed this to happen. Even worse HR turned a blind eye to what was going on. My advice to any working in accounting, stay away from this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire or move on and let someone experienced take over your position.

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

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Product Manager (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSize of the company.
International exposure.
Some of the products the company offer are top quality/performance.

ConsManagement is too centralized. No clear career path.
Very week and pro company HR department.
Profitability is coming due to salary/bonus reduction.
Very negative internal moral.
Many good people leaving the company due to low salary/compensation/relationship with senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange and evolve. The new world does not allow micro management anymore.

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

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Lack of leadership and focus on personnel

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Syracuse, NY

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSalary and compensation are good not great

ConsNo work life balence. More concerned with quantity not quality and everyone is noticing, both employees and customers alike.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on quality

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

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An Education

Plant Manager (Former Employee)
Woodward, OK

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA lot of opportunity for overtime, due to constant manpower shortage. A chance to prove yourself without proper recognition. Allowed to have responsibility without the authority to perform required duties.

ConsWill drop you without a second thought. Double standards for upper management and all those below. A lot of talk about management wanting to support but no action to follow. Many managers that cannot make a decision in a timely manner. Overall a lack of support from senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop having a standard for management that is different from those below you. Remember the blue collars are the foundation of your success. Senior management is so focused on the next step in the career, they lose focus on the people that make them successful.

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

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Once was a great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens for more than 10 years

ProsGood industry and it will continue to grow.

ConsThey lost focus on employees and customers as the key to success.. Epic and Cerner do not have a better product but customer are happy with the performance of the product they get at a good cost.

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

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temps training other temps

Assembler (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than a year

Prosover time between Jan to Sept

Consdown time Sept to Jan has to lay off many every year

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens full-time

ProsI cant think of anything.

ConsKills your opportunity to grow as an Engineer.

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

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Does not take care of their people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

ProsRewards, good amount of benefits

Consmanagement is self-serving and only care about the bottom dollar

Advice to Senior ManagementHire better middle managers who care about their employees and not about money

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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