Siemens Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
793 Reviews
3.5
793 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
95 Ratings

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 48 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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  1.  

    Disappointing.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a job in today's economy.

    Cons

    Employees are treated as expendable. Communications from management are poor. People are encouraged to work hard to support the business but no one supports the people. Leaving is the best way to get a promotion or raise. Too much politics.

  2.  

    Outdated management but good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the vacation time is standard (2 weeks). There are 6 paid company holidays. The company is well recognized but with the amount of products Siemens makes it is hard to explain the divisions you work for.

    Cons

    The work environment is stuffy and outdated. Old office furniture, old computers, and a old mentality. The management typically promotes the people they like most, not the better candidates. They have slimmed down on management, however the managers that are left often forget about their people. It is difficult to be recognized for the work you do, and even harder to be promoted. If you are looking for a steady paycheck and a solid workflow, work here. If you are trying to advance and work your way up the company, look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the existing employees. Listen to the ideas. Bring in some younger people and allow them a chance in managerial roles. Talk to the managers and make sure they do their job and do it well. Most importantly create aptitude tests for incoming employees, far to many people pretend to know things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Big company and international oppurtunities

    Cons

    Poor management and growth unless you are German

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within current staff for promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company culture is outdated fro 50 years ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas

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

    Pros

    Internal mobility to other areas.
    Big brand to have in the CV.
    Structured processes (loads of them, if you love processes)

    Cons

    Salary strategy is to keep at the industry average - no more.
    That becomes a problem when they will not keep top players, if that incurs in paying him/her 15% more.
    Company strives in a unthinkable bureaucracy for the current days.
    Saw three cases of harassment in 4 years, which came to light, and management were not punished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management needs to be managed better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITO and PMO Office  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - ITO and PMO Office in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Educational opportunities are good, if you get a good manager

    Kaeser promotes and encourages diversity.

    Cons

    It's a crap shoot on getting a good manager. Management and solid direction is lacking. Constantly pulling the rug out from underneath its employees. And they promise much more than they can deliver.

    Mid to upper management do not follow Kaeser's example

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on some of your managers. Most all of them keep a "fall guy" on hand. And its usually the ones that have been around for a long time. Far too long in some cases.

    Kaeser would be ashamed if he knew what was going on in the PMO and ITO divisions. But utimately this is his responsibilty to know and correct the actions of these managers. But then again, there is that "fall guy" that they have ready to throw under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A rewarding experience at first but times have changed

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance flexibility
    Motivated and bright colleagues
    Free parking

    Cons

    No clear direction
    Constant requirement changes
    Commitments made to customers that have low probability of being delivered with quality or on time
    Quantity seems to be more important than quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality should be a priority!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    International company that do not care for IT US employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Mason, OH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Mason, OH

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

    Pros

    None there is nothing that comes to mind

    Cons

    watered down process that any person with no IT skills could be hired to perform which they moved offshore and letting go 1700 employees with no care in the world because they are headquartered in Germany so easy come easy go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    This was the worst job experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive, good balance between work and off time, decent benefits package

    Cons

    There wasn't enough to do in my particular department and many days I'd find myself bored looking for the end of the internet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of or modify their leadership programs, 6-month rotations are not long enough for people to learn much about their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good firm turned bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits were very good for a long time, Close to home, rewarding product lines and overall a enjoyable place to be for eight hours a day.

    Cons

    Leadership- every two years a nex group is brought in, changes everything, often changing things to the way they were before the last management team came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan, stick to it for more than six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Principal Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good office Environment. Little Work Expected.

    Cons

    Very Clickish. Advancement by Kissing Up to Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Career Path Going!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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