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Siemens Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
866 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 77 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (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.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    benefits, opportunities, locations, workload, pto

    Cons

    pay, management, training, tools, resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers on what they can add/do not who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, solving real world problem, good work life balance

    Siemens (especially R&D divisions) is full of smart people who are top experts in their fields. For starters with engineering background it's a great place to learn technology and business. It also has a friendly company culture with nice and friendly people. If you are interested, you can learn a lot how big corporation function and pick up quite a few people skills. Work life balance is great. Very internationally diverse so you can meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Benefits, slow pace, processes

    Like most big corporations, there are too many management layers but it's been improving. Benefits is only OK and first-line engineers definitely deserves more. For the four years I've been here I've seen two major re-organizations. During each many people left for other places. Yet there didn't seem much change that address employee's concerns. Each year financial targets are cascaded all the way from CEO down to each employee and employee's voice has been hardly heard or cared about. There has been almost no support to guide personal career growth. Lately there's a lot of focus on processes and it's very distracting. Employees gets projects assigned and have to fill in time cards for every hour to record where they spent on each day. Managers will chase after you if anything has gone over the budget or slow - this is just plain wrong for R&D environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat first-line employees fairly with better benefits. Listen to their voices. Empower them to be creative. Have dedicated people take care of processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    stable, large company if you do want a easy life.

    Cons

    Hard to make a self improvement, hard to communicate with HR, which are all located remotely in Florida

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    System analyst with Healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and creative. they were able to make fit whatever was given to them. It's what kept me there.

    Cons

    The pressure to get product out the door did not always consider best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, they know the truth and what's best in the situation.

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

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work group and employee rapport

    Cons

    compensation could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Accounting & Controlling Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is flexible and understanding. Casual Fridays with free breakfast. Ability to work from home 1 or 2 days a week, depending on the department. Hours are flexible as well, but the level of flexibility depends on your manager.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be much of a possibility to move up in the company. Each department has a set head count which is low. From what I know, the only way to advance your position in the company is to actively seek openings in other Siemens companies since openings do not seem to be common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship was okay... - your experience could vary depending upon many variables

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good pay for an internship
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Mostly awesome coworkers who were knowledgeable, fun to work with, and mostly willing to help
    -A very interesting company that has many business units around the world
    -Global mobility opportunities
    -Fairly good work/life balance
    -Cool from the outside looking in

    Cons

    -Too many business units and locations ( You never know where you'll be placed as an intern )
    -Poor development of interns at sites that aren't headquarters or large offices
    -Typical large company problems (poor communication between departments, offices, too many layers of mgmt, etc.)
    -Lack of work from time to time (and yes this is a problem, esp for interns trying to learn by doing)
    -Outdated management practices
    -Top down approach to everything
    -Not so cool from the inside looking out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at managing people. You're a world-class engineering and manufacturing company, however you need a better talent pipeline and development of those who are non-engineers for interns and employees of all levels. Competitors are better at this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved the co-workers, but the engineers were horrible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drive Technician in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Drive Technician in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Co-workers were great and the benefits were good.

    Cons

    The pay was horrible for a Drive Technician. Engineers were located at a different location, so we could not always communicate when things didn't fit or work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people better and give them engineers that are there locally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Laid back internship, wasn't given enough work for most days. Projects ended up mostly being busy work

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, decent money.

    Cons

    Possibly the most dry corporate culture you can imagine. You don't get to work with teams that often, usually just sent off to do your own assignment.

  11.  

    Great place for recent graduates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Biochemist in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Biochemist in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Not a good choice if you are an established scientist

    Cons

    Promotions are too quick and almost everyone gets them. Seen many individuals promoted when they dont understand the fundamentals of science.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to retain your talented scientist

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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