Siemens Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
777 Reviews

3.5
777 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable workplace, no benefit to taking career risk.

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

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

    Pros

    - Solid benefits
    - Stable (I've never head of a layoff, even from people that have been there for decades)
    - Good work-life balance, no one will breathe down your neck to make you work, that must come from within you.
    - Perfect job for someone in their early 40s with family responsibilities and impending college costs.

    Cons

    It is a Very big company, which means:
    - Difficult to know if you are really having an impact.
    - Difficult to stand out and move up. You won't win friends with innovative methods, there is already a triple-reviewed standard workflow that must be followed.
    - If you are young, hungry, and motivated, this is not the best place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design decisions should come from the bottom-level people directly, not the mid-level managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Intern

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

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch once a week, not a lot of work, looks good on resume

    Cons

    No training, very disorganized with interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Siemens Russia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Very stable company with high organizational culture

    Cons

    Sometimes too many restrictions and difficulty in internal processes

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    A great opportunity to work with superior colleagues, and do some real good in the world.

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

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

    Pros

    You will generally work with the best people in the business and have an opportunity for world travel depending on your role in the organization.

    Cons

    The glacial pace of enacting change due to the thick levels of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach! Apply LEAN concepts to each level of the organization including the support layers. See what you come up with for value adders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Siemens Management Consulting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Very well positioned inside Siemens

    Cons

    Not very international firm .

  7.  

    The most eye-opening and positive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Growth
    work-life balance
    Management
    Allows employees to get paid for ideas that benefit the company

    Cons

    There is a loop hole in certain processes, but lets be realistic, that is with any company you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Network Engineer

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

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Good company for working in China, not bad benefit and good working place. Anyway it is good to work here.

    Cons

    Some people are lazy. A lot of processes in every single works / request

    Recommends
  9.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Advancement opportunities available for any department

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    Too many decision makers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have clear goals

  10.  

    Good Working Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and opportunites to grow

    Cons

    Lack of Involvement from Senior Management

  11.  

    good to work as start point of your career

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

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

    Pros

    the business is quite stable, and they give relatively decent pay, standard process

    Cons

    less dynamic compared to those fast growing companies, the space of promotion is limited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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