Siemens Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
793 Reviews
3.5
793 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  

    Standard German Corporate Life

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

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Reliable, experienced and talented coworkers.
    Excellent growth space if you work hard enough.
    In R&D department, most people have Ph.D. Degree.
    company encourages innovation.
    good work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is big, really big, so a lot of layers, information is not shared very well to everybody as we desired in US.
    have strict pay scale, and lower than industrial standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's just ok.

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

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's about the same as working for EDS, UGS, HP, and McDonald Douglas.

    Cons

    It's about the same as working for EDS, UGS, HP, and McDonald Douglas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new skills. it's a global organization that will let you transfer anywhere.

    Cons

    Each division is run differently. Some divisions are better to work for than others. Very lean organization. Hard to manage a good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great working environment

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

    I worked at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    Great working environment, company value and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    salary for intern is not so high. Other things are great for a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great opportunities, but lots of beaurocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    An excellent company with stable business and long term opportunities for career growth. As with any large company, you need to know where you want to go, otherwise you can get lost.

    Cons

    Huge company, giant matrices, can be tough to differentiate oneself in a crowded group. Sometimes difficult to work across business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight more for advancement opportunities for engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great internship

    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern
    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    It is what you make it

    Cons

    can be boring sometimes if you dont look for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard

  8.  

    Good work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Employers help and encourage each other. Good scope to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Limited learning opportunities. Work not very intelectually challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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