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Siemens Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
1,010 Reviews
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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.  

    Review

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    The company is very modern and innovative.

    Cons

    They do not bring on as many recent grads as one would anticipate.

  2.  

    Comfortable place to work but career progression is very dependent on networking.

    • 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

    Generally pleasant company and useful products. Management are 360 reviewed by staff and subordinate satisfaction is good. It's pretty easy going and low stress. A lot of people stay longer than perhaps they should because the working environment is comfortable. The emphasis on networking for career progression means that people do try to get on with each other.

    Cons

    In the UK a lot of the finance work is better described as "shared service centre" work, which is likely less valuable to your career than what other employers can offer. Be very careful in job interviews that you establish exactly what the job is - job descriptions rarely state that a role is for a shared service centre and quite a few accountants are disappointed by what they find.

    Networkers get promoted much faster than everyone else (HR even gave a presentation on the importance of networking for career progression) - "yes" men do well but there's not necessarily a need to be an extrovert. Only vertical promotions tend to happen due to the need to network. To get into another division you would likely need to be extremely personable and know the hiring manager through networking. Most jobs have someone lined up so there's little point in applying blindly to other divisions. All career progression is through applying to jobs, there is no automatic career progression at all (even for school leavers progressing through accountancy exams).

    Extroverts may consider the office environment a bit dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on but ensure shared service centres jobs are being fairly advertised and address the lack of career progression for those who don't want to be constantly networking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Perks we great.
    Flexible work hours.
    Good work life balance
    Great pay for intern

    Cons

    Not much training and help with career development from upper leadership
    Culture very tough and results driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    easy going experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    you will have enough time to manage your personal life with work balance.

    Cons

    no challanges.easy going experience. some dirty politics by local people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job in a clean way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It is an good company to work for as it has one of the best processes and systems hoewever ambitious person should plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager Human Resources in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexi Timings, Canteen, Transport and good work culture

    Cons

    Very slow to adopt the market needs . Competetors always surge ahead. Too much petty politics off late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an proper eye for talent aquisition. Outsource the same to professional consultants . Aim for right candidate for right job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    diversified work culture, exposure to multiple domains

    Cons

    technical learning and development for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Greate place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a Software Engineer (Industry Customer Services) in Veracruz
    It's a good company to start. It has a great work-life balance with some exceptions.
    Good projects to develop the professional experience.
    Great benefits, flexible work hours, if you are looking for a very stable job, this is the company for you, the will look out for you and try to keep you trained and taking courses regularly.
    Lots of training and self study material.

    Cons

    The salary is less compared with other customer service companies. (It )
    The benefits only apply to "key personnel"(personal con base en la compañia) and it is slow to get this by the bureaucracy (5-8 years)
    Large company means lots of bureaucracy, hard to move to upper positions because the decisions are made in Germany
    Company.
    Restructuring it is very common.
    30 - 60 dollars per day as project engineer Jr

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

    Good company, you need to earn your opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Lots of projects, departments. If you perform well, there are lots of opportunities for learning and depending on team, travel too

    Cons

    Quality of work depends on team. Lots of legacy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring smart people by paying them better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company has got name from outsiders, good learning but lot of politics from higher management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Very good learning uses latest tools for development
    2. Opportunity to work with experienced people
    3. Follows systematic way of development

    Cons

    1. More politics from the higher management
    2. Work culture is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put too much pressure on the junior employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company, but big multinational means you can get lost easily

    • 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

    Great benefits, large company means lots of opportunity to move up and around

    Cons

    Large company means lots of bureaucracy, hard to move into upper positions if you're not German

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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