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Siemens Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
972 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Good company, you need to earn your opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Good environment
    Work life balance
    Liberal policies

    Cons

    Not good salary
    Less package for fresher
    Partiality
    Less hike
    Nothing more con's are there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to differentiate and recognise good perfprmer

  9.  

    Engineering Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Erlangen (Germany)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Erlangen (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technologies that are relevant to our everyday lives

    Cons

    Quality of internship program vary depending on division, department and coaches involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective in retaining interns, but more qualitative in the educational programs you offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 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

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