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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.  

    Great work environment. Excellent work ethics. Safety standards are maintained. Good compensation. . Nice work culture.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashik (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nashik (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Time of work is quite good. Great work environment. Excellent work ethics. Safety standards are maintained. Good compensation. . Nice work culture.

    Cons

    salary.Great work environment. Excellent work ethics. Safety standards are maintained. Good compensation. . Nice work culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is a solid company with solid values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Very respectful of employees.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in certain areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Interesting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - External Service in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - External Service in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Siemens as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Modern environment and very friendly to the worker

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy and and lot of members included in every single decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more flexible due to daily tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Perks

    • 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

    Can work from home, full access remotely to network

    Cons

    Can't move up unless you change positions and locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance employees to travel to locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    company in general

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    good payment, a true global organization and a true global player, very diverse and international,
    individual

    Cons

    if Top Management changes take place one should acknowledge and mantain more the good established things and only change the "unsuccessful" aspects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much internal restructuring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent Organisation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales & Strategy in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales & Strategy in Cologne (Germany)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    culture, management focus,work life balance

    Cons

    peer pressure, process inefficiencies, some politics

    Recommends
  8.  

    Very good place to work but salary is below market level

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    Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Good working environment, free transport and food

    Cons

    Very less salary, slow growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve the pay scale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Some parts are outstanding; others are bush league!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, training and workplace spirit are all excellent. LOTS of international exposure.

    Cons

    The global product strategy is just pitiful. Siemens strategy is put a square peg in a round hole, no matter what! Just keep pounding, it will eventually fit. Communications between operational units is very bad. (HQ -> regions OK) Any crumbs of creativity are beaten out of employees in the first few years. Either you go with the global product plan, or just give up and leave. Innovation anywhere but the EU is disregarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up! Your employees are not trying to steal from you. They really want Siemens to succeed, so LISTEN to what they have to say!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    My experience with Siemens was quite good overall. Compensation and challenges were great, leadership was pretty good, however pressures from HQ would sometime create issues for country business. Training was available to an extent, but most of it relied on your own initiative to request it, collaborate with others, or learn it on your own. The Managers and other staff were fantastic - experts in their own fields and quite professional across the board.

    Cons

    Company is in a constant state of restructuring resulting in thousands of people being laid off at a time. If a business segment doesn't perform, or has a poor potential it will likely be sold off, or closed down. HQ and a matrix management structure can create confusion, conflict and a significant layer of bureaucracy to navigate. Depending on financial performance, priorities may change very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff and fight for them. Would like to see more emphasis in sustainability offerings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work but limited career progression

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Worked there as a Graduate Software Tester. Great people to work with. Amazing work culture and office environment. Very conveniently located in Oxford next to the station. Good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Career progression very limited. Need to work for quite a few years before you're considered for a promotion. Not paid very well too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a good relationship with your staff and encourage them to grow in their careers instead of simply plodding along.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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