Siemens Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
819 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 73 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Once was a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good industry and it will continue to grow.

    Cons

    They lost focus on employees and customers as the key to success.. Epic and Cerner do not have a better product but customer are happy with the performance of the product they get at a good cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    temps training other temps

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    over time between Jan to Sept

    Cons

    down time Sept to Jan has to lay off many every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    I cant think of anything.

    Cons

    Kills your opportunity to grow as an Engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Does not take care of their people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewards, good amount of benefits

    Cons

    management is self-serving and only care about the bottom dollar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better middle managers who care about their employees and not about money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No growth or training for employees. You have to brown nose to get anywhere. HR says leave the company for growth!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Services in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Services in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. Clean work environment. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Management is not responsible and does not take ownership. You have to be related to them or their drinking buddy to get ahead. No training to grow within the company. The Management acts as if they care only during the time when survey's are conducted.
    Upper management turns a blind eye towards this and when HR is addressed in regards to promotion and growth they say we have to look outside Siemens and come back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take ownership and work like it is a career. Train and identify talent to be the next manager within Siemens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very poor work ethics and quality,

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biochemist I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Biochemist I in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good friendly workers
    Pleasant working area

    Cons

    Very little to no raises or bonuses
    Upper management is very uncaring and neglectful
    Blame is easily transferred to lower employees
    Employee turn over rate average is 6 months to 1 year
    Career development is not possible
    Education is irrelevant to status
    Job title is not applicable to work load
    Over abundance of management per worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduction of upper management. Proper work adjustment associated to title

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not the type of company I want to be a part of

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Participant
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Participant

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits
    Value Knowledge
    Work with a lot of smart engineers

    Cons

    What came across to me most was a "if you can't make it, fake it" culture. You were given numbers you were expected to hit and even management would tell you that if the team couldn't hit the numbers (because they were often a bad standard made by people who didn't understand the process) then you needed to find a way to make it look like you did.

    In my opinion they also came across has having 0 loyalty. I was in a program for up and coming leaders that they spent quite a bit of money on. I left because after going on unnecessary company trips and outings we would go back to facilities and watch people get laid off. I knew that if that was what they were teaching upcoming management was ok in their company - I wanted nothing to do with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging the individual contributors by making decisions on their numbers from a different country - or if you do, listen to reason when they tell you its not possible. You are only hurting yourself but creating a culture where it is better that they lie to you about the numbers. Can't figure out why your savings never seem to match the numbers your teams are reporting? That's why!

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

    Accepting this Internship offer was one of the worst decisions of my life!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Purchasing Intern in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Purchasing Intern in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There were none except maybe their cafe.

    Cons

    1) The entire department is talking behind interns if one doesn't submit work on time or makes any mistake..... I was here for descent challenge but they expect new interns to know everything without any clear instructions..Absolutely brutal.
    2) You better know Excel inside out....above advanced skills to survive here.
    3) If you're not meeting their expectations they will kick you out....this is the first time I ever saw a company kick out interns which i find ridiculous.
    4) The most unprofessional place I have ever seen, Senior Directors and managers cursing out on regular basis but it didn't bother me.
    5) The internship was just horrible especially the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Sales are down. Morale is low. Everyone is trying to be useful and look as busy as possible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefits (why else would you put up with this garbage?)

    Cons

    Micro-managing managers. Top heavy upper management. No vision. Too many seasoned employees who've outgrown their usefulness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your direct reports - they're in the trenches all day and know what's going on. Think outside of the box!! Be flexible with your direct reports....nobody wants to work for an a-hole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostile work environment and internal "mob" structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    the company has "good" benefits

    Cons

    you can guarantee that you will be underappreciated
    overworked
    micromanaged
    job security is low
     internal "mob" structure based on internal favoritism that makes the people who are "out of network" to leave
    For every 1 person that actualy works there are at least 5-6 managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up your minds and simplify the processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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