Siemens Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
778 Reviews

3.5
778 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
87 Ratings

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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.  

    It was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

    Cons

    Felt as if you were a number not a name overall

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Diverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

    Cons

    average salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life Changing

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Siemens is chocked-full of top-talent and world-class management. The leadership development candidate program (LDP) is amazing. I worked with approximately 20 of the LDPs and they were almost all top-talent. Siemens has access to capital and incredible infrastructure at its disposal. The project management and engineering institutions are remarkable. The Siemens Production System is a top-notch program ran by top-talent who really understand lean and this is improving productivity. With 167 of rich history Siemens is one of the best companies in the world. The Worcester, MA facility has some of the best people I've ever worked with and the culture there is truly amazing. With Joe Kaeser at the helm I think Siemens will excel in the 21st Century. I would return to Siemens at the drop of the hat for the right opportunity.

    Cons

    Siemens is a financial institution not an engineering or project management firm. As a matter of course they tend to mismanage M&A programs. This is especially apparent in the way they delved into the mechanical world (VAI and Flender) and didn't foster them to the extent necessary to ensure the success of the mechanical units (all of VAI and the US part of Flender). Also they divested their IT business and sold to ATOS which stressed IT services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study Toyota. Focus on quality (real quality not just QA). Eat, breathe, live lean.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience for a student

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Siemens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, relaxed project deadlines, constructive projects, deal with Enterprise for cheap car-rentals.

    Cons

    Not so great monthly income, after-internship job opportunities is not great, somewhat poor management skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    changes over the past few years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    lot of resources and options

    Cons

    work life balance is not good

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Generator Tech
    Current Employee - Generator Tech

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

    Pros

    Great pay and Quality people.

    Cons

    Being away from Family, No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some of your part timers with more years to be hired fulltime ,Before you hire others.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked as an intern at Siemens

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    People are very smart. The environment is good.

    Cons

    Some time the project is too tight.

  9.  

    Outdated Equipment

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    Former Employee - Pick and Pack  in  Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Pick and Pack in Southaven, MS

    I worked at Siemens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pros is that the system is very efficient.

    Cons

    The con is that have robots to help the system to move faster and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to mangement set goals and so that the employee can work up to the effeicted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great, engineering-driven company

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focus on engineering
    Opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Many of the decisions made in Germany for US market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work most of the time

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the people were great to work with and had great professional and friendships with them for a long time

    Cons

    Too large of an organization, being one of the largest in the world, corporate was always coming out with new policies that weren't always in sync with other policies coming out of corporate that we had to implement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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