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Siemens Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.4 752 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(77 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    I gained valuable internship and team experiences working on projects of my interest.

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Buffalo Grove, IL

    ProsGreat team - my boss and mentor helped me throughout my internship and have maintained communication with me.

    ConsWould love return to work there, but there isn't a lot of availability. The retention program could be stronger.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee the con

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Excellent career development opportunities and support from executive management for those who produce the results

    Director, Engineering (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    Pros(1) Conglomerate
    (2) Broad portfolio of products
    (3) Excellent career development opportunities and support from executive management for those who produce the results
    (4) Encourage international assignments
    (5) Great management
    (6) Excellent culture

    Cons(1) Large size obviously means decisions /actions can take time

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in your people

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    Summer Intern at the Infrastructure IT Management Team

    Summer Intern At the Infrastructure IT Management Team (Former Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsMultinational global company.
    A real experience of how corporate world is.
    Friendly employees.
    Very professional.
    A chance to be exposed to experience in different fields within the company.
    A chance to work internationally.

    ConsVery hard daily commute (From Philadelphia).
    Too many protocols to go through before a decision is made (expected).
    Get used to hearing a lot of German from your cube.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    R&D internship at Siemens Medical

    Intern (Former Employee) Malvern, PA

    Pros- There are smart managers, leaders in their field who want interns to learn and grow
    - Market leading technology, especially in hardware
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Great social program with other interns

    Cons- Interns get limited exposure to real-world projects for confidentiality reasons
    - The workplace is process driven, with bureaucratic HR
    - Interns were given limited technical resources.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ive worked a lot of @%$# jobs... This is not one of them

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) Madison, WI

    ProsPersonal use of company car. 2 weeks paid vacation plus 5 floating holidays on top of normal holidays to start. Out on the road to long?... stop and have a meal and get a room on Siemens, no questions asked. Yearly review of management that holds weight on managements review.

    ConsPay raises are slow, but starting pay compensates.. Occasional unplanned OT, but made up for in the weeks I work 30-35 hours and still get paid for 40.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone really.. My manager kicks @$$. Not sure for what to change above him...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work for.

    Automated Machine Operator (Former Employee) Exeter, NH

    ProsExcellent management team. I observed ongoing innovation and continuous product improvement during my employment.

    ConsAt times internal communication within departments is slow to reach those who the message is intended for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking to the future for growth opportunities - keep your focus on Asia

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Helpful

    Testing (Former Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsGreat work environment
    Opportunities to grow

    ConsToo many meetings
    Too many approvals needed

    Advice to Senior ManagementGoing in the right direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company / Great People / Great Products / Mediocre Management

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Hoffman Estates, IL

    Pros- Siemens MI is probably the best team in the entire industry that pioneered technologies in the past but also continues to push the envelope in the future
    - Long term partnerships to key opinion leaders
    - great benefits and good work / life balance

    Cons- current management team lacks vision and leadership experience and is destroying what was build up over the last 10 years
    - lack of decision making and micro management delays projects and drives the best people out the door
    - lost a lot of the customer focus we had back 5 years ago when we were celebrating some of our biggest achievements and successes

    Advice to Senior ManagementPack your stuff up and move back to Germany!

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    This is how it's supposed to be

    Fire and Security Technician (Current Employee) Pensacola, FL

    ProsI guess that the deciding factor that makes Siemens a great place to work probably depends largely on the person running the branch. I used to read these reviews, and would come across one like I am about to write and say to myself, "I hate that guy". But since I have been here ( seven months) I actually look foreward to coming to work again. Here at my branch we have Complete professional freedom when it comes to scheduling your work, and how you perform your work. I mean, who knows about the tasks to be done, and how to coordinate them with the customer better than the person that does it every day? I came from SimplexGrinnell, and after ten years of seing how they did things, I can assure you that running a branch office how this one is being ran is the reason that our customer ratings here are WORLD CLASS. Period. We have a very talented team, and our growth rate here is unbelievable. But here's the catch; you have to be the kind of person that can get things done, and not the type who is not motivated and just lets stuff fall through the cracks.

    ConsVery little feedback from management about job performance (good or bad).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Keep letting us do what we do without micro-managing us. You get ALOT more productivity out of us this way because we stay happier. And when we are happier, we do a ton more than what is required of us. Common sense, huh? My last employer just could'nt grasp that concept, though. And it rotted the office from the inside out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place but on a downwards trend

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Hoffman Estates, IL

    Pros- great people
    - innovation driven (in the past)
    - good colaborations with customers

    Cons- management changes in 2009 and 2010 were disruptive
    - new executive team takes way too long to make decisions
    - way too many German Executives, hire from within!

    Advice to Senior Management- don't kill what we all built up over the last 10 years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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