Siemens Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
822 Reviews
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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.  

    A great place to make a name for myself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Leadership Development Program Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Leadership Development Program Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is massive and delves into about anything you can think of. I studied finance and didn't really know exactly what I wanted to do, this was a great place to dive in and decide whether I wanted to work in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, etc. Office culture is young an exciting. The intern class is from all over the country and they certainly encourage working at offices outside of you hometown to stretch out.

    Cons

    The interview is not easy, even a standard behavioral interview will have some tough questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting research opportunities with talented people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many good co-workers to learn from
    Interesting research projects

    Cons

    Restrictive IT policies made work frustrating
    Remote location

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is nice place to work on

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good location to start the career. I recommend people to work here

    Cons

    Lower payment, sometime, career path is narrow and you have to change to other company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Siemens

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work like balance. Good PTO benefits.

    Cons

    Poor lower Management. Expensive benefit plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life Changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Leadership Development Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern in Iselin, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good work being done, was able to get experience with Excel. Was exposed to some good work material. Very easy going culture.

    Cons

    Little oversight and some of the work at times was dull and not too exciting. Some of the management was not helpful in changing the program and didn't know some of the information. At times they did not care or want to fix the problem. Exit interviews were not coducted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more structure to program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Siemens full-time (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
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience for a student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than an 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
  11.  

    Great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Generator Tech
    Current Employee - Generator Tech

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (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

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