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Good learning experience

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Siemens

Pros

- open-minded management who were open to integrating new employees into decision-making process and looking for input on new ideas

Cons

A lot of office politics (although that might have been a location-specific issue).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

engage with staff more.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great support from the systems. Everything in place. Exceptionally good employee benefits.

    Cons

    Rigid and do not promote much "thinking out of the box". Minimal chance of exploring other posts within the company and do not allow internal transfer to overseas job opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career advancement plan for the employees instead of just trying to keep everyone happy in their position forever.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Worked as a Software Developer for 1.5 years

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)

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

    Pros

    Excellent working environment within the team; development team is well guarded from outside interference by the company's inherent hierarchical structure; excellent pay raises in the first few years your starting your career (40%, 20%, ...); workgroup was very open to new ideas even from someone fresh out of university; a great place to start your career; excellent work/life balance;

    Cons

    Working environment gets very formal very fast as soon as you start contacting outside your own team; low starting salaries compared to the rest of the IT industry (which is inevitable given the large pay raises you get in the first years); performance appraisal and evaluations is tampered with by the financial staff, since evaluation is directly tied to bonuses; IT is a extremely small share of the company's business, so don't expect "change-the-world" projects;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The very formal environment may be appropriate for some of Siemens' other industries but for IT it seems very out of place compared to IT-exclusive companies; have a better starting salary and cut on first/second year raises, nobody wants to be paid minimum wage for 6 months so that they can be raised to a value below industry standards anyway

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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