Siemens Corp Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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Siemens Corp CEO Joe Kaeser
Joe Kaeser
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Pros
  • Work life Balance, Long term values (in 8 reviews)

  • excellent working environment, employee friendly flexible timings (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Strategic change takes place every 3 - 5 years, lots of bureaucracy, Germany rules all - the US is the tail of the dog (in 3 reviews)

  • Work Life balance can be inproved (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A good place to work in a research oriented environment

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    Former Employee - Temporary Technical Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Temporary Technical Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Siemens Corp

    Pros

    A workplace with very diverse workforce, where different groups work on innovative solutions (mostly R&D) for business needs.

    Cons

    Projects and work depends on the business needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good company to work for. Excellent work environment, strong benefits, good flexibility...overall good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist

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

    Pros

    Work environment, benefits, flexibility, work-life balance are the best qualities.

    Cons

    Communication, training, advancement could be improved dramatically. Office politics often limit opportunities to those who do not "fit into" the fraternity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate welfare is out of control and has been for years. Business trips should be justified in this era of cyber-communication. Advancement should be encouraged and supported better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. A review from a senior employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Corp

    Pros

    flexible working schedules, interesting and intellectual challenging work, very smart colleagues, direct impact on the market, individualized contribution and achievements, reasonable training opportunities

    Cons

    long working hour and high pressure, limited personal growth space and promotion, limited perks, very frequent structural change with unknown benefits, high turn-over rate

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Research Intern

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    The scientists are extremely talented. Great people, people are nice and friendly. Good work-life balance. Quite a few social events were organized.

    Cons

    Benefits package and compensation was not very good. Research is more towards application/products and short-term. Need to give better computers to interns. No free food.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work if your in the right department

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. Senior Management met often with employees keeping them engaged what was coming up.

    Cons

    Throwing people and other departments 'under the bus' was frequent. Some people have been there too long and need attitude adjustments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill more of a team environment and do not put up with bashing other departments. Maybe bring in some consultants to help with people skills and team building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Siemens Corp is a great place to work

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Drafter
    Former Intern - Mechanical Drafter

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

    Pros

    The facility was very clean. The employees were very friendly. It was a very rewarding experience to work for a company like Siemens.

    Cons

    The challenges were the learning curves which made the job very interesting and rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not deny former employees a second chance to work for Siemens.
    Sometime we let simple things deny us great opprtunities. Once we step back and reassess
    the oportunity after some time has passed we then realize the mistake we made

    Recommends
  8. Working at Siemens gave me a great opportunity to advance my mechanical skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Corp

    Pros

    Room for advancement was always present.

    Cons

    Working for Port Authority. To many bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come check out the facilities more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Geezer World

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens Corp full-time

    Pros

    Some positions are involved in cutting edge industries.
    Benefits are excellent.
    Layoffs are very rare, getting fired is extremely rare.
    Little is expected, you can spend part of the day working on side jobs. Some have done little for more than a decade.
    Lots of free time for self-training.
    Some people have home offices.
    Some people have flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Pin-headed accountants make business decisions.
    Some managers will screw customers as much as possible.
    A UAW jobs bank would be a process improvement. Some employees are void of ability and personality but never get moved from "Show no work" to "No show no work".
    Managers say they won't fire people because the position will not get refilled, or if it does, it will be with a hack consultant who is probably an illegal alien.
    Employees have to work with hack illegal alien consultants from companies owned by the family of management.
    Management utilizes glassdoor for employee surveys.
    Outsiders make fun of the outdated equipment Siemens gives their employees to use.
    A lot of software is pirated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let accountants make business decisions.
    Fire at least 5% of employees annually.
    Allow positions of fired employees to be refilled with employees.
    Fire unproductive employees and their manager, and the manager's manager.
    Don't hire illegal aliens.
    Fire managers that utilize illegal aliens and the manager's manager.
    Let a consulting company hire new employees, managers at Siemens are very insecure and will not hire the best applicant.
    Don't utilize consultant companies that are owned by the family of Siemens employees. Or at a minimum, let non-family owned companies compete for business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. All depends on the management

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Glasgow, DE
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Glasgow, DE

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

    Pros

    If you have a competent management (which includes Directors) it's a great experience, however, there are some horrible managers and there is no recourse for their bad treatment/behavior.

    Cons

    f you have a competent management (which includes Directors) it's a great experience, however, there are some horrible managers there and there is no recourse for their bad treatment/behavior.
    Human Resource will do absolutely nothing for you.
    Amazed how bad their technology and data integrity was-a lot of manual work with complex analyses.
    Lack of processes, procedures and communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and value your employees-don't treat them like crap!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Siemens

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Encouraging new Executive Leadership with Joe Kaeser

    Cons

    Recently de-listed from NY Stock Exchange

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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