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Siemens Reviews in Malvern, PA

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
843 Reviews
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Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 74 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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    Siemens Medical Solutions Intern

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    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Very hands on internship with real responsibilities and deadlines. It very much gives you a sense of what it is like to work for a large MNC. Coworkers are friendly and inclusive so its easy to meet people.

    Cons

    takes a while to get a laptop and get on the system for new hires. that's my only complaint.

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

    Difficult environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    There is a very smart and dedicated team of employees that works for Siemens Medical Solutions. It is easy to see the level of passion and commitment they have to living the mission of finding solutions to improve human health.

    Cons

    There are too many 'chiefs.' Every business unit has a CEO, geographies have a CEO - it's crazy! Once you get in, great. But there is little movement from within. Also, it is all about the numbers instead of applying common sense to a situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have an obligation to develop and retain internal talent. Siemens is at risk of losing many good people because your hiring managers look for the easy fix instead of devoting time to developing an internal employee. You must change this culture! Also, it would bode well to streamline management, have less 'chiefs' but hold people more accountable for the decisions made within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership is horrible and employee are not treated fairly!

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Still the best in technology in medical domain, better and stronger than Philips, especially GE in Innovation!

    Cons

    There are a lot of middle level managers useless and ready to take advantages on employees. There is no much leaderhip in local management. Credits can be taken by managers or some senior colleagues. Collaboration internal and external is a big issue. Employee satisfication rate is low!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HArd Work Pays Off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is big enough that if you are unhappy in your role or with your manager you can switch.

    Cons

    If you want to apply for a new role executive approval is needed for a raise higher than 15%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ugh where do I begin?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Accepting this Internship offer was one of the worst decisions of my life!!!!

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Purchasing Intern in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain & Purchasing Intern in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    There were none except maybe their cafe.

    Cons

    1) The entire department is talking behind interns if one doesn't submit work on time or makes any mistake..... I was here for descent challenge but they expect new interns to know everything without any clear instructions..Absolutely brutal.
    2) You better know Excel inside out....above advanced skills to survive here.
    3) If you're not meeting their expectations they will kick you out....this is the first time I ever saw a company kick out interns which i find ridiculous.
    4) The most unprofessional place I have ever seen, Senior Directors and managers cursing out on regular basis but it didn't bother me.
    5) The internship was just horrible especially the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Summer Intern at the Infrastructure IT Management Team

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern At the Infrastructure IT Management Team in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern At the Infrastructure IT Management Team in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Multinational 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.

    Cons

    Very 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    R&D internship at Siemens Medical

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    Former Employee - Intern in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Malvern, PA

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Helpful

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    Former Employee - Testing in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Testing in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Too many meetings
    Too many approvals needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Going in the right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales are down. Morale is low. Everyone is trying to be useful and look as busy as possible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Medical benefits (why else would you put up with this garbage?)

    Cons

    Micro-managing managers. Top heavy upper management. No vision. Too many seasoned employees who've outgrown their usefulness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your direct reports - they're in the trenches all day and know what's going on. Think outside of the box!! Be flexible with your direct reports....nobody wants to work for an a-hole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bright people being under-utilized

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Very smart and talented employees. Lower level management is fair.

    Cons

    Very poor staffing decisions made in the past year or two, causing imbalance in some areas. Hiring from across the globe was forced and is foundering, driving up customer dissatisfaction with language barriers and poor product knowledge. Development areas were cut too much, with model bugs sitting for years without resolution. Silos between groups blocks sharing of vital information. Every group is only interested in their own metrics. Some teams are treated poorly, like servants, by other Siemens groups. Too many high-paying administrative positions are being filled, while vital customer-driven positions are cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees before making decisions. Don't treat them like children.

    Approves of CEO

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