Siemens PLM Software

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Siemens PLM Software Reviews in Cypress, CA

Updated March 11, 2014
Updated March 11, 2014
187 Reviews

3.6
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Pros
  • When it comes to work/life balance Siemens is extremely understanding (in 15 reviews)

  • Good work culture and healthy work environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of the pros are found at most companies now a days, no career growth due to low turn over (in 8 reviews)

  • No career path for technical field support personnel like myself who don't want to enter management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of PLM Software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Save working environment, Access to further education, If you are flexible you can work at any place of this world.

    Cons

    Siemens PLM is part of Siemens AG and underneath the Industry Automation. Therefore it can not act always at it wants to. Siemens is a big family, and if other divisions struggle all the others have to deal with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot at first, then it slowed down...a lot

    Former Employee - SharePoint Intern  in  Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - SharePoint Intern in Cypress, CA

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was able to learn many new software platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, HTML, and CSS very quickly even though I did not know anything about them ahead of time. Tons of autonomy in everyday tasks.

    Cons

    Team was located around the world, so no real interaction with people in the office besides my boss. After a while, my boss who was one level below the CIO became very busy and was not able to provide me input on my assignments as frequently as needed.

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    Be aware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    Pros

    Very technical group of truly brilliant minds. Have learned much from other professionals in the building.

    Cons

    Very limited upward mobility, Company benefits are pretty weak. The HR deprtment is mostly gone from visibility with no useful interaction with the employees. The company now has no sick time, everyone gets an extra five days of Paid Time Off with no regard to time with the company. Short Term disability is required for anything beyong five days at 95% of pay. After eight weeks, goes to 55% of pay and you then have to pay for you own insurance. Pretty crumby for young mothers or folks fighting big illnesses like cancer. HR is a sad joke, they are not to be trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to not let employees be pigeon-holed into jobs. And really need to improve the quality of the benefits package (sick time, HR support, retirement benefits). And need to truly pay for performance and not just mouth the words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good as a last job before retirement, waste of time for younger folks

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Various  in  Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Cypress, CA

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable job, very very nice colleagues, some jobs have good exposure to multiple industries, flexible work schedule for software developers, low expectations from employees. It is a great place to work if you are closer to 50 and your goal is just to retire at this job, be okay with minimum raise but very high job stability. Very good work-life balance for most folks in software development.

    Cons

    Very low pay, non-existent bonuses, very low raises, almost no career growth.
    You need to be in right office and working for the right person for any chance at growth. Also, the company has lately hired lot of directors from outside at very high pay further limiting the any potential growth for existing employee base. If you are younger, just get out now before your skills and talent become useless because of very narrow focus and use of outdated technology.
    It is impossible for this company to attract top talent and if by stroke of luck they get one then those folks dont stick around.
    You will work with mostly mediocre talent most of whom have very little ambition and are mostly in it for the job stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance
    Provide growth opportunity for younger employees
    Just because you overpay some employees (your fault anyways) doesn't mean that you stiff several employees by paying them significantly under market.
    Diversify your talent, being a software company with average age of 45 and almost no women shows you operate like a 1970 firm
    Always being second or third in adoption of new technology or new processes may be cost efficient not the best thing to do -- sometimes you should take a risk, comes with the territory of software company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    interesting work, great people to work with but no career advancement exists

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    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Client Sales Representative in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highly technical software products that solve important problems for manufacturers. Great people to work with that have been with company for a long time (not a high rate of turnover).

    Cons

    No clear career paths or opportunity for advancement. The rare opening for advancement has a long line of candidates that have been around a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to incorporate new blood occasionally to bring in new ideas.

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

    Work satisfaction guaranteed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are ample opportunities inside the company to showcase your technical and graphical skills. The work is mostly in C++ and completely based on their framework. Once you get familiar with the product, its quite easy to start solving and fixing bugs and development work.

    Cons

    Very low chances of growth. Salary is average. Sometimes below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reforms needed in the salary structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good environment, limited opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software

    Pros

    Good people and work environment.
    Good team collaboration.

    Cons

    Pay is poor in comparison with similar job offerings.
    Limited growth and opportunities to develop career without moving into management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and recognize your best talent. Performing exit interviews is too little, too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall pleasant environment though new product features often went unexplained

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist  in  Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Cypress, CA

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, low turnover rate, management willing to listen and provide feedback

    Cons

    No room for growth as people stayed in their positions forever, and thus never opened up any opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a more formal method for allowing development to effectively communicate all new products and features to support personnel

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, good work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software

    Pros

    Nice place to work, work time is flexible

    Cons

    No great opportunities
    No great compensation
    Career growth very slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to rewarding employees with good performance with bigger recognition and bonus

    No opinion of CEO

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