Siemens PLM Software

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Updated April 16, 2015
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Siemens PLM Software President & CEO Chuck Grindstaff
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Pros
  • When it comes to work/life balance Siemens is extremely understanding (in 20 reviews)

  • Work environment is good and supportive (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay, non-existent bonuses, very low raises, almost no career growth (in 9 reviews)

  • No career path for technical field support personnel like myself who don't want to enter management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. DOD Business Development Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions and great management personnel. Unlimited opportunity to learn new technology. Best PLM products in the business. Most work is conducted as part of a customer specific team. Great relationships between team members. Strong focus on customer relationships. Very good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Most personnel stay at the position in which they are hired but not all. Upside of this is that personnel become very competent in their role.

    Advice to Management

    Since career path is limited, put more attention on opportunity for salary increases.

  2. Release management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This international company has more than 8,000 employees across the US, Europe & Asia. The work culture changes significantly across the globe. My comments apply only to US groups.
    Flexible work schedule, with the ability to work from home for seasoned employees. Good benefits. Good salary.

    Cons

    This international company has more than 8,000 employees across the US, Europe & Asia. The work culture changes significantly across the globe. My comments apply only to US groups.
    Unlike other Glassdoor posts, my product line became extremely busy around 2013. Software development has gone agile and significantly increased production. Downstream teams (release mgmt., software build teams, documentation, training, localization, etc., etc,) are all scrambling hard to support the increased load. Several people have left because of the increased work load and increased complexity.
    Development is also working very hard. Working weekends is coming back in vogue. (They haven't done too much of that since 2003-05.)
    These days, interview questions center around how well you triage work when there's not enough time to do it all.

    Advice to Management

    Better ability to share your various visions across product lines.

  3. Easy to get by, but no room to grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to do the minimum and get by
    Teamcenter is a great niche product to learn because there is a lot of need for someone with talent in the product
    Siemens is a big safe company to be at

    Cons

    Low salary if you start out of college
    Not much room for career growth
    Can easily become stuck and before you know it 10 years has passed
    High turnover rate
    Its hard for them to retain talent

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay higher salaries to attract and keep the better talent in the industry

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  5. Safe, but somewhat boring

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere is corporate/stale, but not terribly stressful. Work weeks are probably in the 40-45 hour range, and overtime is not something that happens terribly often. Pay is reasonable, benefits are solid. Opportunities to move to other locations, and I am able to work a day or two a week from home. Job security is not an issue - Short of massive economic downturn / Market and/or product collapse, I feel my job is pretty stable. First time I've ever worked somewhere where the rule was people retiring as true software developers.

    Cons

    Culture is somewhat stale, as is most of the technology. Bureaucracy is rather high, with a pretty heavy/long management chain. Because of the above, it seems somewhat difficult to really make change without having some pretty serious evangelization from upper management.

    Much of the software itself is getting somewhat dated. Toolchains are home grown and out of date (though were likely true next-level stuff in their prime). Products are similar - learning curve can be fairly steep and overhead frustrating. Documentation/communication/management across such a broad org is tough and that permeates to day to day projects.

    Biggest issue: Really tough sell for younger / motivated people for a long term gig. If you move fast and do good work, it will feel like everyone else moves at a turtles pace. Much more of a union feel, where the road to advancement hinges much more on time spent, than actual output/success. Becoming an expert or building new tech typically ends up as a burden as you won't be able to pass it off and can easily end up in a maintenance/go-to-guy hell.

    Advice to Management

    I like this job, and most things about this company are solid. I just wish we could move past the 90's, and that there was a better way for people wanting to work hard and succeed, to do so. As it stands, this would be a great place to ease back and retire from. For someone in the prime of your career (or starting out), it's quite the letdown. There's just no motivation/compensation/support for individuals who want to do great things.

  6. When it was SDRC it was a great place to work, but now it's become a Corporation that only cares for it's Executives.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Convenient location, nice atmosphere, for the most part great people but you still have your troublemakers like every place does.

    Cons

    Low yearly merit increases, women are the minority here, certain benefits offered but they won't approve you to use, no career development, no promotions, they will change your title, but won't increase your salary. No company outings i.e. company picnic, Christmas party. Little or no incentives, bonus's or recognitions.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize all of your employees when they are doing a good job, not only when something is wrong. Know and understand their job position, what they do, what they are supposed to do and what they are not supposed to do.

  7. Senior Sofware Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software

    Pros

    Flexible, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary, disconnected team, and disconnected management.

  8. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PLACE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They do pay well- they have to considering you will probably have a nervous breakdown working there.

    Cons

    Gossipy mean spirited people. Management totally clueless and workload balancing is a concept foreign to this company. This is a place where you better watch everything you do, and trust NOONE. Keep all your personal business to yourself because if you don't, trust me, those you think you can trust are just sharpening the sword waiting for the right time to stab you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and just start fresh. Sounds drastic but probably the best solution. This place needs a complete overhaul.

  9. I like the companies culture but it needs to broaden out more.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.

    Cons

    The company has low salary.

  10. Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    MutliCAD integration
    Unified Architecture
    Strong Manufacturing capability
    Very strong in complex parts
    Mechatronics

    Cons

    Commission structure
    Upper Management little direction
    UI/Usability
    Too complex
    Implementation services

    Advice to Management

    If you need a totally integrated system (i.e. triangulation between the requirements, risk and the product you will need the power of Teamcenter.
    Stay as close as you can to OOTB capability.

  11. No where to go

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Product Consultant III in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Software Product Consultant III in Dearborn, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very understanding when it come to working around personal appointments. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No room to move up or path

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