Siemens PLM Software Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good people but low wages.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are pleasant to work with, but sometimes you can be really isolated. Many locations. Lots of room to learn if you find a good mentor.

    Cons

    Low wages. Upward movement is unlikely, you'll be stuck doing the same thing for even a decade before you realize how much time has passed. Older workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally with meaningful promotions. You'll lose your best talent to companies willing to pay decent wages.


  2. Siemens PLM review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment..Flexibility in most cases to work from home depending on your manager. Flexibility with work hours depending on your manager. Good vacation policy. Good insurance policies and trying to keep costs down for the employee.

    Cons

    Not really appreciated enough for the number of years you have worked at the company. Salary compensation is not really on par to market. Believe their policy of salary compensation is not based on the market area you actually work in.

    Advice to Management

    Should look into their compensation policies, either through employee compensation surveys, HR and or Manager policies. Even though it is part of the parent company, their policies differ from the parent company.


  3. About average

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, flexible hours, always a new challenge. Large number of offices around world make for easy relocation while staying with a team.

    Cons

    Even though PLM makes money, corporate funnels it off for failing manufacturing businesses. Constant hiring and spending freezes makes growth difficult. Corporate parent is on an M&A binge so infrastructure teams are taking a hit.


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  5. Very diverse.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Architect in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global network of experts to collaborate and share knowledge with

    Cons

    decision making is slower in a Global organization.


  6. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    Pros

    Willing to hire entry level. Happy to invest in people. Will back you up if a project goes sideways.

    Cons

    Your career will go no where. No abilty to advance unless you leave and return. Only external candidates are considered for higher level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within. You have a wealth of people who are being passed over for promotion while you hunt for external candidates.


  7. DOD Business Development Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Release management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    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


  10. Safe, but somewhat boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. 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.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Milford, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.



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