Siemens PLM Software

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  1.  

    Project/Program-based engineering and manufacturing software and system development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Software Product Consultant III in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Services Software Product Consultant III in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great, solid company to work for. Major focus on high quality deliverables, accountability, and integrity.

    Cons

    Path to advancement is limited or completely undefined in most cases; if you're billable, you'll stay where you are for a long time instead of advancing along a defined career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Relaxing Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Shoreview, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Advanced in Shoreview, MN

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work and life balance

    Cons

    Very less growth opportunity an constant pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Siemens AG is great, but Siemens PLM is still UGS.

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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)

    Pros

    Over the last 15 years I've worked with UGS, Siemens AG and PLM. UGS was acquired by Siemens a few years back.
    Stable job - work here forever, international colleagues, exposures to multiple industries, flexible work and multiple locations globally. Lots of new companies being acquired. Great healthcare coverage (at a cost).

    Cons

    Siemens is a great international company, but PLM is still run by the same guys that ran UGS. If you weren't in UGS management then, you're not in the management team now (Siemens' German executives excluded). Everyone here in management has been here forever. Merit has no role in advancement. Bonuses for employees normally don't make it pass the favored ones, but you can work here forever with 1-2% merit raises. That means after the yearly benefits costs increases you're only a couple of percent down. Promotion is nonexistent, and with all the acquisitions, there's even less room to move. You won't get your manager's job, because he's not going anywhere; yes, the glass ceiling is pretty thick here too. Don't get sick (as other reviews have said) there is no sick pay, just PTO. I'm sure that will be cut too when the ObamaCare takes off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some lessons from German management is regards to your employees. Treat them as the assets they are.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable work environment in terms of job security, salary, and position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment in the US in terms of job security. There is never a shortage of work. Following several reductions in force over many years and various acquisitions of the company, the people that are left are, on average, very senior people with little chance that they will be let go.

    Cons

    Most product development job growth is still overseas (where labor is cheaper), despite some, very limited, local hiring in the US. Raises have been lackluster due to current economic conditions. Key senior developers are given quite good bonuses while developers who do not exceed their goals for the year are given small to zero bonus. Raises are similar. HR rarely updates salary bands and generally seems disinterested in the employees it is supposed to view as valuable resources. Employees are forbidden from openly talking about salaries and bonuses, but given their spending behavior, and the timing of yearly bonuses, it is clear that the chosen few are highly rewarded while the many are largely ignored. Even cars in the company parking lot range from the most expensive cars imaginable to the cheapest economy cars imaginable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be clear communication about salaries, bonuses, and career paths. There needs to be very visible connections between evaluations, bonuses, and salary increments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Siemens PLM is good overall and is leading in the PLM market

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Documentation Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Documentation Manager

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology, Lots of learning opportunity

    Cons

    Big Corporate, Lots of Red tape, Highly profitable but highly understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some pressure on Siemens AG to let you invest some of the money you are making for them in hiring new talent and employee development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really enjoy working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart client-facing people work here, and I enjoy interacting with them.
    I get to work with clients in several industries, learning how they design and build their products as well as run their business is my favorite.

    Cons

    I have been less impressed with some of our back-office people (renewals, etc.).
    People say it is hard to climb the ladder here. I agree, but luckily, I'm happy where I'm at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have been here a long time, your base salary won't be as good as a new hire. That shouldn't be the case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Be aware

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    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
  9.  

    Good as a last job before retirement, waste of time for younger folks

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    Former Employee - Various in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Cypress, CA

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (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
  10.  

    Good company but no advancement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Lots of experienced workers to learn from
    Variety of customers keeps things interesting

    Cons

    no work-life balance
    constant travel and pressure to work OT and not report it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share the wealth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of PLM Software

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 (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

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