Siemens PLM Software

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Siemens PLM Software Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
199 Reviews
3.5
199 Reviews
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Siemens PLM Software President & CEO Chuck Grindstaff
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Review Highlights

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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Really enjoy working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Be aware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Good company but no advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of PLM Software

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Huge company, but an amazing manager made all the difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great resources. Good leaders. Open to innovation so long as standard work is accomplished first (naturally). I personally was on a team with the most amazing manager ever - something of a maverick within a huge corporation - so that made all the difference.

    Cons

    Typical huge company issues - just feeling like a small cog in a big machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, not sure a lot can change, but I think the biggest moral impact would be faster, more open communication. I remember the "lifers" always being very depressed when news would slip out instead of first coming up at town halls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, average age of software developer is greater than 40!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people. Highly skilled. paid enough. siemens brand. good customer base.

    Cons

    Juniors are easily ignored. No matter how brilliant you are. This is because the average person's experience is > 10 years in this company and experience counts a lot here, because it is so customized solution. But then it should not be at the cost of ignoring talent!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see Cons.

  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    Good old boys own Siemens PLM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Client Sales Representative

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    full product offering from mfg, product mgt, design cad, simulation, project mgmt., and plm solutions. strong network available if you want to get to executives at prospective companies.

    Cons

    lots of people retired in place, technology is being outpaced, managers look out for themselves, no place to thrive if you are a woman. the men will keep you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break up the good old boys network and weed them out to let the others who really want to work and grow the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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