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Siemens Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
866 Reviews
3.5
866 Reviews
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Siemens President & CEO Joe Kaeser
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126 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 77 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 21 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some parts are outstanding; others are bush league!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, training and workplace spirit are all excellent. LOTS of international exposure.

    Cons

    The global product strategy is just pitiful. Siemens strategy is put a square peg in a round hole, no matter what! Just keep pounding, it will eventually fit. Communications between operational units is very bad. (HQ -> regions OK) Any crumbs of creativity are beaten out of employees in the first few years. Either you go with the global product plan, or just give up and leave. Innovation anywhere but the EU is disregarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up! Your employees are not trying to steal from you. They really want Siemens to succeed, so LISTEN to what they have to say!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Loved it. The people are great

    Cons

    No cons. Everyone is doing a great job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Can work from home, full access remotely to network

    Cons

    Can't move up unless you change positions and locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance employees to travel to locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    benefits, opportunities, locations, workload, pto

    Cons

    pay, management, training, tools, resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers on what they can add/do not who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for starters

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, solving real world problem, good work life balance

    Siemens (especially R&D divisions) is full of smart people who are top experts in their fields. For starters with engineering background it's a great place to learn technology and business. It also has a friendly company culture with nice and friendly people. If you are interested, you can learn a lot how big corporation function and pick up quite a few people skills. Work life balance is great. Very internationally diverse so you can meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Benefits, slow pace, processes

    Like most big corporations, there are too many management layers but it's been improving. Benefits is only OK and first-line engineers definitely deserves more. For the four years I've been here I've seen two major re-organizations. During each many people left for other places. Yet there didn't seem much change that address employee's concerns. Each year financial targets are cascaded all the way from CEO down to each employee and employee's voice has been hardly heard or cared about. There has been almost no support to guide personal career growth. Lately there's a lot of focus on processes and it's very distracting. Employees gets projects assigned and have to fill in time cards for every hour to record where they spent on each day. Managers will chase after you if anything has gone over the budget or slow - this is just plain wrong for R&D environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat first-line employees fairly with better benefits. Listen to their voices. Empower them to be creative. Have dedicated people take care of processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place

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

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    big firm to work with

    Cons

    Managment and upper level are still following old school methods

  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot to do and be a great engineer

    Cons

    You specialized on one thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to move people and not to hold them back because they are good on what they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    care about people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    it is like a family

    Cons

    more opportunities for future career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the family tradition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    good work-life balance, flexible schedule, talented people

    Cons

    average paid and no onsite cafe

  11.  

    Type of Business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    The company respects Employees time and value their effort

    Cons

    Dependency on one customer bites regularly

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