Siemens Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
775 Reviews

3.5
775 Reviews
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86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No micro management. Lets the customer decided direction. good affordable insurance, generous time off policy. The management works with you to help further your career and is generally available.

    Cons

    when moving to another position, pay does not increase according to what others are being paid. standardized hardware across company does not work for all positions. some require higher powered, larger systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay. Pay. Pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable workplace, no benefit to taking career risk.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    - Solid benefits
    - Stable (I've never head of a layoff, even from people that have been there for decades)
    - Good work-life balance, no one will breathe down your neck to make you work, that must come from within you.
    - Perfect job for someone in their early 40s with family responsibilities and impending college costs.

    Cons

    It is a Very big company, which means:
    - Difficult to know if you are really having an impact.
    - Difficult to stand out and move up. You won't win friends with innovative methods, there is already a triple-reviewed standard workflow that must be followed.
    - If you are young, hungry, and motivated, this is not the best place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design decisions should come from the bottom-level people directly, not the mid-level managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture, high performance is rewarded. Adequate resources are provided, goals are challenging but reasonable. The business is in a sustainable environment with a good future outlook. Salary is decent, and bonus is achievable. They invest a lot in R&D to keep a good portfolio going into the future. Morale seems to be universally good across differing SBU's and the europeans (especially from Germany) have a good opinion of the US teams.

    Cons

    often times there is little opportunity for advancement - not too many people want to leave so that makes for a lot of competition on open roles. They are an engineering company at heart so in order to really advance, it is easier if you are an engineer by degree. Sometimes you must take lateral positions in order to get the background of experience they want for more senior roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on the importance of the marketing function. Sometimes it feels like the executive management team feels like marketing is a necessary evil rather than a value add.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Iselin, NJ

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch once a week, not a lot of work, looks good on resume

    Cons

    No training, very disorganized with interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Siemens Russia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Very stable company with high organizational culture

    Cons

    Sometimes too many restrictions and difficulty in internal processes

  7.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Freedom, respect, and great benefits!

    Cons

    May not be in business much longer

  8.  

    A great opportunity to work with superior colleagues, and do some real good in the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Management

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will generally work with the best people in the business and have an opportunity for world travel depending on your role in the organization.

    Cons

    The glacial pace of enacting change due to the thick levels of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach! Apply LEAN concepts to each level of the organization including the support layers. See what you come up with for value adders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Big company and international oppurtunities

    Cons

    Poor management and growth unless you are German

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within current staff for promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Company culture is outdated fro 50 years ago

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas

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

    Pros

    Internal mobility to other areas.
    Big brand to have in the CV.
    Structured processes (loads of them, if you love processes)

    Cons

    Salary strategy is to keep at the industry average - no more.
    That becomes a problem when they will not keep top players, if that incurs in paying him/her 15% more.
    Company strives in a unthinkable bureaucracy for the current days.
    Saw three cases of harassment in 4 years, which came to light, and management were not punished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Huge company, huge potential that is yet unrealized...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Involved in a lot of different businesses/industries which allows for significant growth opportunities. Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn.

    Cons

    Company is so big and diverse, it does not feel like one company, certainly not one culture. Depending on what line of business you are in, your experience will likely vary greatly. Makes money in spite of itself (like many large companies do)...recent emphasis on more efficiency, reducing redundancies, increasing profit margins has created a cautious workplace...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Critical to build more synergy across the company...One Siemens vs. many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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