Siemens Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
791 Reviews
3.5
791 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new skills. it's a global organization that will let you transfer anywhere.

    Cons

    Each division is run differently. Some divisions are better to work for than others. Very lean organization. Hard to manage a good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great working environment

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

    I worked at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    Great working environment, company value and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    salary for intern is not so high. Other things are great for a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great opportunities, but lots of beaurocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    An excellent company with stable business and long term opportunities for career growth. As with any large company, you need to know where you want to go, otherwise you can get lost.

    Cons

    Huge company, giant matrices, can be tough to differentiate oneself in a crowded group. Sometimes difficult to work across business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight more for advancement opportunities for engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great internship

    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern
    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    It is what you make it

    Cons

    can be boring sometimes if you dont look for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard

  6.  

    Good work environment

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

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Employers help and encourage each other. Good scope to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Limited learning opportunities. Work not very intelectually challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a job in today's economy.

    Cons

    Employees are treated as expendable. Communications from management are poor. People are encouraged to work hard to support the business but no one supports the people. Leaving is the best way to get a promotion or raise. Too much politics.

  8.  

    Intelligent employees but lack of energy and growth

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

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

    Pros

    Diligent, hard-working employees pulling alot of hours to complete tasks

    Cons

    Lack of organizational unity, complex processes, lack of significant promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more team building activities and great incentives for employees, greater transparency in communications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Outdated management but good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the vacation time is standard (2 weeks). There are 6 paid company holidays. The company is well recognized but with the amount of products Siemens makes it is hard to explain the divisions you work for.

    Cons

    The work environment is stuffy and outdated. Old office furniture, old computers, and a old mentality. The management typically promotes the people they like most, not the better candidates. They have slimmed down on management, however the managers that are left often forget about their people. It is difficult to be recognized for the work you do, and even harder to be promoted. If you are looking for a steady paycheck and a solid workflow, work here. If you are trying to advance and work your way up the company, look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the existing employees. Listen to the ideas. Bring in some younger people and allow them a chance in managerial roles. Talk to the managers and make sure they do their job and do it well. Most importantly create aptitude tests for incoming employees, far to many people pretend to know things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Management lacks little to be desired

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

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Prestigious company covering many aspects of engineering

    Cons

    Management lacks little to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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    • 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

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