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Siemens Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.4 754 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(78 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFreedom, respect, and great benefits!

    ConsMay not be in business much longer

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

    Manufacturing Management (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsOutside benefits, got promoted in 2 years, great workplace

    ConsThe only bad part about this job is the travelling I had to do. I had to travel to Munich several times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Siemens Management Consulting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery well positioned inside Siemens

    ConsNot very international firm .

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    Colleagues are great. Lack of communication and Political Hurdles are tiresome.

    Finance (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsColleagues are great and good to work with. Software/Technology is not current but at least they're fairly current. They stress process improvements. Personal growth is present for specific individuals but not for all. PTO is ok.

    ConsTraining is usually not available if it's system related, and will rely on manuals. Benefits are average. Personal growth for specific individuals. Lacking in communication and large political hurdles will be encountered. . i.e. buddy system used for hiring and they're not always the best employees. Company wide has guidelines and processes, but employees tend to ignore and not enforced by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication is needed and less political views. Need to work as a well functioning group and not in silos. New Hires need to be local in the USA, instead of importing them in from home office in Switzerland and then they leave in few years to go back home.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok

    Senior IT Support Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent management. Occasionally will give employee fair credit.

    ConsIt is extremely hard to get a raise of any kind from this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company Culture

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsStable and relaxed work environment.

    ConsThe management is poor. Nobody is willing to take the responsibility of anything. Always like to find scapegoat for project fault. Management or authorities are protected. Players are the ones to be blamed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many non-productive personnel.

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    Management needs to be managed better

    ITO and PMO Office (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsEducational opportunities are good, if you get a good manager

    Kaeser promotes and encourages diversity.

    ConsIt's a crap shoot on getting a good manager. Management and solid direction is lacking. Constantly pulling the rug out from underneath its employees. And they promise much more than they can deliver.

    Mid to upper management do not follow Kaeser's example

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a grip on some of your managers. Most all of them keep a "fall guy" on hand. And its usually the ones that have been around for a long time. Far too long in some cases.

    Kaeser would be ashamed if he knew what was going on in the PMO and ITO divisions. But utimately this is his responsibilty to know and correct the actions of these managers. But then again, there is that "fall guy" that they have ready to throw under the bus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The most eye-opening and positive environment

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsPay
    Benefits
    Growth
    work-life balance
    Management
    Allows employees to get paid for ideas that benefit the company

    ConsThere is a loop hole in certain processes, but lets be realistic, that is with any company you work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Network Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company for working in China, not bad benefit and good working place. Anyway it is good to work here.

    ConsSome people are lazy. A lot of processes in every single works / request

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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