Siemens
3.4 of 5 684 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 684 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 58 reviews
  • "The work environment is also very nice and inviting"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control"
    in 16 reviews
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It was a good place to work

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

ConsFelt as if you were a number not a name overall

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very positive. People were great. Job, pay, benefits all good.

Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsSome of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

ConsSometimes overly bureaucratic and rule driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the extremely talented people you've collected use their talents more freely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Leadership Development Program

FLDP Intern (Former Employee)
Iselin, NJ

I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work being done, was able to get experience with Excel. Was exposed to some good work material. Very easy going culture.

ConsLittle oversight and some of the work at times was dull and not too exciting. Some of the management was not helpful in changing the program and didn't know some of the information. At times they did not care or want to fix the problem. Exit interviews were not coducted.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more structure to program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsDiverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

Consaverage salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Life Changing

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Worcester, MA

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

ProsSiemens is chocked-full of top-talent and world-class management. The leadership development candidate program (LDP) is amazing. I worked with approximately 20 of the LDPs and they were almost all top-talent. Siemens has access to capital and incredible infrastructure at its disposal. The project management and engineering institutions are remarkable. The Siemens Production System is a top-notch program ran by top-talent who really understand lean and this is improving productivity. With 167 of rich history Siemens is one of the best companies in the world. The Worcester, MA facility has some of the best people I've ever worked with and the culture there is truly amazing. With Joe Kaeser at the helm I think Siemens will excel in the 21st Century. I would return to Siemens at the drop of the hat for the right opportunity.

ConsSiemens is a financial institution not an engineering or project management firm. As a matter of course they tend to mismanage M&A programs. This is especially apparent in the way they delved into the mechanical world (VAI and Flender) and didn't foster them to the extent necessary to ensure the success of the mechanical units (all of VAI and the US part of Flender). Also they divested their IT business and sold to ATOS which stressed IT services.

Advice to Senior ManagementStudy Toyota. Focus on quality (real quality not just QA). Eat, breathe, live lean.

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

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Shrinking Presence In US

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsGood Benefits, Decent Corporate culture

ConsMiddle Management and upper management not focused on being responsive to what market is telling them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good overall experience but corporate culture change has taken root

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsThey are quick to train you and offer many different areas of specialty. They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance.

Benefits are excellent and compensation is a bit lacking.

ConsA corporate culture change at the top has lead to them not being as concerned with maintaining personal relationships with customers and instead to focus on accounting goals to t detriment of customer service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

ProsGood office Environment. Little Work Expected.

ConsVery Clickish. Advancement by Kissing Up to Management

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a Career Path Going!

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

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Good overall experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens

ProsExcellent experience with shop floor operations

ConsLocation sometimes makes it difficult to travel

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Its ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens

ProsGreat boss fun environment. Enjoy gping to work everyday.

ConsToo large of a company. People not responsible for actions taken. Lots of things swept under the rug.

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