Siemens Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    if you are a politician.. this company is for you..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    a place to retire if you are not in engineering role.

    Cons

    heavy office politics from top to bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should consider giving opportunities and advancement to younger generation, and motivate innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Rail services department foundation

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    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    lots of overtime for those people who are interested in that sort of job

    Cons

    compensation, training, work/life balance poor scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn labor laws

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Not good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good brand name, nothing else

    Cons

    Full of politics and very bad culture. its loosing business and no new customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Pathetic

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None
    Join Only if u wish to stagnate in ur current role and become a yes man to the managers and directors

    Gave 1 star only coz there's no option to submit with 0!

    Cons

    Basically everything is done at the whims and fancies of the manager.

    The challenging part of work is not done in India- there's limited opportunity to make a difference to work.
    It also follows a punching system to monitor ur work hours.
    The managers feel that he should be worshipped by his team even if he/she makes unreasonable demands and is unable to stand up to client when his team is right.

    If you do join - join at ur own risk and if u wish to stay never disagree with ur seniors- it would be taken against u and u may become their primary target. They r incapable of keeping their personal feelings abt a colleague away from their professional behaviour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a nutshell, what u sow shall u reap!

    Even a person junior to u needs to be treated with respect and dignity. And he is as much an employee of the org as u are so stop treating them like dirt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Siemens

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    Former Employee - Western Regional Manager, Power Div, in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Western Regional Manager, Power Div, in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Great products that can do pretty much anything if one is taught how to use it.

    Cons

    All decisions made in Germany, employees are not empowered but carry all the responsibilities. Complex network of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Salary is on par with other companies, but that is the extent of the pros as there is no room for advancement if you are not German.

    Cons

    Management is not concerned about employees or company bottom line.
    Many HR complaints due to harassment and threats.
    Poor selection of hires and vetting of management.
    High turnover in many departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Poor mangement- poor salary

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company benefits, bonus etc brand name, very good products

    Cons

    Poor management, too much red tape, poor ordering lead times, customer does NOT come first shareholders do, only yes men get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the front line, instead of bully tactics use persuasion & pay people correctly get rid of elitist management - it's outdated!

  9. There were good times and bad times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were a lot of very friendly people in my team. We communicated well and made the best out of what we had. I enjoyed my job for the most part and it provided a good learning experience. But that only lasted a short time.

    Cons

    It is all about the bottom line. Do more work for the same or less money. There is a lot of waste which resulted in cutbacks and major outsourcing. It made completing day to day tasks extremely diffcult due to not only time differences between the US and India but the communication barriers and breakdowns. Management wanted more output of work so most people were doing the work of 3 or 4 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about people and the business will improve. When you remove inefficiencies and allow people to work autonomsly toward the same goal (bettering the company) - the quality of work will increase as well as employee morale. And when employees are happy, they stay longer. Training, health benefits, time lost due to sickness, lack of motivation which leads to lack of quality all cost MUCH more money than doing it right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Terrible

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, big company, good benefits.

    Cons

    So large the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
    Lots of unnecessary paperwork and red tape to get anything done.
    Everything goes through Germany.
    Make friends in high places or you might end up on the layoff short-list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise every improvement.
    Don't criticize your employees, especially in front of an audience.
    Don't micromanage - let people do what you hired them to do.
    Don't point fingers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Incompetent team, Worse management ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericton, NB (Canada)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    If you are desperate for a job could be a possibility

    Cons

    - Multi Million Program being crashed
    - Competent people that dissent are fired
    - remaining employees living in fear
    - Customer interests are ignored
    - Island mindset within the company: fights between Business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - learn the basics of management
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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