Siemens
3.4 of 5 743 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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83% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(71 ratings)

71% 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 60 reviews
  • "The work environment is also very nice and inviting"
    in 45 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control"
    in 17 reviews
  • "difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment"
    in 9 reviews
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    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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    Bad company for career.

    Senior Product Specialist (Current Employee)
    Istanbul (Turkey)

    Proswell known company in sector.

    ConsEducation level is not important for this company. Any people who don't have any universty degree could be your director.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employee keep running your bussiness show them some respect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average, not recommended.

    Marketing Communications Manager (Current Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsCompany branding is good. The working environment is neat. Big yard in Downtown. All kinds of onsite services, including banking, laundry, etc. Canteen is also there, but doesn't taste good.
    Training is not much. Culture is very stubborn. Painful financial process. Full of bossy people and office politics.

    ConsSalary is low in Beijing. But good to start your career here. Work is not hard, but stressful. you don't have to work overtime. Not as good as it looks like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more opportunities to talented people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsGood working atmosphere, experienced colleges, concrete tasks

    Constoo cozy....only 35 hours per week

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Instrumentation and Control Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsThe best part of working for Siemens was the fact that they really want you to be better. Inside Siemens there a lot of courses you can take for free in order to be better and learn new things. I had a extensive training for 1 year before i could perform commissionings on my own.

    ConsThe business outlook was not the best, i though in 5 years i would be doing the same because there weren't many opportunities to evolve inside Siemens Portugal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Not a good company to start your career with. Okay company to work with!

    Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    Kālwa (India)

    ProsFlexibility of work time, regular training programmes conducted. Young and enthusiastic people around.

    ConsSalary is less compared to average of the Industrial practices, slow career growth, monotonous work, huge processes to be followed!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary should be restructured and compensation should be made every twice or thrice a year so that you ensure it is in line with Industrial Standards. Also a proper employee evaluation program to be implemented. Process needs to be made in favor of the customer needs and ease not the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    Siemens is overall a great company that takes care of its employees.

    Market Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsSiemens is a great company to work for due to its global sources/connections. Because the company is a large multi-industry conglomerate located in almost every country in the world, employees have the flexibility to grow their career in different paths and contribute toward global issues. At the same time, Siemens does a good job at taking care of its employees (benefits, health, etc.) and making sure employee issues are accounted for. Company training programs are beneficial in keeping employee knowledge up-to-date on new business trends/technology as well.

    ConsThe main problem with Siemens has to do with its internal structure and size. Because the company is so large, issues with structural management breakdown. Commands from top management tend to "trickle" their way down the ladder and get misinterpreted (kind of like the child game of "telephone"). The commands tend to change on a daily basis as well. One day the plan is "A," tomorrow the plan is changed to "B." The company also keeps changing its organizational structure. This adds additional costs and employee adjustment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to stop re-organizing the company every few years. Need to have better inter-company communication at different management levels as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLots of opportunity, because of the lack of college trained engineers, there are lots of holes in Engineering and Operations because of the lack of discipline.

    ConsManagement does not hire black professional male engineers, even though the company is located in the middle of the oldest historic black community in Houston. (check history)

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould hire engineers with college degrees instead of promoting home made engineers from the shop floor

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

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