Siemens Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
817 Reviews
3.5
817 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 71 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place for recent graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Biochemist in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Biochemist in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Not a good choice if you are an established scientist

    Cons

    Promotions are too quick and almost everyone gets them. Seen many individuals promoted when they dont understand the fundamentals of science.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to retain your talented scientist

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good people and excellent training but corporate was out of touch.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSM in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - RSM in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training, great people. The people in WT were Very knowledgeable and professional.

    Cons

    Siemens doesn't understand the water business and makes many managerial mistakes because of this. Manufacturing runs the business not sales, so lacks customer focus and not production cost conscious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let a U.S. water person with sales experience run this company fairly autonomously.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Standard German Corporate Life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer
    Current Employee - Research Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Reliable, experienced and talented coworkers.
    Excellent growth space if you work hard enough.
    In R&D department, most people have Ph.D. Degree.
    company encourages innovation.
    good work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is big, really big, so a lot of layers, information is not shared very well to everybody as we desired in US.
    have strict pay scale, and lower than industrial standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    good benefits place is fun to work

    Cons

    stress, stress stress stress stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay technicians more money

  7.  

    Great working environment

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great opportunities, but lots of beaurocracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Good work environment

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

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor (more than an 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
  11.  

    Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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