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Siemens Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
972 Reviews
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972 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Biochemist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Good company with good benefit, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    you have to work hard to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help younger employee

  2.  

    Fantastic work life balance, okay pay.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Could basically set my own hours as an intern, provided I still worked 40 hours. This may be division specific, as my manager was awesome.

    Cons

    Pay was slightly below what other's generally pay for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with every large company, you have to expect a large amount of red tape. I would only say that their needs to be more set guidelines as far as what our division was expected to do, and what lies outside our prerogative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    overall very positive.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Very large stable company with a chance to learn alot

    Cons

    Very large company with not alot of personal and professional growth. Slaries are average and raised are very small, even if you exceed performance goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career progression and guidance for managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Business Development Intern
    Current Employee - Business Development Intern

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job as an intern. Got a good feel for the business world and the culture of the company. Well paid for someone with my experience.

    Cons

    Didn't always give me enough work but I can hardly complain about that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    Loved the co-workers, but the engineers were horrible.

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    Former Employee - Drive Technician in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Drive Technician in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    The Co-workers were great and the benefits were good.

    Cons

    The pay was horrible for a Drive Technician. Engineers were located at a different location, so we could not always communicate when things didn't fit or work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people better and give them engineers that are there locally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship was okay... - your experience could vary depending upon many variables

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    Former Employee - Procurement Intern
    Former Employee - Procurement Intern

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good pay for an internship
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Mostly awesome coworkers who were knowledgeable, fun to work with, and mostly willing to help
    -A very interesting company that has many business units around the world
    -Global mobility opportunities
    -Fairly good work/life balance
    -Cool from the outside looking in

    Cons

    -Too many business units and locations ( You never know where you'll be placed as an intern )
    -Poor development of interns at sites that aren't headquarters or large offices
    -Typical large company problems (poor communication between departments, offices, too many layers of mgmt, etc.)
    -Lack of work from time to time (and yes this is a problem, esp for interns trying to learn by doing)
    -Outdated management practices
    -Top down approach to everything
    -Not so cool from the inside looking out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at managing people. You're a world-class engineering and manufacturing company, however you need a better talent pipeline and development of those who are non-engineers for interns and employees of all levels. Competitors are better at this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Laid back internship, wasn't given enough work for most days. Projects ended up mostly being busy work

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, decent money.

    Cons

    Possibly the most dry corporate culture you can imagine. You don't get to work with teams that often, usually just sent off to do your own assignment.

  10.  

    Great place for recent graduates

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    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
  11.  

    ITO Helpdesk is a Sweatshop position

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    Current Employee - Customr Support Technician II in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Customr Support Technician II in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can work from home occasionally, many of the coworkers are easy to get along with. The benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Poor management communications, preference of knowledge base notes over quality technical training. Don't clearly define the mission or job scope. Not willing to train employees unless they like them. There is a very overt effort toward not training individuals managment doesnt like. Mentoring or career development is not allocated to those who seek it, unless they are part of management's cliche. No respect for balance of life issues unless forced on management by corporate policy.
    Fixated on numbers and not service quality. Treat people with the same stereo negative typical brush, ie: managers and leads are knowledgeable, the workers are idiots. non competitive pay, excessive stress, not concerned about product quality complaints from customers or employees. Discourages innovative ideas unless one is part of management's cliche. They refuse to use technical or product knowledge offered from an employee with regard to customer solutions. Overly dependent on outsourced support from India that most of my clients complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen the ideas and suggestions of the employees. Get serious about technical training. Get the knowledge base data peer reviewed, referenced, and vetted by industry experts. Make a serious attempt to reduce the stress that the analyst have to work with. Much of the stress is from inefficient tools and research sources. Show some empathy for employees who have problems. Stand behind your employees when they are trying to resolve customer problems and things don't go right. Stop treating people like they are numbers on a balance sheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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