Siemens Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
819 Reviews
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Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 73 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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    Siemens Russia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Very stable company with high organizational culture

    Cons

    Sometimes too many restrictions and difficulty in internal processes

  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, respect, and great benefits!

    Cons

    May not be in business much longer

  3.  

    A great opportunity to work with superior colleagues, and do some real good in the world.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Management

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will generally work with the best people in the business and have an opportunity for world travel depending on your role in the organization.

    Cons

    The glacial pace of enacting change due to the thick levels of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach! Apply LEAN concepts to each level of the organization including the support layers. See what you come up with for value adders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overworked and Underpaid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The only pro to list is the co-workers at the same level. Amazing people who care and share in the same misery.

    Cons

    There are unwritten expectations to work nights and weekends. Many people focus on how to get promoted instead of doing their current job. Middle management and above are more concerned with delegation than behaving as true leaders. There is little to no accountability outside of those at the bottom of the totem pole. The pay (salary and/or commission) is not equivalent to the amount of hard work that is required. There is little room for promotion or career growth unless you are part of the chosen few. The culture is one from the 1950s; it is either encouraged by those in the ivory tower or they are not aware of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly value the company and the employees who make it a success, get out and down in the trenches. Find out how the middle management is behaving. Listen to little people. They are the first line of success each and every day. Stop cutting salaries and compensation packages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company culture is outdated fro 50 years ago

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas
    Current Employee - Coordinator In Central Areas

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

    Pros

    Internal mobility to other areas.
    Big brand to have in the CV.
    Structured processes (loads of them, if you love processes)

    Cons

    Salary strategy is to keep at the industry average - no more.
    That becomes a problem when they will not keep top players, if that incurs in paying him/her 15% more.
    Company strives in a unthinkable bureaucracy for the current days.
    Saw three cases of harassment in 4 years, which came to light, and management were not punished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Huge company, huge potential that is yet unrealized...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Involved in a lot of different businesses/industries which allows for significant growth opportunities. Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn.

    Cons

    Company is so big and diverse, it does not feel like one company, certainly not one culture. Depending on what line of business you are in, your experience will likely vary greatly. Makes money in spite of itself (like many large companies do)...recent emphasis on more efficiency, reducing redundancies, increasing profit margins has created a cautious workplace...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Critical to build more synergy across the company...One Siemens vs. many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good experience with a lot of resources.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources that employees need and decent payment

    Cons

    It is possible that there are very similar projects on which different departments are working on. However, they don't share their experiences.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The interview was a full day at the DuPont hotel. You start by eating breakfast with a current field engineer. This is a

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very relaxing job. Good Atmosphere at the office.

    Cons

    Working with siemens software is a pain,

  10.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Outside benefits, got promoted in 2 years, great workplace

    Cons

    The only bad part about this job is the travelling I had to do. I had to travel to Munich several times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Siemens Management Consulting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Very well positioned inside Siemens

    Cons

    Not very international firm .

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