Siemens Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
775 Reviews

3.5
775 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


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

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Siemens

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work like balance. Good PTO benefits.

    Cons

    Poor lower Management. Expensive benefit plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life Changing

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Siemens is chocked-full of top-talent and world-class management. The leadership development candidate program (LDP) is amazing. I worked with approximately 20 of the LDPs and they were almost all top-talent. Siemens has access to capital and incredible infrastructure at its disposal. The project management and engineering institutions are remarkable. The Siemens Production System is a top-notch program ran by top-talent who really understand lean and this is improving productivity. With 167 of rich history Siemens is one of the best companies in the world. The Worcester, MA facility has some of the best people I've ever worked with and the culture there is truly amazing. With Joe Kaeser at the helm I think Siemens will excel in the 21st Century. I would return to Siemens at the drop of the hat for the right opportunity.

    Cons

    Siemens is a financial institution not an engineering or project management firm. As a matter of course they tend to mismanage M&A programs. This is especially apparent in the way they delved into the mechanical world (VAI and Flender) and didn't foster them to the extent necessary to ensure the success of the mechanical units (all of VAI and the US part of Flender). Also they divested their IT business and sold to ATOS which stressed IT services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study Toyota. Focus on quality (real quality not just QA). Eat, breathe, live lean.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very positive. People were great. Job, pay, benefits all good.

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Sometimes overly bureaucratic and rule driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the extremely talented people you've collected use their talents more freely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Financial Leadership Development Program

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    Former Employee - FLDP Intern  in  Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - FLDP Intern in Iselin, NJ

    I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work being done, was able to get experience with Excel. Was exposed to some good work material. Very easy going culture.

    Cons

    Little oversight and some of the work at times was dull and not too exciting. Some of the management was not helpful in changing the program and didn't know some of the information. At times they did not care or want to fix the problem. Exit interviews were not coducted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more structure to program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

    Cons

    average salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

    Cons

    Felt as if you were a number not a name overall

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Large company that does not promote teamwork between departments locally

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company brand global reputation, benefits, steady pay.I worked in sales in the fire and security group in the southeast USA Georgia Carolinas area. Building automation group has a strong presence in the triangle NC area with many established customers. I only worked for one division of Siemens so this review is not a reflection of the entire company.

    Cons

    Company is not competitive in the local marketplace, micromanagement, nepotism in the workplace, no focus on fire and security business by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on diversifying your business locally and stop working in such a silo. Siemens could accomplish much more if departments worked togethor better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    This was the worst job experience

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

    I worked at Siemens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive, good balance between work and off time, decent benefits package

    Cons

    There wasn't enough to do in my particular department and many days I'd find myself bored looking for the end of the internet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of or modify their leadership programs, 6-month rotations are not long enough for people to learn much about their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Good reputation with global prestige. Great brand name. The name alone is a door-opener. Global resources are a plus.

    Cons

    Pressure for annual earnings per share can lead to short term thinking trumping long term customer relationships. Highly hierarchical and bureaucratic.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good firm turned bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits were very good for a long time, Close to home, rewarding product lines and overall a enjoyable place to be for eight hours a day.

    Cons

    Leadership- every two years a nex group is brought in, changes everything, often changing things to the way they were before the last management team came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a plan, stick to it for more than six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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