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Siemens Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
769 Reviews

3.5
769 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
83 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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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    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
  3.  

    Large company that does not promote teamwork between departments locally

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    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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  5.  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    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
  6.  

    Good firm turned bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7.  

    Shrinking Presence In US

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Decent Corporate culture

    Cons

    Middle Management and upper management not focused on being responsive to what market is telling them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good overall experience but corporate culture change has taken root

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are quick to train you and offer many different areas of specialty. They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance.

    Benefits are excellent and compensation is a bit lacking.

    Cons

    A corporate culture change at the top has lead to them not being as concerned with maintaining personal relationships with customers and instead to focus on accounting goals to t detriment of customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Principal Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Good office Environment. Little Work Expected.

    Cons

    Very Clickish. Advancement by Kissing Up to Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Career Path Going!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good overall experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent experience with shop floor operations

    Cons

    Location sometimes makes it difficult to travel

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience for a student

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    Good working environment, relaxed project deadlines, constructive projects, deal with Enterprise for cheap car-rentals.

    Cons

    Not so great monthly income, after-internship job opportunities is not great, somewhat poor management skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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