Siemens Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
818 Reviews
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818 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.  

    Interesting research opportunities with talented people

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many good co-workers to learn from
    Interesting research projects

    Cons

    Restrictive IT policies made work frustrating
    Remote location

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best company to work for:-0) Diversity in real sense…

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    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Mfg Engineer in West Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I joined Siemens few days ago but I can tell you with past 24 plus years of working only in companies across the globe that, this is the company from where I am going to retire. They have the best technology at work does not matter in which division you work they have best technology at work.
    People are very friendly and share knowledge with each other… the Team work in real sense.
    Management are very friendly and open for ideas all the time. I just love working for the Siemens.

    Cons

    Getting familiar to the Hi Tech working environment.Just Kidding ...I am pro technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing already.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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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  5.  

    It is nice place to work on

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good location to start the career. I recommend people to work here

    Cons

    Lower payment, sometime, career path is narrow and you have to change to other company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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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