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Siemens Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
771 Reviews

3.5
771 Reviews
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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.  

    I am my limit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive  in  Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Executive in Malvern, PA

    Pros

    * potent multinational platform
    * strong engineering processes and ethic
    * people
    * long view

    Cons

    * process can be constraining

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked as an intern at Siemens

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very smart. The environment is good.

    Cons

    Some time the project is too tight.

  3.  

    Great place to work. Super diversity. Talent from all over the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great diversity
    promotes a lot of creativity

    Cons

    at the division i was, a lot of outdated technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Size & Quality of management prevents them from being the technical company they were.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Stability. People are rarely fired, even for poor performance. Management is never fired or demoted only shuffled into different positions. If you want a mediocre international career for 40 years and can say "yes" to everything asked of you, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    401K (a match of 6%) and Medical (50% contribution) lags behind their competitors and even smaller companies. Paid vacation is average (start at 15 days a year). Management is horrible! I had five managers I was responsible to for one project. They were not flexible regarding work times even during family medical issues. I received requests from management not to document off-process conditions and procedures as well as "to do whatever necessary" to meet certain deliverable dates including violating Siemens' own procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for some serious G&A reductions! The company is no longer a true technical innovator; listen to their advertisements: "40% of our employees have technical jobs" & "PARTNERING" with companies to develop the innovations of tomorrow. Completely remove deadbeat managers and start treating your employees like you care. There are some really intelligent and hardworking people still at the company, but you will lose them all quickly if you don't give them the recognition and development they deserve and continue a culture of cronyism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible experience! Would not recomend worknig for this company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    I have yet to find any good reasons to work at this company. No work life balance, managers make poor decisions, poor leadership, salaries are low, constant change and it is never for the good. No growth potential, unless you are located in the Alpharetta office, then you have a chance for job growth.

    Cons

    This company likes to change every 6 months and never gives current change a chance to develope. They are always looking to out source jobs. People are walking on egg shells all the time not sure if they will be out sourced. The managers in Corporate accounting are terrible! Thought process is old school and they cannot think outside the box. Siemens claims to be a big advocate for breast cancer, too bad the managers do not share that same belife. My manager violated FMLA and the director allowed this to happen. Even worse HR turned a blind eye to what was going on. My advice to any working in accounting, stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire or move on and let someone experienced take over your position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of leadership and focus on personnel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Salary and compensation are good not great

    Cons

    No work life balence. More concerned with quantity not quality and everyone is noticing, both employees and customers alike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Size of the company.
    International exposure.
    Some of the products the company offer are top quality/performance.

    Cons

    Management is too centralized. No clear career path.
    Very week and pro company HR department.
    Profitability is coming due to salary/bonus reduction.
    Very negative internal moral.
    Many good people leaving the company due to low salary/compensation/relationship with senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change and evolve. The new world does not allow micro management anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    not bad.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a good technology company. It provides employee good learning opportunities. Working time is relatively flexible. Working environment is friendly.

    Cons

    Working schedule is always overloading and tight. Employee can easily work overtime.

  10.  

    Good company with great opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Learning and professional growth and

    Cons

    Management needs direction and skills so their is good communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart and talented people at all levels, good compensation and an opportunity to meet and work with many cultures.

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in DFW, TX

    Pros

    Tremendous resources, Siemens is an incredible force when focused. Technically they have great depth and breadth.

    Cons

    Inconsistent direction, reorganizations and management changes are the norm in some groups. The focus is on today and this quarter. Finances a critically important but too many decisions are based on this month and this quarter which are contrary to a long term growth strategy. There needs to be a guiding principle and all decisions need to be measured against how they support it this month, next year, and the next five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a process for keeping good management at sites longer and discourage turnover of Sr. Staff every two years. Encourage consistent leadership and direction. A three year plan is of limited use when management is assured to change every two years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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