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Siemens Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
972 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 77 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 21 reviews)

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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    Siemens Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist II in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist II in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Siemens provides great international opportunities, they provided competitive pay for me coming out of college and also understood having a healthy work/life balance. Higher education, especially in technical fields is very respected.

    Cons

    Many business decisions are made by international leadership who may not be overly familiar with the local market, culture, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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,

  3.  

    a stable company doing many things

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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

    Pros

    Big, stable company like any other big company.

    Cons

    you are just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employee focus

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  5.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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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    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
  7.  

    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 .

  8.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits. Tons of opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Very complicated processes. Low flexibility on work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees in order to reduce cost and eliminate waste

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    The most eye-opening and positive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Siemens as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Growth
    work-life balance
    Management
    Allows employees to get paid for ideas that benefit the company

    Cons

    There is a loop hole in certain processes, but lets be realistic, that is with any company you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Colleagues are great. Lack of communication and Political Hurdles are tiresome.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and good to work with. Software/Technology is not current but at least they're fairly current. They stress process improvements. Personal growth is present for specific individuals but not for all. PTO is ok.

    Cons

    Training is usually not available if it's system related, and will rely on manuals. Benefits are average. Personal growth for specific individuals. Lacking in communication and large political hurdles will be encountered. . i.e. buddy system used for hiring and they're not always the best employees. Company wide has guidelines and processes, but employees tend to ignore and not enforced by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is needed and less political views. Need to work as a well functioning group and not in silos. New Hires need to be local in the USA, instead of importing them in from home office in Switzerland and then they leave in few years to go back home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Senior IT Support Specialist

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

    Pros

    Decent management. Occasionally will give employee fair credit.

    Cons

    It is extremely hard to get a raise of any kind from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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