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Siemens PLM Software Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  • Good work life balance, great team to work with (in 60 reviews)

  • The work environment was very comfortable and productive (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Mostly Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good, work/life balance is good as well. Good environment to work in if you're a self-starter. Employees aren't pressured to come in sick, or work when they have previous obligations.

    Cons

    Siemens has a lot of red tape and rigid policies that most be followed. These tend to slow thing down at times.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline process to save time and money.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "worste in 20 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    depends on your position. i was in a smaller business unit and focused on the US. More process than ever experienced...hours and hours of online tests to be "compliant" which have nothing to do with job function. ridiculous

    Cons

    closed division after i was there for 13 months based in the US and no warning and only paid 2 weeks severance . Built one of 3 business units for them and then a new BU ceo was brought in, transitioned my biz to his and then pushed me exclusively to a failing division and then they closed that division...and I lost my job. Classic BS.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure your not even aware of this. I never even had an exit interview. Nor anyone on my team. Bad form.

  3. "Siemens PLM professional forced to leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Siemens PLM has a great environment

    Cons

    Being such a large company, you can get lost in the weeds.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Experience of My Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Lots of skilled people
    • Ability to work remotely
    • Bright future
    • Some excellent managers
    • Many work hard to establish and maintain good working atmosphere
    • Great support staff

    Cons

    • Toxic environment
    • No timely orientation to the company and its products
    • Levels of dysfunction are too high and are cultivated
    • Don't understand the concept of requirements
    • Unqualified people in key positions
    • Micromanagement abounds
    • Distribution of unsatisfactory equipment
    • Gross levels of politics
    • Unqualified managers instigate incivility
    • Unqualified people are known, but tolerated
    • Failure to act with appropriate timing when maltreatment occurs
    • High levels of skill not appreciated by key players
    • Extreme willingness to infringe on personal time
    • Poor work-life balance for all
    • Unnecessarily high stress levels
    • Depending upon the "whos," expertise may not be appreciated or valued
    • Agile in word only (i.e., everyone doesn't have an agile mentality)
    • People willing to sabotage project efforts for personal gain
    • Slander is the order of the day for some
    • "Death by meeting" environment (i.e., too many unnecessary meetings)

    Advice to Management

    • Qualify leaders
    • Make sure experts are recognized as such
    • Cease tolerating abusive practices of directors and managers
    • Don't let people pay for travel out of their own pocket


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable and good people to work with. If you are open and friendly you can get lots of cooperation from some folks. Opportunities to learn new technologies are there if it doesn't interfere with your current tasks.

    Cons

    Some managers won't even speak to you when you say hello. Very odd. It's like you're not human to them.

    They over react to the economy and have many hiring freezes and salary freezes which makes it difficult to advance at times. Also, way to many "reductions in force" which means employees are given a sum of money to get out of the building. The entire time you're working there, you need to be on linkedin and updating your resume because you never know when you'll get the axe. Very stressful!

    Advice to Management

    bean counters. People are closing issues as resolved because they are getting pressure to do so, even when issues have not been resolved. More workers and less management. let some of the managers resume a technical roll. Summarize information in concise emails instead of spending several hours in slow meetings. When your people have work to do, let them along to do it, or find them some help.
    Encourage technicians to enhance their skills, not just "do their job".


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Higher management needs to be replaced by sensible people who can think straight"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good projects, good benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than the current market, higher management ignore employee feedback

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to what your employees are saying, and do plan for a cash crunch situation before thinking of any acquisitions or mergers. Laying off people because the higher management screwed up or did not plan properly in advance is not a good sign for a company future.


  7. "Great place to work, with growth opportunities if you seek to advance"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity - and I mean that in many respects. Cultural, products, positions, you can find just about anything at Siemens. Siemens has the longest tenure of their employees at 8.6 years I believe, so once you get settled in, people do feel like they are part of something, which is hard to do with a company as bit as Siemens

    Cons

    It's big company, its a real big company. You do have to make yourself known and sometimes stick your neck out there to make a move you may be considering. There are a lot of people to compete with. To counter that, our CEO Tony Hemmelgarn makes it a point to drive down from the top a culture for employee growth. He voices his policy on employee growth during town hall discussions and follows up on his word.

    Advice to Management

    this is a hard one to respond to. Being a company as large as Siemens is inherently have some faults. I do think that as you go down levels in management there is a need for more training and mentoring of some of the management. You are always going to go through up's and down's, but dumping more water on a grease fire isn't going to put out the flames. As we grow, we need to deal better with the balance of performance and empathy.

  8. "Only ok..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, no micromanagement, recognized name.

    Cons

    Poor or non existent training. Takes very long time to get anything done.
    Medical benefits are not comprehensive and coverage specifically excludes assisted reproduction procedures and necessary drugs that cost thousands of dollars out of pocket. Deductibles are also very high.


  9. "Good Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Softwarre Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Softwarre Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Siemens PLM Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Environment. Nice Colleagues.

    Cons

    This is not google. If that is a Con


  10. "A very diverse and challenging environment with many opportunities to contribute across a broad set of areas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very smart and collaborative colleagues. Ideas and contributions are valued no matter where they come from. Many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Can be a hard environment to come into. Relies a lot on tribal knowledge and personal connections. Many colleagues have been around for decades and it's up to you to build a personal network of support and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Management culture seems pretty conservative. Few shake-ups or re-organizations to adapt to new business realities as circumstances evolve.


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