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Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance is touted but never followed (in 45 reviews)

  • Senior management can be very clicky (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech I in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Tech I in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume
    Great team

    Cons

    We don't get enough raises

    Advice to Management

    Talk more about what you are expecting from us.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Siemens is a huge company and therefore provides almost unlimited opportunities for career development and for promotion / advancement.

    Cons

    While there are huge opportunities for advancement due to the sheer size of the company, obtaining some of the opportunities requires a LOT of effort and willingness to put in huge amounts of hours to get noticed by someone at or above a certain level. While the top and top- middle management, and especially HR, certainly espouse the merit based pay system, continuous feedback, performance process, and high performance culture, the reality is that the day to day line managers aren't getting the message, and often recognize seniority and experience over performance, talent, and potential.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Health benefits, treatment, working environment. All of them are great! Also, great with managers and other employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of. But sometimes the work does get hectic but that is with any job. Other than that its a great company

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for. Health benefits, treatment, working environment. All of them are great! Also, great with managers and other employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Siemens Medical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good and compensation was fair. Training opportunities were ample and furthering education was looked upon favorably.

    Cons

    It definitly felt like you were working for a large company. A good deal of decisions were made by hq which was overseas and not a lot of thought was put into how it would trickle down in the states.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time in the field to get a sense of how decisions made would affect the sales force.


  6. "Siemens. Great Career Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Encouragement to think outside the box, Independence to get the job done. Flexiblity in how work is completed. Everybody is treated with respect and professionalism.

    Cons

    Siemens is a great place to work. I felt we were very well paid for the work we did. However, while Siemens pays well, everybody works hard to earn every dollar.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for SIemens Management team. Everybody at Siemens does the best they can with the tools available.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, Laid back, Good Location, Flexible Hours, Good Management, Good People, Nice Facility, Onsite Manufacturing, Potential to build Californias Bullet train

    Cons

    Office environment but other than that there are really no downsides to this facility. It is clean, professional, and modern.

    Advice to Management

    The management was very helpful and made me feel comfortable. I would recomend to continue sucess based training programs because they are woking!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional place to start or continue your career. Diverse businesses and interesting challenges."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Iselin, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Siemens is a global organization, with the appropriate challenges and opportunities. If you are adept and building and sustaining relationships, and like working with colleagues globally, you will probably love working here.

    Cons

    Being a global organization with over 400,000 employees means that communication can be challenging at times. It's hard, but not impossible, to stand out when surrounded by so much talent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue creating and sustaining opportunities for cross cluster communication and best practice sharing. Remain dedicated to hiring and keeping the best talent.


  9. "Servic Team Leader"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Team Leader in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Service Team Leader in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for someone who is highly motivated and willing to play "the game". The job is wonderful if you can work under pressure and lear to trump up your accomplishments. The benefits packages are great and so is compensation. You really have to learn your craft and their is very little winging it. But once you get your foot in the door, they are wonderful as far as training and helping you when they can.

    Cons

    The executives at the company want so much to portray the "corporate lifestyle." They love the business power lunches, the speakerphone meetings, and the big fancy banquet meetings. You need to learn who to trust and when to trust them. They all talk in the cliche business speak. So learn your lingo.

    Advice to Management

    They need to understand that a company does not go in the direction the captain points to. It goes in the direction the workers steer the boat.


  10. "Nice company - treats employees well"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect V in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Architect V in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    great collagues
    pleasant work atmosphese

    Cons

    cafeteria sucks
    sales are stagnant, so there are not many growth opportunities
    layoffs are frequest since the 2008. Before the crisis there were no lay-offs long tim
    a lot of politics. If you are not "in" the politics, you are automatically out.

    Advice to Management

    not so much politics


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great place but on a downwards trend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great people
    - innovation driven (in the past)
    - good colaborations with customers

    Cons

    - management changes in 2009 and 2010 were disruptive
    - new executive team takes way too long to make decisions
    - way too many German Executives, hire from within!

    Advice to Management

    - don't kill what we all built up over the last 10 years



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