Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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  1. Good company, but big multinational means you can get lost easily

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, large company means lots of opportunity to move up and around

    Cons

    Large company means lots of bureaucracy, hard to move into upper positions if you're not German

  2. From great to bad to good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Modern, and top of the line technology, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    At the time, too many changes were happening, including gross downsizing, causing morale to be very low. At the same time changes in management happened, which is the majority of the reason for my title of great to bad to good. It had been transformed from a Canadian company owned by Germans to a German company owned by Nazis, and now a German company owned by the entire world; as they have streamlined every aspect of business to one global standard. Good for the shareholders, not so much for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with your key employees. Employees are what makes a company great.

  3. Digital system administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Great peers, friendly environment, and the management will acknowledge your contributions if you do something extra or exceptional. Pay raise possible.

    Cons

    Dull works place, repetitive tasks, not challenging, sometimes I felt that the tasks I was given were simply unrelated to the duties of the job I initially applied for.

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  5. It was challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Siemens

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were very good - vacation

    Cons

    Management, paperwork, compliance was very difficult, bad atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    need some strong management that have a back bone

  6. Great perks, but not much career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Siemens

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, easygoing work culture.
    Very healthy office environment

    Cons

    Feedback from Management was nonexistent
    Severe lack of training until several months in
    No room to move internally, though this may be partially caused by recession
    Completely disconnected from other parts of Siemens

    Advice to Management

    Please provide training to your employees earlier, especially on using proprietary software.

  7. It was a hell of an experience to see how the wrong leadership turned a great team into zombies!!

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    Former Employee - Finance, Management
    Former Employee - Finance, Management

    I worked at Siemens

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and great people!
    The business structure was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Too much red tape!
    Remember, there is only one way to run this business and it is the Siemens way!! In other words, if you are looking to make a mark for change, forget about it!
    The Executive management team cared less about their employees and didn't bother to take the time to pool some great ideas that would have made a world of difference in many of the sectors.
    To sum it, they're a bunch of bullies.

    Advice to Management

    X

  8. a good place for beginners

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    job security, average market level salary, opportunity for job rotation, training opportunities, good reputation for product quality, widely knows company which is good for your future career advance

    Cons

    a German dominated compnay in terms of culture and senior level positions, less career advance opportunities for people without German culture background

    Advice to Management

    localization needs to be implemented and being examed at senior management level, rather than simply looking at the total percentage of locally hired staff

  9. Siemens is a good, stable company to work for if you are after a "job", for all else it's lacking motivation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed and structured. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Overall level of staff is average to low.

    Advice to Management

    become more efficient by getting rid of 30% of people.

  10. Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work experience
    Learnt alot

    Cons

    Working hours are not flexible

  11. Service Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This company has advanced technology products.

    Cons

    Too conservative company culture for business decision.

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