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Siemens Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
290 Reviews
3.0
290 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good company, but big multinational means you can get lost easily

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

    I have been working at Siemens

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    From great to bad to good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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

    Pros

    Benefits were very good - vacation

    Cons

    Management, paperwork, compliance was very difficult, bad atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need some strong management that have a back bone

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great perks, but not much career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Siemens

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance, Management
    Former Employee - Finance, Management

    I worked at Siemens

    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 ManagementAdvice

    X

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    a good place for beginners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok... nothing else to say

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    food... nothing else to say

    Cons

    growth... nothing else to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve and don't sell d company

  10.  

    Major learning opportunity but need to be able to work in massive conglomerates with plenty of bureaucracy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Massive company, plenty of room to grow and move around

    Cons

    Easy to be silo'd into one function. They don't really move people between functions. Barely trains their employees (even the professionals in the rotational programs) aside from cross-training a from a coworker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in training and be aware of what the Millennials are looking for in an employer. If you don't change, you will find you have half your staff retiring in the next 10 years and no one to fill any mid-management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Quite Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Dynamic and quite interesting place to work.

    Cons

    Procedures from HQ can destroy local entites - lack of flexibility hurts.
    Restructurisation made without any moral behaviour - fairing people on the gas station after years of working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More personal approach to team members would change a lot.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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