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Siemens Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
771 Reviews

3.5
771 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    From great to bad to good

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

    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
  2.  

    It was challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales in Toronto, ON

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance, Management
    Former Employee - Finance, Management

    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
  6.  

    a good place for beginners

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

    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
  7.  

    It was a good experience with a lot of resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist  in  New Brunswick, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Lots of resources that employees need and decent payment

    Cons

    It is possible that there are very similar projects on which different departments are working on. However, they don't share their experiences.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Siemens, can be goo depends where you work

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

    Pros

    - relative stability after 5 to 10 years
    - good name
    - depends on role and tasks, can be relatively good to do research work and expand on topics

    Cons

    - you have to earn your place
    - work hard
    - sometimes on the cost of own life and family
    - there are sometimes power-sick people who walk on you just to get to their goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on people in the first place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Huge company, huge potential that is yet unrealized...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Involved in a lot of different businesses/industries which allows for significant growth opportunities. Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn.

    Cons

    Company is so big and diverse, it does not feel like one company, certainly not one culture. Depending on what line of business you are in, your experience will likely vary greatly. Makes money in spite of itself (like many large companies do)...recent emphasis on more efficiency, reducing redundancies, increasing profit margins has created a cautious workplace...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Critical to build more synergy across the company...One Siemens vs. many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Freelance PhD position at Siemens CT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance PhD Student  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Freelance PhD Student in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    Interesting topics on the edge of scientific research and industrial application,
    Free time management,
    Passionate advisors

    Cons

    Freelance position with no bonuses and social insurance,
    low compensation compared to PhD postions in engineering at German universities,
    no personal development or soft-skill courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change status to regular employee, structuring of PhD positions

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Very relaxing job. Good Atmosphere at the office.

    Cons

    Working with siemens software is a pain,

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