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Siemens Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2014
Updated 17 November, 2014
843 Reviews
3.5
843 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 74 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 52 reviews)


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

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

    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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    • 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
  3.  

    Great perks, but not much career growth

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    • 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
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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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    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
  6.  

    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

    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.  

    System analyst with Healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are very intelligent and creative. they were able to make fit whatever was given to them. It's what kept me there.

    Cons

    The pressure to get product out the door did not always consider best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, they know the truth and what's best in the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable, large company if you do want a easy life.

    Cons

    Hard to make a self improvement, hard to communicate with HR, which are all located remotely in Florida

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Normal big company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - big company
    - relative good job security
    - good German holiday policy

    Cons

    - company politics
    - restructuring
    - glass ceiling for promotion

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work group and employee rapport

    Cons

    compensation could be more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Accounting & Controlling Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting & Controlling in Iselin, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is flexible and understanding. Casual Fridays with free breakfast. Ability to work from home 1 or 2 days a week, depending on the department. Hours are flexible as well, but the level of flexibility depends on your manager.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be much of a possibility to move up in the company. Each department has a set head count which is low. From what I know, the only way to advance your position in the company is to actively seek openings in other Siemens companies since openings do not seem to be common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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