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Siemens Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.4 753 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(77 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    From great to bad to good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsAt 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 Senior ManagementMore communication with your key employees. Employees are what makes a company great.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was challenging

    Healthcare Sales (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsBenefits were very good - vacation

    ConsManagement, paperwork, compliance was very difficult, bad atmosphere

    Advice to Senior Managementneed some strong management that have a back bone

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    Great perks, but not much career growth

    HVAC Service Technician (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsGreat benefits, easygoing work culture.
    Very healthy office environment

    ConsFeedback 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 Senior ManagementPlease provide training to your employees earlier, especially on using proprietary software.

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

    Finance, Management (Former Employee)

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

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementX

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    a good place for beginners

    Sales Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosjob 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

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

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

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    Good Company to work for

    Senior SAP Consultant (Current Employee) Karāchi (Pakistan)

    ProsPerfect for own development of professional capabilities. Company provides enough opportunities for learning and exposure to different industries.

    ConsNo job security
    Low compensation
    Too much politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen door policy and performance based compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Colleagues are great. Lack of communication and Political Hurdles are tiresome.

    Finance (Current Employee) Florham Park, NJ (US)

    ProsColleagues are great and good to work with. Software/Technology is not current but at least they're fairly current. They stress process improvements. Personal growth is present for specific individuals but not for all. PTO is ok.

    ConsTraining is usually not available if it's system related, and will rely on manuals. Benefits are average. Personal growth for specific individuals. Lacking in communication and large political hurdles will be encountered. . i.e. buddy system used for hiring and they're not always the best employees. Company wide has guidelines and processes, but employees tend to ignore and not enforced by upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication is needed and less political views. Need to work as a well functioning group and not in silos. New Hires need to be local in the USA, instead of importing them in from home office in Switzerland and then they leave in few years to go back home.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok

    Senior IT Support Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent management. Occasionally will give employee fair credit.

    ConsIt is extremely hard to get a raise of any kind from this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company Culture

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsStable and relaxed work environment.

    ConsThe management is poor. Nobody is willing to take the responsibility of anything. Always like to find scapegoat for project fault. Management or authorities are protected. Players are the ones to be blamed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many non-productive personnel.

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    Average, not recommended.

    Marketing Communications Manager (Current Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsCompany branding is good. The working environment is neat. Big yard in Downtown. All kinds of onsite services, including banking, laundry, etc. Canteen is also there, but doesn't taste good.
    Training is not much. Culture is very stubborn. Painful financial process. Full of bossy people and office politics.

    ConsSalary is low in Beijing. But good to start your career here. Work is not hard, but stressful. you don't have to work overtime. Not as good as it looks like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more opportunities to talented people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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