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Siemens Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
1,015 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 if you r a politician and technical wrak

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Nice trainings
    Good packages
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No technical growth
    Only inventions are important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about long term relationship with partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Big international company
    Good technology
    Industrial automation

    Cons

    No fast career
    Very low avarage salary
    Office not in downtown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimize your talent retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A good company for work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company for work life balance.

    Cons

    Average use of latest technology and average pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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