Siemens
3.4 of 5 683 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 683 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It was challenging

Healthcare Sales (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Siemens

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

I have been working at Siemens

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)

I worked at Siemens

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)

I have been working at Siemens

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 If you want to just earn

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Noida (India)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly culture, flexible timings, good work life balance.

ConsEnvoirnment lacks enthusiasm to work, You can sit idle for months

Advice to Senior ManagementDo whatever you want to do, If I like you, I will stay otherwise I will switch.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Shrinking Presence In US

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsGood Benefits, Decent Corporate culture

ConsMiddle Management and upper management not focused on being responsive to what market is telling them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very good company being destroyed by irrational management (CEO)

Commercial Manager (Current Employee)
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

ProsVery learning experience in terms of professional diversity if work. Varied facets of work to enjoy different and challenging situations.

ConsNon professional and unqualified management with a leading irrational and abusive CEO leading the company to disaster. Looks like incompetence is the road to management especially in commercial side.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease appoint professionally qualified, competent staff in management positions and remove fake degree holders. Recent management appointments gives the impression that the bigger disaster you make, the higher and faster progress you'll make to key management positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to start

Senior Manager-HR (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood opportunity to get experience in different professional areas and apply it in the diverse industries. Solid corporate culture; respectful attitude toward employees; life-long learning.

ConsDecision making is far away from the optimal one; even rational top-down initiatives create a lot additional processes for precesses and bureaucracy.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink in the long-term perspective

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

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Good overall experience but corporate culture change has taken root

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

ProsThey are quick to train you and offer many different areas of specialty. They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance.

Benefits are excellent and compensation is a bit lacking.

ConsA corporate culture change at the top has lead to them not being as concerned with maintaining personal relationships with customers and instead to focus on accounting goals to t detriment of customer service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Siemens

ProsGreat boss fun environment. Enjoy gping to work everyday.

ConsToo large of a company. People not responsible for actions taken. Lots of things swept under the rug.

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