Siemens Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, bonus, company car, compensation

    Cons

    when a company gets too big, becomes too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to the the frontline people and listen to them

  2. i worked for 20 years with Siemens ltd. Saudi Arabia as an service technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    learning environment, state of the art technology , leader in many industries

    Cons

    i experience lots of traveling to visit the customers or new projects

  3. Great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good name for the resume.
    - Company name make the sales task easier
    - Great place to learn and self improvement. continuous learning courses arranged by by HR and paid by business unit
    - Strong management and clear reporting line.
    - Excellent marketing material and presentations.

    Cons

    - Limited authorities for employees and mid management. Quotations higher than 100,000 Euro should get approval from Germany and 100 questions will be asked before approval.
    - Low pay comparing to peers in US companies.
    - Difficult to move between business units or between countries for mid management level and managed employees

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time to listen to employees and learn from them how to keep them. Online surveys doesn't tell the full story. Otherwise, SIEMENS will become a training center and source of trained people to their competitors.
    Money is very important for employees.

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  5. This is a solid company with solid values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Very respectful of employees.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in certain areas.

  6. Excellent Employer

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My experience with Siemens was quite good overall. Compensation and challenges were great, leadership was pretty good, however pressures from HQ would sometime create issues for country business. Training was available to an extent, but most of it relied on your own initiative to request it, collaborate with others, or learn it on your own. The Managers and other staff were fantastic - experts in their own fields and quite professional across the board.

    Cons

    Company is in a constant state of restructuring resulting in thousands of people being laid off at a time. If a business segment doesn't perform, or has a poor potential it will likely be sold off, or closed down. HQ and a matrix management structure can create confusion, conflict and a significant layer of bureaucracy to navigate. Depending on financial performance, priorities may change very quickly

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff and fight for them. Would like to see more emphasis in sustainability offerings.

  7. Excellent intership

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    Former Intern - Technology Marketing Specialist in Oakville, ON
    Former Intern - Technology Marketing Specialist in Oakville, ON

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible work environment, friendly and helpful people all around the company, interesting job, and a lot of room for improvement.
    Very nice infrastructure, with cafeteria, clean and bright environment, open concept.
    No defined offices or seats, anybody can seat wherever they want.

    Cons

    Work can get a bit monotonous. It is always the same thing everyday

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to use interns for more complicated tasks. Sometimes I felt I was bored with the job I was put to do.

  8. Good company with a strong corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company in general, good team, i.e. if you are in a technical department, opportunities to go on conferences, but not always.

    Cons

    Promotions happen quite low, salaries are competitive, but not very high.

    Advice to Management

    More team-building events would unite a collective much better.

  9. Very Inspiring, employees are smart and friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good career development and very brilliant managers

    Cons

    Not much to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    There should be a little more micromanaging

  10. it is okay to work for the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    work is stable there. people are nice.

    Cons

    you have little chance to be promted.

  11. A worthy learning experience as a trainee engineee

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Alot to learn, Really helpful and encouraging collegues and environment

    Cons

    Salary package not so great compared to other firms of similar stature

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