Siemens
3.4 of 5 688 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.4 688 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(50 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company with a strong corporate culture

Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens full-time

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMore team-building events would unite a collective much better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it is okay to work for the company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens

Proswork is stable there. people are nice.

Consyou have little chance to be promted.

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A worthy learning experience as a trainee engineee

Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsAlot to learn, Really helpful and encouraging collegues and environment

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to experience the global network of innovation

Senior Director (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Siemens

ProsA very innovative company with a great brand and many very bright people. An excellent learning environment that is global in nature. If you want to get a truely global experience this is the place. You also will get in depth knowlege of sectors including Industry, Energy or Medical. The products are truely world leading. The opportunity for someone early in their career to be trained and groomed are exceptional.

ConsMatrix structure causes it to be slow moving and its never clear who is leading the charge.
Often people spend more time reporting internally the same information over and over in different formats to the various stakeholders. It is inefficient and at the end of the day, the leadership is lacking.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace and live the new vertically focused structure. Give full power to the sector leads.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than a year

ProsI worked as a developer.Company embraces new technology,hence you get more chances of working with current technology

ConsIt is a very good company and no cons

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Leadership Development Program

FLDP Intern (Former Employee)
Iselin, NJ (US)

I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work being done, was able to get experience with Excel. Was exposed to some good work material. Very easy going culture.

ConsLittle oversight and some of the work at times was dull and not too exciting. Some of the management was not helpful in changing the program and didn't know some of the information. At times they did not care or want to fix the problem. Exit interviews were not coducted.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more structure to program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Life Changing

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Worcester, MA (US)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSiemens is chocked-full of top-talent and world-class management. The leadership development candidate program (LDP) is amazing. I worked with approximately 20 of the LDPs and they were almost all top-talent. Siemens has access to capital and incredible infrastructure at its disposal. The project management and engineering institutions are remarkable. The Siemens Production System is a top-notch program ran by top-talent who really understand lean and this is improving productivity. With 167 of rich history Siemens is one of the best companies in the world. The Worcester, MA facility has some of the best people I've ever worked with and the culture there is truly amazing. With Joe Kaeser at the helm I think Siemens will excel in the 21st Century. I would return to Siemens at the drop of the hat for the right opportunity.

ConsSiemens is a financial institution not an engineering or project management firm. As a matter of course they tend to mismanage M&A programs. This is especially apparent in the way they delved into the mechanical world (VAI and Flender) and didn't foster them to the extent necessary to ensure the success of the mechanical units (all of VAI and the US part of Flender). Also they divested their IT business and sold to ATOS which stressed IT services.

Advice to Senior ManagementStudy Toyota. Focus on quality (real quality not just QA). Eat, breathe, live lean.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good place to work

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

ConsFelt as if you were a number not a name overall

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsDiverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

Consaverage salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work environment to start with and go through. Well formed policies which sometimes irritating but a good place.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsFamily centric environment with supportive professionals
Periodic trainings as per schedule if required.

ConsA bit Lack of delivery on time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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