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Siemens Reviews

Updated 25 February, 2015
Updated 25 February, 2015
408 Reviews
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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.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is a solid company with solid values.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Very respectful of employees.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in certain areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent intership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with a strong corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very Inspiring, employees are smart and friendly

    • 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

    Very good career development and very brilliant managers

    Cons

    Not much to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a little more micromanaging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    it is okay to work for the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9.  

    A worthy learning experience as a trainee engineee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

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

    Pros

    Alot to learn, Really helpful and encouraging collegues and environment

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to experience the global network of innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Matrix 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 ManagementAdvice

    Embrace and live the new vertically focused structure. Give full power to the sector leads.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Employee friendly, upper management is awesome.

    Cons

    Compensation is less than the market rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please include more perks, performance bonus for employee retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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