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Siemens Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
866 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Excellent intership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Marketing Specialist in Oakville, ON
    Former Employee - Technology Marketing Specialist in Oakville, ON

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than an 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
  3.  

    Good company with a strong corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some parts are outstanding; others are bush league!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, training and workplace spirit are all excellent. LOTS of international exposure.

    Cons

    The global product strategy is just pitiful. Siemens strategy is put a square peg in a round hole, no matter what! Just keep pounding, it will eventually fit. Communications between operational units is very bad. (HQ -> regions OK) Any crumbs of creativity are beaten out of employees in the first few years. Either you go with the global product plan, or just give up and leave. Innovation anywhere but the EU is disregarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up! Your employees are not trying to steal from you. They really want Siemens to succeed, so LISTEN to what they have to say!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Perks

    • 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

    Can work from home, full access remotely to network

    Cons

    Can't move up unless you change positions and locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finance employees to travel to locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - External Service in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - External Service in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Siemens as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Modern environment and very friendly to the worker

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy and and lot of members included in every single decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more flexible due to daily tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent Organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales & Strategy in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales & Strategy in Cologne (Germany)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    culture, management focus,work life balance

    Cons

    peer pressure, process inefficiencies, some politics

    Recommends

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