Siemens Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
775 Reviews

3.5
775 Reviews
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Joe Kaeser
86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control (in 20 reviews)

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent intership

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    From great to bad to good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens full-time

    Pros

    Modern, and top of the line technology, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    At the time, too many changes were happening, including gross downsizing, causing morale to be very low. At the same time changes in management happened, which is the majority of the reason for my title of great to bad to good. It had been transformed from a Canadian company owned by Germans to a German company owned by Nazis, and now a German company owned by the entire world; as they have streamlined every aspect of business to one global standard. Good for the shareholders, not so much for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with your key employees. Employees are what makes a company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities, nice people, I had a very good group of colleagues who helped me a lot during my first a few years after graduation, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    I think people there are underpaid, very little opportunity to advance, very poor senior management, not listening to what people have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with a strong corporate culture

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    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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    A worthy learning experience as a trainee engineee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at Siemens full-time for 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
  8.  

    Excellent benefits but poor to non existant management structure

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    Former Employee - Service Technician  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Service Technician in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefis and decent pay. Good holiday and flex day alotment.
    Company vehicle and clothing allowance provided.
    Fair and caring mid management.

    Cons

    no provisions for injured workers, no ability to create positions for workers hurt on the job and unable to conitinue in their regular duties.
    Unfair hiring practices, dendency to hire preselected people for new and internal positions.
    Terrible regional to head office communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send out more questionares regarding complaints and problems in the ranks and listen to the feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supervisors unprepared, throw new hires under the bus

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    Former Employee - Electrician  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Electrician in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Good name for your resume, always good at having the right supplies.

    Cons

    Seemed to not want to be in the construction business anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very proud to work for them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montréal-Est, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montréal-Est, QC

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    its a big company with a very good employement security

    Cons

    Administration is a really heavy, change are made on a long term, always. Security furniture is something hard to get

    Recommends
  11.  

    It was challenging

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Healthcare Sales in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Benefits were very good - vacation

    Cons

    Management, paperwork, compliance was very difficult, bad atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need some strong management that have a back bone

    Disapproves of CEO

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