Siemens
3.4 of 5 683 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 683 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(48 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance"
    in 58 reviews
  • "The work environment is also very nice and inviting"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control"
    in 16 reviews
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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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Engineer (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsGood 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.

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

No, I would not 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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Excellent benefits but poor to non existant management structure

Service Technician (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

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

Consno 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 Senior ManagementSend out more questionares regarding complaints and problems in the ranks and listen to the feedback.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Supervisors unprepared, throw new hires under the bus

Electrician (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very proud to work for them

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Montréal-Est, QC

I have been working at Siemens

Prosits a big company with a very good employement security

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was challenging

Healthcare Sales (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Siemens

ProsBenefits were very good - vacation

ConsManagement, paperwork, compliance was very difficult, bad atmosphere

Advice to Senior Managementneed some strong management that have a back bone

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Great perks, but not much career growth

HVAC Service Technician (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Siemens

ProsGreat benefits, easygoing work culture.
Very healthy office environment

ConsFeedback from Management was nonexistent
Severe lack of training until several months in
No room to move internally, though this may be partially caused by recession
Completely disconnected from other parts of Siemens

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide training to your employees earlier, especially on using proprietary software.

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It was a hell of an experience to see how the wrong leadership turned a great team into zombies!!

Finance, Management (Former Employee)

I worked at Siemens

ProsGreat pay and great people!
The business structure was interesting and challenging.

ConsToo much red tape!
Remember, there is only one way to run this business and it is the Siemens way!! In other words, if you are looking to make a mark for change, forget about it!
The Executive management team cared less about their employees and didn't bother to take the time to pool some great ideas that would have made a world of difference in many of the sectors.
To sum it, they're a bunch of bullies.

Advice to Senior ManagementX

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