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Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
1,026 Reviews
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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.  

    Don't rock the boat...and keep your head down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good branding and well known but not for the current portfolio.

    Cons

    Very driven to get results, little acknowledgement the work people put in after hrs...its all expected.
    Hard to change the culture once the virus spreads...driven by bottom line and will do all possible to get the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees as just workers...share the vision and goals and don't assume that people just take for granted what's said. Treat everyone the same way....and acknowledge the efforts that are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Short term position involved in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney

    I worked at Siemens as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Engineer driven company, good equipment, highly technical

    Cons

    Out of touch with customer and staff alike

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve market knowledge - listen to customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Politics and lousy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Split (Croatia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Split (Croatia)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    big projects
    traveling
    mainstream technologies if you are in the right department

    Cons

    politics is very important in day to day work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok if you r a politician and technical wrak

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Nice trainings
    Good packages
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No technical growth
    Only inventions are important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about long term relationship with partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Big international company
    Good technology
    Industrial automation

    Cons

    No fast career
    Very low avarage salary
    Office not in downtown

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Optimize your talent retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A good company for work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company for work life balance.

    Cons

    Average use of latest technology and average pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Review

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    The company is very modern and innovative.

    Cons

    They do not bring on as many recent grads as one would anticipate.

  9.  

    Comfortable place to work but career progression is very dependent on networking.

    • 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

    Generally pleasant company and useful products. Management are 360 reviewed by staff and subordinate satisfaction is good. It's pretty easy going and low stress. A lot of people stay longer than perhaps they should because the working environment is comfortable. The emphasis on networking for career progression means that people do try to get on with each other.

    Cons

    In the UK a lot of the finance work is better described as "shared service centre" work, which is likely less valuable to your career than what other employers can offer. Be very careful in job interviews that you establish exactly what the job is - job descriptions rarely state that a role is for a shared service centre and quite a few accountants are disappointed by what they find.

    Networkers get promoted much faster than everyone else (HR even gave a presentation on the importance of networking for career progression) - "yes" men do well but there's not necessarily a need to be an extrovert. Only vertical promotions tend to happen due to the need to network. To get into another division you would likely need to be extremely personable and know the hiring manager through networking. Most jobs have someone lined up so there's little point in applying blindly to other divisions. All career progression is through applying to jobs, there is no automatic career progression at all (even for school leavers progressing through accountancy exams).

    Extroverts may consider the office environment a bit dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on but ensure shared service centres jobs are being fairly advertised and address the lack of career progression for those who don't want to be constantly networking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Perks we great.
    Flexible work hours.
    Good work life balance
    Great pay for intern

    Cons

    Not much training and help with career development from upper leadership
    Culture very tough and results driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    easy going experience

    • 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

    you will have enough time to manage your personal life with work balance.

    Cons

    no challanges.easy going experience. some dirty politics by local people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job in a clean way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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