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Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
171 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.  

    Great company but can be tainted by poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Adelaide

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

    Pros

    Massive multi national with a very diverse product range. The name Siemens opens many doors in many industries. The products are known to be good quality (like your Mercedes Benz type product).
    Very top management (Germany) appears to be strong. Local top management is also strong however when you drop down literally a level or two competency of management can be appalling.

    The culture depends on your division - Like any large company there are many people who bring positives and negatives to the organisation. My division has almost always been positive.There are people around that do want to go the extra mile. The trick is to find them so that you can do your job.

    Starting salary was really good, this stayed relatively flat after that.

    Training opportunities are there for the taking.
    Travel both local and international is an absolute possibility if 1) wanted and 2) you are in a position that facilitates this.

    All in all I love Siemens, and feel privileged to work here.

    Cons

    Not always too easy to progress - There is a boys club mentality and often people get promoted without any job advertising taking place.
    Negotiate hard on your starting salary - you cannot rely on your increases.
    Commission structures literally change on an almost annual basis - therefore goal posts keep shifting.
    There is a chance to find yourself under a bad manager. In my teams case, the organisation has been much too slow to react to bad middle management. I cannot emphasise enough how a poor manager has tainted my view of the organisation, and most of all that not much has been done by senior levels to alleviate this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Create a forum where employees can report poor management. From CEO/exec management level you may think it is there but it isnt. HR are fairly useless in that regard other than to fill in a bit of paper work. Ideally we can speak to VP levels or CEO about our concerns.
    -Employees want more of a voice - that said some of us are scared to voice our concerns. This is a concern on its own!
    -the career plans should be living documents. They are sometimes completed and even less often actioned despite employees pushing them
    - Forget the arrogance. We can be a lot better. If we were so good (in Aus) why are our competitors often (product dependent) in a much stronger position?!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional company who cares about its employees and has an exciting vision for the future in technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High performance culture
    Best employer rewards structure

    Cons

    No cons for me - any con I can think of any large multi-national org will have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the team work towards Vision 2020 and beyond

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Great culture, principles, values and employees

    Cons

    Nothing overall very excellent company no cons/negative

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had the chance to make good money here. I didn't work that many hours and worked with a lot of good people. Overall a good job

    Cons

    The daily routine is kind of a drag. It gets redundant day in day out but they do pay well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top of the line

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - HVAC Service Technician in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a well run organization. It is very hard to get in, in my opinion that gives me more confidence that they don't just hire any guy off the street. I have an unbelievable resume.

    Cons

    I wish we had a local website and could feel a little more small townish at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional company to work for; great benefits and productivity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Data Steward in Johnson City, TN (US)
    Current Intern - Data Steward in Johnson City, TN (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is a company that wants you to ask questions, look for problems, make suggestions for improvement and best of all, they reward you for it!

    Cons

    Siemens is a very large company so a lot of the processes take longer than many companies. But Siemens being so large is also a great Pro.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Siemens, MI (US)
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Siemens, MI (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for an intern, Relaxed atmosphere, non-obtrusive management, relaxed dress code, good people.

    Cons

    Training left something to be desired; you are left having to learn on the job. It can take a while to get really started here. There are times when "input" is more readily availible than "Answers".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't change much. Fewer meetings, I guess. In fact, I think the one major issue is that Siemens puts too much on their managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Siemens Praktikum in Software Development

    Former Intern - Praktikum In Software Development in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Intern - Praktikum In Software Development in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at Siemens as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work on an interesting project in an group doing a lot of reasearchy work. Very fun!
    German division has great work/life balance - you very rarely see people working after dinner.
    Lunch food is well-priced as well and everyone goes there to socialize daily.

    Cons

    I didn't see much to complain about with my particular job but if I were in a different group/division then perhaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working with the company is good!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work Culture . The environment and Team are professionals in work

    Cons

    Its depended on which team you work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Though you have to stick your timecard, work time is sort of flexible.

    Cons

    You have to be innovative to get better result during work.

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