Siemens Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
817 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Healthy respect for work life balance, good benefits, excellent place to learn (in 71 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 52 reviews)


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

  • Hard to manage a good work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large, stable company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology leader, established support structure for career development, ability to relocate internationally. Depth of knowledge very good in most countries. Good training opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Company politics can be counterproductive at times, very process driven, not very nimble. Frequent global restructuring tends to create a significant amount of inward focus.

    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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    • Senior Management
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    • 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.  

    Great company with excellent products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great at marketing the very reliable products it has.

    Cons

    Very little focus on people efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Frustrating , overbearing systems and processes, very inefficient for such an INNOVATIVE? co.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, on site cafe, parking etc.- offices not so great.

    Cons

    IT is laughable- XP in 2014?
    Siemens systems not intuitive, lead to frustration before an inevitable change to a much worse system and so the cycle continues.
    Pay is average at best, payrises are an insult. If having a decent wage is important, look elsewhere. Managers lack leadership/accountability. Turnover is very high, like 20% p.a. min, in some areas like sales 50%+.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about leadership, be more willing to share. Conduct work surveys for culture in an annonimous way to get a real picture not a fake one driven by mistrust and fear of reprisals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short term position involved in sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney

    I worked at Siemens as a contractor (less than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Siemens Australia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Proposal Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MNC with diversified portfolio of technology and customer

    Cons

    Low pay - Poor Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some educated Managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excelent Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Office culture is the best one around, thanks to great company policies, continuously looking to improve.
    Bear in mind my job was located in Spain, and as an intern.
    But I spoke to long-time employees, that had also been located elsewhere, and they seemed to be quite content.

    Cons

    Well, I can't find any! You are going to find destructive people everywhere, so you may stumble upon someone that drives you mad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!
    Respect the employees, help them, let them know what's up, why things need to be done the way they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Siemens Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Iselin, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Iselin, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible and supportive of my career goals

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Biochemist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Good company with good benefit, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    you have to work hard to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help younger employee

  11.  

    Positive, crystal clear, customer oriented

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Keeping as close to the customer as possible, thinking of and investing into own employees more than others

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in order to stay on a high level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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