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Siemens Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
847 Reviews
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847 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 learning environment and opportunities for personal growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Siemens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Switched on and knowledgeable teams, understanding and supporting middle management with a focus on continual development and training of staff. Good ethnic and gender diversity within the teams.

    Cons

    Appears to be quite politically driven, can affect decisions in business that would otherwise be quite simple. Little to no cohesion with the upper management at times can make it feel like they are like faceless men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction and bonding with lower level teams would be good to promote cohesion, to work better towards the bigger picture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  3.  

    Large, stable company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating , overbearing systems and processes, very inefficient for such an INNOVATIVE? co.

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    • 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 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short term position involved in sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 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
  10.  

    Good place to work but limited career progression

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Oxford, England (UK)

    I worked at Siemens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked there as a Graduate Software Tester. Great people to work with. Amazing work culture and office environment. Very conveniently located in Oxford next to the station. Good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Career progression very limited. Need to work for quite a few years before you're considered for a promotion. Not paid very well too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a good relationship with your staff and encourage them to grow in their careers instead of simply plodding along.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    My experience with Siemens was quite good overall. Compensation and challenges were great, leadership was pretty good, however pressures from HQ would sometime create issues for country business. Training was available to an extent, but most of it relied on your own initiative to request it, collaborate with others, or learn it on your own. The Managers and other staff were fantastic - experts in their own fields and quite professional across the board.

    Cons

    Company is in a constant state of restructuring resulting in thousands of people being laid off at a time. If a business segment doesn't perform, or has a poor potential it will likely be sold off, or closed down. HQ and a matrix management structure can create confusion, conflict and a significant layer of bureaucracy to navigate. Depending on financial performance, priorities may change very quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff and fight for them. Would like to see more emphasis in sustainability offerings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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