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Siemens Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
866 Reviews
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866 Reviews
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Siemens President & CEO Joe Kaeser
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Poor mangement- poor salary

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    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    Big company benefits, bonus etc brand name, very good products

    Cons

    Poor management, too much red tape, poor ordering lead times, customer does NOT come first shareholders do, only yes men get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the front line, instead of bully tactics use persuasion & pay people correctly get rid of elitist management - it's outdated!

  3.  

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

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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
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  5.  

    Large, stable company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great company with excellent products

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    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Siemens Australia

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    • 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some parts are outstanding; others are bush league!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, training and workplace spirit are all excellent. LOTS of international exposure.

    Cons

    The global product strategy is just pitiful. Siemens strategy is put a square peg in a round hole, no matter what! Just keep pounding, it will eventually fit. Communications between operational units is very bad. (HQ -> regions OK) Any crumbs of creativity are beaten out of employees in the first few years. Either you go with the global product plan, or just give up and leave. Innovation anywhere but the EU is disregarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up! Your employees are not trying to steal from you. They really want Siemens to succeed, so LISTEN to what they have to say!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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