Siemens Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
778 Reviews

3.5
778 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • The work environment is also very nice and inviting (in 48 reviews)


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

  • difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment (in 9 reviews)

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Employee 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 for 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 for 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

    I worked at Siemens full-time for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Siemens full-time for 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 for 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
  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 for 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  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No micro management. Lets the customer decided direction. good affordable insurance, generous time off policy. The management works with you to help further your career and is generally available.

    Cons

    when moving to another position, pay does not increase according to what others are being paid. standardized hardware across company does not work for all positions. some require higher powered, larger systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay. Pay. Pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Siemens for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent work culture
    Security
    Decent pay structure

    Cons

    little bit of Management politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its moving fine

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Strategic Buyer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer  in  Bairro Pau Arcado (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer in Bairro Pau Arcado (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    A great evoluation of you carrer and a great over view of the market.

    Cons

    Some time you have to work as aworkaholic and work more than each others companies, desorganisation abou HR and others humans departuries, has payment system in the medium level of market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some time be a huge means be a more criative and pay atention withe colaborators.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Career Growth

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens

    Pros

    Company has Good Career Growth

    Cons

    Lots of travel to customer site

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