Siemens
3.4 of 5 686 reviews
www.siemens.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Siemens Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.4 686 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Kaeser

(49 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They seek to help you with your professional development and are flexible with your work/life balance"
    in 58 reviews
  • "The work environment is also very nice and inviting"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "difficult to get the work-life balance in the Indian environment"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Upper management tried to prompt younger guys for better control"
    in 16 reviews
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Great company with excellent products

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGreat at marketing the very reliable products it has.

ConsVery little focus on people efficiency.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook after your people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

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

ConsIT 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Short term position involved in sales

Sales (Former Employee)
Sydney

I worked at Siemens as a contractor for less than a year

ProsEngineer driven company, good equipment, highly technical

ConsOut of touch with customer and staff alike

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove market knowledge - listen to customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Siemens Australia

Proposal Engineer (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsMNC with diversified portfolio of technology and customer

ConsLow pay - Poor Management

Advice to Senior ManagementHire some educated Managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Field Engineer (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

Prosgood to learn, nice work environment.

ConsThe duty is boring at most of time.

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Very positive. People were great. Job, pay, benefits all good.

Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsSome of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

ConsSometimes overly bureaucratic and rule driven.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the extremely talented people you've collected use their talents more freely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Financial Leadership Development Program

FLDP Intern (Former Employee)
Iselin, NJ (US)

I worked at Siemens as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work being done, was able to get experience with Excel. Was exposed to some good work material. Very easy going culture.

ConsLittle oversight and some of the work at times was dull and not too exciting. Some of the management was not helpful in changing the program and didn't know some of the information. At times they did not care or want to fix the problem. Exit interviews were not coducted.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more structure to program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Life Changing

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Worcester, MA (US)

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

ProsSiemens is chocked-full of top-talent and world-class management. The leadership development candidate program (LDP) is amazing. I worked with approximately 20 of the LDPs and they were almost all top-talent. Siemens has access to capital and incredible infrastructure at its disposal. The project management and engineering institutions are remarkable. The Siemens Production System is a top-notch program ran by top-talent who really understand lean and this is improving productivity. With 167 of rich history Siemens is one of the best companies in the world. The Worcester, MA facility has some of the best people I've ever worked with and the culture there is truly amazing. With Joe Kaeser at the helm I think Siemens will excel in the 21st Century. I would return to Siemens at the drop of the hat for the right opportunity.

ConsSiemens is a financial institution not an engineering or project management firm. As a matter of course they tend to mismanage M&A programs. This is especially apparent in the way they delved into the mechanical world (VAI and Flender) and didn't foster them to the extent necessary to ensure the success of the mechanical units (all of VAI and the US part of Flender). Also they divested their IT business and sold to ATOS which stressed IT services.

Advice to Senior ManagementStudy Toyota. Focus on quality (real quality not just QA). Eat, breathe, live lean.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good place to work

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Siemens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe perks were great. They did there best for the group but few participated. I think some folks felt as if they didn't fit in.

ConsFelt as if you were a number not a name overall

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Project Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsDiverse offerings, challenging environment, good colleagues

Consaverage salary, do more with less, staffing standards leave something to be desired (minimum staff, so when someone takes vacation or leaves there is a noticeable gap)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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