Siemens Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
789 Reviews
3.5
789 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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    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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    • 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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    • 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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    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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    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.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Siemens

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new skills. it's a global organization that will let you transfer anywhere.

    Cons

    Each division is run differently. Some divisions are better to work for than others. Very lean organization. Hard to manage a good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    Great working environment, company value and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    salary for intern is not so high. Other things are great for a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Moved from ITC and process analysis to quality management of the sector energy and finally project management of EPC

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Great attention to employee development. During my project management experience I did more than 100 hours of education on hard and soft skills as well as preparation for the PMP certification. Regular feedback from line manager about performance and personal growth potential.

    Cons

    Huge procedural system sometimes gets in the way of agile business development.
    Also salary negotiation is not an option even when personal performances are outstanding overall business unit performance affect your ability to negotiate salary. Bonus for non-sales related jobs are not attractive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase portion of salary (bonus) related to performance. Above all increase autonomy of decision making of experienced professionals reducing the necessity of escalation to be faster in responding to market opportunities / customer requests / contingencies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great internship

    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern
    Current Employee - Sales Development Intern

    I have been working at Siemens as an intern

    Pros

    It is what you make it

    Cons

    can be boring sometimes if you dont look for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard

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