Siemens and the Veterans Community
Our Commitment to Hiring Veterans
At Siemens, we recognize that hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good for our business’s bottom line. Our brave service men and women have acquired extensive technical training and experience through their service which makes them uniquely qualified for many positions in our company. In employing veterans, we not only support those who embody the ideals of our Nation, they embody the Siemens values of excellence, responsibility and innovation. Our veterans are versatile and display tremendous work ethic, communication and leadership skills, technical talent, and the ability to work in various environments. These skills translate into a wide range of roles from corporate leadership to field service and manufacturing.
- Siemens employs 3,600 veterans in the United States.
- Siemens has been named a “2013 Best for Vets” employer by Military Times. Ranked 29th out of 1,000 major companies, Military Times recognized Siemens for its demonstrated commitment to recruit, hire and retain qualified veterans, and for its comprehensive tools and resources to help vets succeed in the civilian workplace.
- Veterans at Siemens work in a variety of roles including Management, Engineering, Information Technology, R&D, Project Management, Field Service, and Customer Services.
- Over 60% of veterans at Siemens work in STEM-related disciplines, which are viewed as roles with high value to the organization and to the U.S. workforce in general.
Veterans Job Training
Siemens has a robust job training initiative for U.S. military veterans with an engineering and manufacturing background. Offered by the Siemens Industry Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software business, the program provides free training on state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE) software technology and data management.
- Siemens offers product lifecycle PLM Software training per veteran at 22 facilities across the U.S.
- This training will help enhance veterans’ qualifications for skilled positions in a wide variety of manufacturing industries around the world, including automotive, aerospace, energy, high-tech electronics, and machinery. It is available at Siemens PLM Software facilities across the U.S. Ten, multi-day courses are offered, including comprehensive training on NX software, Siemens PLM Software’s leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing.
- Any U.S. military veteran meeting program requirements is eligible to apply for the program at www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/academic/regional-programs/military-veterans.shtml. Veterans with service-connected disabilities can also access this training through the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program.
In April 2011, Siemens participated in the launch of "Joining Forces," a White House initiative to support and honor America's service members and their families. Siemens pledged to hire 300 veterans and, as of June 30, 2015, has exceeded that commitment over sixfold, hiring 1,798 veterans.
Veterans at Siemens, including both enlisted and Junior Military Officers (JMO), are hired for positions in the Energy, Infrastructure and Cities, Industry and Healthcare sectors in job categories ranging from Field Engineers to Service Technicians to Sales and Marketing roles with highly competitive salaries.
- The top four work locations for veterans hired during "Joining Forces" are Texas (~12%), North Carolina (~9%), Florida (~9%), California (~8%). This coincides with the states that have the highest populations of transitioning veterans - TX, NC, and CA.
- Siemens provides veterans with resources, such as the National Veterans Network, established as an affinity group inside Siemens to mentor veterans and provide a community.
- Siemens actively participates in and sponsors events – like Hope for Warriors, which supports and honors returning service members, particularly those who have been wounded in action.