Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
733 Reviews

3.3
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 107 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss (in 21 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good team work, broad portfolio, very global culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    What we do is really making an impact on the plant - the only way to make our resources last is be energy efficient and thats what we help companies and cities do!

    Cons

    Very poor internal IT systems, most people have been here for a very long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the technology platform and stick with one strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The people make the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As legacy Summit Energy, the feel of working for a small business has been preserved as much as possible. People care about each other in the office, and you're encouraged keep your home life a priority.

    Cons

    Schneider is a large company, so Summit has had to expand to match, but the resources we've been given to do so seem inadequate. The work load keeps increasing, but the number of bodies to spread it between/compensation for added responsibility do not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will come sooner than you think that people will need incentives to stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A company with a great vision experiencing growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    The total compensation package is good. The mission of the company to be global specialists of energy management is something that resonates well. The values of the company are well aligned to the mission and vision. There is a lot of career growth opportunities if you want an international assignment.

    Cons

    Through all of the acquisitions the company has made over the past few years, a pervasive bloated bureaucracy has emerged. There is some kind of a new corporate initiative rolled out every time an new VP position gets announced. If you take an international assignment be aware that you are on your own to find a new position in the company if you ever want to return to your home country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the vision and the mission of the company. The people related initiatives are helpful in building a single Schneider Electric culture but get rid of the painful HR tools we're expected to use to implement them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Project engineer

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, and very approachable upper level management.

    Cons

    Bad pay, benefits or very average, I was told I would be doing one thing and I'm doing the complete opposite. There is no official training it's kind of just learn as you go, with minimal manager involvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization, better allocation of employees and better new hire training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable company, great work life balance. Ultimately depends on what team you are assigned to and manager skill-set.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great work liife balance, option to work from home on Fridays. Great benefits, training available. Room for growth, especially for fresh outs or professionals in the early years of their career, great place to start.

    Cons

    Not much employee interaction at headquarters, most departments stick to themselves. Long commute for city dwellers. Many business units operate separately, must really network to move ahead. Some managers lack people and communications skills and should not be in management positions but roll into these roles after 15/20 plus years w/the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for employee feedback on the manager level, often leadership is not engaging enough with their teams and employees do not get the attention, development they deserve. (As a result lose talent) Everything SE preaches in it's initiatives needs to be practiced more on the management level, HR should work much closer to evaluate management and senior leadership on their effectiveness as managers and current skill set.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not worth the stress

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have great insurance and the pay is good as well.

    Cons

    If you work for the Square D part of the company they will not prepare you for your role. I did not receive proper training for my role as a project manager and was told I would "get the hang of it" after a while. Because of this I have made many mistakes and have been yelled at by customers countless amount of times. Also if you are a project manager expect to be treated poorly by your peers, everyone will be pushy and expect you to only pay attention to their projects. Management will constantly have re-org to improve the process but no one at the field office level will listen to it thus making your job more difficult. The Square D side of this company operates in the stone age using programs that are not only terrible to work with but also 20 years old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with your re-org and tell your sales people to do their jobs and not others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its really good place to learn new things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Intern Developer  in  North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Java Intern Developer in North Andover, MA

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I met so many people who are coding yet they are from all sorts of background ranging from industrial engineering to com science)

    Cons

    more and more stress on programming needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more programming competitions like kackathon and involve more people in learning cool technologies like angular nodeJs etc.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work as a young professional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Good benefits and great people!

    Cons

    The offices are sometimes located in the suburbs, which can make commuting a little challenging.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, global outreach, interesting opportunities to develop, great work-life balance

    Cons

    lower salaries, slow career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience....6.5 yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks

    Cons

    Too many young people with little to no experience; Career growth is only possible if you have connections; Everything is controlled by sales; No process is ever followed; Angry customers threaten to take business elsewhere; Lack of ethic and responsibility from the newer college grads. If management actually listened or read the surveys, they would know this. Their idea of corporate life is not for simple, family-oriented individuals. Every day is like high school all over again. I miss professionalism and seeing hard work pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop hiring know it all team leaders who know nothing about the work, because it only hurts the teams! Help your employees grow, not just talk about it. It doesnt matter how many jobs are open, if the managers get to choose friends over others. Offer skills training classes and be the leaders that we believe you are. Everyone likes their job, but were starting to feel like a number.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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