Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Pros
  • The work life balance is very good (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits but employee cost is escalating (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • To say SE has a bad work life balance is a complete lie (in 29 reviews)

  • Not many career growth opportunities (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Overall pretty good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, 401k matching, health/vision/dental included. They offer relocation assistance. The pay is market value and bonuses are given

    Cons

    Organization structure isn't the best. They weren't up front with my specific job duties and I feel undervalued as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with your employees and you'll have happier employees. Make promises you can keep and work to employee strengths and utilize those strengths.


  2. Review

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    There are not many cons.


  3. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Engineering in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    Just like most large companies they are slow to change


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  5. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Test Lab Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Test Lab Manager in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good balance of work / life. Pleasant people to work with. Work with independence.

    Cons

    Quick decisions to downsize due to bad global news.


  6. Huge global company with potential

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Several career path options if you are not focused on one industry, great products and some well-known brands, excellent employee benefits

    Cons

    Top management and middle management not aligned, culture taking a hit from too many internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want this great company to be and move forward towards it together


  7. Pelco Business Unit - Good place to work in a tough market

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting problems and challenges. Generally nice people and decent culture. Some are critical of management and strategy but the place is generally run OK compared to other companies I've worked at, and it's being run a a tight ship now that the seas are rough.

    Cons

    Tough market conditions that are unlikely to improve resulting in rounds of layoffs. Video surveillance market is now like airline industry and PCs. It's an OK place to work but morale is down and don't expect job security.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there.


  8. Marketing is a Mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility for being mobile dependent on your management.

    Cons

    The marketing group has been through multiple senior management shake-ups which has all but destroyed morale and careers for people that have been there for years. I would not recommend the organization to any professional, extremely difficult politics, severe compartmentalization of projects as well as silo'd business unit budgets with the only central budget being in its operations.

    Advice to Management

    Centralize marketing budgets to the experts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Huge Company without Focus

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SE is a huge company with many different divisions and lines of business. It is in an international company with leadership in France.

    Cons

    The landscape of the company is constantly changing. The separations of the company is confusing and the management is generally without purpose. There seems to be a need to keep adding confusing processes. The company had a simple intranet which was replaced and now important information cannot be found easily or at all. SE has shiny company programs that sound good but do not mean anything. The US employees are preferentially punished for financial losses. But in all other cases, they refuse to separate items by country. The appraisal system is independent of personal performance. In STEM jobs for the US, diversity is not present, but just pretend.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs human contact put back in HR. The management should be accountable for bad decisions. The company should be more open about what is happening and why.


  10. Too large, too chaotic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around in the organization - and they do move people early and often. This is also a "con" because there is a lack of continuity and loss of knowledge when people move around so much. The company is committed to introducing the latest technology as soon as possible.

    Cons

    With over 150,000 employees, this company can be extremely difficult to navigate. The leadership does not like to make hard decisions, but tries to manage by consensus - which is impossible give the size and scope of this company. There are also too many people doing the same jobs at a business, regional and global level. This wouldn't be bad if they were coordinated or worked together, but they don't. Which means that people are stepping all over each other, making up their own policies and processes. You get different answers to the same questions depending on which group you talk to. I've heard that it is much better if you work within one of the many, many businesses that SE owns, but if you work in a functional area, it can be extremely frustrating. The company also tends to implement solutions without appearing to define a problem or a goal. This makes it difficult to measure the success or failure of a project (which is maybe why they do it this way).


  11. Electrical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Cool laid back atmosphere. They seem to truly appreciate their employees and view them as assets unlike other companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    I've only been here about a month now, so I really don't have anything negative to say.



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