Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
775 Reviews
3.3
775 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 114 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss (in 24 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.  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment, flexible timings and good benefits

    Cons

    More work load. Pressure to reduce costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, play hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are nice here, flexible work schedule, a culture of work hard, play hard. A lot to learn about energy markets.

    Cons

    Like any other jobs, work could be tedious some time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company that cares about its employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for training and professional growth within the company. It is clear they care about the employees and their professional growth. It's nice to see a company who understands the value of their employees and what it means for the company to keep their employees happy and engaged at work. There is a great, supportive ,team-like atmosphere and flexible and easy going work environment.

    Cons

    Would be nice if more than 5 days of PTO could be rolled over at the end of each year.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Very large and global Company.

    Cons

    Working as a temp thru in house temp agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider rewarding hard working temps.

  6.  

    Good place to work, but depends on your location and which business unit to report through.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and employee programs. The company tries hard to do the right thing for the employees and the environment. Schneider is a global company. There is lots of opportunity assuming you are willing to move around.

    Cons

    The reality of a global company that achieved strong growth through several different acquisitions is that there is a fair amount of politics and silos. Communications and cooperation between business units is limited at best... in some cases competitive for sales. Schneider has tried to address this, but there is an inherent bureaucracy that exists that continues to hinder change and efficiency. The multicultural nature of doing business within Schneider means much of your time can be spent influencing management internally as you would spend on customers externally. A colleague once joked...when we walk in every morning, we should just wrap ourselves in red tape.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Micro managed 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

    Pros

    Global reach. In US they have a lot happening because of acquisitions.

    Cons

    Management is constantly pressurizing engineers to get results delivered on time and in the best manner. They have to consolidate their businesses because of buying out other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have to remember that, like any manufacturing plant every person has a "capacity" of working, beyond which he/she will get burned out

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Nice people, extremely slow, bureaucratic and French

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knightdale, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knightdale, NC

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance , particularly if you can avoid the national hubs. People are really nice and generally want to be helpful.

    Cons

    I don't understand how why $35B company is always issuing cost reduction edicts. Top-heavy, slooooooow culture. Weak brand - No one heard of it in US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize. Stop trying to create global scale. You've gutted local operations and are hindering speed. Give us our Marketing dollars back. And stop sending in new leaders from France to tell local management what we already know. Reinvest in Square D brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Knightdale, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Knightdale, NC

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good advancement, travel

    Cons

    Long term salary, bad location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good team work, broad portfolio, very global culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not meeting the market pay scale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Constant work if you have experience

    Cons

    If you have experience, I wouldn't advise coming to work here because all you will be doing is fixing other peoples mistakes.
    You will also be working with about 90% non experienced people, and you will not be compensated enough to teach/ mentor those people truly needing the help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advise would be to truly take care of your employees.
    If you have employees who are going above and beyond and are getting the same pay as those who are barely doing the minimum, you might want to rethink your strategy when they come to you and ask for more money.

    You will end up losing all your lead employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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