Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.3 697 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

(405 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation(in 104 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks(in 28 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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    Great place to work as a young professional.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    Conslower salaries, slow career progression

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience....6.5 yrs

    Anonymous (Current Employee) West Kingston, RI

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

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Global specialist in energy management offering endless opportunities for career development.

    Buyer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity for job growth, very competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, and a multitude of office locations are only the start of the great things about working for Schneider. I love going into work every day and knowing that I am actively contributing to making our earth a more sustainable place.

    ConsSome people have complained that they don't make enough money, but I have been satisfied with my compensation. Also, office politics can get in the way of progress sometimes, but I am sure that is true of many places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold more town-hall style meetings to get feedback from the "soldiers on the ground." Many of us have great ideas to contribute!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High flexibility but not many career growth opportunities

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat place to work. Very flexible.

    ConsNot many career growth opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall just an ok experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent Benefits and compensation. Excellent new building in the area. Hours are flexible.

    ConsCompany is geared toward everything being overseas. Very difficult to work for a company that is constantly taking jobs away and outsourcing them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    First job out of college

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible schedule, easy work, good coworkers with few exceptions

    ConsTools needed to do the work required isn't always approved for the oddest reasons, I'm either extremely busy or doing nothing at all, the training feels more like a sales pitch, upward mobility is based on time at the company and not the amount of work you do or the difficulty level, pay raises do not match increases in cost of living.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen tools are needed to accomplish work another company has paid for us to do, those tools should be available to the person assigned to do the work or it shouldn't be offered as something we can do.

    Office politics take over a lot and so reviews of workers should be based off performance documents and ends results and not fellow coworkers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good way to stay my career but not to continue it...

    Mechanical Design Engineer (Current Employee) Columbia, SC

    ProsGreat people, benefits, and easy work

    ConsManagement, Compensation is low compared to other companies in similar markets, retention due to career development becoming stagnet

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay engineers better or promote and develop careers so that retention issues will be solved

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company, great people but a bit political

    Quotation (Current Employee) Nashville, TN

    ProsThe company is moving forward. It has locations just about everywhere. Great people to work with. Good benefits.

    ConsAs expected for such a big corporation, it can be a bit political sometimes. Pay is not so great. Financial support for masters is not that meaningful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work life balance is very good.

    ConsJob security it always up in the air.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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