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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
752 Reviews
3.3
752 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 111 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.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good advancement, travel

    Cons

    Long term salary, bad location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    An OK place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Expert  in  West Kingston, RI
    Current Employee - Technical Expert in West Kingston, RI

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

    Pros

    Benefits are solid but continually costing the employee more
    Good colleagues
    Internal mobility is promoted and there are jobs - especially if you are able to relocate.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive when moving internally. I hear it is better if you are hired from the outside.
    Lack of coordination between departments and business units can be frustrating and causes more work for everyone.
    Expect layoffs anytime performance isn't meeting goals.
    Work-Life balance could be better. Job requires me to be available at all hours of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on company initiatives

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Still Waiting for Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Controller in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Company promotes work-life balance and you are allowed to work at home, permitting your Manager is OK with it.

    Some very good, very knowledgeable people to work, but not overall the case througout Nashville.

    Cons

    Company is stuck on the Square D mentaility of the 1990s, while the executive management is trying to work in today's market.

    While you can work from home, that can be up until 9:00pm or 10:00pm.

    Some very low-skilled persons in key positions throughout the facility.

    Reluctancy to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You profess speed and agility as a company, yet you are like turing the TItanic in the middle of the ocean to get new ideas and processes in place.

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

    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 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
  9.  

    The people make the company

    • 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 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
  10.  

    A company with a great vision experiencing growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Project engineer

    • 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 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

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