Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Large company, sometimes too big

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, lots of opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Constant change in strategy and management at the BU sub levels causes low moral and slow entry to market


  2. Operations supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay on higher end, opportunity if willing to relocate, solid bennies, plenty of overtime if desired and production environment nice

    Cons

    Work life sucks, management disconnected


  3. Schneider

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Representative in Rochester, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Representative in Rochester, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company if you can keep the job.

    Cons

    No real loyalty to employees. Will drop you in a heart beat.

    Advice to Management

    Give people training opportunities.


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  5. Not so sure about its future

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Palatine, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits

    Cons

    Many jobs are moved outside of the states

    Advice to Management

    Offer the rotation program to ALL employees and not to some.


  6. Too large for all?

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    Current Employee - Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Operations in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a large company, SE offers many opportunities and a very nice suite of benefits. Access to these numerous opportunities is nicely facilitated by their extensive network of sites.

    Cons

    Company may be too large, spread over too many countries/industries for all employees to feel they are 'part of the team.' Too much red tape; hiring a new team member should not take weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that higher management is aware of how important each department, team, or division is. This should help with getting necessary resources where they need to go.


  7. Power Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A ton of flexibility. Pretty much on your own schedule. Offer work from home days. Great benefits. Not a ton of travel but opportunities to if you want.

    Cons

    Desk job. Pay compensation isn't great for a PSE.

    Advice to Management

    Fix pay scale.


  8. Huge global company with potential

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    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


  9. Lead Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Major corp Friendly working environment some how

    Cons

    Low salary package Rapid and continously leader changing


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits - Lots of Opportunity / Room for Improvement

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    Current Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible working environment. Interesting challenges given a long history of merger and acquisition activity. Global company with opportunity to work with people all over the world. Great CEO who is upfront and honest with the entire company.

    Cons

    Leadership is fragmented with often conflicting direction. Swings from decentralized to centralized control causes confusion. Tremendous technical debt resulting from years of M&A activity is often paralyzing. CEO's passion and drive doesn't always cascade down.

    Advice to Management

    There's still a lot of the "old guard" around in middle management, who are in large part responsible for getting us where we are today. Consider skip-level reviews to understand what's going on beyond the presentation deck.


  11. In all fairness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I see real potential for improvement since Schneider took over Invensys, but there is still a very long way to go. OTHER PROS: Decent benefit package, good work/life balance, promotes strong education possibilities for employees.

    Cons

    Unfair distribution of raises and department promotions, discriminatory towards women, confusion between interdepartmental factories and product lines, lower side of the pay scale for occupations in the same regions.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of most of your middle management. Chances are they only got to those positions because they are someone's hunting buddy or because they slept their way there.



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