Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.3 704 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

(409 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 107 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 29 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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    I've never worked anywhere that fired as many people as at Schneider Electric

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsInteresting work, good benefits, good co-workers, reasonable work-life balance.

    ConsDissenting opinions not welcome, only extroverts are valued, frequent firings, slow and unreliable network.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to respect and value a diversity of personality types. Don't fire people just because they don't suck up to you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical cube farm mentality using 10 year old software

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHad a qtrly bonus plan the last year I was there. I could work from home 3 days a week. Benefits just average.

    ConsCube farm. 12-13 hour days for me when I left. Graying employee base being replaced by young punks with no real world experience. Decent benefits but nothing special. Hard to take vay cay with no back up. Forget sick days. They dont exist. Ancient software and apps. New apps worse than old apps. Low bid hardware with 3 year leases. Outsourced and off shored all internal IT and tech support that is just terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCube farms suck. Develop or buy good software and apps. Bring back employee IT and tech support. Stop off shoring and out sourcing everything. Hire enough people so your employees can take vacation and sick days.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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

     

    Senior Sales Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal giant and well respected in the industry, even in the eyes of the competitors. High quality products, wide range of products.

    ConsNot in line with industry compensation levels, under paid employees. Always changes internally, whether its structure change, process changes, or "strategic market approach changes, they are always changing. Due to these changes, employees are often effected negatively. Never competitive with the competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop focusing so much on the "bottom line" and listen to your people in the field. If it means putting your best foot forward the first time, so be it! You will not survive if you don't accept the fact your loosing allot of business due to your competitors being more competitive in the customers eyes.

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    Good company, but losing its way in treating employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has good career opportunities, a valuable market, and good compensation. The company share plan for employees is excellent and not as taken advantage of as it should be.

    It is a technology leader and follows through in its green initiatives.

    ConsSchneider Electric believes in the right things however their size and bureaucracy has led to the company feeling like a behemoth that cannot react in a timely manner. This negatively impacts their greatest asset the people working for them. The efforts to stay profitable are reducing middle management staff levels and the lack of attention or care for employees results in further strain and loss of talent.

    The Human Resources in Schneider Electric has become so globalized and shared that there is no attention or follow up paid to employee concerns. Big programs speak about employees, but this is no substitute for being available and listening.

    Driving for financial results results in organizational changes every couple of months and very little continuity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour financial compensation for employees is excellent, but you ignore the other aspects of working for a company. The middle management leaders do not live the principles the company believes in and HR is so reactive and stretched there is no proactive engagement or improvement. This will result in further stresses and lost talent as the drive to meet financial performance goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation rate, fun in-house activities like field day, free ice cream etc. Good location far away from city traffic. In-house cafeteria with a good daily selection if you don't feel like traveling out for lunch.

    ConsNo furthering of education, reliant heavily upon contractors who get no benefits and are constantly reminded that they are expendable. Different policies between departments that conflict with company-wide policies make it hard to know what is acceptable and what isn't. Constant restructuring and a high turnover rate, even with full-time permanent employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A solid product focused global company, struggling to deliver solutions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPortfolio breadth
    People are great and supportive

    ConsLack of product / BU integration strategy limits market impact.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in solutions capabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work and the compensation is competitive.

    Quality Control (Current Employee) Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsGood work life balance and the people on the floor are great.

    ConsHave to be in the "In Crowd" to get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean out the management house and start fresh.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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