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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
849 Reviews
3.3
849 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • All the managers I have had do a great job of supporting a healthy work/life balance (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Due to working across different time zones work-life balance can be tricky to achieve (in 29 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Chaotic operations, poor management and NO sales, service or customer support.

    • 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

    Nice people. Outside of the branch there are tremendous resources.

    Cons

    Chaos. Poor customer support. No sales support. Sales expected to perform operations...commission-based salary without the ability to earn a decent commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the job at hand, not just how you can look good and make others look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

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

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

    Pros

    this is the most disorganized company that I have ever worked for. Not even the most basic functions seem to work correctly

    Cons

    the company ripped everyone off for two days pay during the transition from invensys to schneider and they refuse to correct it. We have also losT benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dont join them already chaos so many peole leaving

    • 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

    Apart from the barnd name nothing .if you want to remain stagnant this is the place for you

    Cons

    Managers regard company as parental property,its a place of aunties and uncles who want to just come and go.
    the office location is very remote also the food in cfetria where u r forced to eat is pathetic,.If you want to spoil your career and profile please join here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remove the long serving amnagers .my bu has the least employee satisfaction .i am sure our manager is the reason .please remove this unproductive political managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    O Fallon MO Location offers the Worst of Schneider Electric & (Former) APC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck twice a month.

    Cons

    Little or no training, very noisy open office space, minimal R&D lab space results in noisy electronic equipment on desks, local managers monitor all employees like lab rats (video surveillance etc.), lots of favoritism, cafeteria food is mostly bad.
    Products developed at O'Fallon MO location are essentially industrial-sized Air Conditioners and Power Strips, with lowest manufacturing cost the biggest design criteria.
    Generous vacation days but typically impossible to take that many days off. Employees are overworked, stressed, and in constant fear of being fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some real leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Looks like a trader's company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Still looking for Pros here...

    Cons

    -Brazen nepotism

    Some opinions given by others that I totally agree and experienced:
    -Not really One company, each Entity working separately without any coordination.

    -React only when order intakes are low, no planning at all.

    -Sub Par Salary with promises of great bonuses - Followed by a spectacular exhibition of a lack of ethics in bonus calculations and distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to move heaven & earth in order to hit some quarterly financial target, while creating a mess that we'll have to clean up in the next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A corporate version of "Logan's Run": if you're over 30, you're doomed!

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

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

    Pros

    There is a strong commitment to Safety, and work-life balance is also reasonable. The company's overall mission, to deliver efficient energy solutions to customers all over the globe, is both interesting and especially important given the world we live in today.

    Cons

    If you're fresh out of college, Schneider Electric rolls out the red carpet and treats you like a rock star, but if you're a mid-career hire, it's an entirely different story. There is no discussion about career development (forget about ever going to a conference) and opportunities to move within the company are extremely difficult.

    In my case I was basically lied to when hired, supposedly to help with a major project which (as it turns out) has never begun, and isn't likely to in the next several years. When I asked HR for help in trying to find a different position within the company, I was given the sage advice, "try networking". Gee, thanks, I never would have thought of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to establish priorities, not only telling people what to do but telling them what not to do - you can't have everything.

    Also, quit trying to move heaven & earth in order to hit some quarterly financial target, while creating a mess that we'll have to clean up in the next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Auschwitz without the gas

    • 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

    Pros

    The Starting Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    You will be run like slaves here and nothing is ever good enough. Training here is non-existent and you will need to be as good as everyone else that works there within a couple of weeks. If you aren't you will be gone. Unless you are someone that has been here for many years and old then you get easy jobs that require no effort or intelligence. Unsafe work environment. You can't report anything unsafe either or risk being fired or harassed for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're lucky you have a monopoly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people who's talents are being wasted by unconnected upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Great people who strive to do better

    Cons

    Horrible overseas upper management structure that just makes changes for the sake of making changes.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, less than avaerage organisation

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People
    OK, work life balance

    Cons

    Sloth like organisation, large but very unwieldy.
    Centrally managed processes too hard to change,
    Do not encourage innovation
    Poor communication from top management (global level)
    Career prospects are low if you are in a service group, HR, IT, Finance etc, unless you are in a low cost country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing more decentralised management to promote innovation at a local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Age Discrimination Problem

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Useful back office tools and internal resources to process expense reports, etc

    Cons

    If you are older than 50 (maybe even 45) you will likely face serious age discrimination and possible layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your claim to be one of the most ethical employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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