APC By Schneider Electric

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APC By Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
91 Reviews
3.1
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APC By Schneider Electric President and CEO Laurent Vernerey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • gt;Work life balance-100% more than that I would say (in 12 reviews)

  • The people who have worked in West Kingston for years are generally great people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • These promotions turn out to be unpaid promotions where you accept more responsibility for the same low pay (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are not Rhody friendly or uncomfortable with nano management this might not be your career path (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in O'Fallon, MO

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Great people and great structure. Large cubicles. Ping pong table available for play at lunch.

    Cons

    Cafeteria is not what it used to be. No local HR or technical assistance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many areas to move about in the company, no dead ends

    Cons

    Changing direction and sales goals every year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company with some potential for growth

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Schneider Electric is an innovative company with respectable leadership. Pay and benefits are industry average. Overall, good people to work with and a decent place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of career movement unless you are located in the corporate offices (RI, MO, CA) or willing to relocate (this may be due to geographical location and may not apply to all employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on career path for all employees and encourage career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Application Engineer

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    Former Employee - Associate Applications Engineer in Hopkins, SC
    Former Employee - Associate Applications Engineer in Hopkins, SC

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    had a total 3 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Poor sexist managment, vacation and sick time were combined

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You have to be cut throat

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric

    Pros

    If you don't mind a highly competitive work environment, and are young this is the place for you

    Cons

    The North American Operations for sales lacks experience and knowledge of their customer base. They are overstaffed for sales personnel and factory representatives making for a very competitive and cut-throat sales environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more experienced sales management team in place.

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

    Good place to work, lots of opportunity to advance from within.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, above average pay.

    Cons

    Must be willing to change locations to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very satisfying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD in North Kingston Beach, RI
    Former Employee - CAD in North Kingston Beach, RI

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of wonderful opportunities, for serious, self motivated, ascendant minded people, opportunities for international positions, challenging projects, hierarchy was near flat before =SE= acquired it. money was ok.

    Cons

    all of the corporate values were clearly enunciated, but executives quickly expected the whole company to become cheerleaders. hierarchy got very deep, very fact. Failed (IMO) to prove that they had acquired company (APC) for it's people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could advise, but I was too low on the food chain for them to take my advice seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APC By Schneider Electric as a contractor

    Pros

    A very recommended company. Nice people and good work environment.

    Cons

    I have not encountered any problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    awesome

  10.  

    A good learning and proving ground for recent college grads.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Kingston, RI

    I worked at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent base pay and benefits package. Excellent training session.

    Cons

    Stringent six sigma corporate adherence nonsense. For customer service/sales people the management evaluates on too many aspects of your calls and tends to ignore your sales figures (extremely frustrating and counter productive). The six sigma corporate adherence makes the call center an inneficient environment. While I was there there were many internal growing pains due to the corporate acquisition by Schneider Electric. It's possible those problems have ironed themselves out by now. While I was there, there was extremely limited upward or lateral mobility within the company. Advancement was extremely difficult. Another company guilty of hiring from the outside!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics with the sales teams in the call center. Efficiency and Productivity should be the main focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Liked it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager

    I have been working at APC By Schneider Electric full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits. They really do try to take care of their employees with great health insurance from day 1, educational sponsorship.

    Cons

    They're huge, and subject to the bureaucratic pitfalls many companies this size struggle with. Too many layers of management. Too many changes to programs that confuse partners and customers. Lots of red tape getting things done internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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