Schneider Electric

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Very isolated and bureaucratic

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Former Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

I worked at Schneider Electric as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Large international company may look good on your resume. Good if you want exposure to a vast company with rigid processes and flat budgets. Good if you need to work for a few months without commitment. Permanent employees can transfer to other offices around the world.

Cons

Entire IT infrastructure is locked down. Very bureaucratic, with lots of politics. Employees and managers have a difficult time deviating outside of long-established protocols and routines, which means you tend to use old tools, old computers, and old processes, and things can take a long time to get done. I worked as a contractor, with continual hints that I could get hired as a permanent employee. Many of the staff in the Saanichton offices were on contract, but in the year that I was there, no contractors were hired. There are some big egos in the Victoria offices, too, which I think comes a the small-town company being bought out by a transnational goliath. The offices are located in the distant Victoria suburbs, and isolated from the rest of town. The Bertram Place office has a truck repair shop next door, which regularly pumps diesel fumes into the Schneider air conditioning system. Unpleasant washroom facilities, and frequent network and power outages.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't put such a stranglehold on technology and processes. Move the office closer to Victoria. Be more open and accepting of employees bringing new ideas (and technology) in from outside. Hire permanent employees, don't contract everything out. I think the constant contract renewals made a negative impact to morale.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good step maybe maybe not

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, closer to my home, big company, Powerful marketing good image

    Cons

    Bad HR, like working in a school,not many fixed assets in egypt , big turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Operations Management in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Program Operations Management in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work Environment is Good and Support Staff is Good

    Cons

    Process Flow is Challenge and Growth Opportunities is very less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Opportunities has to be more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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