S&C Electric Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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    Electrical Engineering Intern

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

    I have been working at S&C Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly environment.

    Cons

    A ton of work and not as a good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire more young engineers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at S&C Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Attentive managers, Family Culture, and Diverse work

    Cons

    International opportunities are growing, but are not widespread currently.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor work environment for professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Procurement in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really wonderful people that care about each other and work hard. There are decent benefits.

    Cons

    Poor morale due to no consequences for poor performance, and no rewards for excellent performance. There is no free coffee provided and no fridge to store your food for lunch. HR and upper management tolerate harassing and bullying behaviors and employees who report them are discriminated against. The company is resistant to change, doesn't hold people accountable to get their jobs done. There is also an overall lack of professionalism from many employees. Finally, almost everyone is underpaid for their skill set and is required to do more than they signed up for on top of poor compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture desperately needs to change. I believe the only way to do this is to replace almost all of upper management and HR needs a complete overhaul. The only way S&C can retain good employees is to increase compensation. The headaches involved with working at this company are not worth what they are paying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great engineers to work with, not a fantastic internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at S&C Electric as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, nice environment, smart engineers

    Cons

    Underprepared internship program where I ran out of useful and compelling work too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better prepared program for interns, make sure there are well defined projects and goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Methodical and Old School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good a honing what company already has a good reputation about

    Cons

    - Slow to react to advances in Internet-based technology and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Adopt newer methods of motivating/retaining recent graduates with interests in power engineering

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience working with a family run organization.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere. Great communication between upper management and shop floor workers. I enjoyed the working with all levels of employees. Great first working experience out of college.

    Cons

    Although it was a great working atmosphere, there didn't seem to be much room for advancement within many of the groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on no injuries and making sure all employees feel included!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are really smart and fun

    Cons

    Management is totally political and very disruptive, not supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They won't listen- it doesn't do any good, i'm sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly inexperienced Senior Management

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

    I have been working at S&C Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are good to work with.

    Cons

    Unless you are in desperate need of money and sure that you will never get a job elsewhere outside, do not sign up here. The senior management is so inexperienced in management area and general technical/process area, that, there is no point in even explaining further. It's all about personal growth for senior management and upper management and protecting them no matter what is the HR's role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dismal Company and Getting Wrse all the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can play politics, you sure don't hve to work much or get anything done

    Cons

    Awful politics, low pay, you are expected to kiss butt for some managers and then put up with infighting between depts the rest of the time. work is boring and repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some professional vp's please- not ones who are only looking out for themselves, especially int he remote offices away from chicago

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies I've ever worked at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alameda, CA

    I worked at S&C Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work at.
    Loosing money by the millions each month is driving management crazy and stressed.

    Cons

    It was a mistake to sign-up to work there.
    Avoid that company!
    Corporate politics and more politics.
    Going down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competitions are for helping you to get your act together. and learn from the mistakes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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