Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Pros
  • The work life balance is very good (in 124 reviews)

  • Good benefits but employee cost is escalating (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • To say SE has a bad work life balance is a complete lie (in 29 reviews)

  • Not many career growth opportunities (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply and Demand Planner
    Former Employee - Supply and Demand Planner

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of Internal opportunities. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Organization could get really hierarchal


  2. Review

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    There are not many cons.


  3. Global Commodity Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Stock Options. Well compensated. Big corporate culture

    Cons

    Schneider sometimes gets lost on it's way to the goals they are trying to achieve. Systems need to be integrated faster between integrations

    Advice to Management

    Put a more urgent focus on integrating the different companies and cultures instead of taking a hands-off approach.


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  5. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Engineering in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good place to work

    Cons

    Just like most large companies they are slow to change


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well ran organization with interesting offerings in many different competencies. Major successful acquisitions have been key to the success of Schneider Electric which due to the relatively short timeline many key positions to come from companies that were acquired.

    Cons

    A few bad acquisitions have been unsuccessful and hurt both Schneider and the company acquired. But this is an outlier in my opinion typically they buy good companies and improve on them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep talent from organizations acquired and look twice at some of the people labeled key players.


  7. Great employer...lots of options to grow your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work environment, many different industry segments give you a good opportunity to find a job that suits your talents, good benefits, employees are treated as a valuable asset

    Cons

    Not too much to complain about, its competition also has growing pains as the industry changes and becomes more global (plants close, technology moves forward...work on self-improvement if you want to stay employed)


  8. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with good work life balance. Solid financial status.

    Cons

    No major cons to list here.

    Advice to Management

    For a size of this company more innovation should take place than it is


  9. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Test Lab Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Test Lab Manager in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Schneider Electric (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good balance of work / life. Pleasant people to work with. Work with independence.

    Cons

    Quick decisions to downsize due to bad global news.


  10. Pelco Business Unit - Good place to work in a tough market

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting problems and challenges. Generally nice people and decent culture. Some are critical of management and strategy but the place is generally run OK compared to other companies I've worked at, and it's being run a a tight ship now that the seas are rough.

    Cons

    Tough market conditions that are unlikely to improve resulting in rounds of layoffs. Video surveillance market is now like airline industry and PCs. It's an OK place to work but morale is down and don't expect job security.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there.


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    Catch a Rising Star?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good growth potential if product and organization integration is achieved; good employee orientation

    Cons

    not a technology leader but maintains good market position; slow to evolve technology offerings; every job is customized for customer; market under rates its employees; transitioning some business areas from role of vendor to solution provider, i.e. beware of steep learning curve internally and externally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't presume all pegs are round as some holes are actually square.



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