Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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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. Temp. Employee thru Volt staffing

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    Former Contractor - Wiring Technician in El Paso, TX
    Former Contractor - Wiring Technician in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company if Spanish is your main language, because that's all the supervisors speak. English is such a chore! This includes the orientation.

    Cons

    They have no developed training program and they admit its a problem. However, they just can't figure out how to develop one. Unless you specifically went to panelboard school or had that exact job. Expect to sweep the floors, dust, mop, while waiting for somebody to give you an assignment, Nobody there has any initiative for decision making.

    Advice to Management

    SPEAK ENGLISH THIS IS THE UNITED STATES

  2. Creative Services Manager

    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager in West Kingston, RI
    Former Employee - Creative Services Manager in West Kingston, RI

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to learn a varied product line.

    Cons

    Terrible people evaluation skills at top. Schneider laid off hundreds of full timer and hired temps. Talented loyal employees lost their homes. I will never be a fan of how they treated people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. You had some loyal team members and you stomped on them. Shame on you.

  3. A living hell

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Engineer in Kampong Baharu (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Engineer in Kampong Baharu (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lives up to its poor French management culture if you like that sort of thing
    Bonuses are great as it's not matched to your performance
    Being political savvy gets you to the top and in good books

    Good for new graduates as you learn what wrong looks like

    Cons

    A bunch of rotten managers at the top
    No process, system or fair practices
    One messed up organisation with poor processes, execution

    Advice to Management

    Change the top management.

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  5. No training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I cannot find a pro

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Changing management all the time
    no training
    no advance

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead

  6. Great, until they moved to China.

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    Former Employee - Shipper A in Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Shipper A in Loves Park, IL

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Management could not figure what to do.

  7. Salary good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary good but not worth the stress

    Cons

    Management unprofessional and completely out of touch with the real workplace

    Advice to Management

    Stop the internal processes. Customer Service over internal processes.

  8. Micro-management, no vision, stress and threats to be fired you if you don't meet their expectations

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Representative
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Representative

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

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

    Pros

    They pay you what you ask.. it comes with cost!

    Cons

    Heavy micro-management - I would spend more time reporting my work and actually doing work
    poor communication - everyone is afraid to say what they really feel
    weak/no leadership - boss like style, with a laugh/smile you would be told you are getting fired if you don't meet their expectations
    stress
    Long hours - would receive emails from my coworkers at midnight, very common
    unfriendly and competitive environment
    Multiculturalism out of control - being a global company, one Brazilian manager in particular feel Canadians should have "sweat shop" like hours.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leaders or the company will remain a revolving door

  9. Black Hole of Morale

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in North Andover Center, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in North Andover Center, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on whether or not your team or department is in favour, there may be opportunity for travel and international experience. There is flexibility in office hours.

    Cons

    Make sure to learn your Employee ID Number, because that is all you will be. You can be one of the masses collecting a paycheck.

    More ambitious? Be sure to align yourself with a department head, and wage an eternal war to maintain a job where internal corporate politics becomes your full-time job.

    Advice to Management

    Internal net promoter scores are ignored, not sure that unsolicited advice would be welcome. Listen to employees and don't treat them with spite.

  10. Helpful (3)

    avoid this company - especially communications

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

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

    Pros

    international, content of work is rewarding, at BU level

    Cons

    the company cheats with contracts, illegalities and promise things without any ground - corporate functions. Abuse of short term contracts and trainees.

    Advice to Management

    take a look at the corporate communications function.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Pathetic company-waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

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

    Pros

    Get to work with Germany and other countries,improves cross cultural skills.
    An "MNC" tag

    Cons

    Pathetic managers
    Low visibility,
    Work exposure not good-no much skill improvement since work involves titbits of outsourced work from Europe/Us
    Market value of resume goes down if you stay here for more than a year
    Most managers are incapable and promote people based on favourism

    Advice to Management

    Improve quality of work done in the Bangalore centre
    Improve quality of mid level managers
    Create more visibility and accountability at mid level management

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