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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
849 Reviews
3.3
849 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Chaotic operations, poor management and NO sales, service or customer support.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Outside of the branch there are tremendous resources.

    Cons

    Chaos. Poor customer support. No sales support. Sales expected to perform operations...commission-based salary without the ability to earn a decent commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the job at hand, not just how you can look good and make others look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    this is the most disorganized company that I have ever worked for. Not even the most basic functions seem to work correctly

    Cons

    the company ripped everyone off for two days pay during the transition from invensys to schneider and they refuse to correct it. We have also losT benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    OK for some, not for all

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Room to move around if you're in sales or are an engineer. A reasonably well-known firm, so there's a bit of name recognition to put on the resume.

    Cons

    For back-office staff (Fin, IT) there isn't much in the way of growth potential, and the compensation is poor. I was there about a year, after which point, I sort of had it with feeling like a bit of a second class citizen, since we provided non sales or engineering services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frat boy style management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work was interesting and since they did gov't work, tolling systems, the work backlog was quite substantial.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Worked 60+ hrs every week since start. Missed taking holiday for every single holiday I was there. "Yes, sweetie, daddy has to work on Christmas." - That totally sucked. Incredibly bad project management with impossible delivery dates. Office management style seemed to be dominated by frat house rules. Only those liked survived, the project team I was one had a 50% attrition rate in the year I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the PM and lower management layer and hire professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    this place sucked to work for.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    benefits , some nice people, good chairs

    Cons

    the management are a bunch of fools they spend all their time looking for projects they can do to increase the upper management's image and too little time trying to get work in the door. They don't really know what their doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit !!! your in over your head

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Dont join them already chaos so many peole leaving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Apart from the barnd name nothing .if you want to remain stagnant this is the place for you

    Cons

    Managers regard company as parental property,its a place of aunties and uncles who want to just come and go.
    the office location is very remote also the food in cfetria where u r forced to eat is pathetic,.If you want to spoil your career and profile please join here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remove the long serving amnagers .my bu has the least employee satisfaction .i am sure our manager is the reason .please remove this unproductive political managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Out-of-Country managers do not understand how North America works

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    All the employees I have worked with have generally been a great bunch of people, friendly and hard working. Trying to do the best that they can in a tough work environment.

    Cons

    The employee engagement activities have zero buy-in from staff amid the routine layoffs. The signs are there, even when there is little transparency the higher ups. I cannot speak for other locations, but the culture and values by the people in power at this location do not support the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    O Fallon MO Location offers the Worst of Schneider Electric & (Former) APC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck twice a month.

    Cons

    Little or no training, very noisy open office space, minimal R&D lab space results in noisy electronic equipment on desks, local managers monitor all employees like lab rats (video surveillance etc.), lots of favoritism, cafeteria food is mostly bad.
    Products developed at O'Fallon MO location are essentially industrial-sized Air Conditioners and Power Strips, with lowest manufacturing cost the biggest design criteria.
    Generous vacation days but typically impossible to take that many days off. Employees are overworked, stressed, and in constant fear of being fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide some real leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Looks like a trader's company

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Still looking for Pros here...

    Cons

    -Brazen nepotism

    Some opinions given by others that I totally agree and experienced:
    -Not really One company, each Entity working separately without any coordination.

    -React only when order intakes are low, no planning at all.

    -Sub Par Salary with promises of great bonuses - Followed by a spectacular exhibition of a lack of ethics in bonus calculations and distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to move heaven & earth in order to hit some quarterly financial target, while creating a mess that we'll have to clean up in the next quarter.

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

    Not think of get back there ever

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Well on the good side, specially at current market, here can provide a secure job.
    If you have a job at Schneider you can expect to work there until the last day of your contract without being concern of getting redundant.

    Cons

    The compensation is far less than market normal.
    If you are looking for one of those workplace that put the employee first, then do not come to Schneider. They do not respect their employees in anyway!
    No Training, no internal opportunity, it is all there but not for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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