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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
724 Reviews

3.3
724 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 107 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss (in 21 reviews)

  • Making it hard for career growth and advancement even if you were trained for next position (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Looks like a trader's company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    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
  2.  

    Not think of get back there ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    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
  3.  

    Beware, poorly run in the US

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

    Pros

    Very good corporate company with good benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely poor upper management in the US. To much of do this do that, I need this now etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to do your job. Most of the management are not qualified even though they think they know it all. This was the worst company I have ever worked for. I have previously worked for GE, Westinghouse, Siemens and Reliance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Software Engineer ( Java/J2EE)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    The team had highly talented and enthusiastic senior and junior developer but it was gained through false promises. Believe none of the developers who were recruited for my project is in the company now. We resigned from the company with in a year.

    Cons

    Management is too worse .
    No onsite opportunity .
    Too much of politics at higher management .
    Every 4 months ,there is an Organizational change and the teams keep dispersing and total hierarchy and your reporting changes . And finally none of the projects takes life and looses scope for the employees and developers in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a proper scope and be frank and true during the interview process. Because they promise something in the interview , but the actual work and projects are not as they explain to us . For you may be we are just resources, but for us its our career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A corporate version of "Logan's Run": if you're over 30, you're doomed!

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

    Pros

    There is a strong commitment to Safety, and work-life balance is also reasonable. The company's overall mission, to deliver efficient energy solutions to customers all over the globe, is both interesting and especially important given the world we live in today.

    Cons

    If you're fresh out of college, Schneider Electric rolls out the red carpet and treats you like a rock star, but if you're a mid-career hire, it's an entirely different story. There is no discussion about career development (forget about ever going to a conference) and opportunities to move within the company are extremely difficult.

    In my case I was basically lied to when hired, supposedly to help with a major project which (as it turns out) has never begun, and isn't likely to in the next several years. When I asked HR for help in trying to find a different position within the company, I was given the sage advice, "try networking". Gee, thanks, I never would have thought of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to establish priorities, not only telling people what to do but telling them what not to do - you can't have everything.

    Also, 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like Auschwitz without the gas

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

    Pros

    The Starting Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    You will be run like slaves here and nothing is ever good enough. Training here is non-existent and you will need to be as good as everyone else that works there within a couple of weeks. If you aren't you will be gone. Unless you are someone that has been here for many years and old then you get easy jobs that require no effort or intelligence. Unsafe work environment. You can't report anything unsafe either or risk being fired or harassed for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're lucky you have a monopoly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Local Manager Key to Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA

    Pros

    Working with leading edge technologies and world class projects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Sub Par Salary with promises of great bonuses - Followed by a spectacular exhibition of a lack of ethics in bonus calculations and distribution. Local manager is completely indifferent to any employee concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of flexibility will result in constant talent drain. Step up and join the millenium.
    No flextime means no one of any value will stay long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people who's talents are being wasted by unconnected upper management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people who strive to do better

    Cons

    Horrible overseas upper management structure that just makes changes for the sake of making changes.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, less than avaerage organisation

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

    Pros

    Great People
    OK, work life balance

    Cons

    Sloth like organisation, large but very unwieldy.
    Centrally managed processes too hard to change,
    Do not encourage innovation
    Poor communication from top management (global level)
    Career prospects are low if you are in a service group, HR, IT, Finance etc, unless you are in a low cost country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing more decentralised management to promote innovation at a local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Age Discrimination Problem

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Useful back office tools and internal resources to process expense reports, etc

    Cons

    If you are older than 50 (maybe even 45) you will likely face serious age discrimination and possible layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your claim to be one of the most ethical employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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