Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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 place to start ,but limited room to grow

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits package, good environment

    Cons

    not much of opportunity to grow


  2. :)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great and very friendly staff to work with

    Cons

    Can be a bit hard to find the time for students who are currently in school since it is a bit away from the core Nashville universities


  3. Benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior New Project Buyer in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Former Employee - Senior New Project Buyer in Rueil-Malmaison (France)
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a 6% 401K matching program and a employee stock purchasing plan that you can participate in. You will have to hold the stock for 5 years as part of the plane.

    Cons

    You have to hold the stock for 5 years before you can sell it unless you leave the company before the five years is up.


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  5. The long termer review (Specifically for the IT division)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent work life balance - Superb employee engagement initiatives - Plenty of worker friendly initiatives - Global working outlook - Since its a growing organization, plenty of opportunities to grow own career - For freshers wanting to graduate into management, there are plenty of opportunities *provided* you land in the right team

    Cons

    - Upward movement in hierarchy can be slow and not entirely result driven - Compensation is "claimed" to be only 51 percentile of market value, so on the whole salaries are lower - No concept of market correction of salary (if it exists, it is not for all employees) - Not the best place for freshers to start their career if they are looking at growing into technical roles

    Advice to Management

    As a long termer (relatively speaking), you need to have a deeper look at why the attrition rate is increasing. And you also need to examine why are all the GET's (whom you have placed so high on the pedestal) leaving the org in such a short time.


  6. System Engineer

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Flexible working

    Cons

    politics. salary not rewarding as other vendors


  7. Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very team oriented and very respectful.

    Cons

    There are no cons when it comes to the employees


  8. 10+ Great Years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, opportunity for advancement. The company is huge, so if you don't like what you are doing there are different business units and roles to explore.

    Cons

    Too big. Several disconnected business units trying to work together. The focus on innovation is not as strong as it use to be. When business units are struggling, the first thought is to consolidate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on leadership, not management. Find ways to promote from within, especially on the sales teams and invest in long term employees career growth. Too much looking to the outside as oppose to investing in good people internally. Take more risks. Very conservative approach to most situations.


  9. Great to work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company to work - lot of scope for growth if you have the talent.

    Cons

    Being a big corporate - slow decisions. Few top managers are weak to take right but tough decisions.


  10. PMO and Transformation Leader

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    Current Employee - PMO and Transformation Leader in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - PMO and Transformation Leader in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Focused on Family First. Everything else comes second. Give you time for training and developing your professional skills. Many different cultures. Very global.

    Cons

    Many different cultures. Takes a long time to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision, stick with it and move forward. Stop initiatives that are not making money. Set a threshold and when that threshold is passed execute the plan of action.


  11. Good Colleagues & Lots of Training Provided

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schneider Electric (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues and supportive boss. Opportunity to learn within the organization.

    Cons

    Too much organizational changes in past 3 years, experienced and good staff displaced / retrenched due to merger of business units. Staff retrenched may not be due to their work performance, unfortunately it is to cut cost.

    Advice to Management

    Help retrenched staff to find suitable positions within the organization. HR should be pro-active to assist those on mobility, rather than recruit from external source.



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