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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
724 Reviews

3.3
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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.  

    Highly Unethical company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big size, wide product portfolio and brand name

    Cons

    Few employees in gurgaon office in India decide the future of all the employees in India. Cheated the employees of Areva. No management capability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack the top management of India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try at ABB

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Getafe (Spain)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Getafe (Spain)

    Pros

    Still looking for ant Pro...maybe they pay at time every month

    Cons

    Trying to find any challenge...career evolution is only available for weak profiles, typical from low added value sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn inside-out

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Tendering Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I had worked with Schneider for 8 years , Schneider is good place to work for no more than 2 years at the max.

    Cons

    - They have no recognition to important achievement for employees.
    - During my service along 8 years I won opportunities to company around 17M$, and when asked to pursue my higher education or transfer from one entity to another they claim by cost reduction and they have no rules govern such decisions.
    - No clear objectives.
    - React only when order intakes are low, No planning at all.
    -They raised slogan Schneider is one company but in fact each Entity working separately without any coordination.
    - No master plan governs marketing of products, prices or margin.
    - Too many interventions for more than one entity to one region.
    - 1 out of 4 employees who are working efficiently and hardly.
    - Many employees without doing anything.
    - No vision for career development.
    - They have no internal transfer policy for employees inside organization, the employees who working in X region have no right to work or rehire in y region despite their achievements and professionalism.
    - They hire internship people any assign to them roles for experience employees which impact directly on customer business without care to customer claims.
    - 90% of Schneider customers are one time customer, the other 10% of accounts are suffering but they have no options as they tied their business with specific type of product.
    - In past I recommended company to my friend and I get him hired, but now I will never recommend to any person.
    - They don't respect former employee professionalism, history or work authorization documents.
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to assign right person in right place despite his color, race, ethnic or nationality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing !

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    Pros

    Company has good Values but not spread well.
    Good set of Global Tools available for use.

    Cons

    Poor salary compared to competitors
    Political (based on nationality) for promotions & salaries.
    Too many take over of other companies and no proper integration.
    Not decisive for various issues in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain good talents by providing them incentives be it salary or promotion.
    Keep a mixed culture.
    Improve and provide training to the right people.
    Hire people with the right skills & communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating, non constructive, too much blabla. Top management and operations are in two different worlds.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working tools, International company, has some great technical people

    Cons

    Heavy structure. There is no such Schneider Spirit. Too much blabla and fake communication. Blind top management or not interested in operations. Looks like a trader's company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect to your people. Do not spoil your talents. Reward work. Teach manager that hide and seek is not productive. It may save you for some time but will never give you a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Schneider Electric - Solar Canada (Vancouver)

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Better benefits than other smaller companies.

    Cons

    The new management has a very weak understanding of solar power electronics R&D. Despite of this fact, they are active in calling important decisions, which unfortunately is reflected in poor performance. Micromanagement in another negative factor which isolated few principal engineers which their voices are reduced to zero and they chose a political correctness instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VPs and Managers: empower the Engineering since your expertise and experience is very low. Better focus on marketing, company's vision and less how to lead the Engineering engine. In more than 10 years of experience in this company, this is the worst management performance I've ever witnessed. I hope this will be corrected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Systems Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  La Vergne, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in La Vergne, TN

    Pros

    if you get with the crowd you are immune to criticism and will keep your position.

    Cons

    So they recruited me from school along 30 others. The put us through a rigorous training program, and then they laid us off. This was in the space of four months. Based on the information they gave us, it appears they recruited us just to lay us off with senior members so that they do not violate the age discrimination act. If you are an international student DO NOT APPLY HERE!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nepotism is rampant, if you are in the club you will do well. If not you are out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything is in shambles

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Taguig (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Sales in Taguig (Philippines)

    Pros

    Free coffee, juice at the pantry and nice office even if we don't fit. Global reputation is good and that helps a bit.

    Cons

    Weak management, no directions and no support. They don't care about the employees and this is reflected through the compensation, benefits and the way they treat the employees. The leaders do not set an example and are indecisive. Expats/ Foreign employees dominate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear plan on how implementation is to be done. It is confusing everyone and affecting financials. Employees matter.Please care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Electrical Engineer at Schneider Electric Solar BU

    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    A life experience that teaches one how traits like dishonesty, obedience, back-stabbing, assuming other's credits get rewarded.

    Cons

    Directive autocratic management style where obedience is the most valued "quality". Dishonest middle management which is assuming subordinates credits, enforces decisions but does not take responsibility when things don't turn out well.
    Work-life balance:
      - if one knows much and can cover multiple areas has no life at all. Will be cynically pushed beyond any limits without any extra compensation. On the contrary due to unreasonably amount of work and pressure, he/she will inherently miss deadlines and make more mistakes that lead to poor performance reviews and penalties. In the end all the merits/successes go to middle manager.
     - employees with limited expertise have a better chance of having a better work-life balance with the same compensation like the above group and more likely to get good annual performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuing on this path is alienating the experienced employees and will lead to a high turnover among the best subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Blance, low stress

    Cons

    employee preferences are not taken into consideration, decisions are made to the detriment of all employees, management is more focused on the bottom line than on employees or customers. Collaboration is discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with commitments, don't prolong re-orgs, listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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