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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
750 Reviews
3.3
750 Reviews
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Pros
  • Schneider Electric offer a good work life balance environmental situation (in 111 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Nice people; Much potential to expand and grow; Good employee perks (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • We are told to have work life balance but cannot leave earlier than boss (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Southern mentality under a big name

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  La Vergne, TN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in La Vergne, TN

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Have big company name. Some are good enthusiastic young people.

    Cons

    Local company no matter the name. Southern good ol boys company. Constrained mentality and organization chaos. Many promoted managers are incompetent and prevent progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    DISCONNECT

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

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Lot of IT opportunity if you fear talk to business.

    Cons

    Extreme long IT process. IT objectives oppose business objectives. No freedom of communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    not satisfied, often management changes,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Timings are Good
    sodexo of worth rs 1100

    Cons

    no clear road map for projects
    no free cab - 1000 per month charged
    no growth
    no good projects
    policies are not clear
    work from home - but policies are very different to apply
    3 months notice period
    salaries are very low - if you perform very well also
    appraisals are very bad - single digit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please review appraisals done by managers
    please give higher priority to billable resources
    try to give opportunity to change internal projects
    like from 1 BU to another,
    power to lifespace
    lifespace to power
    clusters are not clear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too Big To Care About Field Techs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Technician  in  Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Pay, we're paid by prevailing wage, which is competitive with union pay.
    Your autonomy, you are left alone as long as you do what is required of you.

    Cons

    There are many highly trained ex-military maintainers and operators employed in this division which are not being used to their fullest level. Skills are being wasted, knowledge, and prior reflexive abilities are rusting. The challenge and joy of working with your hands and learning new skills is removed by monotonous tasks and fixes. It's easy, but at the cost of your pride and spirit.
    The hours are terrible, two shifts 0500-1400 and 1400-2300, with rotating scheduled days. Families fall apart under these conditions.

    You're unlikely to be see any advancement in position unless you're Asian. There are public court records alleging management of this, but the case was dismissed because there was, "too much time" between incidents, according to the judge. The organizational culture is one of cliques, and nonstandard "ethical standards." The quality of work suffers because this is a dead-end job and there is little incentive more than the pay.

    There aren't vacation or sick days, but "Paid Time Off" and unless you have four or more years you don't receive anymore than the fourteen with which you began. Our division has been sold numerous time not allowing us to accrue time to earn more days.

    Supervisors and management are only concerned with looking good to grow the contract, and unconcerned with the morale of the field techs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up positions for advancement and from there your service will improve with little effort from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoff Happy environment in the USA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great people, who care about their peers

    Cons

    Everyone is in fear of being laid off all the time. It's toxic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Talks the talk but does not walk the walk

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great product range and brand image, especially in the Low Voltage
    - Global company with opportunities to be exposed to other countries

    Cons

    - Politics: If you cannot master the politics, you cannot survive in the upper rungs of the local company. Results are an after-thought. Propaganda is the way forward.
    - High turnover rate in Schneider Gulf: the working environment is terrible, no work/life balance, performance appraisals are just for show. Decisions are still made without properly thinking of the consequences.
    - Solutions approach: The shift from product sales to solutions has been rushed and not properly thought out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be fair. Put a stop to all the back biting and unethical behavior. Allow people a platform to voice their opinion and then decide and act in the best interest of the company.
    - Get rid of the few rotten apples in management so that the new comers can thrive and grow.
    - Respect the old timers and let them feel job security so they can truly focus on the work.
    - Be smart: Just because an idea looks nice on a colorful slide, that does not mean it is a good idea. Prioritize the good ideas and stop trying to implement everything at the same time!
    - Meetings, meetings, meetings: doesn't bring any business! Listen to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Schneider Electric is the company nobody should want to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    no pros- all the people I know have resigned

    Cons

    Management team, HR, communication skills are close to 0 for both these 2, nobody is capable of helping you but they expect the best results too; nothing to offer in terms of growth or investing in they're emplyees, nobody likes you anymore if u have something to say, if you prove that you can think for yourself and actually have a spine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat your emplyees like human beings because after all, they are the ones who bring you all that money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Think Thrice joining Schneider Electric(Formerly Conzerv Systems)-Electronic Branch

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Global company with presence in every country and feels like going to resort every day:)))

    Cons

    Too much acquisition had made its reputation go topsy turvy and most of the Employees are Unhappy

    A Engineer in Mechanical Branch spearheading the Electronics Research & Development,now take a deep breadth and think thrice.

    This is not first case,similarly as a matter of fact a person spearheading this Electronic city branch lacks Integrity and Technical Zero,but then he can talk talk talk and you will never understand,think thrice.

    Likewise there are many senior guy in each and every dept sustaining with no integrity,value and so called ethics.

    Guys if you don't trust,cross check with your friends working currently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are watching your company closely and word of mouth is like forest fire before you take responsibilities for long term replacing those key factors mentioned.

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

    Poor Management, Poor Policies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good growth potential in industry and many different products to sell. If you are part of the "clique", rapid advancement potential. Compensation is at or above average, yet don't expect yearly raises. Raises are tied to "corporate performance" and in the past few years have either not happened, or have been late.

    Cons

    Overall management in North America is pitiful. The company has squandered vast resources to build a new platform that will be outdated by the time it's released. To pay for it, many core products have been shelved leading to little real product development.

    Worse is the people management. SE shows an "I don't care" attitude like no other. I've known one employe who was fired simply because he was gay. Another, who had 20+ years with the company was fired a week after returning from disability. Anyone who questions the system and files a grievance with HR is also fired, while management carries on with a blind eye and no retribution.

    Within the branches, there is very high turnover of personnel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very isolated and bureaucratic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Schneider Electric as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Large international company may look good on your resume. Good if you want exposure to a vast company with rigid processes and flat budgets. Good if you need to work for a few months without commitment. Permanent employees can transfer to other offices around the world.

    Cons

    Entire IT infrastructure is locked down. Very bureaucratic, with lots of politics. Employees and managers have a difficult time deviating outside of long-established protocols and routines, which means you tend to use old tools, old computers, and old processes, and things can take a long time to get done. I worked as a contractor, with continual hints that I could get hired as a permanent employee. Many of the staff in the Saanichton offices were on contract, but in the year that I was there, no contractors were hired. There are some big egos in the Victoria offices, too, which I think comes a the small-town company being bought out by a transnational goliath. The offices are located in the distant Victoria suburbs, and isolated from the rest of town. The Bertram Place office has a truck repair shop next door, which regularly pumps diesel fumes into the Schneider air conditioning system. Unpleasant washroom facilities, and frequent network and power outages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put such a stranglehold on technology and processes. Move the office closer to Victoria. Be more open and accepting of employees bringing new ideas (and technology) in from outside. Hire permanent employees, don't contract everything out. I think the constant contract renewals made a negative impact to morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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