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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
770 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 114 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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    Poor Management, Poor Policies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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 The company has squandered vast resources to build a new platform that will be outdated by the time it's released.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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very isolated and bureaucratic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic Organization Culture

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

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

    Pros

    Good EPC credentials in Europe. It has good ranking in the market outside India.

    Cons

    Indian entity is in a pathetic shape coz some hopeless senior management folks who don't care about anyone other than themselves and have no association with the company. HR is creating a wrong culture in the organization and is one of the reason why good resources are leaving the Indian entity of Schneider Electric India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop removing the correct guys. Clean the wrong people who are damaging the org culture. Critically screen the HR top leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    IT related

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Related in Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - IT Related in Clovis, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are hired directly by Schneider-Electric, it would be a good company to work for.

    Cons

    If you company was bought by Schneider-Electric good luck. They will layoff 50% of workforce within a year. Promise whoever is left with a salary adjustment to the industry norm and before the adjustments are to take affect, outsource you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to save your a**es and look after your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor pay, not much career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Client Services in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Global company
    Opportunity for advancement for sales and engineering.

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Unfair compensation and plans depending on your position in the org
    Little room for growth for non sales and non engineering staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more equitable compensation and growth opps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am happy I left

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Abilty to work with other countries as the company is present all over the world

    Cons

    Corporate culture
    Lack of transparency
    Politics driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be fair with employees, give opportunities to different profiles

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Applications Analyst

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Work from home opportunities
    Salaries average
    Mediocracy is seen as success

    Cons

    abmissmal IT practices leave you wondering how the company survives
    iT is quickly outsourced to poorly run offshore centers
    Waste of time, people and resources is expected and accepted
    IT run by sqrd old men who follow practices from the 1980s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the upper level fat and let some of the newly acquired IT professionals bring some new technology, ideas and energy into this SLOW, FAT, sinking ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palatine, IL

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Benefits were comparable
    Work-life balance was OK

    Cons

    No career growth
    No career opportunities
    Management care about themselves only
    The direction of the company is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not engaged or committed, management does not care about its employees at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much policies where it is hard to find a real added value,including too much meeting with no decision, nor vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Q&SC
    Current Employee - Q&SC

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    - if you want a proper balance between your private and professionnal life
    - if you dont like challenges as a factor of stress..as no pressure to relevant accountable results

    Cons

    - despite the numerous companies bought, no integration process exists and people are just left on their own to match the daily business and what the corporate want you to apply
    - lack of vision, permanent changes within the organisation without any change management process
    - overall poor level of management in certain area of business
    - not an intercultural company
    - no human ressources policies and carrer management only managed by employees themselves, as well as poor choices of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should care of "lessons learned" in past bought companies process to start to apply it..and should respect their employee better, as well as last but not least making "thinking out the box" not forbidden anymore to allow cretivity, challenges and personnal development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awful Awful Awful

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

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    People work together well, when management doesn't get in the way.
    Good collaboration between groups; training, while compulsory, does benefit the employees.

    Cons

    Management openly plays favorites and encourages "clique" style atmosphere. Management encourages toxic atmosphere between employees and does not respect or attempt to retain actual talent, only keeps "friends".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your current "mid level" management teams... most do not have the necessary supervisory skills or actual credentials to be running the company at this level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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