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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
743 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic Organization Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than a 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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    Former Employee - IT Related  in  Clovis, CA
    Former Employee - IT Related in Clovis, CA

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor pay, not much career growth

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am happy I left

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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT nightmare

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    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A waste of time

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    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
  8. 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.

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    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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awful Awful Awful

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could do better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Variety of work, getting to know some major companies that are customers. encourage training though not always seeming relevant. pay n conditions ok

    Cons

    Promotions rare and only seem to happen if your face fits...layoff of staff then blatantly spending money unneccessarily elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge staff on what they can do or abilities rather than who their friends are or what they look like

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work Elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    If you are French, no worries, full employment
    If you are ExCom, you are a protected group and set for life

    Cons

    If you are not French, start worrying, since your job is an opportunity to maintain French full employment
    Management does not listen to employees, only to JPT
    Appearance is everything, all else (including the truth) is irrelevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Widen the options and profit sharing scheme,currently way too limited to support the co. ambition
    Shake up the ExCom with new blood and outsiders, avoid protecting the familar favorites
    Promote truth telling, not beautiful powerpoint slides
    Listen to your employees more, challenge your managers to make their employees successful, not promoting themselves and creating empires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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