Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
744 Reviews
3.3
744 Reviews
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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.  

    Okay place to work and the compensation is competitive.

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    Current Employee - Quality Control  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and the people on the floor are great.

    Cons

    Have to be in the "In Crowd" to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the management house and start fresh.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Big company feel

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Palatine, IL

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

    Pros

    Sable, growing company. Good benefits such as tuition reimbursement. Health benefits are good, nice programs such as reimbursement for fitness expenses.

    Cons

    Big company where you feel like a number. No concern for employee moral. Jobs are sent wherever they can be done cheapest (ie Mexico) where quality of work is sacrificed and US employees are left to constantly clean up their mistakes. IT and HR extremely difficult to deal with as they are handled by call centers in other countries. Technology is the worst of any company I have ever worked for (lotus notes, very slow Internet, etc). Too many middle managers who are afraid of change and get in the way of progress. Upper management is extremely disconnected from staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at head count and workload and staff appropriately. Recognize talented innovative employees. Connect with employees and take the time to know what they actually do and listen to their ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    commodity manager/Sr Buyer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commodity Analyst  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Commodity Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Team work-Benefit-more opportunities transfer jobs

    Cons

    HR not protected employees- Harassments tool not applied-always protected managements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need focus and more communication to employees work under -and define good worker around you
    do not pick someone good talker and leave behind someone less talk but that person work hard then other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too big to be fun but a good place to get a little experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    They provide plenty of training... The pay is okay. The company has benefits, but they're expensive. A good place to start a career but a terrible place to stay for very long.

    Cons

    They can't seem to figure out what they want. Lots of initiatives, few accomplishments before the next new thing comes up. A constantly changing landscape of new managers and goals that you never finish before you have to change direction again.
    Because they continue to buy up businesses, there's always a good chance that your job will go somewhere else like many of the jobs in Andover, MA, Dallas, TX, Rockford, IL, Indianapolis, IN. and Clovis, CA
    They did a happiness poll on the internal website and well over 50% of the employees were unhappy so they stopped asking the question.
    In a company this size, you really are just a number. Most people try very hard to stay off the radar screen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want and set goals. Keep your goals if they're worthwhile and let the people execute. This flavor of the month management kills initiative...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much focus on Europe and Asia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Location Location..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for growth if you get plugged into the right office with a good manager.

    Cons

    Poor management structure. No one seems to be on the same page about anything. I think the name of our business unit changed 3-4 times in 2 years. I had 5 different managers in 3 years and they redrew our regions at least 3 times. Also, there is absolutely no company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees and communicate effectively. Make them feel empowered to make decisions about their careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Steady advancement through career path, team environment, flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture, people
    Good benefits
    Profit Share
    Hire from Within

    Cons

    Low pay
    Attached to Blackberry
    Pay not adequate for responsibilities
    Benefits increase every year

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Like Auschwitz without the gas

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time

    Pros

    The Starting Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    You will be run like slaves here and nothing is ever good enough. Training here is non-existent and you will need to be as good as everyone else that works there within a couple of weeks. If you aren't you will be gone. Unless you are someone that has been here for many years and old then you get easy jobs that require no effort or intelligence. Unsafe work environment. You can't report anything unsafe either or risk being fired or harassed for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're lucky you have a monopoly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A corporate version of "Logan's Run": if you're over 30, you're doomed!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a strong commitment to Safety, and work-life balance is also reasonable. The company's overall mission, to deliver efficient energy solutions to customers all over the globe, is both interesting and especially important given the world we live in today.

    Cons

    If you're fresh out of college, Schneider Electric rolls out the red carpet and treats you like a rock star, but if you're a mid-career hire, it's an entirely different story. There is no discussion about career development (forget about ever going to a conference) and opportunities to move within the company are extremely difficult.

    In my case I was basically lied to when hired, supposedly to help with a major project which (as it turns out) has never begun, and isn't likely to in the next several years. When I asked HR for help in trying to find a different position within the company, I was given the sage advice, "try networking". Gee, thanks, I never would have thought of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to establish priorities, not only telling people what to do but telling them what not to do - you can't have everything.

    Also, quit trying to move heaven & earth in order to hit some quarterly financial target, while creating a mess that we'll have to clean up in the next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Interesting and different work environment.

    Cons

    Cross communication and activity integration.

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