Schneider Electric Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
733 Reviews

3.3
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Schneider Electric President and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Jean-Pascal Tricoire
426 Ratings

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  

    Like Auschwitz without the gas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    H1B, good benefits, supply chain centralized

    Cons

    very stressful position, a lot of issues working with different peoeple

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put the right people at the right position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't work here as a contractor

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

    I worked at Schneider Electric as a contractor

    Pros

    Flex work schedule and break room perks.

    Cons

    Leadership of managers. Everyone does their own job then leaves. Minimal camaraderie among team members. Treat contractors as second rate employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build the team from within. Allow team members to come home on the weekends when on site at project. (i.e. PWC, Deloitte and EY)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Steady advancement through career path, team environment, flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Great intern experience, learned a lot

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

    I have been working at Schneider Electric as an intern

    Pros

    Huge, global company so you learn a lot and get to speak with a ton of different people. Unreal work-life balance

    Cons

    Maybe a little more training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture of the design centre & work life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    Supportive environment
    Good work life balance
    Job satisfaction

    Cons

    Pressure of deadlines
    Not state of the art salary structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee awareness about processes would help.

  9.  

    "great company, great opportunities"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Cincinnati, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, MO

    I have been working at Schneider Electric full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depth of offer, great market reputation, market leader, solutions orientation...

    Cons

    reach of company is going in too many directions a once

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your people and your company than your career path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Human Resources at Schneider Electric

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative  in  Palatine, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Palatine, IL

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

    Pros

    Global company in a very socially relevant industry. Fun, progressive culture in some aspects. Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Management can be too traditional in thought process. Too much corporate tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much red tape to get jobs done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schneider Electric

    Pros

    great company with many different perks

    Cons

    not many but overall a good place to work

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